Sunday Bandstand 17 February 2019

Sunday Bandstand 17 February 2019

Born in Bicester in 1931, Anthony Hedges studied music at Keble College, Oxford, and gained a first-class honour’s degree and a post-graduate degree in composition. After National Service as solo pianist and arranger with the Royal Signals Band. He spent the next five years as a lecturer at the Royal Scottish Academy of music. In 1962 he moved to Hull University where, until his retirement in 1995,

He has also written much music for children and amateurs as well as having composed for film, stage, ballet and television. His works have been performed by many major British orchestras and heard worldwide in many hundreds of broadcast and public performances. A prolific composer, much of his output has resulted from commissions - over 60 to date.

Today we feature one of the few pieces he has written form brass bands.

Playlist 17 February 2019 

Rhythm and Blues – Philip Sparke   Opening for weekly show Foden's Band MD: Michael Fowles - 2010
Salute to America - Samuel Augustus Ward Hendon Citadel Band BM: Stephen Cobb - 1990
Confoederatio Helvetica Overture - Roy Newsome Sunlife Band MD: Roy Newsome - 1996
Kiwi Dragon - Matthew Hall Euphonium Soloist Byron 'Buzz' Newton with the Wellington Brass Band 10 piece ensemble) (New Zealand) MD: David Bremner - 2014
Showboat - Jerome Kern and Oscar Hammerstein ll arr: J. Ord Hume  Redbridge Brass Band MD: Melvin White - 1998
Saturday Market - Anthony Hedges  GUS (Footwear) Band MD: John Berryman - 1982
The Plantagenets - Edward Gregson GUS (Footwear) Band MD: Keith Wilkinson - 1982
Annie Laurie - Traditional arr: David Catherwood Euphonium Soloist Derick Kane with the International Staff Band BM: Dr Stephen Cobb  - 1999 (Original Recording Date)
Little Brown Jug - Glen Miller Brass Band Berner Oberland (Switzerland) MD: Adrian Schneider - 
Sweet Gingerbread Man - Eric Banks  Peter Hawke Garages Lindley Band MD: Neil Jowett - 1997
Tara's Theme (from Gone With The Wind) - Max Steiner arr: Alan Catherall Redbridge Band MD: Melvin White - 1995
Blitz - Derek Bourgeois  Black Dyke Mills Band MD: Major Peter Parkes - 1982
Bare Necessities (from Jungle Book) - arr: Leigh Baker Eb Bass Soloist David Hebb with the Brighouse and Rastrick Band MD: Richard Evans - 2007
St Clements - arr: Andrew Blyth Massed Bands of the International, Amsterdam, Canadian, Chicago, German, Japan, Melbourne and New Staff of the Salvation Army -MD: Dr Stephen Cobb - 2011
Mountain Song - Philip Sparke  Brass Band De Wâldsang (The Netherlands) MD: Rieks van der Velde - 2008
A Search For Peace - Rebecca Lundberg Cornet Soloist Kirsty Abbotts with the Carlton Main Frickley Colliery Band MD: Philip McCann - 2015
Hebrides Overture - Mendelssohn arr: George Thompson CWS Glasgow Band MD: Dr. Nicholas Childs - 2013
Deep Passage - Emil Soderstrom  Williams Fairey Band MD: James Williams 
Amazing Grace - Traditional  City of Wellington Highland Pipe Band and the Onslow Brass Band MD: Norman Goffin - 1960
Rhythm and Blues – Philip Sparke   Closing for weekly show Foden's Band MD: Michael Fowles - 2010

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