Sunday Bandstand 29 September 2019

Sunday Bandstand 29 September 2019

Frans Violet – 1954 - is a Belgian conductor, music teacher and trumpet player.

He received his lower and secondary music education from the age of 8 at the then Municipal Music Schools of Boom and Willebroek. He studied at the Royal Flemish Conservatory in  Antwerp. He made his debut as a trumpet player in 1972 in the orchestra of the Royal Mint Theatre in Brussels. Subsequently he switched to the then symphony orchestra of the Belgian Radio and Television Broadcaster (BRT), now the Flemish Radio and Television Broadcaster (VRT).

In 1984, he became a teacher for brass instruments at the Music Academy of Willebroek. He was also a teacher of HaFaBra (HAFABRA Music specializes in wind band music) at the Lemmens Institute in Leuven. Since 1993 he is a teacher for saxhorn at the Royal Flemish Conservatory in  Antwerp, his Alma Mater.

From 2002 to 2008, he was the conductor of the Brassband Limburg. For a certain time he was also conductor of the Royal Fanfare band "St. Caecilia", Leest, Mechelen. He is the conductor of the Royal Fanfare Concordia, Tisselt.

Violet is a sought-after guest conductor with brass bands in the United Kingdom, Switzerland and Norway.

Since 1979, Frans Violet has been the conductor of the Brassband Willebroek with which he has been successful at competitions at home and abroad, including vice-world champion in 2005 at the World Music Competition in Kerkrade and several times European champion at the European Brass Band Championships.

In 2017 he wrote history with the Brassband Willebroek, as the first Belgian band ever, the brass band can call itself world champion for four years after winning the World Music Competition in Kerkrade.

On 25 October 2016, the municipality of Willebroek awarded Violet the title of honorary citizen.

Frans Violet is on this week's show conducting Brass Band Willebroek.

Playlist 29 September 2019 

Recording Details 

Rhythm and Blues – Philip Sparke   Opening for weekly show Foden's Band MD: Michael Fowles - 2010  'Patrons' Choice III' - CD - Egon CD-SFZ154 - 2010
Hail to the Spirit of Liberty - J.P. Sousa arr: Roy Newsome Leyland Band MD: Richard Evans - 1994  'Derborence - The BNFL Band' - Kirklees Music  KRCD 1015 - 1994
Neverland - Christopher Bond Cory Band MD Philip Harper - 2019  'Regionals 2020' - CD - DOY CD396 - 2019
Never Give Up - Eric Ball Cornet and Trombone feature from the Black Dyke Band and the International Staff Band  MD: Dr. Nicholas Childs - 2003  'Centenary Concert Eric Ball a Celebration of his Music' - DVD -  WOB DVD103 - 2003
American Fanfare - John Wasson Sun Life Band MD: Bryan Hurdley - 1991  'Master Brass Volume 2 - 1991 All England Championships Highlights' - CD - Polyphonic Recording QPRL 048D - 1991
Speed Your Journey From Nabucco - Verdi arr: Peter Graham  Honley Male Voice Choir, Boys of Leeds Parish Church. Simon Lindley Organist and Sellers Eng Band MD: Philip McCann   'A Song of Yorkshire' - CD - Chandos Recording CHAN 4515 - 1992 
North West Passage - Roy Newsome   Besses O'th' Barn Band MD: Roy Newsome - 1983  'Showcase for Brass' - Vinyl LP - Chandos Recording  Chandos ‎– BBRD 1020 - 1983
The Yeoman of the Guard - Overture - Arthur Sullivan  Besses O'th' Barn, Black Dyke Mills &  Yorkshire Imperial Metals Band GMD: Roy Newsome  - 1987  'British Bandsman Centenary Concert 1887 - 1987' - CD - Chandos CHAN 4513 - 1987
The King's Command - Herbert Rive Wellington Citadel Band of the Salvation Army (New Zealand) BM:  Bert Neeve - 1961  'Peace' - Vinyl - Viking Recording VP.53 - 1961
East Coast Pictures I. Shelter Island  III. New York - Nigel Hess arr Philip Littlemore  Leyland Band MD: Michael Fowles - 2001  'East Coast Pictures' - CD - ISBN0-571-52109-6 - 2001
Temple Bar Fanfare - Elgar Howarth  Grimethorpe Colliery Band MD: Elgar Howarth - 2015  'Mosaic - The Music of Elgar Howarth' - CD - Doyen DOY CD354 - 2015
Lorenzo - Dr. Thomas Keighley  Buy As You View Cory Band MD: Dr. Robert Childs - 2004  'Brass Band Classics Vol 3' - CD - Doyen Recording DOY CD178 - 2004 
Hungarian Melodies -  Vincent Bach arr: Simon Kerwin  Cornet Soloist Alexandra Kerwin with the Kiwi All Stars (New Zealand) MD: Simon Kerwin - 2006  'Poles Apart' - CD - Doyen Recording  DOYCD222 -  2006
Shine Down -Smiley / Gersmehl & Farrell arr: Andrew Blythe International Staff Band Of The Salvation Army BM: Stephen Cobb - 1997  'Manuscripts' - CD - SPS 114CD - 1997
The Last Samurai - Hans Zimmer arr: Rieks van der Velde Brass Band Willebroek (Belgium) MD: Frans Violet - 2004  'Exciting Brass' - CD - Bernaerts Records BR 2004.028 - 2004
Summer Isles - Philip Sparke Euphonium Soloist Riki McDonnell with the Kiwi All Stars Band (New Zealand) MD: Howard Naylor - 2006  'Poles Apart' - CD - Doyen Recording  DOYCD222 -  2006
Japanese Carnival - Andre de Basque (Albert Ketelby) Callendar's Senior Band MD: Tom Morgan - 1938  'HMV BD518' - 78 rpm recorded 4th February 1938 - Re-issued in Spain - 1944  and Guild Light Music GLCD 5117 - 2005
Grande Fantasie Dramatique - Jules Demersseman arr: Luc Vertommen Euphonium Soloist Steven Mead with pianist Tomoko  Sawano - 2004  'Virtuoso Music for Brass - Jules Demersseman' - CD - Bocchino BOCC115 - 2004
Re-Entry and Splashdown from the film Apollo 13 - James Horner  Oberaargauer Brass Band (Austria) MD: Manfred Obrecht - 2006  'The Great Film Heroes' - CD - Obrasso Recording - CD 917 - 2006
A Postcard from Russia, Medley - Traditional - Sandy Smith  Black Dyke Band MD: Dr. Nicholas Childs - 2018  'Greetings from all Over the World' - CD -  Obrasso Recording CD963 - 2018
Stanhope Celebration - Goff Richards  The Marple Band MD: Thomas Wyss - 2000  'The Right Stuff' - CD - MF-Publications - CD8309 - 2000
Flourish for a Birthday - Malcolm Arnold arr: Philip Sparke Massed Bands of Desford Colliery Dowty, Britannia Building Society and Brighouse and Rastrick Band GMD: Howard Snell - 1987  'National Brass Band Championships and Festival Concert 1987' - Vinyl -  
Rhythm and Blues – Philip Sparke   Closing for weekly show Foden's Band MD: Michael Fowles - 2010  'Patrons' Choice III' - CD - Egon CD-SFZ154 - 2010

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