Sunday Bandstand 15 March 2020

Sunday Bandstand 15 March 2020

Zequinha de Abreu (1880 – 1935) was one of the prominent Brazilian composers. His most famous composition, "Tico-tico No Fubá" (known abroad as "Tico-Tico"), is today still recorded by great artists worldwide, from all styles. At five, he was already a music enthusiast, spending hours delightfully watching musicians play. In this period, he was given a little harmonica, on which he quickly learned to play simple melodies. At seven, began to take music classes. At this time, he organized a little band with his classmates at school.

Around 1915, he had already written nearly 100 compositions. In 1917, he played with his orchestra a new composition, still unnamed, at a ball. This jumpy, fast-tempo song made the dancing couples go crazy in the ballroom. He commented to his bandmates that those people were just like tico-ticos (a kind of little bird) eating corn meal. When he asked for suggestions about the song's name, his bassist Artur de Carvalho replied that he had already named it: "Tico-tico No Fubá."

In 1942, "Tico-tico No Fubá" was recorded for the first time, with its "official" lyrics, by Ademilde Fonseca, "the Queen of Choro."

Tico Tico has been arranged as a cornet solo and is popular on the brass band concert circuits. On this show it is played as a tuba solo.


Playlist 15 March 2020 

Recording Details 

Rhythm and Blues – Philip Sparke   Opening for weekly show Foden's Band MD: Michael Fowles - 2010  'Patrons' Choice III' - CD - Egon CD-SFZ154 - 2010
Brass Band Matzendorf - Derek Broadbent  The Marple Band MD: Thomas Wyss - 2000  'The Right Stuff' - CD - MF Recording CD8309 - 2000
A Pittsburgh Overture from A Pittsburgh Symphony - Philip Sparke Brass Band Buizingen (Belgium) MD: Luc Vertommen - 2008  'Cats Tales' - CD - Brass Band Buizengen CD88680-2 - 2008
Get Me To The Church On Time - Frederick Loewe Alder Valley Brass MD: Roger Burke - 2011  'Milestone - 50th Anniversary' - CD - Alder Valley Brass - 2011
Dances and Alleluias - Philip Sparke  Black Dyke Band MD: Professor Nicholas Childs - 2008  'Music for Battle Creek'  - CD - Anglo Records - 2008
Londonderry Air - Traditional arr: Goff Richards Cornet Soloist Paul Hughes with the Seindorf Beaumaris Band MD: Gwyn M. Evans - 2000  'Five Blooms In a Welsh Garden' - CD - Doyen Recording DOY CD116 - 2000
Log Cabin Blues - George Hamilton Green arr: Craig Strain Xylophonist Suzanne D'Ambrosio with the Motor City Brass Band (USA) MD: Craig Strain - 2004  'The Best of the US Open Championships 2004 (Live)' - CD - November 6, 2004 
Du Bist Die Ruh (You are rest and peace) - Franz Schubert  arr: Alan Brewer      Vocal Soloist Vicky Byrne with the Freckleton Band MD: Paul Dalton - 2008  'In Search Fort Atlantis' - CD - WOS Recordings: CDWOS 001 - 2008
Fairytale the main theme from Shrek -  Harry Gregson-Williams and John Powell arr: Frank Bernaerts Brass Band Willebroek (Belgium) MD: Frans Violet - 2008  'Kings of Brass' - CD - Bernaerts Recording BR 2008-038 - 2008
The Lady is a Tramp - Rodgers and Hart arr: Sandy Smith  Grimethorpe Colliery Band MD: Richard Evans - 2004  'Grimethorpe in Concert Vol 2' - CD - Egon Recordings: CD SFZ 125 - 2004
National Emblem - E. Baguley  arr: Ray Woodfield  Rushen Silver Band  (Isle of Man) MD: John Kinley - 2013  'Sounds of the South' - CD - 
Kaleidoscope - Philip Sparke Foden's Richardson Band MD: Richard Evans - 2003  'Kaleidoscope' - CD - Anglo Recording AR 006-3 - 2003
Tico-Tico - Zequinha Abreu  Tuba Soloist  Dustin Harris with the Brass Band of the Western Reserve  (Northeast Ohio, USA) MD: Dr. Keith Wilkinson - 2010  'Without Reserve' - CD - Brass Band of the Western reserve 
Time and Eternity - Ivor Bosanko Cornet Soloist James Fountain and Euphonium Soloist Robert Miller with the Mississauga Temple Band (Canada) BM:  David Moulton - 2012  'Jubilance' - CD - Mississauga Temple Band - 2012
Hoedown from Rodeo - Aaron Copland arr: Howard Snell  Eikanger Bjorsvik Band (Norway) MD: Howard Snell - 1993  'The Vikings' - CD - Doyen Recording DOY CD023 - 1993
Allerseelen op10 no. 8 - Richard Strauss arr: Stephen Roberts Black Dyke Band MD: Professor Nicholas Childs - 2008  'Spectacular Classics Vol: 6' - CD - Obrasso Recording CD 922  - 2006
Forte -  Paul Sharman Euphonium Soloist Derick Kane with the International Staff Band BM: Dr. Stephen Cobb - 2016  'Forte' - CD - SP&S CD400 - 2016
First Contact - Theme From Star Trek - Jerry Goldsmith arr: Darrol Barry  Unity Brass MD: Robert Boulter - 1999  'Pastime with Good Company' - CD - Harlequin Recording HAR01105CD- 1999
A British March Parade (The President, Simoraine, Barnum and Bailey, The Melody shop) Brass Band Froschl Hall (Austria) MD: Hannes Buchegger - 2008   
The Sound of Adventure - Armin Kofler Brass Band Emmental (Switzerland) MD: Anton Helscher - 2004  'Cap Hoorn' - CD -       ....2004
Hampden Road - Fred Hartley Scottish CWS - Robert Oughton - 1969  'The Scottish C.W.S. Band' - Vinyl - Pye GSGL10430 - 1969
The Big Country - Jerome Moross Brighouse and Rastrick Band MD: David Hirst - 1997  'The Brighouse And Rastrick Brass Band ‎– Best Of Brass' - CD - Crimson Productions Ltd. ‎– CRIMCD71 - 1997
Rhythm and Blues – Philip Sparke​ Closing for weekly show Foden's Band MD: Michael Fowles - 2010​  



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