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Chris Helme welcomes in the New Year with plenty of great brass band music

  Chris Helme provides plenty of fantastic brass band music to welcome in the New Year.

Sunday Bandstand: 6th January 2019

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.

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

Kirton 140 — Celebration March (Philip Wilby)
Black Dyke Band
MD: Dr. Nicholas Childs (2011)

Red Priest (Philip Wilby)
Oslo Brass Band
MD: Andreas Hansson (2012)

Caprice: Conchita (Eric Ball)
Soloist: Kevin Bolton
Carlton Main Frickley Colliery Band
MD: Robert Oughton (1972)

Meet me in St Louis (George Stoll trans. David Roberts)
Rothwell Temperance Band
MD: David Roberts (2005)

Bishop Blaize (Goff Richards)
John Laing (Hendon) Band
MD: Don Morrison (1986)

Bravura (Peter Graham)
Soloist: Aaron Van Derweele
New York Staff Band
MD: Ron Waiksnoris (2008)

Waltzing Trumpets (Denzil Stephens)
Harry Mortimer and his All-Star Brass
MD: Harry Mortimer (1963)

Eriskay Love Lil (Trad arr. Alan Fernie)
Brass Band Heist
MD: Bert van Thienen (2007)

Touch of Gershwin (arr. Derek Broadbent)
Brighouse & Rastrick
MD: Derek Broadbent (1989)

Britannia Celebration (Tony Zilincik — dedicated to Geoffrey Brand)
Brass Band of Columbus
MD: Tony Zilincik (2017)

Introduction (Torstein Aagaard-Nilsen)
Yorkshire Building Society Band
MD: David King (1995)

Rondo from Hummel's Trumpet Concerto (arr. William Relton)
Soloist: Robert Oughton/Irvine Vaines
Carlton Man Frickley Colliery
MD: Robert Oughton/William Relton (1970)

Pulse (Martin Cordner)
International Staff Band
BM: Dr. Stephen Cobb (2018)

The King's March & Prince Eugene's March (Jeremiah Clarke arr. Eric Crees)
Soloists: Maurice Murphy and Rod Franks
London Symphony Brass
MD: Eric Crees (1992)

Love at Home (Olaf Ritman)
Amsterdam Staff Band of the Salvation Army
BM: Howard Evans — (2002)

Hollywood! (Goff Richards)
Britannia Building Society Band
MD: Howard Snell (1994)

Harbour Light (Norman Bearcroft)
Soloist: Wilfrid Mountain
Hollywood Tabernacle Band
BM: William Gordon (1985)

Uncle Joe's Mintballs (Tony Berry)
Vocalist: Tony Berry
Wingates Band
MD: Andrew Berryman (2009)

Shenandoah (Traditional arr. Steven Verhelst)
Soloist: Ben van Dijk
Amsterdam Staff Band of the Salvation Army
BM: Olaf Ritman (2014)

By Faith Alone (Tony Zilincik)
Brass Band of Columbus
MD: Tony Zilincik (2017)

Wrath from War of the Worlds (Peter Graham)
Brighouse & Rastrick
MD: Professor David King (2013)

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

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January 20 • We'd be pleased to hear from suitable players interested in joining us on 1st Baritone either immediately or after the areas. We are keen to build on our First Section, 3rd placing at Butlins whilst continuing to enjoy our banding.

Alan Widdop

Conductor, Brass teacher, Adjudicator (ABBA)