Sunday Bandstand 2 May 2021

Sunday Bandstand 2 May 2021

John Mackenzie-Rogan: b. 27.04.1855  - d. 11.02.1932 he was a British  composer and military bandmaster. As a composer he mainly wrote works for concert band, with Bond of Friendship being the best known.

He studied at the Royal Military School of Music ‘Kneller Hall’ in Twickenham from 1880. After graduating he became military bandmaster in 1882 with the 2nd Battalion the Queen's Royal (West Surrey) Regiment Band

In 1896, as the successor of Cadwallader Thomas, he became conductor of the well-known Band of HM Coldstream Guards in London. He was also Senior Director for the Garde Music Chapels and conducted the United Guards Music Chapels at Queen Victoria 's funeral, coronation celebrations and King Edward VII funeral. The Coronation of King George V. 

In 1896 an officer of the Coldstream Garde Regiment brought a copy of the arrangement of  Tchaikovsky's  1812 Overture from St Petersburg, Mackenzie-Rogan performed it with the Band of HM Coldstream Guards at concerts all over England. A guest at one of these concerts was the well-known conductor Sir Henry Wood, who greatly appreciated the performance.  

The Coldstream Guards Military Music Chapel was the first military army chapel to tour Canada in 1896.  In 1907 he was made an honorary doctor of the University of Toronto in Toronto. He was also a Knight of the Order of ther Crown of Belgium and an Officer of the Order of the Black Star since August 1917.  He retired in March 1920. 

We have his Moray Firth March which he wrote in 1896 on this week’s show. This was written under the name John MacKenzie.


Playlist  2 May 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
Emmaneff - T.J.Powell Virtuosi GUS Band MD: John Berryman - 2009  'A Mingled Chime' - CD - Harlequin Recording  HAR1130CD - 2009
The Jolly Robbers Overture - Franz von Suppé Arr: Howard Lorriman Black Dyke Band MD: Professor Nicholas Childs - 2001  'Spectacular Brass Vol. 2 - CD - Obrasso Recording CD876 - 2001
Elizabethan Serenade - Ronald Binge Morris Concert Band MD: Harry Mortimer - 1970  'Harry Mortimer conducts the famous Morris Concert Band' - Vynl - Music For Pleasure 1387 - 1970
Roses for a Princess - Traditional arr. Andrew Duncan Whitburn Band MD: Andrew Duncan - 2004  'Reflections of Freedom' - CD - SFORZA - SFZ122CD - 2004
Begin the Beguine - Cole Porter arr. Derek Broadbent  Yorkshire Building Society Band MD:  Nicholas Childs - 1995   'That's a Plenty' - CD - Obrasso Recording CD848 - 1995
Let me try Again - Caravelli / Romuald arr. Alan Fernie  Euphonium Solo Thomas Ruedi with the Oberaarguaer Band (Switzerland) MD: Manfred Obrecht - 2000  'Oberaagauer Brass Band and Friends' - CD - Obrasso Records - CD872 - 2000
Rococo Variations on a Theme of Tchaikovsky - Allan Street Black Dyke Mills Band MD: Geoffrey Brand - 1968 LPT 1028 - 1968
The Last Samurai - Hans Zimmer arr. Rieks van der Velde Brass Band De Waldsang (The Netherlands) MD: Rieks van der Velde -2006  'Crusade' - CD - Lake Music Publications LMP CD2006.01 - 2006
Cabaret: Willkommen / Tomorrow Belongs to Me / Mama / If You Could See Her With My Eyes / Cabaret - John Kander /Fred Ebb arr. Alan Fernie Brighouse and Rastrick MD: David Hirst - 2003  'Mission in Brass' - CD - Obrasso Recording CD888 - 2003 
French Military March - Saint Seans arr. Walter B. Hargreaves The Virtuosi Brass Band of Great Britain MD: Stanley Boddington - 1970s  'The Virtuosi Brass Band of Great Britain Vol 7' -  CD - Kirklees Recording (1970s) Transferred from Vinyl to Digital - 2002
Symphony for Brass - Victor Ewald arr. Michael Hopkinson Cory Band MD: Dr Robert Childs - 2001  'Men of Stone' - CD - Kirklees Recording KRCD1034 - 2001
Music Of The Night - Andrew Lloyd Webber arr. William Himes  Wingates Band MD: John Hudson - 1993  'Howfen Legends' - CD - Park Records - 1993
Serenade - Riccardo Drigo Baritone Soloist Jeff Lewis with the Leyland Band MD: Russell Gray - 2006  'Serenade in Brass' - CD - KMJ Recording KMJBB1001 - 2006
Star se legher (Let's Have Fun) - arr. Bela Balint  Trumpet Soloist Patrick Ottiger with the Brass Band Burgermusik Luzern (Switzerland) MD: Corsin Tuor - 2006  'Perlas Rumantschas' - CD -  Gabriel Recording - 2006 
Imperial Echoes March - Arnold Safroni West Yorkshire Police Band MD: Barry Thompson - 1997  'West Yorkshire Police' - CD -  Park Recordings - 1997
The Spider and the Fly - Benjamin Britten arr. Darrol Barry Besses O'th'Barn Band MD:  Paul Hindmarsh - 1993  'Master Brass Vol: 4 Highlights of the 1993 All England Masters' - CD - Polyphonic  QPRL 060D - 1993
Concerto de Aranjuez - Joaquin Rodrigo arr. Kevin Bolton  Flugel Soloist Jens Linderman with the Canadian Staff Band (Canada) BM: Kevin Hayward - 2004  'Rising Sun' - CD - Marquis - MAR 305 - 2005
The World is Not Enough - The James Bond movie title track 1999 - David Arnold arr. Klaus van der Woude Oberaarguaer Band (Switzerland) MD: Manfred Obrecht - 2000  'Oberaagauer Brass Band and Friends' - CD - Obrasso Records - CD872 - 2000
Auf des Munots (The Bells Of Munot) - Traditional arr. Thomas Ruedi  Brass Band Berner Oberland Switzerland) MD:  Carlo Balmelli - 1998  'Sounds of Switzerland' - CD - MF Records DDD CD 1865 - 1998
The Waltzing Cat - Leroy Anderson arr. Sandy Smith  Hepworth  (Cookson Homes) Band MD: Sandy Smith - 2008  'Highlights from the 2008 Brass in Concert Championships' - DVD - WOB 135 DVD - 2008
The Moray Firth March - John MacKenzie Kirkintilloch Band MD: Frank Renton - 1997  'Listen to the Band Collection' - CD - BBC World Wide Music  WMEM 0030-2 - 1997
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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