Sunday Bandstand 2 April 2017

Sunday Bandstand 2 April 2017

Arthur Gullidge, son of a Broken Hill (New South Wales, Australia) miner, was a Christian as a young boy. He was an accomplished conductor and composer of band music. He felt that he should play a part in Australia’s defence deciding that a non-combatant role, for a Christian, would be more appropriate

He and 25 other Salvationists from a number of citadels, ranging from Sydney to Hobart, all marched into the Royal Park Military Depot in Melbourne enlisting as a group. Age 32, as the band leader and commissioned by the Army to write a collection of band music for use on ceremonial occasions that would remain in use by the military, right on into the present.

The 2/22nd military band led by him was the BM at Brunswick and to this day is recognised internationally for his brilliance as composer and musician. The majority of the bandsmen perished when, as prisoners of war being transported to Japan, the ship (Montevideo Maru) they were on was torpedoed by the US, who didn’t realise that it contained prisoners of war.

Playlist 2 April 2017

Rhythm and Blues – Philip Sparke   Opening for weekly show Foden's Band MD: Michael Fowles - 2010
Broken Hill March - Arthur Gullidge Wellington Citadel Band BM: Eric Geddes - c1960s
Overture for an Epic Occasion - Denis Wright  Fairey Aviation Band MD: Harry Mortimer - Recorded 14.03.1946 Released 1946
Light As Air - J.S.Bach Arr: Goff Richards  Stockport Schools Band MD: Colin Duxbury - 1998
Red Novae - Peter Graham  Euphonium Soloist Robert Voss with the Brass Band Schoonhoven (The Netherlands) MD: Ivan Meylemanns - 2016
Salut D'amour - Edward Elgar Arr: William Rimmer National Youth Brass Band of Scotland MD: Richard Evans - 2008
Daystar - Ray Steadman-Allen International Staff Band of the Salvation Army BM: Dr. Stephen Cobb - 2008
Girl with the Flaxen Hair - Claude Debussy Arr: Howard Snell Cornet Soloist Martin Winter with the Desford Colliery Dowty Band MD: Howard Snell - Compilation Released 2016
Round the Clock - Donald Osgood Fairey Engineering Works Band MD: Kenneth Dennison - 1978 
Battle Hymn of the Republic - Ray Steadman-Allen New York Staff Band BM: Ron Waiksnoris - 2007
American Carnival - Stephen Roberts Desford Colliery Band MD: Stephen Roberts - 2002
My Old Kentucky Home - William Rimmer  Euphonium Soloist Len Withington with the Wingates Temperance Band MD: Denis Smith - 1970
Folk Dances - Dmitri Shostakovich Arr: Torgny Hanson The Household Troops Band GMD: Torgny Hanson - 2015
Summertime - George Gershwin Arr: Howard Snell  Soprano Soloist Richard Poole with the Foden's Band MD: Michael Fowles 
Harmony Heaven - Charles Lloyd Barnhouse Arr: John P. Paynter Clifton and Lightcliffe Band MD: John Clay - 2011
Labour and Love - Percy Fletcher  Wingates Band MD: David Thornton - 2011
Rule Britannia - John Hartmann Arr: John R. Carr Cornet Soloist James Shepherd with the Ireland Alloys Band MD P.V.Lewis - 1978
Spooktacular - i) Carmina Burana (excerpt) ii) Casper the Friendly Ghost iii) Dies Irae - Arr: Dan Price  Black Dyke Band MD: Dr. Nicholas Childs - 2013
Fantasy on London Nursery Rhymes - Dan Price Flowers Band MD: Paul Holland 
Neapolitan Scenes - Jules Massenet Arr: Roy Newsome  Brighouse and Rastrick Band MD: Allan Withington - 1993
Rhythm and Blues – Philip Sparke   Closing for weekly show Foden's Band MD: Michael Fowles - 2010

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