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Radio: Sounds of Brass

Philip Hunt provides his usual mix of great brass band music.

Radio
  Phillip Hunt provides plenty of fantastic brass band music over the airwaves

BBC SOUNDS OF BRASS — Worldwide

BROADCAST ON BBC RADIO CORNWALL, DEVON, GUERNSEY & JERSEY EVERY SUNDAY EVENING @ 7.00pm and on BRISTOL, GLOUCESTERSHIRE, SOMERSET SOUND, SWINDON & WILTSHIRE Sunday 1.00am to 2.00am.

PRODUCED AND PRESENTED WEEKLY BY PHILLIP HUNT since 1985.

AVAILABLE LIVE AND LISTEN AGAIN EVERY WEEK ON THE WORLD WIDE WEB THROUGH THE BBC RADIO iPLAYER.

Live on Sundays at 20.05 or 12am British Time or at any time for 30 DAYS after the Broadcast.
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At the moment the BBC Local Radio Stations on the Freeview Radio Channel can only be accessed within the individual Radio Station areas, which is why some numbers are duplicated.

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Check the Sounds of Brass Blog @ www.sofbblog.wordpress.com every week for programme details, brass band articles and information.

For our 33rd birthday programme I've chosen a selection of music composed, conducted and performed by just some of the musical friends I've made throughout those years.

Sunday 16th December 2018:

THE FLORENTINER MARCH (Julius Fucik arr. Frank Renton)
Rothwell Band
Conductor: Douglas Blackledge

AN AMERICAN IN PARIS (George Gershwin arr. Howard Snell)
Williams Fairey Band
Conductor: Allan Withington

PRELUDE AND CAPRICCIO (Edward Gregson)
Soloist: Tom Hutchinson
Cory Band
Conductor: Philip Harper

A CAROL FANTASY (Eric Ball)
AWAY IN A MANGER (Trad arr. Alan Fernie)
Soloist: Helen Williams

GUADETE (arr. Christopher Bond)
Soloist: Steve Stewart
Cory Band
Conductor: Philip Harper

A CHRISTMAS SUITE (Trad arr. Alan Fernie)
Black Dyke Band
Conductor: Dr Nicholas Childs

PROCESSION TO THE MINSTER (Richard Wagner arr. Howard Snell)
Britannia Building Society & Williams Fairey Engineering
Conductor: Howard Snell

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Awards

2018 4BR Awards: The Nominations

December 18 • The 'long list' of 4BR annual award nominations that will be considered by our panel of judges have been released.


Champion

Four Christmas Cracker mutes from Band Supplies

December 18 • There is a fantastic Christmas selection box of cornet/trumpet mutes from Band Supplies — all at brilliant money saving prices too.


Radio

Radio: Sunday Bandstand

December 18 • Plenty of festive music on the menu from Chris Helme in the brass band heartland of Yorkshire


Circus

Get the Sparke treatment on The Greatest Showman

December 18 • Philip Sparke has produced a fantastic new arrangement of the theme song from 'The Greatest Showman'.


Enderby Band - Enderby Band Christmas Concert

Monday 17 December • Enderby Church. Corner of Leicester Lane/Blaby Road. Enderby. Leicestershire LE19 4AR


Foden's Band - Little Lever High School

Tuesday 18 December • Little Lever High School ,Church Street, Little Lever, Bolton, BL3 1BT


The Wigston Band - The Wigston Band Christmas Concert

Thursday 20 December • St Thomas Church, South Wigston LE18 4TA


Regent Hall Concerts - Royal Greenwich Brass Band

Thursday 20 December • St Alfege Church. 3 Greenwich Church Street SE10 9BJ


The Wigston Band -

Thursday 20 December • St Thomas Church, South Wigston LE18 4TA


Haslingden & Helmshore Brass Band

December 18 • Haslingden & Helmshore, North West 1st Section Brass Band. . MD Mr. Simon Cowen (Principal Trombone with RLPO) . Require 2 front row Cornet players & Percussionist to complete the band. . A very sensible mix of engagements with rehearsals every Tuesday 8pm


Meltham and Meltham Mills Brass Band

December 18 • We have a vacancy for a Soprano and BBb Bass to complete the line up for the areas. Nice Schilke Sop sat waiting for the right person! The band currently competes in the 2nd Section and has a full program of concerts and contests.


The Corsham Band

December 18 • The band are currently looking for an experienced Back Row Cornet Player to join our friendly and enthusiastic team. Second or Third Cornet position available.


Christopher Houlding

MMus, GGSM, LRAM
Conductor, Performer, Educator