Radio: World of Brass

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


World of Brass Radio:
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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

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