Sunday Bandstand 1 December 2019

Sunday Bandstand 1 December 2019

Guy d'Hardelot (August 1858 – January 7, 1936) was the pen name of Helen Rhodes (née Helen Guy), a French composer, pianist, and teacher.

She was born to an English father and a French mother. She was born at Château d'Hardelot, near Boulogne-sur-Mer. This old castle, from which she took her pen name, was once occupied by Henry VIII and Anne Boleyn.

At the age of fifteen she went to Paris, where she studied at the Conservatoire de Paris under Marie Renaud-Maury (1852-1928) and came under the notice of Charles Gounod and Victor Maurel, who were much impressed with her ability. She also met Jules Massenet, who encouraged her to compose. On coming to London, she became a pupil of Clarence Lucas. Emma Calvé was a good friend to d’Hardelot and did much to bring her songs into notice.

Most of her life, d'Hardelot was engaged in teaching singing and diction at her home in London, and many of her pupils attained success. In 1896 she toured the United States with Calvé. Her first real success as a composer was won with Because, though her song Sans Toi had previously been favourably received. Among her other successes may be mentioned I Know a Lovely Garden, I Think, I Hid My Love, Dawn, and A Bunch of Violets.

She was singularly successful as a writer of songs, in which she combined French delicacy with English solidity. Few women composers became more popular in the early 20th century than did d'Hardelot, and her success was won on merit alone. In spite of the help of many friends, it was some time before she achieved this success.

We feature her composition Because on this week’s show.

Playlist 1 December 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
Imperial Flourishes - Howard Lorriman  Buy As You View Cory Band MD: Dr. Robert Childs - 2003  'Discovery Brass' - CD - Obrasso Records 891 - 2003
Spectrum - Gilbert Vinter  Grimethorpe Colliery Band MD: Elgar Howarth - 2003  'The History of Brass Band Music - The Golden Era 1920 - 1970' - CD - SP&S DOYCD160 - 2003
Trombonology - Tommy Dorsey arr: Rick Larch Trombone Soloist Herb Bruce with the Canadian Staff Band BM: Brian Burditt - 2005  'Heaven and Earth' - CD Herbicide Records CD1600 - 2005
Anvil Chorus - Verdi arr: David Hirst Brighouse and Rastrick Band MD: David Hirst - 2002  'Popular Classics' - Grasmere Music Ltd GRCD115 - 2002
Celestial Prospect - Variations - Wilfred Heaton  International Staff Band of the Salvation Army  BM: Dr. Stephen Cobb - 2002  'The Heaton Collection' Disc 2 - CD - SP & S CD158 - 2002
Fanfare and Flying Theme from E.T. - John Williams  arr: Steve Sykes Foden's Richardson Band MD: Thomas Wyss - 2006  'Concert Classics' CD - Egon Recording SFZ127 - 2006
Flower Power -  1) Let's Go to San Francisco 2) O Happy Day - All I Ever Need is You 3) Happy Together - Don Campbell Soli Brass (The Netherlands) MD: Piet Groenveld - 2000  ' Soli Popular' - CD - De Haske Recordings DHR 03-034-3 - 2000
The Gadfly 3) Youth (Romance), op. 97 - Dimitri Shostakovich  Brass Band Froschl Hall (Austria) MD: Hannes Buchegger - 2006  'Brass Band Froschl Hall In Concert' - CD - 2006
On The Quarter Deck - Kenneth Alford  Old Silkstone Band MD: Richard Evans - 2006  'From Parks to Proms' - Amadeus Recording  AMSCD104 - 2006
Haunted Halls - Paul Lovatt-Cooper Black Dyke Band MD: Dr. Nicholas Childs - 2008  'Walking With Heroes - The Music of Paul Lovatt-Cooper' - CD - Doyen DOYCD245 - 2008
Xylophonia - Joseph Green arr: Howard Snell  Xylophonist Theodore Musick with the Fountain City Brass Band (USA) MD: Dr. Joseph Parisi - 2009  'Over the Rainbow' - CD - Egon: CD-SFZ153 - 2009
Mamma Mia - The Movie Sound Track - B. Andersson and B. Ulvaeus arr: Frank Bernaerts Brass Band Willebroek (Belgium) MD: Frans Violet - 2008  'Roccata' - CD - Bernaerts Music Recordings BR 2009- 041 - 2008
Born On the 4th of July - John Williams arr: Joe Laube Trumpet Soloist Florian Klingler with the Brass Band Froschl Hall (Austria) MD: Hannes Buchegger - 2004  'Song and Dance' - CD - Silton Recording  0548 - 2004
Praise - Wilfred Heaton Manchester Citadel Band BM: Colin Wilson - 1991  'Praise' - CD - Nimbus Recording  MCB-1 - 1991
I Vow To Thee My Country - Jupiter from the Planets Suite - Holst arr: Stephen Roberts  Black Dyke Band MD: Dr. Nicholas Childs - 2008  'Summer Prom' - CD - Amadeus Recording AMSCD075 - 2004
Because - Guy d'Hardelot arr: Goff Richards  Cornet Soloist Chris Cannings with the Cranbrook Town Band MD: Ian Lanceley - 1997  'Kentish Suite' - CD - Recording Engineer Roland Clarke - 1997
Over The Rainbow - Harold Arlen arr: Ray Farr Flugel Soloist Matthew Vangiel with the  Fountain City Brass Band (USA) MD: Dr. Joseph Parisi - 2009  'Over the Rainbow' - CD - Egon: CD-SFZ153 - 2009
Celebrate the Season - Andrew Blyth International Staff Band Of The Salvation Army - BM: Dr. Stephen Cobb - 2016  'Celebrate The Season'  - SP&S Recording SPS 404CD - 2016
Christmas Triptych - 3mvt  Allegro - James Curnow North Carolina Brass Band (USA) MD: Brian Meixner - 2016  'Christmas Wrapped in Brass' - CD - www.ncbrassband.org/          .............2016
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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