Sunday Bandstand 23 April 2017

Sunday Bandstand 23 April 2017

Sir Harold Malcolm Watts Sargent (29.4.1895 – 3.10.1967) was an English conductor, organist and composer widely regarded as Britain's leading conductor of choral works. He was associated with many national music ensembles and choirs .

As chief conductor of London's festival the Proms from 1948 to 1967, he was one of the best-known English conductors. Taking over the Proms from Sir Henry Wood, he and two assistants conducted the two-month season between them. By the time he died, he was assisted by a large roster of international guest conductors.

He was encouraged to begin conducting brass bands by Harry Mortimer. He conducted the Men O'Brass on a number of recordings. In 1946 he arranged Mozart's Fantasia in F for brass bands. It was used in the 1948 National Brass Band Championships Area finals. It was also used at the British Open at Belle Vue in 1960

We have one of his brass band arrangements on today's show.


Playlist 23 April 2017

Rhythm and Blues – Philip Sparke   Opening for weekly show Foden's Band MD: Michael Fowles - 2010
March of the Toys - Victor Herbert Arr: Ronald Hanmer The Royal Doulton Band MD: Edward Gray - 1976 
Fantaisie (Dans La Forme Classique) - Paul Gibson Arr: Luc Vertommen Buy As You View Cory Band MD: Dr. Robert Childs - 2002
Kaiser Waltz Op 437 - Johann Strauss ll Arr: Gregor Grant  Black Dyke Mills Band MD: James Watson - 1996 
Prelude and Capriccio - Edward Gregson Cornet Soloist Florian Klingler with the Brass Band Froschl Hall (Austria) MD: Hannes Buchegger - 2004
The Canadian March - Major James Merrit  Canadian Staff Band of the Salvation Army BM: Captain Robert Redhead - 1982
Prelude No. 15 Op 28 (Raindrop) - Frederic Chopin Arr: Sir Malcolm Sargent  Massed Bands of Fairey's, Foden's and BMC GMD: Sir Malcolm Sargent - 1965
Musetta's Waltz from La Boheme - Puccini  Soprano Soloist Roy Roe with the Band of the Yorkshire Imperials Metals MD: Trevor Walmsley DFC - 1973
Prelude Hansel and Gretel - Humperdinck Arr: Eric Ball Black Dyke Mills Band MD: Geoffrey Brand - 1973
Americans We - Henry Fillmore  River City Brass Band  (USA) MD: Denis Colwell - 2001
Final Dance  (The Three Cornered Hat) - Manuel de Falla Arr: Keith Wilkinson The GUS Band MD: Dr. Keith Wilkinson - 1984
Meditation for Brass - Garry Beresford and Gilbert Field Band of the Yorkshire Imperial Metals MD: Trevor Walmsley DFC - 1973
Three Jolly Sailormen - Edrich Siebert  Cornet Trio with the All Star Brass Band MD: Harry Mortimer - 1952 
Fortuna - Brenton Broadstock Kew Brass Band (Australia) MD: Mark Ford - 1998
The Caledonian - W.A.Allison  Cornet Soloist Brian Mather with the Ransome Hoffman and Pollard Band MD: Dennis Masters - 1972
On the Shoulders of Giants iii)  Fantaisie Brilliante - Peter Graham  Brass Band Treize Etoiles (Switzerland) MD: James Gourlay - 2013
Chanson Des Adieux - Gustave Doret Arr: Gary Westwood Brass Band Berner Oberland (Switzerland) MD: Corsin Tuor - 2013
Grand Fanfare - Giancarlo Castro D'Addona Foden's Band MD: Michael Fowles - 2016
A Time for Peace from The Esence of Time - Peter Graham Cornet Soloist David Daws with the Fairey (FP) Band MD: Stephen Cobb - 2003
Ravenswood - William Rimmer  Brass Band Muhledorf (Switzerland) MD: Not Known
Rhythm and Blues – Philip Sparke   Closing for weekly show Foden's Band MD: Michael Fowles - 2010

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