Sunday Bandstand 27 December 2020

Sunday Bandstand 27 December 2020

Hello Brass Banders - This is the last show for 2020 and has a wide and diverse choice of Christmas music for you to enjoy. This month is the anniversary of the show being on weekly for the last 13 years and I look forward to the next 13 or however many more years the show will be heard around the world.

Thank you for listening over the last 12 months and for all the messages, emails and requests that have been sent.
I wish you all a Happy New Year and let us hope that 2021 will at some stage take us back to what we used to call normality.

If you have a request or a question about the world of brass bands you can always contact me through my email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Best Wishes


Playlist  27 December 2020 - More Brass Music for Christmas  

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
Trepak from Nutcracker - Tchaikovsky  Lexington Brass Band (USA) MD: Ronald Holz - 2001  'tis the Season - live' - CD -        .........2001
El Camino Real: A Latin Fantasy - Alfred Reed arr. Frode Rydland  Brighouse and Rastrick Band MD: Professor David King - 2014  'Vita Destructa' - CD - Doyen Recording DOY CD340 - 2014
Ave Maria - J.S Bach arr. Gounod trs. Andrew Wainwright Vocalist Faryl Smith with the Virtuosi GUS Band MD: John Berryman - 2012  'Christmas Fantasia'  - CD - SP&S -                  .....2012
Yule Dance - Philip Harper Cory Band MD: Philip Harper - 2016  'A Festival of Fanfares and Carols' - CD - Doyen DOY CD364 - 2016
The Break of Day - Steven Ponsford  Amsterdam Staff Band BM: Olaf Ritman - 2020  'Unified' - CD - SP&S CD435 - 2020 
What's Christmas Without a Brass Band - Peter Seel Houghton Weavers (Folk Singing Group) with the Warrington Male Voice Choir, Broomfield Junior School Choir and the Wingates Band MD:  Andrew Berryman - 2006  'What's Christmas Without a Brass Band'  - CD - Keep Folk Smiling recording KFS 140 - 2006
Christmas Bolero (Little Drummer Boy) - William Gordon North Carolina Brass Band (USA) MD: Brian Meixner - 2016  'Christmas Wrapped in Brass' - CD -          .............2016
Sleigh Ride - Leroy Anderson arr. Ernest Tomlinson Thoresby RJB Band MD: Stan Lippeatt - 2000  'Schneewaltzer' - CD Doyen Recording DOY CD122 - 2000
A Christmas Lullaby - Darrol Barry Tenor Horn Soloist Rachel Barry with the Middleton Band MD: Matt Stringer - 2010  'T'is the Season' - CD - Music House Productions - 2010
Hansel and Gretel - Engelbert Humperdinck arr. Charles Godfrey Jnr. Grimethorpe Colliery (UK Coal) Band MD: Elgar Howarth  - 2004  'The History of Brass Band Music - The Early Years 1850-1920' - CD - Doyen Recording DOY CD162 - 2004
A Joyful Occasion - Owen The Royal Doulton Band MD: Ted Gray - 1989  'A Festive Celebration for Brass Band' - State Records BGTD 054 - 1989
A Disney Fantasy arr. Goff Richards Brass Band of Battle Creek  (USA) MD: Kenneth G. Bloomquist - 1994  'Sing, Sing, Sing' CD - BBBC Recording - 1994
An Australian Christmas - James Curnow  New York Staff Band (USA) BM: Derek Smith - 1983  'The Spirit of Christmas' - Vinyl - TRLPS41 - 1983
Forgotten Dreams - Leroy Anderson arr. Simon Kerwin  Brass Band de Bazuin Oenkerk (The Netherlands) MD: Klaas van der Woude - 2011  'A Christmas Full of Copper' - CD -      ...........2011
The Star Of Bethlehem - Stephen Adams arr. Mike Hopkinson  Tenor Horn Soloist Kathryn Hughes with the Stocksbridge Band MD: Hugh Megarrell - 1992  'Bach The Herald Angels Sing' - CD - Kirklees Recording - 1992
O Come O Come Emmanuel - arr. John Parkinson Wingates Band MD: Andrew Berryman - 2006  'Asway in a Manager' - CD - Howfen Legends Recording 003 - 2006
Nella Fantasia (Gabriel's Oboe - Theme song from 'The Mission') - Ennio Morricone   Vocalist Silvie Paladino with the Melbourne Staff Band (Australia) MD: Ken Waterworth - 2016  'I Give You My Heart' - CD - MSBCD49 - 2016
Hallelujah Chorus from Handel's Messiah - G.F.Handel Black Dyke Band and the Halifax Choral Society MD: John Pryce Jones  - 2001  'The Messiah in Brass' - CD (Double) - Doyen Recording DOY CD110 - 2001
It's The Most Wonderful Time Of The Year - George Wyle arr. Rick Mizell  Brass Band of Central Florida (USA) MD: Chad Shoopman - 2011  'The Most Wonderful Time of the Year' - CD - BBCF - 2011
Let It Snow!  - Sammy Cahn/Jule Styne arr: Gordon Goodwin  Lexington Brass Band (USA) MD: Dr. Ron Holz - 1998  'tis the Season - live' - CD -        .........1998
Christmas Finale - Paul Lovatt-Cooper North Carolina Brass Band (USA) MD: Brian Meixner - 2016  'Christmas Wrapped in Brass' - CD -          .............2016
Auld Lang Syne arr. Alan Fernie  Cory Band MD: Dr Robert Childs - 2004  'The Welsh Heroes' - CD - Obrasso Recording CD943 - 2004
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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  • Doug Boike

    Doug Boike - Thursday, 31 December 2020

    Great show.
    Doug in North Carolina, USA

  • John Slater

    John Slater - Tuesday, 29 December 2020

    Merry Christmas and Happy New year, Chris!

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