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More fantastic brass band music from across the world to enjoy from Chris Helme in the heartlands of Yorkshire banding...

  There is plenty of music from across the banding work featured on Chris Helme's programme

Sunday Bandstand: 13th 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.

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

Battle of the Winds (Charles Duble)
Sunlife (Stanshawe) Band
MD: Roy Newsome (1979)

Life Divine (Cyril Jenkins)
Yorkshire Building Society Band
MD: David King (1997)

Estudiantina (Emile Waldteufel)
GUS (Footwear) Band
MD: Stanley Boddington (1967)

Drink to me only with thine eyes (Philip Sparke)
Soloist: Jantina Rozema
Soli Brass
MD: Frans-Aert Burghgraef (2011)

Music from the film Hook (John Williams arr. Rieks van der Velde)
Brass Band De Waldsang
MD: Rieks van der Velde (2007)

Summers' Last Bloom (Jim Parker)
Black Dyke Band
MD: James Watson (1999)

Variants on St Francis (David Chaulk)
Soloist: Simon Birkett
Marple Band
MD: Graham O'Connor (2000)

Overture: The Abduction from Il Seraglio (Mozart)
Carlton Main Frickley Colliery
MD: William Rushworth

Scherzo for Motorcycle & Orchestra (John Williams arr. Klaas van der Woude)
Willebroek Brass Band (Belgium)
MD: Frans Violet (2008)

Mountain Camp (Donald Osgood)
Kettering Citadel Band of the Salvation Army
BM: Richard Philips (2001)

English Heritage (George Lloyd)
MD: Howard Snell (1991)

American in Paris (George Gershwin arr. Howard Snell)
Williams Fairey
MD: Allan Withington (2002)

Two Part Invention (Philip Sparke)
Soloists: Nicholas and Robert Childs
Rochdale Band
GMD: Richard Evans (1990)

Happy Trombones (Rob Ares)
Trombone Section of Brighouse & Rastrick
MD: Jan de Haan— (1998)

Riverdance (Bill Whelan arr. Ray Farr)
Grimethorpe Colliery Band
MD: Garry Cutt (1996)

The Bells of Notre Dame (Menken & Schwartz arr. Andre Waignein)
Brass Band De Bazuin Oenkerk
MD: Klaas van der Woude (1998)

Anything Goes (Cole Porter arr. Alan Fernie)
Hammonds Saltaire Band
MD: Morgan Griffiths (2012)

Them Basses (Getty Huffine)
Sunlife (Stanshawe) Band
MD: Roy Newsome (1979)

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

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