Sunday Bandstand 26 March 2017

Sunday Bandstand 26 March 2017

Franz von Suppé (18.4.1819 – 21.5.1895) an Austrian composer of light operas from the Kingdom of Dalmatia, Austro-Hungarian Empire (now part of Croatia). A composer and conductor of the Romantic period, he is notable for his four dozen operettas.

His parents named him Francesco Ezechiele Ermenegildo Cavaliere di Suppé-Demelli born in Spalato, now Split, Dalmatia, Austrian Empire. His Belgian ancestors emigrated there in the 18th century. He was a distant relative of Gaetano Donizetti. He spent his childhood in Zara, now Zadar, where he had his first music lessons and began to compose at an early age. He was helped by a local bandmaster and the cathedral choirmaster. As a teenager Suppé studied flute and harmony. His first composition is a Roman Catholic mass, premiered in 1832. At the age of 16 he studied law also but continued to study music.

The brass band world recognises him for his popular overtures and we have one of those on this week's show - enjoy

Playlist 26 March 2017

Rhythm and Blues – Philip Sparke   Opening for weekly show Foden's Band MD: Michael Fowles - 2010
Knight Templar - George Allan Fairey Band MD: Garry Cutt - 2015
Appalachian Mountain Folk Suite - James Curnow Ensemble de Cuivres Melodia Band (Switzerland) MD:  Pierre-Alain Bidaud - 2008
Aria Con Variazioni - Handel Arr: Matthew Eden Cornet Soloist Mark Wilkinson with the Foden's Band MD: Michael Fowles - 2017
Meditation - My Comfort and Strength - Brian Bowen  International Staff Band BM: Col  Bernard Adams - 1970
Variations in Blue - Derek Broadbent  Trombone Trio: Trombone Soloists: Peter Thornburn, Melvin Knight, Ian Scot with the Jaguar Cars (City of Coventry) Band MD:  Ray Farr - 1989
The Beautiful Galathea - Franz von Suppe Arr: Gordon Langford Black Dyke Band MD: Dr. Robert Childs - 2013
Great and the Glorious - George Marshall Massed Bands International Staff, Norwich Citadel, Chalk Farm, William Booth Memorial Halls (Nottingham) BM: Lt -Col Bernard Adams - Live Royal Albert Hall 4th June 1966 
Bell Bird Polka - Roger Barsotti  City of Coventry Band MD: Kenneth Dennison - 1978
Summon the Dragon - Peter Graham  Black Dyke Band MD: Dr. Nicholas Childs - 2007
The Challenge March - Henry Kleber Yamaha New Lynn Brass (Waitakere Band ) New Zealand - 2010
Cossack Dance from Mezeppa - Tchaikovsky Arr: Howard Snell Eikanger Bjorsvik Musikklag (Norway) MD: Howard Snell - 2005
Journey to the Centre of the Earth - Peter Graham Black Dyke Band MD: Dr. Nicholas Childs - 2005
Arioso - J.S.Bach Arr: Jacob de Haan Gothenburg Brass Band - (Sweden) MD: Bengt Eklund - 2007
Passacaglia C Minor - J. S. Bach Arr: Howard Snell  Eikanger Bjorsvik Musikklag (Norway) MD: Howard Snell - 2005
Fugue in D Minor - J.S. Bach Arr: Ray Farr Reg Vardy Band MD: Ray Farr - 2009
Shenandoah Fantasy - Jay Chattaway Arr: Todd Fiegel  Piccolo Trumpet, Trumpet and Flugel Horn Soloist Jens Lindermann with the Fodens Band MD: James Gourlay -2011 
Even Me - Kenneth Downie  Boscombe Band of the Salvation Army BM: Howard J. Evans - 2008
Beacon's Field - Dean Jones  Brass Band De Waldsang (Netherlands) MD: Rieks van der Velde - 2011
Slaidburn - William Rimmer  Stocksbridge Band MD: Derek Renshaw
Rhythm and Blues – Philip Sparke   Closing for weekly show Foden's Band MD: Michael Fowles - 2010

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