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Radio: Sounds of Brass

A new year and plenty of great music on the menu from Philip Hunt on the airwaves.

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  Philip Hunt welcomes the new banding year with plenty of great brass band music

BBC SOUNDS OF BRASS — Worldwide

BROADCAST ON BBC RADIO CORNWALL, DEVON, GUERNSEY & JERSEY EVERY SUNDAY EVENING @ 7.00pm and on BRISTOL, GLOUCESTERSHIRE, SOMERSET SOUND, SWINDON & WILTSHIRE Sunday 1.00am to 2.00am.

PRODUCED AND PRESENTED WEEKLY BY PHILLIP HUNT since 1985.

AVAILABLE LIVE AND LISTEN AGAIN EVERY WEEK ON THE WORLD WIDE WEB THROUGH THE BBC RADIO iPLAYER.

Live on Sundays at 20.05 or 12am British Time or at any time for 30 DAYS after the Broadcast.
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For those listeners who can hear the programme on their TV through the Freeview Radio Channel you can now set your system to record the programme on a weekly basis by going to the Radio Programme Guide and finding our broadcast time.

At the moment the BBC Local Radio Stations on the Freeview Radio Channel can only be accessed within the individual Radio Station areas, which is why some numbers are duplicated.

The Freeview numbers for the Stations available are, BBC Radio Bristol 719, Radio Jersey 719, Radio Devon 720, Radio Guernsey 721, Radio Cornwall 721, Radio Wiltshire 721, Radio Somerset 722, Radio Gloucestershire 735.

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Telephone: 01752 843919

Check the Sounds of Brass Blog @ www.sofbblog.wordpress.com every week for programme details, brass band articles and information.

For our 33rd birthday programme I've chosen a selection of music composed, conducted and performed by just some of the musical friends I've made throughout those years.

Sunday 13th January 2019:



LET THERE BE LIGHT (Steven Ponsford)

AT THE CROSS (Paul Sharman)
International Staff Band of the Salvation Army
Bandmaster: Dr Stephen Cobb

THE PARAGON (Edwin Sutton)
Soloist: Tom Hutchinson

SONIA (Alec Templeton arr. Denzil Stephens)
Soloist: Tom Hutchinson
Cory Band
Conductor: Philip Harper

EPISODES FOR BRASS (Gareth Churcher)
Barnsley Brass
Conductor: William Rushworth

HANDEL IN THE BAND (Kenneth Downie)
Foden's Band
Conductor: Russell Gray

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Duncan A. Beckley

BA, MA
Conductor, adjudicator, band trainer and teacher


               

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