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Radio: Sunday Bandstand

More great music from the heartland of Yorkshire with Chris Helme.

  There is plenty of great brass band music to enjoy from Chris Helme.

Sunday Bandstand: 11th February

Produced and presented by Chris Helme. For further information please see www.chrishelme-brighouse.org.uk and follow the Sunday Bandstand links for this play list and previous shows dating back to 2014.

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Rhythm and Blues (Philip Sparke)
Opening for weekly show
Foden's Band
MD: Michael Fowles 2010

Minton March (Wilfred Shadbolt)
Royal Doulton Band
MD: Ted Gray — (1982)

L'italiana in Algeri (Rossini arr. William Rimmer)
Fairey Band
MD: Kenneth Dennison — (1975)

The Prayer (David Foster & Carole Bayer Sager arr. Alan Ramsey)
Soloists: Jim Hayes & Paul Kiernan
Cooperative Funeralcare Band
MD: Michael Fowles — (2013)

The Frogs of Aristophanes (Granville Bantock arr. Frank Wright)
Grimethorpe Colliery RJB Band
MD: Major Peter Parkes — (1999)

On Parade March (Eiliv Herikstad)
Hamilton Temple S.A. Band
BM: David Buckley — (1978)

Meditation: The New Covenant (James Curnow)
Soli Deo Gloria Band
MD: Jan De Haan — (1993)

Silver Showers (William Rimmer)
Soloist: Jim Davies
Brighouse & Rastrick Band
MD: David Hirst — (1997)

N'er Blooms Sae Red (Trad arr. Alan Fernie)
Scottish Borders Youth Band
MD: Alan Fernie — (2017)

Abide With Me (W.H. Monk)
Brass Band Froschl Hall
MD: Hannes Buchegger — (2006)

Adventures in Brass (Ray Farr)
Oberaargauer Brass Band
MD: Manfred Obrecht — (1990)

Le Domino Noir (Daniel Auber arr. George Hawkins)
Black Dyke Mills Band
MD: Major Peter Parkes — (1992)

Swedish Hymn (Trad arr. Peter Graham)
Soloist: Gordon Ward
New York Staff Band
BM: Ron Waiksnoris — (1987)

The Gabrielettes (Richard E. Holz)
Soloists: Ron Waiksnoris, Kenneth Kirby & Gordon Ward
New York Staff Band (USA)
BM: Derek Smith — (1983)

Japanese Carnival — Andre de Basque (Albert Ketelby)
Callendar's Senior Band
MD: Tom Morgan — (1938)

Carman Suite (Bizet arr. Gordon Langford)
Williams Fairey Band
MD: James Gourlay — (1987)

Kiss Me Again (Victor Herbert arr. Bill Geldar)
BNFL (Leyland) Band
MD: Richard Evans — (1994)

Violin Concerto No. 1 (2nd mvt) Adagio (Max Bruch arr. Steven Hague)
Soloist: Kirsty Abbotts
Carlton Main Frickley Colliery Band
MD: Allan Ramsay — (2006)

Yodelling Brass (Philip Lane)
Sun Life Stanshawe Band
MD: Brian Howard — (2007)

Spring from the Four Seasons (Vivaldi arr. Henry de Boer)
Percussion feature
Brass Band de Bazuin
MD: Klaas van der Woude — (1997)

Holiday for Strings (David Rose arr. Ray Farr)
NSK-RHP Ransome
Band MD: Brian Grant — (1997)

Poeme Op 41 No. 4 (Zdenek Fibich)
Swiss Army Band
MD: Andreas Sporri — (1999)

Frog King's Parade (Heini Kronberger)
National Brass Band of New Zealand
MD: K.G.L. Smith — (1953)

Sarafand March (George H. Willcocks)
GUS (Footwear) Band
MD: John Berryman — (1986)

Rhythm and Blues (Philip Sparke)
Closing for weekly show
Foden's Band
MD: Michael Fowles — (2010)

Enjoy the show....

Hardaw Scar

Hardraw Scar open for entries

February 18 • One of the most famous open air brass band contests in the world is open for entries.

Brass quartet

Final chord call for A4 Quartet composer competition

February 18 • There are just a few days left to get you entry in if you want to get your work performed by the award winning A4 Brass Quartet.


Radio: Sounds of Brass

February 18 • More great music with a taste of Cornwall from Philip Hunt


Report & Results: 2018 UniBrass Trophy

February 17 • The students of the Royal Northern College of Music retain their hold on the UniBrass Trophy

Foden's Band - Patrons Concert

Tuesday 20 February • Sandbach School. Crewe Rd, Sandbach CW11 3NS CW11 3NS

Regent Hall Concerts - RAF Chamber Ensemble

Friday 23 February • Regent Hall. (The Salvation Army). 275 Oxford Street. London W1C 2DJ (opposite RESERVED) W1C 2DJ

Milton Keynes Brass - "Blow away those Winter Blues"

Saturday 24 February • The United Reformed Church. High Street. Newport Pagnell MK16 0FH

Elland Silver Band -

Saturday 24 February • All Saints Church Savile Road Elland HX5 0NH

Marshfield Band - Marshfield Male Voice Choir

Saturday 24 February • Marshfield Community Centre. Hayfield. Marshfield SN14 8PG

Waltham St. Lawrence Silver Band

February 19 • A friendly non-contesting community band within easy reach of Maidenhead, Bracknell and Reading, we look forward to an exciting year under our new MD, Steve Block, and urgently need cornet players, front and back row, as well as baritone and BBb bass.

Strata Brass

February 17 • Require FRONT ROW CORNET (flexibility in the section) after Yorkshire Area (1st Section) in March.. Rehearsals SUN/WED.. MD Jonathan Bates (Solo Horn - Fodens Band). Sensible concert/contest schedule.

Shipston Town band

February 15 • We currently need a Kit percussionist, 2nd horn and Bb Bass as we prepare for the forthcoming Midlands Area at Bedworth in March. We are graded Section 4

Steve Pritchard-Jones

Conductor, Adjudicator, Teacher