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Radio: Sunday Bandstand

Chris Helme brings up brass band music from the heart of Yorkshire

  Chris Helme is back to bring us more great brass band music

Sunday Bandstand: 19th May

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)

Ellacombe (arr. William Himes)
Rothwell Band
MD: Simon Wood — (1998)

Morning, Noon and Night in Vienna (Franz von Suppe arr. J.Ord Hume)
Cory Band
MD: Philip Harper (2019)

Alone with My Thoughts (Erik Spence arr. Brendan Wheeler)
Soloist: Katrina Marzella
Black Dyke Band
MD: Professor Nicolas Childs (2019)

Little Suite for Brass No. 1 Op 80 (Sir Malcolm Arnold)
The National Youth Brass Band of Great Britain
MD: Bramwell Tovey (2008)

Send in the Clowns from A Little Night Music (Stephen Sondheim arr. John Barber)
Vocal Soloist: Richard Evans
Fodens Band MD: Michael Fowles (2019)

One Voice (Barry Manilow arr. Alan Catherall)
JJB Sports Leyland Band
MD: Richard Evans (1999)

Somewhere in Time (John Barry arr. Klaas van der Woude)
Soloist: Kay Mackenzie
Sellers International Band
MD: Philip McCann (2004)

Oberto, conte di San Bonifacio: Overture (Giuseppe Verdi arr. Howard Lorriman)
The Italian Brass Band (Italy)
MD: Filippo Cangiamila (2017)

Pizzacato Polka Op 234 (Johann Strauss ll arr. Derek Ashmore)
Black Dyke Mills Band
MD: James Watson (1996)

Old Panama March (Kenneth Alford)
Onslow Brass Band
MD: Norman Goffin (1969)

Pomp and Circumstance March No. 1 Op 39 (Edward Elgar arr. Eric Ball)
The Virtuosi Brass Band of Great Britain
MD: Eric Ball (1970s)

American Overture for Band (Joseph Willcox Jenkins)
River City Brass Band
MD: Denis Colwell (2001)

The Spirit of St Louis (Andrew Wainwright)
Cory Band
MD: Philip Harper (2019)

Fantasie and Variations (Arban arr. Michael Hopkinson)
Soloist: Steven Ridler
James Shepherd Versatile Brass
MD: Garry Cutt (1987)

Nimrod (Edward Elgar)
Grimethorpe RJB Band Colliery Band
MD: Garry Cutt

Ovation (Martin Ellerby)
Massed bands of Yorkshire Building Society and Grimethorpe Colliery RJB Band
GMD: Elgar Howarth (2000)

A Carmen Fantasy (Frank Proto)
Soloist: Jens Linderman
National Youth Brass Band of Great Britain
MD: Bramwell Tovey (2008)

Adagio from Pathetique Piano Sonata (Beethoven arr. Howard Snell)
Eikanger Bjorsvik Band
MD: Howard Snell (2005)

Violin Concerto No. 1 (2nd mvt) (Max Bruch arr.Steven Hague)
Soloist: Kirsty Abbotts
Carlton Main Frickley Colliery Band
MD: Allan Ramsay (2006)

Tale of the Dragon (Paul Lovatt-Cooper)
Black Dyke Band
MD: Professor Nicholas Childs (2017)

Eve of War (Jeff Wayne arr. Steve Sykes)
The BT Band
MD: Graham O'Connor (1998)

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

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