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Radio: Sunday Bandstand

More great music to send out to the banding world from Chris Helme in the heartland of Yorkshire...

  Plenty of great music from Chris Helme in the brass band heartland of Yorkshire

Sunday Bandstand: 8th April

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)

Royal Tiger March (Harold Moss)
Leyland Band
MD: Russell Gray — (2006)

Benvenuto Cellini (Hector Berlioz arr. Frank Wright)
Black Dyke Mills Band
MD: Geoffrey Brand — (1971)

Send In The Clowns (Stephen Sondheim arr. Adam Taylor)
Soloist: Jim Hayes
Co-operative Funeral Care Band
MD: Michael Fowles — (2013)

Deliverance (Philip Catelinet)
Duet: Keith Hutchinson & Richard Martin
Enfield Citadel Band of Salvation Army
BM: James Williams — (1977)

Morgenblatter op. 279 (Johann Strauss II)
Munn & Felton's (Footwear) Band
MD: Stanley Boddington — (1961)

Variations on a Theme (Mermaid's Song) from Oberon — (Carl Maria Von Weber arr. Alexander Owen)
Soloist: James Shepherd
Besses o' th' Barn Band
MD: Elgar Howarth
Live recording at the Royal Albert Hall Festival Concert — (1983)

Fetes (Claude Debussy arr. Thomas Wyss)
Massed bands of CWS Glasgow, Desford Colliery Dowty, Britannia Building Society, Cory & Grimethorpe Colliery
MD: Howard Snell — (1988)

Tancredi Overture (Rossini arr. William Rimmer)
Brighouse & Rastrick
MD: Derek Broadbent — (1989)

Spanish Impressions — No. 4: Santiago di Compostella — (Rodney Newton)
Williams Fairey Band
MD: James Gourlay — (1997)

Galop from the musical comedy Moscow, Cheryomushki (Dmitri Shostakovich arr. Gary Westwood)
Leyland Band
MD: Russell Gray — (2006)

The Light Fantastic (Paul Lovatt-Cooper)
European Youth Brass Band
MD: Erik Janssen — (2016)

Poet and Peasant (Franz von Suppe)
Massed bands of Foden's Motor Works, Fairey Aviation and Morris Motors
MD: Harry Mortimer — (1957)
Fantasy for Euphonium (Philip Sparke)
Soloist: Ian Craddock
Band of the Yorkshire Metals
MD: Denis Carr — (1979)

March Centaur (Derek Broadbent)
Brass Band Schoonhoven
MD: Erik Janssen — (1996)

Partita: 3rd mvt Canzona and the 4th mvt Rondo — (Wilfred Heaton)
Black Dyke Band
MD: Professor Nicholas Childs -(2002)

Granada (Austin Lara arr. Mark Freeh)
Soloist: Jim Hayes
Co-operative Funeral Care Band
MD: Michael Fowles — (2013)

Mischievous Spirit (Gabriel Major-Marothy)
Hannaford Street Silver Band
MD: Raymond Tizzard

Victoria (Alexander Lithgow)
Wellington Municipal Fire Brigade Band
MD: Norman Goffin — (1968)

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

Enjoy the show...


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Besses o' th' Barn Band - Celebration Concert

Friday 19 October • Shaw Playhouse 2. 2 Newtown Street, Oldham Ol2 8NX

Regent Hall Concerts - Royal Northern College of Music Brass Band

Friday 19 October • Regent Hall. (The Salvation Army). 275 Oxford Street Opp. RESERVED. London. W1C 2DJ

Black Dyke Band - Elsecar Heritage Centre Barnsley

Saturday 20 October • Elsecar Heritage Centre Wath Road Elsecar Barnsley S74 8HJ

Woodfalls Band - Wellstead Community Choir

Saturday 20 October • Chandlers Ford Methodist Church. Winchester Rd, Chandler's Ford, Hants SO53 2GJ

St Albans City Band - Parmiters School

Saturday 20 October • Dagnall Street Baptist Church, 1 Cross Street, St Albans AL3 5EE

Thundersley Brass Band

October 15 • Thundersley Brass Band are inviting applicants for: Soprano Cornet, 2nd Tenor Horn, to complete our line-up on a permanent basis from October 2018. This represents a fantastic opportunity to join a friendly top level brass band in the London/Essex area

Tongwynlais Temperance Band

October 13 • Tongwynlais Band have an immediate vacancy for a Solo Euphonium player to lead the section for the remainder of the year and into the 2019 contest season. The band have concerts scheduled for 2018 in Cardiff and looking to return to the Welsh Open in Feb.

Thurcroft Welfare

October 12 • Solo Horn and tutti cornet vacancies. Thurcroft Welfare are looking for a solo horn player and also a tutti cornet to join our happy ranks! Rehearsing Tuesdays and Thursdays in our own band room close to Junc 1 M18 near Rotherham/Doncaster/Maltby.

Martin Heartfield

Conductor, Adjudicator, Educationalist