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Chris Helme presents more great brass band music from the heartlands of Yorkshire.

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Sunday Bandstand: 10th March 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)

Sure and Steadfast (Eric Ball)
Carlton Main Frickley Colliery
MD: Robert Oughton — (1972)

Journey into Freedom (Eric Ball)
New York Staff Band (USA)
BM: Ron Waiksnoris (2003)

Festival Music ii) Romance (Eric Ball)
Black Dyke Band
MD: Dr. Nicholas Childs (2008)

Way Out West (Brian Crookes)
William Davis Construction Group Band
MD: John Berryman (1976)

Big Country (Jerome Moross arr. Denzil Stephens)
Grimethorpe Colliery Band
Drums: Geoff Myers
Bass Guitar: Terry Palmer
MD: Derek Ashmore (1972)

Fairies of the Water- (Saint Jacombe arr: Morton)
Soloist: Les Smail
Hammonds Sauce Works Band
MD: Geoffrey Whitham (1977)

Waltzing with Strauss (Johann Strauss arr. Frank Seymour)
BMC, CWS (Manchester), Fairey's , Foden's, Grimethorpe
MD: Harry Mortimer (1969)

Slavonic Rhapsody No. 1 (Carl Friedmann)
Kings of Brass
MD: James Scott (1995)

Furioso Polka (Johann Strauss II arr. Luc Vertommen)
Brass Band Froschl Hall (Austria)
MD: Hannes Buchegger (2013)

I Hear You Calling Me (Charles Marshall)
Soloist: Derek Garside
Kings of Brass
MD: James Scott (1995)

Australian Fantasy (Gordon Langford)
Besses o'th' Barn Band
MD: Roy Newsome (1980)

Requiem (David Bedford)
Buy as you View Cory Band
MD: Robert Childs (2002)

Danse Macabre Variations (Benjamin Tubb)
Fairey Band
MD: Garry Cutt (2014)

You're A Mean One, Mr. Grinch! (Theodor 'Dr. Seuss' Geisel and Albert Hague)
Soloist: Dale Edwards
Brass Band of Central Florida (USA)
MD: Michael Garasi (2006)

Images of Praise (Kenneth Downie)
Soloist: Derick Kane
International Staff Band
BM: Dr. Stephen Cobb (2008)

Men of Harlech (William German)
City of Coventry Band
MD: Albert Chappell (1973)

There is Peace (Bernard Verkaaijk arr. Andrew Wainwright)
Amsterdam Staff Band
BM: Olaf Ritman (2011)

Satchmo (Kenny Baker arr. Alan Morrison)
Soloist: Trevor Bremner
Wellington Brass (New Zealand)
MD: David Bremner (2011)

Anchors Aweigh (Charles Zimmermann)
GUS (Footwear) Band
MD: Stanley Boddington (1968)

Passing of the Regiments (arr. Aubrey Winter)
Harry Mortimer's Big Brass Band
MD: Harry Mortimer (1968)

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

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