Sunday Bandstand 16 April 2017

Sunday Bandstand 16 April 2017

Charles Louis Ambroise Thomas (5 August 1811 – 12 February 1896) was a French composer, best known for his operas Mignon and Hamlet and as Director of the Conservatoire de Paris from 1871 until his death.

Thomas's parents were music teachers. By the age of 10, he was already an experienced pianist and violinist. In 1828, he entered the Paris Conservatoire, while at the same time taking advanced piano lessons privately

His 1851 opera “Raymond ou Les secrets de la Reine” has long been forgotten but the overture to this opera lives on.

On this week's show we feature the William Rimmer arrangement of this rarely played overture. Searching through my own resources I can only find three other recordings. I am sure some listeners will remember playing this exciting arrangement.


Playlist 16 April 2017

Rhythm and Blues – Philip Sparke   Opening for weekly show Foden's Band MD: Michael Fowles - 2010
Fighting Mac - Alex Lithgow Latrobe Federal (Tasmania) Brass Band MD: Geoff Dell
Overture for Brass Band: Henry V - Ralph Vaughan Williams  Grimethorpe Colliery Band MD: Major Peter Parkes - 1998
Song and Dance - Philip Sparke Cornet Soloist Florian Klingler with the Brass Band Froschl Hall (Austria) MD: Hannes Buchegger - 2004
Oklahoma! - Rogers and Hammerstein Arr: Alan Catherall Sellers Engineering Band MD: Douglas Blackledge - 1990
Suite from "The Natural" - Randy Newman Arr: Drew Fennell  River City Brass Band  (USA) MD: Denis Colwell - 2001
Walk To The Paradise Garden from A Village Romeo and Juliet - Frederick Delius Arr: Chris Mowat  Desford Colliery Caterpillar Band MD: James Watson - 1991
Tone Poem - Emblems - James Curnow Southern Territorial SA Band (USA) BM: Richard E. Holz - 1990
Raymond - Overture - Amboise Thomas  Arr: William Rimmer  Sellers Engineering Band MD: Philip McCann - 1990
Devil's Galop (Theme to Dick Barton Special Agent) - Charles Williams  Royal Doulton Band MD: Edward Gray - 1978 
Begin the Beguine - Cole Porter Arr: Derek Broadbent  Yorkshire Building Society Band MD:  Nicholas Childs - 1995 
Morceau Symphonique Op. 88 - Alexander Guilmant Arr: Ray Steadman-Allen Trombone Soloist Nick Hudson with the Britannia Building Society Band MD: Howard Snell - 1996
La Cucaracha, traditional Arr: Darrol Barry Euphonium Soloist Michael Howley with the Brighouse and Rastrick Band MD: Alan Morrison  2008
King of Kings - Eric Ball Egon Virtuosi Brass BM: James Williams - 1990s
Elfriede - George Swift Arr: Alan Catherall  Euphonium Soloist Robert Childs with the Black Dyke Band MD: James Watson - 1996
Don't Let The Sun Go Down On Me - Elton John Arr: Alan Fernie CWS Glasgow Band MD: Frank Renton - 1995  
Patience Selection - Arthur Sullivan Arr: Denis Wright CWS (Manchester) Band MD: Alex Mortimer - 1962
The World Of Tomorrow - Richard Rock Hammonds Saltaire Band MD: Morgan Griffiths - 2012 
Hymn for Diana - Joseph  Turrin Yorkshire Building Society Band MD: David King - 2002
The Liberator - George Marshall Egon Virtuosi Brass BM: James Williams - 1993
Rhythm and Blues – Philip Sparke   Closing for weekly show Foden's Band MD: Michael Fowles - 2010

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