Sunday Bandstand 5 December 2021

Sunday Bandstand 5 December 2021

We are now into our Christmas count down. Hopefully all brass bands will have a full diary right up to Christmas Eve. Each show up to the first week in the New Year will be playing festive music. Music that will have been old favourites for many years, hopefully the new music I will introduce you to will in time become new favourties.

There will be bands and soloists from around the brass banding world. If you have a favourite and would like to hear a carol or favourite piece of festive music just send me your request to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. We will be pleased to play it for you and share it with our world wide audience.....Enjoy

Playlist 5 December 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
We Wish you a Merry Christmas - Huug Steketee Cornet Soloist Huug Steketee (The Netherlands) with pianist Tobias Bosboom - 2021  'Private Recording written and recorded for Sunday Bandstand' - 2021
La Cenerentola (Cinderella) Overture - Rossini arr. Major Peter Parkes  Black Dyke Mills Band MD Major Peter Parkes - 1983  'Black Dyke Plays Rossini'  - Vinyl - Chandos BBRD1021 - 1983
Winterdream - Thomas Ruedi (Switzerland) …    Euphonium Soloist Glyn Williams with Britannia Building Society Band MD: Philip McCann - 1996  'On Stage' - CD - Obrasso Recording CD857 - 1996
Gaudete - Kevin Norbury International Staff Band of the Salvation Army BM: Dr. Stephen Cobb - 2016  'Celebrate the Season' - CD - SPS 404CD - 2016
Festive Impressions  - Oliver Waespi Yorkshire Building Society Band MD: Professor David King - 2000  'Festive Impressions' - CD B+H sforza  CDSFZ129 - 2000
O Holy Night - Adolphe Adam arr. Alan Fernie Vocalist Fardau van der Woude with the Brass Band de Bazuin Oenkerk (The Netherlands) MD: Klaas van der Woude - 2011  'A Christmas Full of Copper' - CD -      ...........2011
Trumpeters  Lullaby - Leroy Anderson Cornet Soloist Roger Webster with the Brighouse and Rastrick Band MD: David Hirst - 1997  'Bandsman Choice' -  CD - Polyphonic Recording QPRL 086d - 1997
Musica Helvetica - Jan de Haan Brass Band Gloria Dei (The Netherlands) MD: Piet van der Heide - 2013   'Highlights of the World Brass Band Championships - 2013' - Double CD - World Wind Music ‎– 500.189 WWM - 2013
A Christmas Rhapsody - Bram Wiggins The BNFL Band MD: Richard Evans - 1993  'Christmas Brass' - CD - Polyphonic Recordinbg QMPR 602D - 1993
The Nutcracker 'Sweet' - Tchaikovsky arr. Mark Freeh North Carolina Brass Band (USA) MD: Brian Meixner - 2016  'Christmas Wrapped in Brass' - CD -          .............2016
Christmas Flourishes - Darrol Barry Brass Band Willebroek (Belgium) MD: Frans Violet - 2006  'A Christmas Celebration' - CD - Bernaert Recording BR 2006.033 - 2006
The Kingdom Triumphant - Eric Ball  Manger Musikklag (Norway) MD: Allan Withington - 2017  'December' - CD - Doyen Recording Doy CD378 - 2017
It's The Most Wonderful Time Of The Year - George Wyle arr. Rick Mizell Brass Band of Central Florida (USA) MD: Chad Shoopman - 2011  'It's The Most Wonderful Time Of The Year' - CD - BBCF - 2011
The Shepherd's Song - Traditional arr. Goff Richards Cornet Soloist Stuart Lingard with the Yorkshire Building Society Band MD: Professor David King - 2003  'Simple Gifts' - CD -  Egon Recording  SFZ118 - 2003
Ding Dong Merrily On High - Douglas Court  Euphonium Soloist Aaron VanderWeele with the New York Staff Band (USA) BM: Ron Waiksnoris - 2008  'A Christmas Fanfare' - CD - New York Staff Band - 2008
God Rest Ye Merry, Gentlemen - Traditional arr. D. Willcocks Huddersfield Choral Society with the Black Dyke Mills Band MD: Roy Newsome - 1988  'Christmas Fantasy' - CD - Chandos Recording CHAN 8579 - 1988
Mid-Winter - Gustav Holst arr. Stephen Bulla William Davis Construction Band MD: Keith Wilkinson - 1994  ' A Celebration for Christmas' - Forest Fields Recordings FFCD001 - 1994
A Joyful Occasion - Owen The Royal Doulton Band MD: Ted Gray - 1989  'A Festive Celebration for Brass Band' - State Records BGTD 054 - 1989
The Irish Carol - Traditional arr. Philip Harper  The Cory Band MD: Philip Harper -2016  'A Festival of Fanfares and Carols' - CD - Doyen DOY CD364 - 2016
Oh Magnum Mysterium - Morten Lauridsen arr. Philip Littlemore City of Bradford Brass Band MD: Lee Skipsey - 2016  'Spirit' - CD - World of Sound Recording CD115 - 2016  
Jingle Bells - Robert Hartley Stocksbridge Band MD: Chris Houlding - 1992  'A Christmas Collection' - CD - Kirklees Recording  KRCD1010 - 1992
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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