Sunday Bandstand 24 September 2017

Sunday Bandstand 24 September 2017

Brian Evans became one of the finest exponents of the soprano cornet in the history of the banding movement, and a player who revolutionised the art of the instrument, giving it a prominence as solo instrument through immense performances as a contest and concert player with many of the finest bands in the country from the early 1960’s.
He came to overnight fame when from the back row cornet section of the CWS (Manchester) Band by the great Alex Mortimer—he called the great conductor, ‘The Master’, to replace the incumbent soprano cornet player to play in a concert at 24 hours notice. From that day his future playing career and banding immortality was secured.
He was taught by his uncle Fred Hilton and greatly influenced as a young man by Oliver Howarth, the father of Elgar Howarth.
From that initial unpromising debut start under Alex Mortimer he made the soprano chair his own and became the leading performer of his generation. He passed away in 2005. Listen out for Brian's solo from his CD 'Dedications'.

Playlist 24 September 2017

Rhythm and Blues – Philip Sparke   Opening for weekly show Foden's Band MD: Michael Fowles - 2010
On to War March - Erik Leidzen  Combined bands of the Canadian and New York Staff Bands (Canada) BM: Major Norman Bearcroft - 1973 
Gypsy Baron Overture - J Strauss II  Arr: Aubrey Winter Fairey Band MD: Walter B. Hargreaves - 1972
Carrickfergus (Irish Air) - Stephen Roberts  Euphonium Soloist Michael Wells with the Box Hill City Band (Australia) MD: Dr. Matthew Van Emmerik - 2014
Psalms and Alleluias - Philip Wilby  Black Dyke Band MD: Dr. Nicholas Childs - 2009
Super Trouper - B. Andersson and B. Ulvaeus  Brighouse and Rastrick Band MD: David Hirst - 1995
The Impossible Dream - Mitch Lee Arr: Alan Fernie  Flugel Horn Soloists Mark Walters and John Lee with the Boobs and Brass with Friends MD: John Hudson - 2011
Circius-Wind From The North - Torstein  Aagaard-Nilsen Gothenburg Brass Band (Sweden) MD: Bengt Eklund - 1995
Gresford - Robert Saint Grimethorpe Colliery Band MD: Philip McCann- 2008
Solitaire - Neil Sedaka Arr: Stephen Corbett Soprano Cornet Soloist Brian Evans with the British Aerospace Wingates Band MD: Michael L. Beevers - 2004
Pomp And Circumstance No. 1 - Edward Elgar  Arr: Denis Wright Sellers Engineering Band with the Honley Ladies Choir and the Honley Males Voice Choir MD: Philip McCann - 1997
Candide Overture - Leonard Bernstein Arr: Howard Snell Black Dyke Band MD: Professor Nicholas Childs - 20017
The Time Traveller From "In League With Extraordinary Gentlemen" - Peter Graham Euphonium Soloist Steven Mead with pianist Tomoko Sawano - 2008
The First Shoot 1. Giocoso 2. Andantino 3. A Tempo di Hesitation Waltz 4. A Tempo Subito Vivace 5. Vivace  - Sir William Walton Black Dyke  Mills Band MD: James Watson - 1995
One Day - Goff Richards Cornet Soloist Matt Baker with the  Redbridge Band MD: John Clark - 1994
Suite from 'Young Sherlock Holmes' - Bruce Broughton Black Dyke Band MD: Professor Nicholas Childs - 2017
King Solomon's Mines - Rodney Newton Cory Band MD: Dr. Robert Childs  - 2009
Carnival Cocktail - Steve Sykes Bass Trombone Lionel Fumeaux with Pianist Ekaterina Ivanova - 2016
Dragons Arise - Philip Wilby  Williams Fairey Band MD: Bryan Hurdley - 1998
Britannia Festival March - Kenneth Smith  Canadian Staff Band (Canada) BM: Captain Robert Redhead - 1983
Rhythm and Blues – Philip Sparke   Closing for weekly show Foden's Band MD: Michael Fowles - 2010

1 comment

  • Jane finnelly

    Jane finnelly - Sunday, 10 March 2019

    My dad was the best he left such a legacy his music was so beautiful i miss him everyday

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