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Radio: Time for Brass

More music from Manxland thanks to Ian Cottier.



Time for Brass
97.2, 89 and 103.7FM and 1368AM

2010 was a quite extraordinary year for brass band recordings — the life-blood of a programme like 'Time for Brass'.

Both in numbers and in quality these recordings, from major companies and individual bands alike, they were a source of pleasure and enjoyment.

The following playlist shows what was on offer in the first 'Time for Brass' of 2011 — mainly of excellent tracks that I had no time to play in 2010!

That's how it goes and waiting for me at the radio station when I arrived was another parcel of pleasures to come.

I've mentioned before my amazement at the power of the internet: within quarter of an hour of starting the programme two text messages arrived in the studio, one from across the Atlantic and one from Port Erin, just a few miles down the road. Manx Radio and 'Time for Brass' are truly global!

3rd January:

1. Winterthur Centenary
Ray Bowes
South London Fellowship Band

2. The Merry Wives of Windso
Nicolai arr. Cooper

3. And Everything is Still
Andy Scott
Soloist: Lesley Howie

4. A Pilgrim Song
Thomas Rive
The Household Troops Band

5. Procession of the Nobles
Rimsky-Korsakov arr. Lorriman
Black Dyke

6. The Watermill
Ronald Binge
Black Dyke
Soloist: Richard Marshall

7. Servants of God
Steven Ponsford
Norwich Citadel Band

8. Jeanie with the Light Brown Hair
Stephen Foster arr. Howarth
Soloist: David Childs

9. Irish Tune from County Derry
Percy Grainger arr. Wright

10. Yesterday
Lennon and McCartney arr. Snell
Manx Concert Brass
Soloist: Stephen Maddox

11. What Sweeter Music
Rutter arr. Yeo
Nidaros Brass Band

12. Praising
Erik Silfverberg
Hendon Band of the Salvation Army

Black Dyke

Imperial Echoes for Black Dyke in Austria

July 19 • The Yorkshire champion returns from a very special Proms appearance in Innsbruck with the imperial echoes of the applause still ringing in their ears.


Bolsover stars to spearhead concert finisher

July 19 • The world class team of tutors led by Steven Mead will provide plenty of entertainment at the the forthcoming Bolsover International Brass Band Summer School concert.


National Children's Band of Great Britain ready challenging course work

July 19 • Talented youngsters from all over the UK will head to Repton School in Derbyshire for this year's National Children's Band course with a world premiere by Jonathan Bates to work on...

Glyn Williams

Aldbourne to get double euph lead

July 18 • Glyn Williams joins David Thornton to spearhead the Aldbourne musical assault at British Open.

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

Lofthouse Brass Band - Filey Bandstand

Sunday 29 July • Filey Bandstand, The Crescent, Filey YO14 9JS YO14 9JS

The Corsham Band

July 19 • Due to work commitments, a vacancy has arisen for a Tenor Trombone player. First or Second position available. We are a newly promoted Second Section band with a new MD and a friendly and enthusiastic team.

Hitchin Band

July 18 • KIT/PERCUSSION PLAYER VACANCY - Hitchin Band (LSC Championship section 2019). We seek a kit and/or percussionist to join our busy and sociable band.

Hitchin Band

July 18 • KIT/PERCUSSION PLAYER VACANCY - Hitchin Band (LSC Championship section 2019). We seek a kit and/or percussionist to join our busy and sociable band.

John Maines

BA (Hons)
Presenter, compere and conductor