Sunday Bandstand 27 October 2019

Sunday Bandstand 27 October 2019

Mario Bürki (born October 26, 1977 ) is a Swiss composer.

He studied Brass Music Directorate at the Conservatory in Bern and achieved the title "Very Good" on the Diploma and the Higher Education Card. Bürki attended masterclasses with Urs Peter Schneider (composition) and Toshiyuki Shimada and Andreas Spörri (conducting). His first major work - Scenes from: Max and Moritz - was awarded the second prize at the Composition Competition of the World Association for Symphonic Bands and Ensembles ( WASBE ) in Lucerne and his composition Indian Fire was awarded the special prize at the Flicorno d'Oro Junior (Italy) competition awarded for the most original concert piece. 

Two of his works (Cap Hoorn and 1405: The Berne Fire ) premiered at the Mid Europe in Schladming. In November 2005, 1405: The Berne Fire was performed by the world-famous Spanish wind band La Artistica Buñol in Valencia . Mario Bürki is Music Director at the Music School of Youth Music Ostermundigen. As an instrumentalist he plays trumpet, piano and organ. Mario Bürki regularly receives composition commissions.

His compositions include a number of works for wind bands and several for brass bands. On this week’s show we feature his 2019 European Brass Band Championships (Challenge Section) test piece ‘Terezin’.

Playlist 27 October 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
Simplicity March - J. Ord Hume Carlton Main Frickley Colliery Band Guest MD: William Relton - 1970  
Treasures of Tchaikovsky - arr: Bramwell Coles Wellington Citadel Band of the Salvation (New Zealand) Army BM: Bert Neeve - 1968  'The Salvation Army Wellington Citadel Band World Tour 1968' - Vinyl - Salem Recording XPS 5059A - 1968
Concert Gallop - Brendan Collins Euphonium Soloist Dr. Matthew van Emmerick (Australia) accompanied by Pianist Peter Baker - 2015  'Homeland - Original Australian Euphonium Repertoire' - CD - Potenza Recording - 2015
Cats - Highlights - Andrew Lloyd Webber arr: Sandy Smith  Brighouse and Rastrick Band MD:  Alan Morrison - 2008  'Strangers in the Night' - CD - Obrasso Recording CD929 - 2008
Birdland -  Gordon Goodwin arr. Mizell Brass Band of Central Florida (USA) MD: Michael J. Garasi - 2006  'Sing Sang Sung' - CD - Egon Recordings: CD SFZ133 - 2006
Ave Verum from Stabat Mater - Karl Jenkins arr: Andrew Wainwright & Dr. Robert Childs Cornet Soloists Richard Davies and Tom Hutchinson with the Cory Band MD: Dr. Robert Childs - 2012  'Cory in Concert Vol ll' - CD - Doyen Recording DOY CD290 - 2012
Processional - Edward Gregson Yorkshire Building Society Band MD: Nicholas Childs - 1995   'The Listen To The Band Collection: Brass Spectacular ' - CD - WMEM 0003-2 - 1997
Steal Away Spiritual - Traditional arr: Howard Snell Britannia Building Society Band MD: Howard Snell - 1990  'Rule Britannia BBC Band of the Year 1990' - CD - Doyen Recording DOY 004 - 1990
Through the Flames - Paul Lovatt-Cooper  Black Dyke Band MD: Professor Nicholas Childs - 2017  'Through the Flames - The Music of Paul Lovatt-Cooper Vol: 3' - CD - Doyen Recording DOY CD372 - 2017
Terezin - Mario Burki Brass Band Regensburg (Germany) MD: Dave Lea - 2019  'Highlights from the European Brass Band Championships 2019' - CD - Doyen Recording DOY394 - 2019
Just The Way You Are - Billy Joel arr: Darrol Barry  Flugel Soloist Maurice Murphy with the Hammond Sauce Works Band MD: Geoffrey Whitham - 1993  'Just Good Friends' - CD - Doyen DOY020 - CD - 1993
Rush - George Dreyfuss - arr: Ray Farr Hawthorn City Band (Australia) MD: Ken MacDonald - 1994  'Australian Fantasy' - CD - Hawthorn City Band - 1994
Argos - Stephen Hodel  Wardle Academy Youth Band MD: Lee Rigg - 2019  'Highlights from the European Brass Band Championships 2019' - CD - Doyen Recording DOY394 - 2019
Grand Galop Chromatique - Franz Liszt arr: Roy Newsome  Sun Life Band MD: Roy Newsome - 1996  'The Music of Roy Newsome - CD - Obrasso Recording  CD856  - 1996 
Hymn of the Highlands (II)Dundonnell - Philip Sparke Carnoustie and District Youth Brass Band MD: Michael Robertson - 2014  'Carnoustie and District Youth Brass Band - The Contesting Years 2009 - 2012' -  
The Land of the Long White Cloud (Aotearoa) - Philip Sparke  National Youth Brass Band of New Zealand (New Zealand) MD: Nigel Weeks - 2003  'Brass Aotearoa: New Zealand Brass Band Music' - Trust Records MMT2049 - 2003
Cavalier - Edwin Sutton Euphonium Soloist Lyndon Baglin with the CWS (Manchester) Band MD: Alex Mortimer - 1963  'Champion Brass' - Vinyl - Fontana 886164TY - 1963
Chequerboard March - Gordon Langford  Hawthorn City Band (Australia) MD: Ken MacDonald - 1994  'Australian Fantasy' - CD - Hawthorn City Band - 1994
Harry Potter - John Williams arr Andrew Duncan Black Dyke Band MD: Professor Nicholas Childs - 2019  'Black Dyke Gold Vol.8' Doyen Recording DOY CD395 - 2019
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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