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New Year brass band music to enjoy from Chris Helme

  There is plenty of great New Year brass band music to enjoy from Chris Helme

Sunday Bandstand: 30th December

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.

My website also has a review section and a brass band nostalgia section.

Your CD

Has your band produced a CD this year?

I would be very pleased to play tracks from it if you have. Or have you a burning nostalgia question about the world of brass bands, if you have then please contact me via e-mail:

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

Brilliant March (J. Ord Hume)
Black Dyke Mills Band
MD: Geoffrey Brand (1974)

Marco Spada Overture (Daniel Auber)
Black Dyke Band
MD: Dr. Nicholas Childs (2007)

Variations in Blue (Derek Broadbent)
Trombone Section
Brass Band Berner Oberland
MD: Markus S. Bach (1987)

April in Paris (Music by E Y Harburg, words by Vernon Duke ar. Mark Freeh)
Soloist: Alan Morrison
Travelsphere Holidays Band
MD: Captain Barry Wassall (2001)

Choral of Hope (Johan Evenepoel)
Brass Band Buizingen
MD: Luc Vertommen (2004)

Forward 2000 March (Martin Cordner)
Enfield Citadel Band
BM: James Williams (2001)

Marching through Georgia (Goff Richards)
Hammonds Sauce Works Band
MD: Geoffrey Whitham (1980)

Carnival of Venice (Harry James)
Soloist: David Daws
Oslo Temple Salvation Army Band
BM: Not known (2006)

2nd Sinfonietta for Band (Jean Balissat)
Brass Band Willebroek
MD: Frans Violet (1994)

The Millennium Song (Kees Vlak)
Brass Band Bazuin Oenkerk
MD: Klaas van der Woude (1998)

Inter City (Darrol Barry)
Hammonds Sauce Works Band
MD: Geoffrey Whitham (1980)

Snowy Polka (Walter John Ridley)
Royal Doulton Band
MD: Ted Gray

The Bronze Horse (Daniel Auber arr. Drake Rimmer)
BMC Concert Band
MD: Harry Mortimer (1968)

Northern Spirit (Alan Fernie)
Brighouse & Rastrick Band
MD: Alan Morrison — (2009)

Variations on 76 Trombones (Meredith Willson arr. Kenneth Amis)
Soloist: Scott Hartman
Brass Band of Battle Creek
MD: Constantine Kitsopoulus (1998)

Sparkling Diamonds from Moulin Rouge (Jules Styne & Leo Robin arr. Sandy Smith)
Black Dyke Band
MD: Dr. Nicholas Childs (2004)

Polka Concertante: Pluie d'Etoiles (Emil Waldteufel arr. Eric Crees)
Soloist: David Smith
Desford Colliery Band
MD: Eric Crees (1997)

King of Kings (Eric Ball)
Egon Virtuosi Band
BM: James Williams (1996)

Brass Band Froschl Hall
MD: Hannes Buchegger (2006)

Spitfire Prelude & Fugue (William Walton arr. Elgar Howarth)
Foden's Richardson Band
MD: Garry Cutt (2005)

MacArthur Park (Jim Webb arr. Alan Catherall)
Grimethorpe Colliery Band
MD: Major Peter Parkes (1998)

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

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