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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

Brass in Concert

Results: 2017 Brass in Concert Championship

November 19 • The all conquering Norwegians of Eikanger become the Brass in Concert champions.


Results: 2017 Scottish Challenge Shield

November 19 • Clackmannan claims the Scottish Challenge Shield honours with a triumphant performance in Perth.


Gateshead prepares for the entertainers to arrive

November 17 • The Sage Gateshead will host two days of world class brass band talent this weekend at the Brass in Concert Championship festival.


Trinity Girls look for new lead

November 17 • The successful musical partnership between conductor Ryan Watkins and Trinity Girls Band has come to an end.

Gloucestershire Brass Band Association - Own Choice March & Test Piece Contest

Sunday 19 November • All Saints’ Academy. Blaisdon Way. Cheltenham GL51 0WH

Rotherham Schools' Youth Brass Band - Fountain City Brass Band

Monday 20 November • Rotherham Minster - Rotherham s60 1pd

Foden's Band - Matt Ford - Lichfield Cathedral

Friday 24 November • 19A The Close, Lichfield WS13 7LD

Lofthouse Brass Band - Pudsey Churches Together Christmas Concert

Saturday 25 November • Pudsey Parish Church, Church Lane, Pudsey, LS28 7BD LS28 7BD

Lofthouse Brass Band - Lofthouse Christmas Fair

Saturday 25 November • Lofthouse Methodist Church, Leeds Road, Lofthouse, Wakefield WF3 3NE

Hucknall & Linby Brass

November 20 • Hucknall and Linby Band - 2nd section- Require a front row cornet player. We rehearse Thursdays 7.30 -9.30 in Hucknall, Nottingham. With great transport links to the city centre and the universities.

Newstead Brass

November 18 • Bb Cornet (position negotiable). . Newstead Brass, established Midlands Championship section, have opportunity for an additional cornet player. Suitable for experienced player or someone looking to take the next step in their development.

Wakefield Metropolitan Brass Band

November 17 • FRONT ROW CORNET. SOLO TROMBONE. . The band have an exciting concert/contest/marching schedule ahead. We are looking for a committed front row cornet and solo trombone player to come and join us in the Yorkshire 1st Section! MD: Richard Larder.

Phil Lawrence

Composer and conductor