Sunday Bandstand weekly brass band programme 8 December 2019


Hello Brass Banders

I am sure many of you will have a full list of Christmas concerts and no doubt you have already ventured out street caroling. Ah, those were the days playing at all the pubs and clubs back in the 1960s. Standing outside playing Silent Night for the umpteenth time and playing it ff so the landlord or steward knew that you had arrived. Once inside it was pies, crisps, mince pies and not forgetting the pickled onions, maybe a shandy for the younger players. The collecting tin would disappear, the secretary wondering if it would ever reappear, of course it always did bursting at the seams. All happy memories...

A very Christmassy show for you this week. Don't forget if you have a favourite piece of Christmas music or carol contact me on and I would be very pleased to play it on the show for you.

A Festival of Fanfares and Carols which features the Cory Band, the Treorchy Male Voice Choir and the International Songsters of the Salvation Army. This CD was released in 2016 and is packed with music that most brass bands play for the festive season. But, being Cory Band it also has music that has been arranged for the band by the band's conductor Philip Harper. Many of these pieces of music will also become standards for other bands to play as well.
This CD met with rave reviews when it was released and is still available from
A Festival of Fanfares and Carols - The Cory Band

On this week's show we feature 'Hark the Herald Sing - Mendelssohn arr: Willcocks trs-Ray Steadman-Allen'

Enjoy the show

Playlist 8 December 2019 Recording Details
Rhythm and Blues – Philip Sparke​
Opening for weekly show Foden's Band MD: Michael Fowles - 2010​
'Patrons' Choice III' - CD - Egon CD-SFZ154 - 2010​
A Choral Fanfare - John Rutter arr: Nynke van der Heide​
Brass Band De Waldsang (The Netherlands) MD: Rieks Van Der Velde - 2015​
'Nowell' - CD - Lake Music Publications LMP2015.01 - 2015​
Quest - 1) Making a Difference 2) Making Time 3) Making Progress - Paul Sharman​
International Staff Band BM: Dr. Stephen Cobb - 2013​
'Quest' - CD - SP&S CD330 - 2013​
Room in my Heart - Michael Kenyon​
Trombone Soloist Brett Baker with the New York Staff Band BM: Ron Waikesnoris - 2016​
'The Message of Christmas NYSB' - CD - Triumphonic Productions - 2016​
The Nutcracker 'Sweet' - Tchaikovsky arr: Mark Freeh​
North Carolina Brass Band (USA) MD: Brian Meixner - 2016​
The Polar Express - Alan Silvestri arr: Klaas van der Woude​
Brass Band de Bazuin Oenkerk (The Netherlands) MD: Klaas van der Woude - 2011​
'A Christmas Full of Copper' - CD - ...........2011​
Silent Night - Franz Xaver Gruber to lyrics by Joseph Mohr arr: Andrew Wainwright​
Vocalist Faryl Smith with the Virtuosi GUS Band MD: John Berryman - 2012​
'Christmas Fantasia' - CD - SP&S - Andrew Wainwright Music .....2012​
Hark the Herald Sing - Mendelssohn arr: Willcocks trs-Ray Steadman-Allen​
The Treorchy Male Voice Choir with the Cory Band MD: Philip Harper - 2016​
'A Festival of Fanfares and Carols' - CD - Doyen DOY CD364 - 2016​
Christmas Overture - Roland Kernen​
Soli Brass (The Netherlands) MD: Jan De Haan - 2001​
'Soli Christmas' - De Haske Brass DHR 03.035.3 - 2001​
Christmas Joy - Erik Leidzen​
New England Brass Band (USA) MD: Douglas Yeo - 1999​
'Christmas Joy' - CD - New England Brass Bass Recording - NEBBCD101 - 1999​
O come, all ye Faithful - Wade arr: David Willcocks​
Fodens Courtois Band with the Halifax Choral Society and Organist Darius Battiwalla MD: John Pryce Jones - 1998​
'Christmas Song' - CD - Doyen Recording DOY CD0074 - 1998​
Russian Christmas Music - Alfred Reed​
Brass Band of Battle Creek (USA) md: Frank Renton - 1995​
'The Sound of Christmas Sleigh Bells and Brass' - CD - BBBC - 1995​
Largo from the New World Symphony - Dvorak arr: Martin Ellerby​
Grimethorpe Colliery RJB Band MD: Garry Cutt and Chris Helme with Gordon Higginbottom's memories of Christmas playing over 60 years ago.....​
A Sunday Bandstand production - 2015​
Fantasy on Good King Wenceslas - Roy Newsome​
The Sheldon Theatre Brass Band (USA) MD: W.Larry Brentzel - 1995​
'Fanfare and Carols' - CD - Westmark Recording WCD29521 - 1995​
Timepiece - Norman Bearcroft​
Euphonium Duet Steven Mead & Simon Smedinga with the Amsterdam Staff Band (The Netherlands) BM: Olaf Ritman - 2016​
'Premier Brass Collection' - CD - A collection of Premier Brass live recordings from 2003, 2010, 2011, 2013 and 2014.​
Forgotten Dreams - Leroy Anderson arr: Simon Kerwin​
Brass Band de Bazuin Oenkerk (The Netherlands) MD: Klaas van der Woude - 2011​
'A Christmas Full of Copper' - CD - ...........2011​
An Australian Christmas - James Curnow​
New York Staff Band (USA) BM: Derek Smith - 1983​
'The Spirit of Christmas' - Vinyl - TRLPS41 - 1983
March of the Three Wise Men - Franz Liszt arr: Ronald Holz​
Lexington Brass Band (USA) MD: Dr. Ron Holz - 1998​
'tis the Season - live' - CD - .........1998​
The Kingdom Triumphant - Eric Ball​
Manger Musikklag (Norway) MD: Allan Withington - 2017​
'December' - CD - Doyen Recording Doy CD378 - 2017​
Jingle Bells arr: Derek Ashmore​
Yorkshire Building Society Band MD: Professor David King - 2003​
'Simple Gifts' - CD - Egon Recording SFZ118 - 2003​
We Wish You a Merry Christmas - Traditional - arr: Alan Fernie​
Black Dyke Band MD: Professor Nicholas Childs - 2013​
'We Wish You A Merry Christmas' - CD - Obrasso Recording CD 951 - 2013​
Rhythm and Blues – Philip Sparke​
Closing for weekly show Foden's Band MD: Michael Fowles - 2010​
'Patrons' Choice III' - CD - Egon CD-SFZ154 - 2010​
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