Sunday Bandstand 10 December 2017

Sunday Bandstand 10 December 2017

John Rutter was born in 1945 and received his first musical education as a chorister at Highgate School.
He went on to study music at Clare College, Cambridge, His first published compositions and he conducted his first recording while still a student.
His compositional has embraced both large and small-scale choral works, orchestral and instrumental pieces, a piano concerto, two children’s operas, music for television, and specialist writing for such groups as the Philip Jones Brass Ensemble and the King’s Singers.
Many of the pieces he has written for Christmas have been arranged for brass bands and we are featuring two of them on this week's show.

Playlist 10 December 2017

Rhythm and Blues – Philip Sparke   Opening for weekly show Foden's Band MD: Michael Fowles - 2010
A Choral Fanfare - John Rutter Arr: Nynke van der Heide Brass Band De Waldsang (The Netherlands) MD: Rieks Van Der Velde - 2015
La Cenerentola (Cinderella) Overture - Rossini Arr: Major Peter Parkes Black Dyke Mills Band MD: Major Peter Parkes - 1983
Hark The Herald Angels Sing - Felix Mendelssohn Arr: David Willcox Foden's Band with the Halifax Choral Society and organist David Battiwalla MD: Professor Nicholas Childs - 1998
Symphonic Highlights From Frozen - Anderson, Lopez & Beck Arr: Stephen Bulla  Cory Band MD: Philip Harper - 2014
Chiapanecas - Raphael Mendez Arr: Arthur Kenny  Cornet Soloist Ian Williams with the Buy As You View Cory Band MD: Robert Childs - 2000
Christmas Night - John Rutter Arr:  Nynke van der Heide Brass Band de Waldsang(The Netherlands)  MD Rieks van der Velde - 2017
Pixie Dust - Richard Rock Euphonium Soloist David Thornton with the Foden's Band MD: Michael Fowles - 2016
Two of the Tops - John R. Carr Soprano Soloist Roy Roe - Cornet Soloist Philip Denton with the Yorkshire Imperial Metals Band MD: Denis Carr - 1979
 'Tis The Season - Darrol Barry Middleton Band MD: Matt Stringer - 2010
Disney Fantasy - Arr: Goff Richards Brass Band of Battle Creek (USA) MD: Kenneth Bloomquist - 2005
Joy To The World Opening Fanfare - Georg Fredrich Handel Arr: Mark Freeh Black Dyke Band MD: Professor Nicholas Childs - 2013
Festive Impressions  - Oliver Waespi Yorkshire Building Society Band MD: Professor David King - 2000
Sparkling Trombones - Ray Steadman-Allen  Trombones David Gladman, Ian Spowart, Kevin Smith, Anthony Peagam and Ken Evans with the Chalk Farm Salvation Army Band BM: Michael Clack - 1981 
Deck the Halls - Traditional  Arr: Mark Freeh  Cornet Soloist George Melitsis with the Darebin City Brass - Preston Band (Victoria, Australia)  MD: Andrew Snell - 2016
Largo from the New World Symphony - Dvorak  Arr: Martin Ellerby  Grimethorpe Colliery RJB Band MD: Garry Cutt and Chris Helme with memories of Christmas playing over 60 years ago.....
Christmas Angels - Kenneth Downie  New York Staff Band (USA)BM: Ron Waiksnoris - 2011
Ave Maria Meditation on Bach's Prelude in C -  Arr: Ray Farr Cornet Soloist Richard Marshall & Vibraphone Soloist Peter Matthews with the Grimethorpe Colliery RJB Band MD: Major Peter Parkes - 1998
Christmas Bolero (Little Drummer Boy) - William Gordon North Carolina Brass Band (USA) MD: Brian Meixner - 2016
The Festive Season - Paul R. Curnow New York Staff Band (USA) BM: Ron Waiksnoris - 2006
Silent Night - Franz Xaver Gruber to lyrics by Joseph Mohr Arr: Andrew Wainwright  Vocalist Faryl Smith with the Virtuosi GUS Band MD: John Berryman - 2012
Music Box Dancer - Frank Mills Arr: David Cunningham  Royal Doulton Band MD: Ted Gray - 1989
The Shepherds Farewell - Hector Berlioz Arr: Philip Sparke Leyland Vehicles Band MD: Richard Evans - 1984
Carolcade  - Trevor Davis International Staff Band of the Salvation Army BM: Lieut-Col Ray Bowes - 1986
Rhythm and Blues – Philip Sparke   Closing for weekly show Foden's Band MD: Michael Fowles - 2010

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