Sunday Bandstand 18 March 2018

Sunday Bandstand 18 March 2018

Otto M. Schwarz was born in Lower Austria, he received his first music education at the Wimpassing School of Music and later at the Music Academy in Vienna. Studies followed on trumpet with Professor Josef Pomberger of the Vienna Philharmonic and in music theory with Professor Heinz Kratochwil.

At the age of 15, his talent for composition began to emerge. His first successes came in the field of pop music. Three of his early compositions were released as singles and placed in the Austro charts of the Ö3 pop music station.

Der Weg zur Freiheit (The Road to Freedom) won the prize for best composition in the preliminary round of the 1989 Eurovision Song Contest. This prize was not a public vote, but was determined by the Austrian Composers’ Association from over 600 submissions. Inspired by this success, barely three years later he had set up his own recording studio, in which he has produced thousands of titles.

Last Call was commissioned by and written for Brass Band Oberösterreich (Austria) as a special concert finale. He was asked to write an encore piece where the band could really show off. Featuring all the sections of the band in turn, the audience will surely be dazzled by their skills!

We feature Last Call on this week's show

Playlist 18 March 2018

Rhythm and Blues – Philip Sparke   Opening for weekly show Foden's Band MD: Michael Fowles - 2010
Wellington March - Wilhelm Zehle  National Brass Band of New Zealand (New Zealand) MD: Ken Smith 
Variations on Maccabeus - Kevin Norbury New York Staff Band (USA) BM: Ron Waiksnoris - 2007
Tale of a Dragon - Paul Lovatt-Cooper Virtuosi GUS Band MD: Adam Cooke - 2017
Souvenir de Kroll - Jean Baptiste Arban Cornet Soloist Russell Gray with the Leyland Band MD: Michael Fowles - 2008
Andaluza - Enrique Granados arr: Eric Ball Massed bands of Brighouse & Rastrick, CWS (Manchester), The Fairey Band, Foden's Motor Works & GUS (Footwear) GMD: Eric Ball
Ave Verum Corpus - Mozart arr: Carlos Benetó Spanish Brass with the Orfeó Valencia Navarro Reverter (Spain) - 2009
Euphony - Robert Redhead  Euphonium Soloist Russell Davies with the Camberwell Citadel Band (Australia) BM: Brian Davies - 1982 
The Southern Cross - Brian Bowen International Staff Band  BM:  Col. Bernard Adams - 1972
76 Trombones - Meredith Wilson arr: Alan Fernie  Hammonds Saltaire Band MD: Morgan Griffiths - 2014
London Overture - Philip Sparke Britannia Building Society Band MD: Howard Snell - 1991
Euphonium Concerto Mvt 1 The Juggler with a Sense  of Fun - Karl Jenkins  Euphonium Soloist David Childs with the BBC National Orchestra of Wales MD: Bramwell Tovey - 2014
Amazing Grace - Arr: William Himes  Brass Band of Battle Creek (USA)MD: Kenneth Bloomquist - 1994
Canterbury Chorale - Jan van der Roost  Buy As You View Cory Band MD: Dr. Robert Childs - 2004
Carnival Romaine - Hector Berlioz Hepworth Band MD: Norman Law - 1999
The Last Call - Otto M. Schwarz Brass Band Oberosterrich (Austria) MD: Hannes Buchegger - 2009
Portrait of a City - Darrol Barry  Christie-Tyler Cory Band MD: Brian Howard - 1989
Challenging Brass - Gilbert Vinter  Black Dyke Mills Band MD Geoffrey Brand - 1968
Rhythm and Blues – Philip Sparke   Closing for weekly show Foden's Band MD: Michael Fowles - 2010

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