Sunday Bandstand 4 February 2018

Sunday Bandstand 4 February 2018

Jacob Vilhelm Larsen is this week's personality was born in 1976 in the town of Hjørring, Denmark. He soon showed his emerging musical ability as a cornet player at the local music school under the tutelage of Gunnar La Cour, and later under the direction of the highly respected Herbert Møller.

In 2000 he moved to Aarhus where he studied trumpet and conducting at the Royal Academy of Music, and where he became co-founder of the Academic Brass Quintet. In 2002 Jacob was appointed MD of Silkeborg Brass Band, which under his direction was twice runner-up at the Danish National Championship, before he returned to Aarhus Brass Band leading the band victory at the 2007 International Nyborg Contest and to come runner-up at the Danish National Championship.

On gaining his Masters Degree from the Royal Academy, Jacob has worked as a successful freelance musician, claiming third place in the prestigious Holmboe composition competition and developing a career as a much sought after composer and arranger throughout Europe.

In 2009 he was appointed resident conductor of the Stavanger Band in Norway. With a highly respected reputation as a conductor, composer and arranger, he left this post in 2012 to meet the demands of an ever increasing workload, which in 2013 lead to a close collaboration with Ian Porthouse and the Tredegar Town Band. Jacob was appointed Composer in Residence with the Reg Vardy Band I 2015.

We have one of Jacob's arrangements on this week's show.

Playlist 4 February 2018

Rhythm and Blues – Philip Sparke   Opening for weekly show Foden's Band MD: Michael Fowles - 2010
Dovercourt Citadel -  Percy Merritt Canadian Staff Band of the Salvation Army (Canada) BM: John Lam - 2011
Contest Music - Wilfred Heaton  Black Dyke Mills Band MD: Major Peter Parkes - 1986
Elvira Madigan - Mozart Arr: Goff Richards The Leyland DAF Band MD: Richard Evans - 1989
Swingtime Religion - Barrie Gott Cornet soloists Erwin Butti with the Canny Brass  (Switzerland) MD: Roland Schaub - 2017
Caprice - Ray Woodfield  Euphonium Soloist David Moore with the James Shepherd Versatile Brass - 2002
In the Firing Line - March - Bramwell Coles Massed bands of The International Staff Band, New York Staff Band, Wellington Citadel Band & Portsmouth Citadel Band - GBM: Lieut. Col. Bernard Adams - Live at the Royal Albert Hall, London - 1st June 1968
North West Passage - Roy Newsome   Besses O'th' Barn Band MD: Roy Newsome - 1983
Be a Clown - Cole Porter Arr: Alan Fernie Sellers International Band MD: Philip McCann - 2004
Carnival Cocktail - Steve Sykes Euphonium Soloist Mike Kilroy with the Grimethorpe Colliery Band MD: Major Peter Parkes - 1997
Liszteria - Sandy Smith  Percussion Duettists Michael Landon & Anthony Mann with the Foden's Band MD: Michael Fowles - 2013
Opening - Bertrand Moren  Brass Band 13 Etoiles (Switzerland)  MD: Richard Evans - 1994
The Flying Dutchman Overture - Richard Wagner Arr: Howard Lorriman  Black Dyke Band MD: Dr. Nicholas Childs - 2014
Samba Del Gringo - Gordon Goodwin Arr: Jacob Vilhelm Larsen Tredegar Town Band MD: Ian Porthouse - 2013
Embraceable You - George Gershwin Arr: Elgar Howarth Trombone Soloist Nick Hudson with the Britannia Building Society Band MD: Howard Snell - 1991
Fantasy for Brass Band  Op114a - Sir Malcolm Arnold  Grimethorpe Colliery RJB Band MD: Garry Cutt - 1999
Ballade - John Golland  Cornet Soloist Hans Gansch with the Brass Band Froschl Hall (Austria) MD: Hannes Buchegger - 2006
HMS Trinidad - George Lloyd  Carlton Main Frickley Colliery Band MD: John Hinckley - 1997
Hebrides Overture - Mendelssohn Arr: George Thompson CWS Glasgow Band MD: Dr. Nicholas Childs - 2013
Sons of New Zealand March - Alexander Frame Lithgow  Wellington Metropolitan Fire Brigade Band (New Zealand) MD: Not Known - 1968 
Rhythm and Blues – Philip Sparke   Closing for weekly show Foden's Band MD: Michael Fowles - 2010

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