Sunday Bandstand 18 April 2021

Sunday Bandstand 18 April 2021

Oskar Böhme (February 24, 1870 – October 23, 1938) was a German composer and trumpeter.

The son of Wilhelm Böhme, also a trumpeter, was born in Potschappel, a small town near Dresden, Germany, which is now part of Freital. For much of his early career, after studying trumpet and composition in the Leipzig Conservatory of Music until graduating in 1888, it is unknown what his musical activities were, though it is probable he played in smaller orchestras around Germany.

From 1894-1896, he played in the Budapest Opera Orchestra and then moved to St. Petersburg, Russia, in 1897. He played cornet for 24 years in the Mariinsky Theatre, turned to teaching at a music school on Vasilevskiy Island in St. Petersburg for nine further years, from 1921-1930, and then returned to opera with the Leningrad Drama Theatre until 1934.

In 1934, however, the Great Terror began under Joseph Stalin and in 1936 a committee was established to oversee the arts in Soviet Russia. According to its anti-foreign policies, Böhme was exiled to Orenburg on account of his German heritage. It is said that he died there in 1938, though he was also said to be seen working on the Turkmenistan Canal in 1941.

He composed 46 known works, of which his Trompeten Sextett in E-flat minor for brass sextet and Trumpet Concerto (Op. 18) are the best known. He wrote in the Romantic style, primarily works for trumpet and brass instruments in general. While, because of his exile, his works were neglected during the Stalinist era, Böhme is increasingly being rediscovered.

We are featuring his most popular cornet solo Concerto in F Minor on this week’s show. 

Playlist  18 April 2021 

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
Fanfare for a Festival - Sir Malcolm Arnold arr. Philip Sparke Massed bands of 1st Old Boys Band, Strabane Concert Brass & Organist  Stephen Hamill (Northern Ireland) - 2006  'Highlights European Brass Band Championships 2006' - DCD - Doyen Recording DOY CD211 - 2006
Five Blooms in a Welsh Garden  - Gareth Wood Britannia Building Society MD: Howard Snell - 1992  'Highlights European Brass Band Championships 1992' - DCD - Polyphonic  Recording  QPRL 051D - 1992
Concerto in F Minor - Oskar Bohme Cornet Soloist Hans Gansch with the Brass Band Oberosterreich (Austria) MD: Hannes Buchegger (Birmingham) - 2007  'Highlights European Brass Band Championships 2007' - DCD - Doyen Recording DOY CD234 - 2007
Sunrise Over Blue Ridge - Dan Price Cory Band MD: Dr. Robert Childs - 2009  'Highlights European Brass Band Championships 2009' - DCD - Doyen Recording DOY CD260 - 2009
Pas Redoublé - Camille  Saint-Seans arr. Michael Bach Brass Band Burgermusik Luzern (Switzerland) MD: Michael Bach - 2011  'Highlights European Brass Band Championships 2011' - DCD - Doyen Recording DOY CD285 - 2011
Zigeunerweisen - Pablo Sarasate arr. Howard Snell Euphonium Soloist Steven Mead with the CWS (Glasgow) Band MD: Howard Snell - 1998  'Highlights European Brass Band Championships 1998' - DCD - World Wind Music 500.038 - 1998
The Day thou Gavest - Rev. Clement Cotteril Scholefield - arr. Philip Wilby Brighouse and Rastrick Band MD: Allan Withington - 1998  'Highlights European Brass Band Championships 1998' - DCD - World Wind Music 500.038 - 1998
West Ridings - Paul Lovatt-Cooper European Youth Brass Band MD: Alan Morrison - 2006  'Highlights European Brass Band Championships 2006' - DCD - Doyen Recording DOY CD211 - 2006
Danse Diabolique (Devil Dance) - Joseph Hellmesberger arr. Bert Van Thienen Brass Band Burgermusik Luzern MD: Michael Bach - 2015  'Highlights European Brass Band Championships 2015' -DCD -  Doyen Recording DOY CD349 - 2015
Light in the Darkness - Joop van Dijk Austrian Brass Band (Austria) MD: Professor Uwe Koeller - 2012  'Highlights European Brass Band Championships 2012' - DCD - Doyen Recording DOY CD295 - 2012
Salsa Pa Gozar - Philip Harper Provinciale Brass Band Groningen (The Netherlands) MD: Sietse Hamersma - 2005  'Highlights European Brass Band Championships 2005' - DCD - Doyen Recording DOY CD196 - 2005
Virtuose Kumpane - Adam Hudec arr. Bertrand Moren European Youth Brass Band MD: Bertrand Moren - 20019  'Highlights European Brass Band Championships 2019' - DCD - Doyen Recording DOY CD394 - 2019
Odyssey - Kevin Norbury Brighouse and Rastrick Band MD: Allan Withington - 1999  'Highlights European Brass Band Championships 1999' - DCD - World Wind Music WWM 500.048 - 1999
Thoughts of Love - Arthur Pryor  Trombone Soloist Manuel Zemp with the BML Talents (Switzerland) MD: Patrick Ottiger - 2019  'Highlights European Brass Band Championships 2019' - DCD - Doyen Recording DOY CD394 - 2019
Toccata From Organ Symphony No. 5 - Widor arr. Philip Sparke Black Dyke Band MD: Professor Nicholas Childs - 2016  'Highlights European Brass Band Championships 2016' - DCD - Doyen Recording DOY CD394 - 2016
The Four Seasons - Vivaldi arr. Philip Harper  Cory Band MD: Philip Harper - 2017  'Highlights European Brass Band Championships 2017' - DCD - Doyen Recording DOY CD373 - 2017
Funky Brass - Otto M. Schwarz Brass Band Oberosterreich (Austria) MD: Hannes Buchegger - 2007  'Highlights European Brass Band Championships 2007' - DCD - Doyen Recording DOY CD234 - 2007
Nam Aonar Le Mo Smaointean (Alone with my Thoughts) - Erik Spence/John MacLeod arr. Brendan Wheeler  Baritone Katrina Marzella, Celtic Harp and Vocal Josie Rose Duncan with the Co-operative Funeralcare Band - MD: Allan Ramsay - 2014  'Highlights European Brass Band Championships 2014' - DCD - Doyen Recording DOY CD334 - 2014
Fanfare and Flourishes - James Curnow Wardle Academy Youth Band MD: Lee Rigg - 2018  'Highlights European Brass Band Championships 2018' - DCD - Doyen Recording DOY CD384 - 2018
Auld Lang Syne - Traditional - Alan Fernie Massed Bands with MD: Philip Harper - 2014  'Highlights European Brass Band Championships 2014' - DCD - Doyen Recording DOY CD334 - 2014
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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