Sunday Bandstand 10 November 2019

Sunday Bandstand 10 November 2019

From its beginnings in Adelaide, Australia the Salvation Army spread rapidly and soon reached Victoria where the first corps in the state was opened in December 1882 at North Melbourne. By 1890, just 10 years after the first meeting in Adelaide, there were 255 corps and 419 outposts throughout Australia, manned by 747 officers, mostly "home-grown".

As new corps were opened bands appeared and proliferated. They not only attracted people to listen to the gospel but also helped to raise funds for the rapidly expanding spiritual and social work of the Army. At that time there was not much entertainment, and music whether good, bad or indifferent soon attracted a crowd.

Early in 1890 it was felt that headquarters in Melbourne should benefit from the services of a band and a small group of officers and employees was brought together under the leadership of Staff Officer Jeremiah Eunson to assist in meetings conducted by Army leaders and to campaign in the area.

The War Cry of February 22, 1890 reported:
The headquarters band is now an established institution. It is in the charge of Bandmaster Eunson and consists of the following: Major Barritt (Field Secretary), Staff Captain Leigh (Secretary for Trade), Staff Captain Fisher (accountants department), Adjutant Clarkson (trade department), Adjutant Pestell (correspondence), Ensign Stephens (The War Cry), Captain Hungerford (accountants department), Lieutenant Clark (trade department), Comrade Little (engraving), Scribes Sandall and Saunders (Field Secretary's department) and Willie, the messenger.

The musical ability of the group was undoubtedly suspect, none of the players being accomplished or experienced, and in fact some of them were complete strangers to the mysteries of brass instruments. It is unlikely that their efforts would have gained commendation from musicians, but this was the infant group which grew to maturity and became the Melbourne Staff band.

Ken Waterworth is the current bandmaster having joined the MSB in 1979 on euphonium. He was appointed bandmaster in 1994.

Playlist 10 November 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
Spiritoso - Steven Ponsford  The Melbourne Staff Band (Australia)  BM: Ken Waterworth - 2019  'Rise' - CD - MSBCD51 -  2019
Endeavour - Philip Sparke Yorkshire Imperial Band MD: David Hirst - 1991  'Endeavour' - CD - Doyen Recording DOY CD006 - 1991
Flanders Field - Brenton Broadstock The Melbourne Staff Alumni Band (Australia) BM: Colin Woods - 2018  'To the Hills - Meditative Music for Brass Bands' - CD - MSBCD51 -  2018
Under The Boardwalk - Kenny Young & Arthur Resnick arr: Philip Harper Flugel Horn Soloist Helen Williams with the Cory Band MD: Philip Harper - 2016  'Elemental' - SP&S Label DOY CD359 - 2016
Keep Smiling Through (Selection of memorable songs from World War II: The Army, The Navy and the Air Force; Yours; Lili Marlene; The White Cliffs of Dover; We’ll Meet Again) arr: Darrol Barry West Yorkshire Police Band MD: Captain Gary Clegg - 2005  
Flight - David Glanneskog North Carolina Brass Band (USA) MD: Brian Meixner - 2014  'First Flight ' - CD - 
Dog Fight from the Battle of Britain Suite - Sir William Walton arr: Ted Watson Black Dyke Mills Band MD: James Watson - 2000  'Facade' - CD - DOY CD085 - 2000
Adagio - Tomaso Giovanni Albinoni arr: Kevin Bolton Flugel Horn Soloist Mark Walters with the Grimethorpe Colliery Band MD: Major Peter Parkes - 1998  'The Melody Shop' - CD - Chandos Recording CHAN 4552 - 1998
Drums of Thunder from Windows of the World - Peter Graham Yorkshire Building Society MD: David King - 2002  'Windows of the World' - CD - Polyphonic Recordings QPRL 213D - 2002 
Standard of St George - March - Kenneth Alford The Virtuosi Brass Band of Great Britain MD: Eric Ball OBE - 1970s  'The Virtuosi Brass Band of Great Britain Vol: 3' -CD - Kirklees Music KRCD1022 - 1970s 
Discoduction - Jacob de Haan Brass Band Oberaarguaer (Austria) MD: Manfred Obrecht - 1990  
Behold the Narrows from the Hill - Dwayne Bloomfield  National Youth Brass Band of New Zealand (New Zealand) MD: Nigel Weeks - 2003  'Brass Aotearoa: New Zealand Brass Band Music' - Trust Records MMT2049 - 2003
Travelling Along - Chris Mallet  Euphonium Soloist Aaron Vanderweele with the New York Staff Band (USA)  BM: Ron Waiksnoris - 2003  'Air n Variations' - CD - Triumphonic Recordings - 2003
Soldiers in the Park - Lionel Monckton  Williams Fairey Band MD:   'The Best Of Listen To The Band Volume 1' - CD Compilation - Doyen Recording CD016 - 1992
Elegy - Lento espressivo from the Downland Suite - John Ireland Hammonds Saltaire Band  MD: Morgan Griffiths - 2011  'The Sorcerer's Apprentice' - CD - http://hammondsband.org.uk/      .......2012
The Armed Man (A Mass For Peace) - Benedictus - Karl Jenkins  arr: Stephen Bradnum Vocalist Elizabeth Atkinson,  Organist  Simon Lindley with the Sellers International Band MD: Philip McCann - 2004  'Somewhere in Time ' - CD - SP&S DOYCD184 - 2004
Psalms and Alleluias - Philip Wilby  Black Dyke Band MD: Dr. Nicholas Childs - 2009  'Dances & Arias - The Music of Edward Gregson Vol. VI'  - CD - SP&S  DOYCD369 - 2017
Symphonic Highlights From Frozen - Anderson, Lopez & Beck arr: Stephen Bulla  Cory Band MD: Philip Harper - 2014  'In to the Sky' - CD - DeHaske Recording - DHR03-061-3 - 2014
Be Still and Know - Terry Camsey Cornet Soloist David Daws with the International Staff Band of the Salvation Army BM: Stephen Cobb - 1999  'Golden Slippers' - CD - SP&S CD126 - 1999
A Wartime Sketchbook Vi. Epilogue - Sir William Walton arr: Paul Hindmarsh Brighouse & Rastrick Band MD: Dr. David Thornton - 2018  'Bolero' - Concert Series Vol. 1 - CD - SP&S Recording DOYCD381 - 2018
Bonds of Friendship - Jamie Texidor arr: Aubrey Winter Williams Fairey Band MD: James Gourlay - 1997  'Spanish Impressions' - CD - Chandos Brass CHAN 4544 - 1997
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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