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Radio: World of Brass

John Maines has plenty of great brass band music to entertain you with this Christmas.



World of Brass Radio:
Presented by John Maines


A new programme every Friday heard 24/7 52 weeks!

Also catch up with previous programmes

24th December:
Christmas Special!
Christmas Joy
E Leidzen
New York Staff
Conductor: Ronald Waiksnoris

Dies Natalis
John Golland
Conductor: Major Peter Parkes

Stille Stille Stille
James Curnow
New England Brass
Conductor: Douglas Yeo

White Christmas
Irving Berlin
Black Dyke
Conductor: Dr. Nicholas Childs

Caribbean Christmas
Sandy Smith
Conductor: Prof. David King

Rocking Carol
arr A Fernie
Black Dyke
Conductor: Dr. Nicholas Childs
Soloist: Richard Marshall

Jingle Bells
Norman Bearcroft
Household Troops
Conductor: Major John Mott

Silent Night
Franz Gruber/Barry
Black Dyke
Conductor: Dr. Nicholas Childs

Santa Claus-trophobia
Sandy Smith
Conductor: Phillip McCann

O Come All Ye Faithful
Arr David Willcocks
Fairey/Huddersfield Choral Youth Choir
Conductor: Major Peter Parkes

Do They Know It’s Christmas
Midge Ure
Grimethorpe Colliery
Conductor: Major Peter Parkes

O Holy Night
Adolphe Adam
Soloist: David Childs
Philip Wilby: Organ
Georgina Wells: Harp

Christmas Finale
Paul Lovatt-Cooper
Black Dyke
Conductor: N Childs
Narrator: Ken Greenwood
Voice of Scrooge: James Sykes

31st December:

Kevin Norbury
Conductor: Prof. David King

Russian Christmas Music
Alfred Reed
CWS Glasgow/ United Co-op
Conductor: Archie Hutchison

Dot and Carrie
John H White
Black Dyke
Conductor: Dr. Nicholas Childs
Duet: Richard Marshall & James Shepherd

Comfort and Joy
Martyn Thomas
Conductor: Dr. Stephen Cobb

Jubilant Faith
Ray Bowes
South London Fellowship
Conductor: Major George Whittingham

Rockin Around the Christmas Tree
John Marks
Grimethorpe Colliery
Conductor: Major Peter Parkes

Concerto in D Minor
Alessandro Marcello
BB Oberosterreich
Conductor: Hans Buchegger
Soloist: Hans Gansch

Reindeer Express
Ray Sacks
Conductor: Major Peter Parkes

Epic Themes
John Williams
Conductor: Thomas Wyss

A Starry Night
Joy Webb
HM Coldstream Guards
Conductor: Lt Col Graham Jones

A Christmas Suite
Stephen Bulla
Grimethorpe Colliery
Conductor: Major Peter Parkes

7th January:

To Regions Fair
Norman Bearcroft
Black Dyke
Conductor: Dr. Nicholas Childs

A Phantom Menace Suite
John Williams
Conductor: Thomas Wyss

Love’s Enchantment
Arthur Pryor
Black Dyke
Conductor: Dr. Nicholas Childs
Soloist: Ian Bousfield

Finale from Symphony No. 1
Gustav Mahler
Conductor: Ray Farr

Cuthbert Howard/Fernie
Conductor: Major Peter Parkes

An American Trilogy
Goff Richards
Sellers International
Conductor: Phillip McCann

Star of Bethlehem
Stephen Adams
Conductor: Major Peter Parkes
Soloist: George Thakray

Herbert Howells
Conductor: Dr. Robert Childs

Bonds of Friendship
Jaime Texidor
Conductor: James Gourlay

Yule Dance
Philip Harper
Conductor: Dr. Stephen Cobb

Lyndon Baglin

Legends of Brass: Lyndon Baglin

July 17 • In the first of a new video interview series, 4BR Editor Iwan Fox meets the legendary euphonium player Lyndon Baglin.


What a Pity...

July 17 • Fulham Brass to take part in a major theatre production that starts off normally but soon descends into complete madness...


Blidworth mark anniversaries

July 17 • Blidworth helps commemorate anniversaries of different kinds — but with equal poignancy.


New signing at Strata Brass

July 17 • Yorkshire National finalists add to their foundation base with new signing.

Kettering Citadel S A Band -

Tuesday 17 July • 66, Rockingham Road,. Kettering,. NN16 8JU

Roberts Bakery Band - Bluedot Festival

Saturday 21 July • Jodrell Bank Discovery Centre. . The University of Manchester. . Macclesfield, Cheshire SK11 9DL

Medway Band - Higham Church Annual Prom

Saturday 21 July • St. Marys Church. 1 Abbey Farm Cottages . Church Street. Higham. Rochester . ME3 7LS

Lofthouse Brass Band - Oxenhope Railway Station

Sunday 22 July • Oxenhope Railway Station, The Railway Station, Station Road, Haworth BD22 8NJ BD22 8NJ

Tendring Brass - Opening Night Concert of the Frinton Mission 2018

Saturday 28 July • Greensward,. Frinton on Sea,. Essex CO13 9DN

Worthing Silver Band

July 17 • Worthing Silver Band are a lively band looking to increase their numbers. We are looking for back row cornets, 2nd horn, 2nd baritone, Eb + Bb bass. We perform a selection of concerts and we are the organisers of Brassbandathon. Look us up for more info.

Witney Town Band

July 17 • A friendly 4th section band based in West Oxfordshire require Front row cornet, percussion and second Horn. We rehearse from 7:30 - 9.30pm every Tuesday at Witney Methodist Church, High Street, Witney, Oxfordshire, OX28 6HG. . .

West Somerset Brass Band

July 17 • We have vacancies for a 1st baritone player and front row cornet although we would be delighted to hear from any brass player or those wishing to learn an instrument. We are based in Watchet, West Somerset but players come from a wide radius to us

Alan Duguid

BA (Hons), PGDipMus, PGCE
Conductor, Composer, Adjudicator (ABBA)