Sunday Bandstand 2 December 2018

Sunday Bandstand 2 December 2018

Alfred Reed (January 25, 1921 – September 17, 2005) was an American composer, with more than two hundred published works for concert band, orchestra, chorus, and chamber ensemble to his name. He also travelled extensively as a guest conductor, performing in North America, Latin America, Europe and Asia.

 He was born in New York and began his formal music training at the age of ten. He attended the Juilliard School of Music, after which he was staff composer and arranger first for NBC, then for ABC.

 In 1953, he became the conductor of the Baylor Symphony Orchestra at Baylor University, where he received his B.M. in 1955 and his M.M. in 1956. His master's thesis, Rhapsody for Viola and Orchestra, was awarded the  Luira Prize in 1959. He was a member of the Beta Tau Chapter of Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia, the national fraternity for men in music.

From 1955 to 1966, he was the executive editor of Hansen Publications, a music publisher. He was professor of music at the University Florida. He established the very first college-level music business curriculum at the University of Miami in 1966, which led other colleges and universities to follow suit. At the time of his death, he had composition commissions that would have taken him to the age of 115. Many of Reed's wind band compositions have been released as CD recordings by the Tokyo Kosei Wind Orchestra.

In this show we have his Russian Christmas Music arranged for brass band and is played by the Brass Band of Battle Creek with conductor Kenneth Bloomquist in 1994.  

Playlist 2 December 2018 

Rhythm and Blues – Philip Sparke   Opening for weekly show Foden's Band MD: Michael Fowles - 2010
Christmas Overture - Kevin Larsson International Staff Band BM: Dr. Stephen Cobb - 2016
Tancredi - Overture - Rossini arr: William Rimmer Brighouse and Rastrick MD: Derek Broadbent - 1989
Festive Impressions  - Oliver Waespi Yorkshire Building Society Band MD: Professor David King - 2000
Rockin' Around the Christmas Tree arr: Robin Dewhurst  Darebin City Brass - Preston Band (Australia) MD: Andrew Snell -2016
Carol of the Bells - Mykola Leontovych arr: Andrew Wainwright  Virtuosi GUS Band MD: John Berryman - 2012
Shepherds Pipe Carol - John Rutter arr:  Nynke van der Heide  Brass Band de Waldsang (The Netherlands) MD: Rieks van der Velde 
Pilatus (Mountain Air) - Goff Richards Euphonium Soloist David Thornton with the Black Dyke Band MD: Dr. Nicholas Childs - 2009
Hark the Herald Sing - Mendelssohn arr: Willcocks trs-Ray Steadman-Allen The Treorchy Male Voice Choir with the Cory Band MD: Philip Harper - 2016
Concert Piece for Cornet - James Curnow Cornet Soloist Jane Westervik with the Eikanger-Bjorsvik Band (Norway) MD: Ray Farr - 1995
Festive Prelude - Stephen Bulla Yorkshire Imperial Band MD: David Hirst - 1992
Seize the Day - Peter Graham Fairey Band MD: Mark Peacock -  2012
Russian Christmas Music - Alfred Reed arr: David Leppla Brass Band of Battle Creek (USA) MD: Kenneth Bloomquist - 1994
Deep Inside The Sacred Temple - Bizet Euphonium Soloists Stephen Singleton and Billy Millar with the BNFL Band MD: Richard Evans - 1995
Bells Across the Meadow - Albert Ketelby  GUS (Footwear) Band MD: Stanley Boddington - 1967
A Little Christmas Music  - Jacob De Haan Soli Brass (The Netherlands) MD: Jan De Haan - 2001
An Australian Christmas - James Curnow  New York Staff Band (USA)BM: Derek Smith - 1983
Crossroad - Stephen Bulla Cornet Soloist Stephen Cobb with the International Staff Band BM: Ray Bowes - 1979
Spirit of Christmas - Kenneth Cook Canadian Staff Band BM: Robert Redhead - 1980
Longing For Home (Forever Autumn) - Jeff Wayne arr: Arthur Deetoo  Flugel Soloist Sascha Bur with the Brass Band Emmental MD: Anton Helscher - 2004
Bolero with Little Drummer Boy - arr: William Gordon
North Carolina Brass Band MD: Brian Meixner
Paradise 2 mvt The Scherzo of Darkness - Paul Mealor Black Dyke Band MD: Profesor Nicholas Childs - 2018
Rhythm and Blues – Philip Sparke   Closing for weekly show Foden's Band MD: Michael Fowles - 2010

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