Sunday Bandstand 26 May 2024

Sunday Bandstand 26 May 2024

Hello Brass Banders - The show this week's has a theme which I have called 'One hit wonders'. Many composers of classical music have written a lot of music throughout their musical life. This includes operas, symphonies and even songs but in some cases even though they have written a lot of music the public have not warmed to them.

But in some cases out of the music they have written whilst most of it has long been forgotten or rarely performed there is one of their compositions that touches the nerve of satisfaction and is the one piece of music and often only piece of music the listening public know.

Our photograph is Vittorio Monti who is known throughout the world for just one piece of music. It has been played far more times than anything else he wrote. It has been recorded countless times and arranged for many different instruments - Czardas - and we feature it on this week's show.

Enjoy the show...

Playlist 26 May 2024 

Rhythm and Blues – Philip Sparke   Opening for weekly show Foden's Band MD: Michael Fowles - 2010
Fanfare From "Carmina Burana" - Carl Orff arr: Pearson BNFL Band MD: Richard Evans - 1996
O Fortuna from "Carmina Burana" - Carl Orff arr: Klaas van der Woude  Organist Simon Lindley with the Sellers International Band MD: Philip McCann - 2004
The Merry Wives of Windsor - Otto Nicolai arr: George Hawkins Black Dyke Mills Band MD:  Geoffrey Brand - 1968
Dance of the Hours  from the opera La Gioconda - Amilcare Ponchielli arr. Rimmer  Brighouse and Rastrick Band MD: Professor Walter B. Hargreaves - 1969
Adagio for Strings - Samuel Barber arr: Frode  Rydlands Eikanger Bjorsvik Musikklag Band MD: Reid Gilje - 2003
Czardas - Vittorio Monti Trombone Solo Derek Southcott with ther JSVB - 2002 ( mp3
Oliver Selection - Lionel Bart arr. Edrich Siebert  Redbridge Brass MD: Melvin White - 1995
M'appari tutt'amor from Act III: Martha - Friedrich von Flotow arr. Gordon Langford  Cornet Soloist Philip McCann with the Harpist Skaila Kanga, The Academy of St Martin in the Fields Chamber Ensemble MD: Gordon Langford  - 1986 
Toccata - Charles-Marie Widor arr. Philip Sparke  Fodens Richardson Band - 2006
Dance of the Russian Sailors from The Red Poppy Opera - Reinhold Gliere arr. Nigel Seaman Lewis Merthyr Band MD: Nigel Seaman - 1980
Scherzo From Concerto Symphonique Op.102 - Henry Charles Litolff  arr. Denis Wright Piano Soloist Keith Swallow with the Black Dyke Mills Band MD: Geoffrey Brand - 1970
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
The Sorcerer's Apprentice - Paul Dukas arr. Derek Bourgeois Sun Life Band MD: Bryan Hurdley  - 1993
Evening Prayer Engelbert Humperdinck arr. Karl Jenkins and Philip Wilby Vocals - Only Men Aloud with the Cory Band MD: Karl Jenkins -2007 
The Merry Widow - Franz Lehar arr. Denis Wright  Ibstock Brick Brass MD: Paul Northey - 2002
Procession of the Sardar from the Caucasian Sketches - Mikhail Ippolitov-Ivanov arr. Philip Sparke  BNFL Band MD: Richard Evans -1997
Adagio - Tomaso Giovanni Albinoni arr. Kevin Bolton Flugel Horn Soloist Mark Walters with the Grimethorpe Colliery Band MD: Major Peter Parkes - 1998
Swedish Rhapsody - Hugo Emil Alfvén arr. Faith and Pope Massed Bands of Fodens, Fairey Aviation and Morris Motors MD: Harry Mortimer - 1959
To a Wild Rose from Woodland Sketches, Op. 51: No. 1 - Edward MacDowell arr. Martyn   Euphonium Soloist Marcus Cutts with the Fairey Engineering Band MD: Kenneth Dennison - 1970
Entry Of The Gladiators - Julius Fucik Wingate Band MD: John Hudson - 1993
Rhythm and Blues – Philip Sparke   Closing for weekly show Foden's Band MD: Michael Fowles - 2010

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