Sunday Bandstand 6 August 2017

Sunday Bandstand 6 August 2017

Cornet and soprano star, Alan Morrison, has decided to retire from playing and conducting. He will be remembered as one of the most successful cornet players, having been the principal cornet at both Grimethorpe and Brighouse & Rastrick.
He was also regarded as a high quality conductor and also showed his talent on the soprano cornet, assisting Brighouse & Rastrick in many in the past two years.
He will continue as chairman for the Associated Board of Brass Band Adjudicators. Alan said “It is now over 50 years since I walked into my first band room at Cargo Fleet Works Junior Band in Middlesborough and since then I have always been involved regularly with a band both as a player or conductor.
 It has come to retire gracefully into the back ground.
The last two years with Brighouse & Rastrick has been fantastic and brings the curtain down on my playing career at the very highest level. I will continue to adjudicate when invited and look forward to a relaxed retirement”

From everyone at Sunday Bandstand and your fans around the banding world we hope you have a long and happy retirement 

Playlist 6 August 2017

Rhythm and Blues – Philip Sparke   Opening for weekly show Foden's Band MD: Michael Fowles - 2010
Flying Eagle March - Herman Louis  Blankenburg Black Dyke Mills Band MD: Roy Newsome - 1978
The Great Salvation War - James Curnow International Staff Band of the Salvation Army BM: Lieut-Col Ray Bowes - 1988
Bumble Bee's Fantasy - Eddy Debons Tenor Horn Soloist Eric Duc with the Ensemble de Cuivres Valaisan (Switzerland) MD: Christophe Jeanbourquin - 2000
Chi Chi - Samba - Desmond Walker Arr: Geoffrey Brand The Watney Silver Band MD: Albert Meek - 1969
Over the Rainbow - Yip Harberg / Harold Arlen - Arr: Eva Cassidy / Alan Morrison   Cornet Soloist Alan Morrison with the Brighouse and Rastrick Band MD; David Hirst - 2004
Variations on a Chord - Jan de Haan Brighouse and Rastrick Band MD: Jan de Haan - 2001
Peace Like A River - Stephen Bulla  Trombone Soloists Nick Hudson & Andrew Justice with the Enfield Citadel Band BM: James Williams  - 2004
Bandance - Ian Laidler Rothwell Temperance Band MD: David Roberts - 2002
The Pitman March - J.A.Greenwood Old Silkstone Band MD: Norman Law - 2004 
Toccata - Charles-Marie Widor Arr: Philip Sparke  Fodens Richardson Band - 2006
Introduction et Variations sur le Carnival of Venice - Jules Demersseman Arr:  Luc Vertommen / Géry Dumoulin Euphonium Soloist Steven Mead with pianist Tomoko Sawano - 2010
Soldiers in the Park from Runaway Girl - Lionel Monckton Arr: Duthoit  Williams Fairey Engineering Band MD: Derek Broadbent - 1992
A Pilgrim Song (Variations) - Thomas Rive Yorkshire Building Society Band MD: David King - 2000
A Song to Sing - Ray Bowes Cornet Soloist David Daws with the International Staff Band of the Salvation Army BM: Lieut-Col Ray Bowes - 1988
March - Army Of The Nile - Kenneth Alford Household Troops Band BM: Major John Mott - 2006
Slavonic Rhapsody No. 1 - Carl Friedmann  Kings of Brass MD: James Scott - 1995
Witnesses - Andrew Mackereth North York Temple Band (Canada) BM: Glenn Barlow - 2013
Waltz No.1 - Dmitri Shostakovich Arr: Dennis Wilby  Hammonds Sauce Works Band MD: Geoffrey Whitham - 1990
Celebrate Rotary - Peter Graham Black Dyke Band MD: Dr. Nicholas Childs - 2005
Rhythm and Blues – Philip Sparke   Closing for weekly show Foden's Band MD: Michael Fowles - 2010

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