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Radio: Sunday Bandstand

More great brass band music from Chris Helme in the heartlands of Yorkshire.

  Chris Helme brings up plenty of fantastic brass band music making from the heartlands of Yorkshire

Sunday Bandstand: 7th April 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)

Centennial Prelude (Jan van der Roost)
Desford Colliery Band
MD: Jan de Haan (1992)

Vista (Dean Jones)
North York Temple Band
BM: Glenn Barlow (2013)

Poeme Op 41 No. 4 (Zdenek Fibich arr. Howard Snell)
Soloist: Roger Webster
Brighouse & Rastrick Band
MD: David Hirst — (1997)

Samum Symphonic Foxtrot (Carl Robrecht)
The Virtuosi Brass Band of Great Britain
MD: James Scott (1974)

Main Theme to Jurassic Park (John Williams arr. Alan Catherall)
Redbridge Band
MD: Melvin White (1995)

The Glorious Fountain (Bernard Smith)
Soloist: David Daws
Musikkorps der Heilsarmee Basel 1
BM: Peter Haldimann (1996)

Caprice — Fantasy about a Natural Yodel Theme (R Ruedi Renggli)
Vocalist Marie-Theres Marti
Brass Band Froshinn Schotz
MD: Ernst Balli (1997)

Endeavour (Gordon Langford)
Black Dyke Mills Band
MD: Major Peter Parkes (1984)

Semper Fidelis (John Philip Sousa)
Williams Fairey Band
MD: Major Peter Parkes (1996)

Carmina Burana — Tavern Song (Carl Orff arr. Ray Farr)
Trombone Feature
Eikanger Bjorsvik Band
MD: Ray Farr (1997)

Fortuna (Brenton Broadstock)
Kew Brass Band
MD: Mark Ford (1998)

All in the April Evening (Hugh Roberton arr. Eric Ball)
Bradford Festival Choral
Black Dyke Mills Band
MD: Geoffrey Brand (1969)

The Queen's Own March (R.C. Ridewood)
Foden's Band
MD: Fred Mortimer (1942)

A Winter Sunday (Gilles Rocha arr. Bertrand Moren)
Soloist: Lionel Fumeaux
La Concordia Vertroz Band
MD: Bertrand Moren (2018)

Tone Poem Othello (Drake Rimmer)
Scottish CWS Band
MD: Robert Oughton (1967)

Marche Symphonique (Frank Hughes)
Foden's Band
MD: Rex Mortimer (1971)

Larghetto Semplice from 'Call of the Seasons' (Philip Catelinet)
Soloist: Aaron Vanderweele
New York Staff Band (USA)
BM: Ron Waiksnoris (2003)

Allerseelen op10 No. 8 (Richard Strauss arr. Stephen Roberts)
Sun Life Stanshawe Band
MD: Bryan Hurdley (1979)

With a Little Help from my Friends (Paul McCartney arr. Philip Harper)
Cory Band
MD: Philip Harper (2018)
Shepherd's Hey (Percy Grainger arr. Denis Wright)

Massed bands of Fodens, Fairey Aviation and Morris Motors Band
MD: Harry Mortimer (1964)

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

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