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Radio: The World of Brass

There has been a great response to the first brass band radio broadcast in South Africa — and now there is more to come.

  The response to the programme has been fantastic

The World of Brass: 8th July

Following the great response to the first ever brass band radio programme broadcast in South Africa there is now more great music being featured by presenter Nick Plummer.

The former Sellers Engineering Band tuba player broadcasts on Cape Town's classical music radio station, Fine Music Radio (www.fmr.co.za) and has been connecting with a fledgling brass band community over the last 10 years with his occasional brass band spotlights.

The 1 hour long programme is dedicated to all things brass banding at 6.30pm (BST).

8th July:

Here's the running order for this coming Sunday if you want to append the page:

Bonds of Friendship Spanish March (William Fairey)
Overture Yeomen of The Guard (massed bands from British Bandsman Centenary Concert)
Reflections in Nature (Sellers Engineering)
My Grandfather's Clock
Soloist: John Clough
Summer Scherzo (Besses o' th' Barn)
Light Walk (Grimethorpe)
Rhapsody on The Isle of Mull (YBS)
Greensleeves (Blechschaden)
Royal Parks (Black Dyke)

Brass band lovers can enjoy the music online: https:/­/­iono.fm/­s/­6 or by visiting www.fmr.co.za and click the 'Listen Live' button.


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James Chamberlain

BMus (Hons) PGCE
Conductor, Teacher