Sunday Bandstand 14 June 2020 - 'A Water Theme'...

Sunday Bandstand 14 June 2020 - 'A Water Theme'...

The respected Australian brass musician Mark Ford was awarded the prestigious 2018, Frank Wright Medal, for Services to Music.

The nationally recognised honour was initiated in 2001, with Mark now following in the footsteps of some of Australia’s finest musicians in the banding world.

During his career, he has been a multiple State and National solo champion, led amongst others, the Kew Band to three Australian National and one Australian Open titles, has helped produce numerous award-winning and critically acclaimed CD releases and musical projects, composed works for the medium and been a highly respected adjudicator, teacher and mentor.

His friend and colleague Dr Matthew van Emmerik, the international euphonium soloist and conductor, said that it was a fitting recognition for a musician regarded by many as something of a banding legend. "Mark has been such an inspiration to so many and is rightly regarded by being presented with this award, as a legend.

Not only is he so respected in the field of brass playing, but also across many genres of music and music-making. This is a well-deserved award."

Mark is conducting The Kew Band on this week’s show with Percy Code’s march Manly Shore.


Playlist  14 June 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
March - Army of the Nile - Kenneth Alford Household Troops Band BM: Major John Mott - 2006  'Heroes'  - CD -SP&S Recording CD211 - 2006
Concert Overture - Sea Dogs - Maurice Johnstone  Wingates Temperance Band MD: John Harrison - 1975  'Flourishing Brass' - Vinyl - Polydor Recording 2400246 - 1975
River of Pearls - waltz - William Rimmer  The Luton Band MD: Albert Coupe - 1969  'Festival Band Series Vol. 1 The Luton Band' - Vinyl - Saga Records EROS 8127 - 1969  
Desert Water Hole from the Death Valley Suite - Ferde Grofe  Sellers Engineering Band MD: Philip McCann - 2004  'American Landscapes' - CD - Doyen Recording DOYCD198 -2004 
Shining Waters - Huug Steketee Trumpet Soloist Peter Masseurs with the Hepworth (Persimmon Homes) Band MD: Mark Bentham - 2006  'Shining Waters' - Project Audio - a few copies of this CD are available if you are interested please e-mail me.....
On the Waterfront - Andante – Presto Barbaro – Andante Largamento - Leonard Bernstein arr. Mark Freeh Brass Band Burgermusik Luzern (Switzerland) MD: Ludwig Wicki - 2003  'American Classics' - CD - Obrasso Recording CD896 - 2003
Down by the Riverslide - Goff Richards Trombone section Brass Band of the Western Reserve (USA) MD: Dr Keith Wilkinson - 2009   ' From Sea to Shining Sea'  - BBWR - 2009
Newstead 1 Fanfare to the Docks 2 Caldy Hills to the Priory 3 Shipbuilding on the Mersey - Goff Richards  Cory Band MD: Dr Robert. Childs - 2005  'Stars in Brass' - CD - Obrasso Recording CD912 - 2005
March - Seafarer - Norman Bearcroft  International Staff Band BM: Lt Col Ray Bowes - 1980  'The Prodigal' - Vinyl - Banners and Bonnets BAB3523A - 1980
March Calder - Drake Rimmer  Brighouse and Rastrick Band MD: Walter B. Hargreaves - 1969  'Triple Champions' - Vinyl - Polydor Recording 583047 - 1969
Erie Canal - Bruce Broughton  Brass Of The Potomac (USA) MD: Stephen Bulla - 2010  'American Rhapsody' - CD - Brass of the Potomac - 2010
Bridge Over Troubled Water - Paul Simon arr. Sandy Smith  Flugel Soloist Martyn Ramsay with the Kirkintilloch Band MD: Frank Renton - 2005  'Angels and Demons' - CD - b&h Sound Services BHSS0515 - 2005
Day Break over Lake Frostad - Roy Newsome Williams Fairey Band MD: Marc Reift - 2011  '80 Greatest Hits for Brass Bands' - CD - 
The Bride of the Waves - Herbert Lincoln Clarke Tuba Soloist Steve Sykes with pianist Richard Phillips - 2008  'Basso Bravissimo' - CD - Egon Recording SFZ 138 - 2008
Images For Brass - 3) Approach By Sea - Stephen Bulla Enfield Citadel Band BM: Andrew Blyth   'American Anthology' - CD - SP&S 229CD - 2007
On Manly Shore - Percy Code The Kew Band (Australia) MD: Mark Ford - 2000  'On the March' - CD - Muso's Media MM2-005 - 2000
Donegal Bay - Paul Lovatt-Cooper Baritone Soloist Sarah Lenton with the Fairey Band MD: Mark Peacock - 2012  'Fairy Band 75 Not Out' - CD - Doyen: DOYCD301 - 2012
Seaside Rendezvous - Freddie Mercury arr. Svein Henrik Giske Eikanger Bjorsvik Band (Norway) MD: Reid Gilje - 2007  'Brass in Concert 2007' - CD - WOB 128 
Freshwater - Sir Hubert Parry arr. Colin G. Dance Foden's Richardson Band MD: David Hirst - 2007  'African Roots' - CD - MF Records         .............2007
Healing Waters - Kenneth Downie Cornet Soloist David Daws with the International Staff Band - 1999  'Golden Slippers - David Daws - Cornet - SP&S CD126 - 1999
Hands Across The Sea - J.P. Sousa  arr. Major Peter Parkes  Williams Fairey Band MD: Major Peter Parkes - 1996  'From Maine to Oregon Williams Fairey Band Play Sousa Marches ' - CD - Chandos  4535 - 1996
Star Lake March - Eric Ball Point of Ayr Band MD: Michael Fowles - 1999  'Family Portrait' - CD - Polyphonic Reproductions QPPRL 204D - 1999
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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