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Radio: Time for Brass

More music from Manxland thanks to Ian Cottier.



Time for Brass
97.2, 89 and 103.7FM and 1368AM

2010 was a quite extraordinary year for brass band recordings — the life-blood of a programme like 'Time for Brass'.

Both in numbers and in quality these recordings, from major companies and individual bands alike, they were a source of pleasure and enjoyment.

The following playlist shows what was on offer in the first 'Time for Brass' of 2011 — mainly of excellent tracks that I had no time to play in 2010!

That's how it goes and waiting for me at the radio station when I arrived was another parcel of pleasures to come.

I've mentioned before my amazement at the power of the internet: within quarter of an hour of starting the programme two text messages arrived in the studio, one from across the Atlantic and one from Port Erin, just a few miles down the road. Manx Radio and 'Time for Brass' are truly global!

3rd January:

1. Winterthur Centenary
Ray Bowes
South London Fellowship Band

2. The Merry Wives of Windso
Nicolai arr. Cooper

3. And Everything is Still
Andy Scott
Soloist: Lesley Howie

4. A Pilgrim Song
Thomas Rive
The Household Troops Band

5. Procession of the Nobles
Rimsky-Korsakov arr. Lorriman
Black Dyke

6. The Watermill
Ronald Binge
Black Dyke
Soloist: Richard Marshall

7. Servants of God
Steven Ponsford
Norwich Citadel Band

8. Jeanie with the Light Brown Hair
Stephen Foster arr. Howarth
Soloist: David Childs

9. Irish Tune from County Derry
Percy Grainger arr. Wright

10. Yesterday
Lennon and McCartney arr. Snell
Manx Concert Brass
Soloist: Stephen Maddox

11. What Sweeter Music
Rutter arr. Yeo
Nidaros Brass Band

12. Praising
Erik Silfverberg
Hendon Band of the Salvation Army


Result: 2018 London & Southern Counties Regional Championship: First Section

March 17 • Sandhurst Silver strike gold as they head to Cheltenham as champions alongside qualifiers Amersham

Ebbw Valley

Result: 2018 Welsh Regional Championship: First Section

March 17 • Ebbw Valley notch up another Area title success to head to Cheltenham with Burry Port Town at their side.


Result: 2018 North of England Regional Championship: Second Section

March 17 • North Skelton power their way to Cheltenham with J36 at their side after they made light of the opposition in Durham to take the Second Section title.


Result: 2018 North of England Regional Championship: First Section

March 17 • It's Harrogate and Houghton who deliver the musical metamorphosis to head to Cheltenham.

Contest: London & SC Regional Championships

Saturday 17 March • Stevenage Arts & Leisure Centre, Lytton Way, Stevenage SG1 1LZ

Contest: Welsh Regional Championships

Saturday 17 March • Brangwyn Hall, The Guildhall, Swansea SA1 4PE

Contest: North of England Regional Championships

Saturday 17 March • The Gala Theatre, 1 Millennium Place, Durham DH1 1WA

Black Dyke Band - Victoria Hall, Bolton

Saturday 17 March • 37 Knowsley St, Bolton BL1 2AS

Contest: London & SC REgional Championships

Sunday 18 March • Stevenage Arts & Leisure Centre, Lytton Way, Stevenage SG1 1LZ

Wakefield Metropolitan Brass Band

March 17 • Musical Director due to work commitments, the Wakefield Metropolitan Band seeks applications for this position. 1st section band with a 5th place at the areas. We require someone with the drive and ambition to take us to the next level is this you ?

Walsall Brass Band

March 17 • WALSALL BRASS BAND are looking for Cornets, 1st Baritone, 2nd Euphonium, Bb Bass and Percusion.

Cheshire Constabulary Band

March 17 • We are urgently looking for a Tenor Horn, Cornet and snare drummers (for our Corps of drums). Smart friendly well run band with varied engagements, just one rehearsal a week. Open to all walks of life ( you do not need to work for the Police!)

Howard J Evans

MA (Dist), Mus.B (hons), ARCM (hons), LRAM, LTCL, PGCE
Conductor, composer, arranger, tutor and pianist