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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....


Brass Bands England to help lead support of a nation's thanks

February 23 • Brass Bands England will help promote 'Battles Over' — a unique commemoration of the end of the First World War, 100 years to the day the guns finally fell silent.

David King

National Champions look for Odyssey repeat

February 23 • Brighouse & Rastrick will be opening their doors for a sneak preview of their 'Odyssey' preparations.


Strata build Regional hopes on new foundations

February 23 • Strata Brass will head to Huddersfield next weekend with a number of new signings in the ranks.


Radio: Sunday Bandstand

February 23 • More great music from Chris Helme in the heartland of Yorkshire banding

Marshfield Band - Marshfield Male Voice Choir

Saturday 24 February • Marshfield Community Centre SN14 8PG

The Brighouse & Rastrick Band - Chirst Church Ilkley

Saturday 24 February • Christchurch,. The Grove,. Ilkley LS29 9LW

Marshfield Band - Marshfield Male Voice Choir

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

The Cobham Band -

Saturday 24 February • The Vera Fletcher Hall . 4 Embercourt Road. Thames Ditton. KT7 0LQ KT70LQ

Milton Keynes Brass - "Blow away those Winter Blues"

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

West Somerset Brass Band

February 23 • West Somerset Brass is looking to strengthen its cornet and baritone section. We are a community band playing all over Somerset and hope to undertake a tour to France later in the year. If you can play whatever standard please make contact

The Corsham Band

February 22 • Having now been promoted to the 2nd Section for the forthcoming Contest season, the band are now looking for a back row cornet player, 2nd or 3rd, to join our team

Thundersley Brass Band

February 20 • Thundersley Brass, a Championship section band based in Benfleet, Essex are welcoming applicants for the following positions (seats negotiable)from April 2018:. Eb Bass. BBb Bass.

David Barringer

Conductor and Adjudicator