Sunday Bandstand 9 April 2017

Sunday Bandstand 9 April 2017

John Ambrose Greenwood - known to his friends as Johnnie Greenwood. Born in 1876 in Cheshire - cornet player, conductor, band trainer, adjudicator, composer and arranger. He also had a way with words: 'When this elderly white haired gentleman came to the band room Derek Mitchell, the former conductor of the City of Chester Band recalls the day coming face to face with Mr Greenwood. Having been asked to conduct the band in the late 40’s – The day Mr Greenwood was at the rehearsal. Derek recalls in particular when he asked the back row cornets to play their parts (Eric Ball’s test piece ‘Divertimento’) – after a few moments of listening to their efforts and after some careful thought. He looked at Derek, the 2nd cornet player, then aged 11 and said to him - ” Is that cornet insured lad”, not knowing what to say, Derek sat open mouthed, just staring at him. Mr Greenwood then said “If it is insured lad – chuck it under a bus and get yourself a new one”. The great man had spoken...

Playlist 9 April 2017

Rhythm and Blues – Philip Sparke   Opening for weekly show Foden's Band MD: Michael Fowles - 2010
Exeter Temple - Major Leslie Condon  International Staff Band Of The Salvation Army BM: Lieut-Col Ray Bowes - 1982
Diversions on a Bass Theme - George Lloyd  Brass Band De Spijkerpakken Band - (Netherlands) MD Erik Janssen - 2014
Reflections -Terry Camsey Cornet Soloist David Daws with the Fairey (FP) Band MD: Stephen Cobb - 2003
Just a Closer Walk - Traditional Arr: Don Hannah Las Vegas Brass Band (USA) MD: Charles Jackson- 2002
The Red Machine - Peter Graham Brighouse & Rastrick Band MD: Professor David King - 2012
Concerto No.1 Op 11 - Vassily Brandt Euphonium Soloist Riki McDonnell (New Zealand) with pianist Lynne Daniell - 1994
Memories Of You - Eubie Blake / Andy Razaf Arr: Bill Geldard  Trumpet Soloist Derek Watkins with the Grimethorpe Colliery Band MD: Frank Renton - 1994
Slavonic March  Op31 - Tchaikovsky Arr: Leonard Davis Massed Bands of Foden's Motor Works, Fairey Aviation Works and Morris Motors MD: Harry Mortimer - 1960s
Bergenhus March - Helge Afloy Arr: Ray Farr Scottish Co-op Band MD: Dr. Robert Childs - 2003
Sentimental Journey - Bud Green / Lester Brown / Ben Horner Arr: Drew Fennell  River City Brass Band  (USA) MD: Denis Colwell - 2001
The Triumphal Entry Of Spartacus - Khachaturian Arr: Howard Snell Foden's Band MD: Michael Fowles - 2017 
Old Panama March - Kenneth Alford  Onslow Brass Band (New Zealand) MD: Norman Goffin - 1969
Triumphant Rhapsody - Gilbert Vinter  Massed Bands of Britannia Building Society, CWS (Glasgow), IMI Yorkshire Imperial MD: Geoffrey Brand -  1991
Trombonology - Tommy Dorsey Arr: Alan Fernie  Trombone Soloist  Kevin Gibbs with the Brighouse and Rastrick Band MD: David Hirst - 2003 
The Acrobat - J.A.Greenwood Trombone Soloist Jack Pinches with the Black Dyke Mills Band MD: Arthur O. Pearce - 1940
Flourishes and Dances - Kevin Norbury  International Staff Band of the Salvation Army BM: Dr. Stephen Cobb - 2002
Variations On A Theme from Norma - Jean Baptiste Arban Cornet Soloist Huug Steketee (Netherlands) accompanied by Tobias Borsboom on the piano - 2017
Mighty to Save - George Marshall International Staff Band of the Salvation Army BM: Dr. Stephen Cobb - 2015
Rhythm and Blues – Philip Sparke   Closing for weekly show Foden's Band MD: Michael Fowles - 2010

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