Sunday Bandstand 31 March 2024

Sunday Bandstand 31 March 2024

Hello Brass Banders - A Happy Easter to you all. The first half of this week's show is music you associate with Easter time. Some of the pieces we are playing you will be very familiar with but then I have included a few more that are may be new to you.

As always we have some wonderful soloists.

Now that the 2024 UK National Final contest test pieces have been announced we are going to be playing them all over the next few weeks. We are starting off this week with the 1st section test piece 'Excalibur' composed by the Belgium composer, arranger and conductor Jan van der Roost. It is played by the Breeze Brass Band from Japan in 1993. I am sure that the competing bands will enjoy playing this work and the audience will certainly enjoy listening to it.

Playlist 31 March 2024


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
Easter Tale - Darren Bartlett North York Temple Band (Canada) BM: Glenn Barlow - 2013  'Everywhere' - CD -  NYTB - 2013
Resurrection - Finale from Symphony No. 2 - Gustav Mahler arr. Christopher Wormald Black Dyke Band MD: Dr. Nicholas Childs - 2010  'Spectacular Classics Vol.7' - CD - Obrasso Recording CD 940 - 2010
Intermezzo Cavalleria Rusticana - Pietro Mascagni arr. John Howarth Soprano Soloist Stephen Barnsley with the Cory Band MD: Dr. Robert Childs - 2007  'An Italian Night' - CD Obrasso Label  CD898 - 2004
Hallelujah Chorus from Handel's Messiah - G.F.Handel Black Dyke Band and the Halifax Choral Society MD: John Pryce Jones  - 2001  'The Messiah in Brass' - CD (Double) - Doyen Recording DOY CD110 - 2001
Lament from Stabat Mater - Karl Jenkins arr. Andrew Wainwright and Robert Childs Euphonium Soloist Michel Rosenquist with the Amsterdam Staff Band of the Salvation Army (The Netherlands) BM: Olaf Ritman - 2013  'Live from Canada' - CD - SP&S SKU: 25346 - 2013
Easter Hymn - Brian Bowen International Staff Band of the Salvation Army BM: Lieut -Col Ray Bowes - 1988  'International Staff Band' - CD - SPS060CD - 1988
The Kingdom Triumphant - Eric Ball  International Staff Band of the Salvation Army  BM: Lt. Col. Bernard Adams - 1963  'Brass Band Festival' - Vinyl - Regal Zonophone EMI SLRZ4005 - 1963
The Old Rugged Cross - arr. James Morrison Trumpet Soloist James Morrison (Australia) with the  Black Dyke Band Dr Nicholas Childs  - 2012  'British Bandsman 125th Anniversary Concert' - DVD -  WOB - 2012
Amen  from the Messiah - Handel arr. Eric Ball Massed Bands of Brighouse & Rastrick, CWS (Manchester), Fairey, Fodens and GUS (Footwear)MD: Roger Barsotti - 1970  'Festival Concert Royal Albert Hall 10 October 1970' - Vinyl - Pye Golden Guinea GSGL 10470 - 1970
Excalibur - Jan van der Roost  - 1st Section National Test Piece - 2024 Breeze Brass Band (Japan) MD: Kazuyoshi Uemura - 1993  'Excalibur' - CD - Kosei Publishing Japan KOCD-2503 - 1993
Scherzo for Baritone - Iain Rayner Baritone Soloist Kristy Rowe (Australia) with the Gunnedah Shire Band MD: Jason Katikaris - 2012 -    -        'Centre Stage' - CD - Studio  301 - 2012
You'll never walk alone - Richard Rodgers arr. Howard Snell Skipton Properties Band MD: Andrew Eastwood  - 1998  'Let's Face the Music' - CD - Bellburn Recording BELB001 - 1998 
Ben Hur - Miklos Rosa arr. John Glenesk Mortimer Sellers International Band MD: Philip McCann - 2004  'Somewhere in Time ' - CD - SP&S DOYCD184 - 2004
Rise - Martin Cordner  Melbourne Staff Band of the Salvation Army (Australia) BM: Ken Waterworth - 2019  'Rise' - CD - MSBCD51 - 2019
Share My Yoke - Joy Webb arr. Ivor Bosanko  Cornet Soloist Terry Everson with the New England Brass MD: Douglas Yeo - 2001  'Honour and Glory' - CD - NEBBCD102 - 2001
Toccata and Fugue in D Minor - J.S.Bach arr: Eric Crees Desford Colliery Band MD: Eric Crees - 1997  'Bach to Bernstein' - CD - Hermitage Music  HMCD 7002-2 - 1997
A Short ride in a Brass Machine - Andrew Baker Tongwynlais Temperance Band MD: Philip Harper - 2010  'A Short Ride in a Brass Machine' - CD - TTB-CD201 - 2010
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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