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Radio: Sounds of Brass

Philip Hunt provides his usual mix of great brass band music.

Radio
  Phillip Hunt provides plenty of fantastic brass band music over the airwaves

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.
To hear this week's programme instantly go to the Web Site of the BBC Local Radio Station you are listening to and click on Live or Listen Again, then Schedule.

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.

You can also listen to and download the programme on your Smart Phone by downloading the BBC iPlayer APP.

Requests and Comments welcome at E Mail:

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 16th December 2018:

THE FLORENTINER MARCH (Julius Fucik arr. Frank Renton)
Rothwell Band
Conductor: Douglas Blackledge

AN AMERICAN IN PARIS (George Gershwin arr. Howard Snell)
Williams Fairey Band
Conductor: Allan Withington

PRELUDE AND CAPRICCIO (Edward Gregson)
Soloist: Tom Hutchinson
Cory Band
Conductor: Philip Harper

A CAROL FANTASY (Eric Ball)
AWAY IN A MANGER (Trad arr. Alan Fernie)
Soloist: Helen Williams

GUADETE (arr. Christopher Bond)
Soloist: Steve Stewart
Cory Band
Conductor: Philip Harper

A CHRISTMAS SUITE (Trad arr. Alan Fernie)
Black Dyke Band
Conductor: Dr Nicholas Childs

PROCESSION TO THE MINSTER (Richard Wagner arr. Howard Snell)
Britannia Building Society & Williams Fairey Engineering
Conductor: Howard Snell

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February 16 • We are looking for our own laurel and hardy as we need a Bb CORNET AND Bb BASS to help us continue our progress in the 2nd section.. rehearsals are on wednesdays in our own bandroom with good attendances. good but realistic book of concerts and contests


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February 16 • *Percussionists* A great opportunity for has arisen for a player to join our friendly and progressive band. Blidworth Welfare Band is a Championship section band in Notts 15mins from J27 M1. We have a sensible diary of concerts and contests.


Blidworth Welfare Band

February 16 • *Solo Cornet* a great opportunity has arrived for a player to join our friendly and progressive band. Blidworth Welfare Band is a Championshop section band in Notts 15mins from J27 M1. We have sensible diary of concerts and contests


Rob Nesbitt

BSc, PG Cert. Ed.
Cartoonist , illustrator, writer