Sunday Bandstand 3 May 2020

Sunday Bandstand 3 May 2020

Stephen Roberts was born in London and studied at the Royal College of Music with Alan Civil and composition at Birmingham University. He is a founder member of the FINE ARTS BRASS and has been responsible for many of the Ensemble’s musical arrangements. As well as playing the horn, he is also known as a composer and conductor and has written works for a variety of artists and orchestras, including recent symphonic works for the BBC Symphony Orchestra and English Symphony Orchestra.
He has also written many pieces for the brass band world including concert music and contest test pieces. He is on this week's show conducting the Desford Colliery Band with his own composition American Carnival. A piece that would certainly test the players but one they would certainly enjoy playing equally as much as the audience would enjoy listening to it.

Playlist  3 May 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
Motivation - William Himes Mississauga Temple Band (Canada) BM: David Moulton - 2012​  'Jubilance' - CD - Mississauga Temple Band MTBCD - 5 - 2012​
The Journey to Reims - Gioachino Rossini arr: Edward Tarling  Yorkshire Building Society Band MD: Nicholas Childs - 1995  'That's a Plenty' - CD - Obrasso Recording - 1996
Concertante for Cornets and Band - Stephen Bulla Brass Band of the Western Reserve (Canada) MD: Dr Keith Wilkinson - 2010   'Without Reserve'  - CD - BBWR production - 2010
Variations on America - Charles Ives arr: Bernhard Wuthrich Brass Band Berner Oberland (Switzerland) MD: Carlo Balmeli - 2003  'Pearls' - CD - Tower Music - 2003
Embraceable You - George Gershwin arr: Elgar Howarth Trombone Soloist Kevin Gibbs with the Fairey FP (Music) MD: Howard Snell - 2003  'Virtuosi' - CD - Egon Recording SFZ 115 - 2003
Kaleidoscope - Philip Sparke  Foden's Richardson Band MD: Richard Evans - 2003  'Kaleidoscope' - CD - Anglo Recording AR006 - 3 - 2003
Variations - Andrew Lloyd Webber arr: Peter Graham Euphonium Soloist Bert de Ruiter with the Brass Band De Bazuin MD: Klaas van der Woude  'Facets of Glass' - CD - Euro sound ES47.150 CD - 1994
Casino Dances Waltz - Emile Waldteufel Ransome Hoffman and Pollard Band MD: Dennis Masters - 1972  'Sounds of Brass Series Vol. 3' - Vinyl - Decca ‎– SB 303 - 1972
Royal Standard - Paul Chesterton arr: Moreton  GUS (Footwear) Band MD: Stanley Boddington - 1968  'Listen to the Band No. 3' - Vinyl - EMI MFP1167 MONO (Compilation) - 1968
Festivo - Darrol Barry Brass Band Schoonhoven (The Netherlands) MD: Erik Janssen -  1996  'Festivo' - CD - Corona Music CMCD 96005 - 1996
Alberta Suite - Derek Broadbent  Brighouse and Rastrick Band MD: Derek Broadbent - 2005  'Live in Canada' - CD - Hankaudio - 2005
One Day I'll Fly Away from the musical Moulin Rouge' - Joe Sample and Will Jennings arr: Steve Rockey  Soprano Cornet Soloist Steve Stewart with the Kirkintulloch Band MD: Frank Renton - 2005  'Angels and Demons' CD - B&H Sound Services - BHSS0515 - 2005
Raymonde Overture - Ambroise Thomas arr: William Rimmer Sellers Engineering Band MD: Philip McCann - 1996   'The Sellers Engineering Band - Brass Ban Concert ' - CD - Hallmark Compilation - 1996
You Raise Me Up - Rolf Lovland arr: Andrew Duncan Cornet Soloist  Jamie Smith with the Hammonds Saltaire Band MD: Morgan Griffiths -   'The Eternal Quest' - CD - 2015
Defying Gravity from Wicked the musical - Stephen Schwartz   Vocals: Regina Mallinger with the Brass Band Obersterrich (Austria)  MD: Hannes Buchegger - 2010  'Special Moments' - CD - Studio Weinberg Recordings - 2010
American Carnival - Stephen Roberts Desford Colliery Band MD: Stephen Roberts - 2002  'The Real Brassed Off' - CD -         - 2002
Nine Busy Fingers - David Woods  Cornet feature with the National Band of New Zealand MD  KGL Smith - 1967  'National Band of New Zealand' - Vinyl - Dureco - 1967
Tango (Por Una Cabeza) - Carlos Gardel Cornet Soloist Stuart Lingard with the Brighouse & Rastrick Band MD: Professor David King -   'War of the Worlds' - CD Doyen Recording DOY303 - 2012
Legend in Brass - II. Soliloquy - James Curnow  Sellers Engineering Band MD: Philip McCann - 1994  'Legends in Brass' - CD - Chandos CHAN4531 - 1994
Finale From Jazz Suite No.2 -Shostakovich  arr: Ian Jones  Melbourne Staff Band (Australia) BM: Ken Waterworth  -  2015  'To Boldly Go' - CD - SPS388CD - 2015
Fanfare From 'Carmina Burana' - Carl Orff arr: Pearson BNFL Band MD: Richard Evans - 1996  'By Request' - CD - Polyphonic - 1996
Rhythm and Blues – Philip Sparke​ Closing for weekly show Foden's Band MD: Michael Fowles - 2010​  'Patrons' Choice III' - CD - Egon CD-SFZ154 - 2010

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