Sunday Bandstand 20 February 2022

Sunday Bandstand 20 February 2022

Formed in 1917, during the First World War, Grimethorpe Colliery Band is a British institution. National and British Open Champions on numerous occasions, the band’s contest successes remain legendary. These include 16 Brass In Concert Championship titles, 11 times Yorkshire Regional Champions, two English National Championship victories, four times British Open Champions and four times National Champion Brass Band of Great Britain.

Grimethorpe's diverse noted concert performances include those at the FIFA World Cup, BAFTA Awards, BBC Proms, Eurovision and London 2012 Olympic Games Opening Ceremony, together with a wealth of national and international television / radio appearances and professional recordings. The band has been the recipient of two gold discs, as well as a BAFTA nomination for its contributions to the global hit movie “Brassed Off” for which Grimethorpe was the focal point.

“Tompkinson, Postlethwaite and Carter are stand-outs in an impressive ensemble cast, but for many, the brass band music of Grimethorpe comes as the real revelation” - Time Out

The Royal Albert Hall, Symphony Hall, Barbican, Westminster Abbey, European Parliament, Sydney Opera House and more, have all played host to Grimethorpe. With tours to Australia, Hong Kong, Japan, New Zealand, and concerts & festival appearances throughout Europe, the band’s performance reputation remains unsurpassed.

“A thoroughly entertaining show & a must for all music enthusiasts” - The Guardian

In addition to continuing to delight audiences across the globe, Grimethorpe also continues to invest in and support its local community in Grimethorpe, Barnsley and South Yorkshire, particularly through its youth music initiatives and community performances, both locally and on a national scale.

We are featuring Grimethorpe on this week';s show with a track from the band's latest CD.


Playlist 20 February 2022

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  
Under Two Flags - Bramwell Coles  The Household Troops Band Of The Salvation Army BM: Major John Mott - 2007  'Blue Book Favourites' - CD - SP&S  225CD - 2007  
Sinfonietta for Brass Band  - (3mvts) - Joseph Horovitz CWS (Glasgow) Band GMD: Joseph Horovitz -  1994  'Joseph Horovitz Music for Brass' - DCD - Serendipity Recording SERCD1900 - 1994  
Three Pieces from the Music Hall Suite: Soft-shoe Shuffle / Adagio-team / Les Girls -Joseph Horovitz arr. Bram Gay Ever Ready Band MD:  Stuart Stirling - 1991  'Early One Morning' - CD - Bandleader BNA 5056 - 1991  
Euphonium Concerto - Joseph Horovitz Euphonium Soloist Trevor Groom with the GUS (Footwear) Band GMD: Joseph Horovitz - 1973  'Cornet Carillon' - Vinyl - EMI Columbia Studio 2 Recording - Two 418 - 1973 (First Recording)   
Into the Sky - Stephen Bulla  Cory Band MD: Philip Harper  - 2014  'Into the Sky' -CD - De Haske Recording DHR-03-061-3 - 2014  
Yesterday  - Lennon and McCartney arr. Stuart Atkins The Band of the Yorkshire Imperial Metals MD: Trevor Walmsley DFC - 1973  'Brass International' - Vinyl - Pye Records – TB 3001 - 1973  
The Canadian March - Major James Merrit  Canadian Staff Band of the Salvation Army (Canada) BM: Captain Robert Redhead - 1982  'Reflections Canadian Staff Band Celebrating 100 years of Salvation Army Service in Canada' - Vinyl -  Festival CBC28211  
Sing Sing Sing - Louis Prima, Berry and Razaf arr. David E. Twitchings Leyland Band MD: Gary Cutt - 2003  'Master Brass Volume 14 - 2003 All England Championships Highlights' - CD -  Polyphonic Recording QPRL 218D - 2003  
Sicilian Vespers - Verdi arr. Howard Lorriman The Italian Brass Band (Italy) MD: Filippo Cangiamila - 2017  'Verdi’s Overture di Italian Brass Band' - CD - BAM Recording - 2017  
I-Tiddly-I-Tie - A. Roper arr. Ray Steadman-Allen Grimethorpe Colliery Band MD: George Thompson - 1967  'Black Diamonds' - Vinyl - Pye Golden Guinea Records – GSGL 10392 - 1967  
Blazing Bones - Ray Steadman-Allen  Kettering Citadel Band of the Salvation Army BM: Richard Philips - 2001  'Pastoral Brass' - CD - B&H Sound Services SP& S 186CD - 2001  
Questions - Terry Camsey Cornet Soloist Carl Saunders with the Cardiff Canton Band BM: Steve Martin - 2001  'Land of Song' - CD - Amadeus AMSCD043 - 2001  
Dance of the Jesters from the Snow Maiden - Peter Tchaikovsky arr. James Curnow  Lexington Brass Band (USA) MD: Dr. Ronald Holz - 2004  'Lexington Brass Band OPUS 3' - 2004  
Postcard from Rio - Steven Ponsford  Woodfalls Band MD: Dr Robert Childs - 2017  'United' - CD - Prima Vista Music PVM 003 - 2017  
Overture to the Opera Rienzi - Richard Wagner - Howard Lorriman Mount Charles Band MD: Dr Roy Newsome - 2005  'Memories' - CD - MC Recordings: MISC006 - 2007  
Someone To Watch Over Me - George Gershwin arr. Joseph Turrin  Soloist James Fountain accompanied by pianist Elliot Launn - 2022 -   'Keep the Music Playing ' - CD - Doyen Recording DOY411 - 2022  
The Entry of the King from the opera Lohengrin - Wagner arr. Bertrand Moren Brighouse & Rastrick Band MD: Dr David Thornton - 2018  'Bolero' - Concert Series Vol. 1 - CD - SP&S Recording DOYCD381 - 2018  
Diamond Fanfare - Liz Lane  Grimethorpe Colliery Band MD: Dr David Thornton  - 2021 -  'Grimethorpe in Concert Volume III' - CD - Egon Recording  SFZ 134 - 2007  
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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