Radio: World of Brass

John Maines makes sure you don't miss out on any brass band music this Christmas.

John Maines

World of Brass Radio:
Presented by John Maines


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

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John Maines invites you to listen to World of Brass Radio

Brass Music 24/7 52 Weeks of the Year!

21st December:

Christmas Special!

Jingle Bells
Norman Bearcroft
Household Troops
Conductor: Major John Mott

Christmas Festival Overture
Leroy Anderson
Burry Port Town
Conductor: Michael Thorne

Stop the Cavalry
Jona Lewie
Conductor: Dr. Nicholas Childs

Silent Night
Franz Xaver Gruber arr Andrew Wainwright
GUS Virtuoso
Conductor: John Berryman
Vocal: Faryl Smith

Sleigh Ride
Leroy Anderson
Scottish Co-op
Conductor: Raymond Tennant

When a Child is Born
arr John Golland
Conductor: Dr. Nicholas Childs

Suite of Carols
Norman Bearcroft
Household Troops
Conductor: Major John Mott

Away in a Manger
arr. Peter Graham
Black Dyke
Conductor: Dr. Nicholas Childs
Soloist: John Doyle

Santa Claus-trophobia
Sandy Smith
Sellers International
Conductor: Phillip McCann

O Lttle Town of Bethlehem
World of Brass Ensemble
Conductor: Dr. Stephen Cobb

Christmas Joy
Erik Leidzen
Conductor: Dr. Stephen Cobb

O Holy Night
Adolphe Adam arr. Darrol Barry
Black Dyke
Conductor: Dr. Nicholas Childs
Soloist: David Thornton

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

28th December:

Norman Bearcroft
Conductor: Prof. David King

Gioacchino Rossini
Black Dyke
Conductor: Dr. Nicholas Childs

Huron Carol
Kevin Norbury
New York Staff
Conductor: Ronald Waiksnoris
Soloist: Michael Baker

A Phantom Menace Suite
John Williams arr. Andrew Duncan
Conductor: Thomas Wyss

Concertino for Cornet
Jonathan Bates
Conductor: Russell Gray
Soloist: Iain Culross

Christmas Song
Mel Torme
Conductor: Dr. Nicholas Childs

Three Ancient Customs
Richard Huw Cole
Conductor: Craig Patterson

With Fire and Sword
Peter Graham
Brighouse & Rasrtrick
Conductor: Prof. David King

Harlem Rag March
Thomas Turpin
Brighouse & Rastrick
Conductor: David Hirst

4th January:

Clive Barraclough
Grimethorpe Reunion
Conductor: Frank Renton

Jubilee Overture
Philip Sparke
Conductor: Mark Peacock

Off the Scale
Tom Davoren
BB Buizingen
Conductor: Luc Vertommen
Soloist: Harmen Vanhoorne

Sing Sing Sing
Louis Prima
Scottish Co-op
Conductor: Raymond Tennant

Japanese Slumber Song
Gareth Wood
Conductor: Mark Peacock

Slipping Through My Fingers
ABBA arr Alan Fernie
Conductor: Dr. Robert Childs

Temptress for Trombones
arr Roger Harvey
Virtuosi GUS
Conductor: John Berryman
Trio: Chris Jeans, John Hopkins, Nigel Love

Academic Festival
Johannes Brahms arr. Denis Wright
South Milford
Conductor: Martin Hall

Robin Dewhurst
RAF Central
Conductor: WC Duncan Stubbs
Soloist: Steven Mead

Polonaise No. 1
Frederic Chopin
Black Dyke
Conductor: Dr. Nicholas Childs

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BA (Hons)
Presenter, compere and conductor


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