Radio: Sunday Bandstand

Plenty of great music to enjoy from Chris Helme this week — with some famous family names in the line-up.

Sunday Bandstand
  Chris Helme has plenty of great brass band music to enjoy

Sunday Bandstand 2nd August 2020

Produced and presented by Chris Helme. For further information please see www.chrishelme-brighouse.org.uk and follow the Sunday Bandstand links for this play list and previous shows dating back to 2014.

The show is always open for questions, requests and we are always happy to play tracks and promote your new CD recording.

Check out my website for duplicate and triplicate CDs I am selling to make room for new ones arriving. Having bought 350 from the US.

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Rhythm and Blues
Philip Sparke
Opening for the weekly show
Foden's Band
MD: Michael Fowles (2010)

Fanfare and BBCF (James Ord Hume)
Arr. Ray Steadman-Allan
Massed Band of Besses o'th' Barn, Black Dyke Mills, IMI Yorkshire Imperial
MD: Harry Mortimer (1987)

The Bronze Horse
Daniel Auber arr. Drake Rimmer
BMC Concert Band
MD: Harry Mortimer (1968)

My Fair Lady
Frederick Loewe arr. Alan Fernie
Hammonds Saltaire Band
MD: Morgan Griffiths (2015)

'The Last Spring
Edvard Grieg trans: James Curnow
Black Dyke Band
MD: James Watson (1997)

The Nightingale
Harold Moss
Soloist: James Shepherd
Black Dyke Mills Band
MD: Roy Newsome (1966)

Westminster Waltz
Robert Farnon
Brighouse & Rastrick
MD: David Hirst (1994)

My Old Kentucky Home
William Rimmer
Soloist: Len Withington
Wingates Temperance Band
MD: Denis Smith (1970)

Walter Rowlands
Leyland Band
MD: Thomas Wyss (2013)

March of the Peers
Sullivan arr. William Relton
1000 Yorkshire Voices and Brighouse & Rastrick Band
MD: William Relton (1994)

The Elephant
James Ord Hume
Black Dyke Band
MD: James Watson (2008)

Tam O'Shanter's Ride
Denis Wright
Scottish CWS Band
MD: Robert Oughton (1969)

Chitty Chitty Bang Bang
Arr. N. Richardson
Ila Brass Band
MD: Ray Farr (1991)

To Boldly Go
Peter Graham
Melbourne Staff Band of the Salvation Army
BM: Ken Waterworth (2015)

Solemn Entry of the Knights of St John
Richard Strauss arr. Mark Preece
Fairey Band
MD: Tom Davoren (2015)

Bassoon Concerto Mvt 1 Allegro
Soloist: Barrie Perrins
With orchestral accompaniment (c1968)

Deep Harmony
Marcus Venables
Canadian Staff Band of the Salvation Army
BM: John Lam (2011)

A Carmen Fantasy
George Bizet arr. Gordon Langford
Brighouse & Rastrick Band
MD: Dr. David Thornton (2018)

'You'll Never Walk Along
Richard Rodgers arr. Howard Snell
Brass Band Willebroek
MD: Frans Violet (1994)

Oh, When the Saints
Arr. Goff Richards
Dalewool Auckland Brass
MD: Nigel Weeks (2002)

Rhythm and Blues
Philip Sparke
Closing for weekly show Foden's Band
MD: Michael Fowles (2010)

Enjoy the show...

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