Sunday Bandstand 8 August 2021

Sunday Bandstand 8 August 2021

Marcus Venables is a Canadian musician and composer from Toronto.

He is graduate of the University of Toronto in trumpet performance and has become a much sought-after soloist, conductor and composer. He has won several composition competitions and continues to receive commissions from a wide range of ensembles.

He began learning music through the Salvation Army and is currently the principal cornet of the Canadian Staff Band of the Salvation Army. As a soloist and conductor, he has travelled across Canada, the United States, and Europe. In June 2016, Marcus was a soloist at the Birmingham Symphony Hall in England with the International Staff Band.

As a composer, Marcus has received numerous awards including the 2011 Uni Brass prize for ‘Lord of my Youth’, 2013 Just music competition for ‘Concerto for Brass Band’, and the 2019 Cory Band composition competition for his piece ‘Colossus’, just to name a few. In addition, Marcus works for The Salvation Army Music and Gospel Arts Department at the Canada and Bermuda Territorial Headquarters in Toronto.

We are featuring The Gathering one of his compositions on this weeks show.

Playlist 8 August 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
Amazing Race - Andrew Mackereth Hendon Band of the Salvation Army BM: David Rudd -2010  'Cristo Redento' - CD - SP&S Recording SPS257  - 2010 
Carnival Overture - Antonin Dvorak arr. Geoffrey Brand  Black Dyke Mills Band MD: James Watson - 1994  'Spectacular Classics' - CD - Obrasso Recording CD845 - 1994
Spanish Dance - Gabriel Faure arr. Howard Snell Britannia Building Society Band MD: Howard Snell - 1987  'Band of the Year 1987' - CD - Grasmere Recording GRCD33 - 1987
Violin Concerto No. 1 (2nd mvt) Adagio - Max Bruch arr. Steven Hague Cornet Soloist Kirsty Abbotts with the Carlton Main Frickley Colliery Band MD: Allan Ramsay - 2006  'Soliloquy' - CD -B&H Recordings: CDSFZ139 - 2007
The Lost Chord - Arthur Sullivan Brighouse and Rastrick MD: Allan Withington - 1993  'Master Brass Vol 4 - 1993 All England Masters Championships' - CD - Polyphonic Recording QPRL 060D - 1993
The Gathering - Marcus Venables  Canadian Staff Band (Canada) BM: John Lam - 2011  'In Quiet Confidence' - CD - Independent Label - 2011
Gentle Zephyrs - Basil Windsor Cornet Duet Harry Mortimer and Jack Mackintosh with the Foden's Band MD: Fred Mortimer - 1934  'Fabulous Foden's from Remastered 78s from the 1930's, 40s and 50s' - CD -Choice Recording CHOICE CD2 BM2 - 2003
The Wind and the Lion (Symphonic Suite) - Jerry Goldsmith arr. Chad Shoopman Brass Band of Central Florida MD: Chad Shoopman - 2014  'Brass Band of Central Florida '15th Anniversary' - CD - Doyen Recording - 2014
Song of Exuberance - Leslie Condon  Trombone Soloist Brett Baker with the Mississauga Temple Band of the Salvation Army  (Canada) BM: David Moulton - 2003   'Credo' - CD - A Mississauga Temple Band Production MTBCD-2 - 2003
Knight Templar - George Allan Fairey Band MD: Garry Cutt - 2015  'Nefarious' - CD - Doyen Recording DOY CD343 - 2015
Masquerade - Philip Wilby Foden's Band MD: Howard Snell - 2012  'Masquerade' - CD - Doyen Recording DOY297 - 2012
Cossack Wedding Dance - Peter Graham Longridge Band MD: Mark Peacock - 2012  'Pass Time With Longridge Band' - CD - 2012
Three Haworth Impressions - 1) Top Withens 2) Three Bells 3) The Worth Valley Railway - Gordon Langford Rigid Containers Group Band MD: John Berryman - 1994  'English Landscapes' - CD - Harlequin Recordings HAR 1125CD - 1994
Blades of Toledo - Trevor Sharpe Trombone Trio Yvan Meylemans, Geert Leus and Guy Gyles with the Brass Band Midden Brabant (Belgium) MD: Jan Van Der Roost - 1992  'Firework'  - CD - DHM Records DHM 3012-3 - 1992
Those Magnificent Men In Their Flying Machines - Ron Goodwin arr. Eric Banks Desford Colliery Band MD: Ernest Woodhouse - 1975  'Viva Desford' - Vinyl - Top Brass Series Pye Records – TB 3002 - 1975
Trumpet Fiesta - Donald Phillips arr. Edrich Siebert Cornet Soloists Keith Ainsworth and Alan Fowler with the Wingates Temperance Band MD: Denis Smith - 1972   'National Champions' - Vinyl - Top Brass Series Pye Golden Guinea Records – GSGL 10482 - 1972
Train Ride from Winter Holiday - Prokofiev CWS (Manchester) Band MD: Alex Mortimer  
Excerpts from Music of the Spheres, Philip Sparke arr. Chad Shoopman Brass Band of Central Florida (USA) MD: Chad Shoopman - 2012  'Omnium Gatherum' - CD - Doyen DOYCD293 - 2012
Faith is the Victory - James Curnow GMD: Stephen Cobb Black Dyke Band GMD: Stephen Cobb - 2011  'World Class Salvation Army Festival Marches Vol 3' - CD - Doyen Recording DOY CD254 - 2011
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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