Sunday Bandstand 17 November 2019

Sunday Bandstand  17 November 2019

George William Hespe, born in London 1900, served in the Army as bandboy and bandmaster between 1914 and 1933.. He then turned his hand to conducting brass bands, including the Sheffield Police Band and briefly Grimethorpe. For a time played tuba in the BBC Northern and Hallé orchestras.

His compositions include the marches King O'the Clouds, Lone Pilot, Kinderscout, Atlantic Patrol and Men of Steel, the trombone solo Melodie et Caprice (sometimes anglicised to Melody and Caprice), a Welsh Fantasy, no fewer than eight suites for military band and bagpipes and most notably, the suite The Three Musketeers, adopted as the test piece for the British Open Championships in 1953.

He rose to prominence conducting Ferodo in 1955 when the band became British Open Champions, playing Erik Leidzen’s ‘…Sinfonietta for Brass Band….‘

On this week's show we feature his composition The Three Musketeers played by Black Dyke Mills conducted by Derek Broadbent.

Enjoy

Playlist 17 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
Let Everything Praise - Martin Cordner  The Melbourne Staff Band (Australia)  BM: Ken Waterworth - 2006  'Live Praise' - CD - Neosa Music Department  - NEOSADISC 20 - 2007 - https://msbshop.com.au/
Bartered Bride Overture - Bedřich Smetana arr: Derek Broadbent Cory Band MD: Dr. Robert Childs - 2011  'Cory in Concert Vol 11' - CD - Doyen Recording DOY CD290 - 2012 -  https://coryband.com/
Giovanna d'Arco: Overture - Giuseppe Verdi arr: Filippo Cangiamila The Italian Brass Band (Italy) MD: Filippo Cangiamila - 2017  'Verdi’s Overture di Italian Brass Band' - CD - BAM Recording - 2017 - http://www.italianbrassband.com/ 
Ballade - John Golland  Cornet Soloist Hans Gansch with the Brass Band Froschl Hall (Austria) MD: Hannes Buchegger - 2006  'Brass Band Froschl Hall In Concert' - CD - 2006 - http://www.brassband.at/
Mercury - Jan Van Der Roost Brighouse and Rastrick Band MD: Jan de Haan - 1998  'Convergents' - CD - De Haske Music - DHM 3006-2 - 1998 - http://brighouseandrastrick.com/ 
American Salute - Gould arr: Maldonado JJB Sports Leyland Band MD: Richard Evans - 1999  'American Salute' - CD - Doyen Recording DOY CD079 - 1999 - https://leylandband.co.uk/
Rise - Martin Cordner  The Melbourne Staff Band (Australia)  BM: Ken Waterworth - 2019   'Rise' - CD - MSBCD51 - https://msbshop.com.au/   2019
Nuns’ Chorus - Johan Strauss II arr. Rapley & Wood Euphonium Soloists Riki McDonnell (New Zealand) with the  Kinder Children's Choir and Grimethorpe Colliery Band MD: Garry Cutt  'Operatic Euphonium' - CD - Polyphonic Recording QPRL 072D - http://www.musicways.co.nz/riki/ 
Candide Overture - Leonard Bernstein arr: Howard Snell Foden's Band MD: Michael Fowles - 2016  'Patrons' Choice IX' - CD - Doyen Recording DOYCD357 - 2016 -  https://www.fodensband.co.uk/
Festival March Milestone - William Himes Camberwell Citadel (Australia) Band BM: Ross Johnson - 2009  'A Fanfare of Praise' - CD - Salvation Army - 22009 -  http://salvocam.org/brass_band.asp
The Three Musketeers 1. Aramis - The Student  2. Athos - Poet and Lover 3. Porthos - The Good companion 4. D'artagnan - Soldier of Fortune  - George Hespe Black Dyke Mills Band MD: Derek Broadbent - 1988  'Life Divine' - CD - Chandos Recording CHAN4506 - 1988 - http://www.blackdykeband.co.uk/ 
Piper O' Dundee - Kenneth Downie  Tenor Horn Soloist Sheona White with the Yorkshire Building Society Band MD: David King - 2002  'Windows of the World' - CD - Polyphonic Recording QPRL 213D - 2002 https://www.worldofbrass.com/cds/british-bands/yorkshire-building-society-band/rssmqprl213d-windows-of-the-world-cd.html
St Hilda March - Raymond (aka George Hawkins)  St Hilda Colliery Band MD: James Oliver - 1921  
Titania Polka - William Rimmer  Cornet Soloist Arthur Laycock with the St Hilda Colliery Band MD: James Oliver - 1921 https://www.4barsrest.com/articles/2004/art390.asp
Ceramic City Festival - Stuart Johnson  Tredegar Junior Band MD: R.D.Williams - c1977  
A Pilgrim Prayer - Tchaikovsky arr: Ray Steadman-Allen Trombone Ensemble Andrew Justice, Lyndon Moorby, Stuart Hall & Bradley Turnbull with the ISB BM: Dr. Stephen Cobb   'Heritage Series Vol. 2 Music from the 1940s' SP&S  Recording - SPS268CD - 2010 
Hail Ancient Walls - Gounod arr: Howard Snell Euphonium Soloist Glyn Williams with the Foden's Band MD: Michael Fowles - 2015  'Platinum Celebration - Glyn Williams' - CD - Doyen DOYCD342 - 2015 https://www.chandos.net/products/catalogue/DO%20342
Waltz from the Murder on the Orient Express - Richard Rodney Bennett arr: Howard Snell Point of Ayr Band MD: Michael Fowles - 1999  'Family Portrait' - CD - Polyphonic Reproductions QPPRL 204D - 1999
For the World - Sam Creamer The Household Troops Band of the Salvation Army BM: Carl Saunders - 2018  'For The World' - CD - SP&S CD414 - 2018 - https://www.householdtroopsband.co.uk/shop/
Praeludium - Peter Graham Williams Fairey Band MD: James Gourlay - 1997  'Williams Fairey Diamond Jubilee' - Double CD - Doyen Label DOY0052 - 1997
Troublemaker - Mike Davis  Carlton Main Frickley Colliery Band MD: N/K  'A Concert Programme' - Vinyl - Top Brass TB3022 - 1980
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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