Sunday Bandstand 15 December 2019

Sunday Bandstand 15 December 2019

The Aldbourne Band was formed in the middle of the 19th century by the village church organist, Richard Brown-Bunce. Originally made up from a variety of instrument types, including clarinet and flute, the Band gradually evolved, as most English Bands did around the turn of the century, into the familiar format based around 3-valved brass, trombone and percussion.

The first contest the Band entered was before the First World War and during the ’20s and the ’30s, the Band achieved great acclaim performing at the Crystal Palace, London. The Band maintained a consistently high standard, competing locally and nationally, regularly winning prizes and in 1963 was promoted to the Championship Section of the national organisation.

In the early eighties, the band was at the height of its game when it was placed first in the West of England Championship Section and consequently qualified to perform in the National Finals at the Royal Albert Hall. Out of a movement of some 800 bands, the best two from each region (18 Bands in total) perform at the National Finals. By the year 2000, the band held a ranking of 5th place in the West of England Championship Section, drawing in players from the North Wiltshire and Berkshire areas and remains a formidable force in the contesting arena.

We have two tracks from the band’s 2014 ‘100% Christmas’ CD on this week’s show.

Playlist 15 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
The Wonder Of Christmas - Peter Graham Aldbourne Band MD: David Johnson - 2014  '100% Christmas' - CD - 2014 http://www.aldbourneband.org.uk/v2/shop/
Gaudete - Kevin Norbury Yorkshire Building Society Band MD: Professor David King - 2003  'Simple Gifts' - CD -  Egon Recording  SFZ118 - 2003
The Snow Carol - Philip Harper The International Staff Songsters of The Salvation Army with the Cory Band MD: Philip Harper - 2016  'A Festival of Fanfares and Carols' - CD - Doyen DOY CD364 - 2016
Christmas Prelude (Adeste Fidelis) - Rieks van der Velde Brass Band de Waldsang  (The Netherlands) MD: Rieks van der Velde - 2006  'We Wish You A Merry Christmas' - CD - Lake Music Publications - DMP2007/02 - 2007
Huron Carol - Kevin Norbury Cornet Soloist Terry Everson with the Lexington Brass Band (USA) MD: Ronald W. Holz - 2001  'tis the Season - live' - CD - www.lexingtonbrassband.com/        .........1998
A German Christmas based on three German Carols O Tannenbaum, Alle Jahre Wieder, and Süber die Glocken nie klinge - Jan Hadermann  Soli Brass (The Netherlands) MD: Jan de Haan - 2001  'Soli Christmas' - CD - De Haske Recording DHR 03-035-3 - 2001
The Twelve Days of Christmas Brass Band of Battle Creek (USA) MD: Frank Renton - 1995  'The Sound of Christmas Sleigh Bells and Brass' - CD - BBBC - 1995
Dance of the Elves - David Popper arr: Andrew Wainwright Virtuosi GUS Band MD: John Berryman - 2012  'Christmas Fantasia'  - CD - SP&S -  www.wainwrightmusic.com/                  .....2012
Winterdream - Thomas Ruedi Euphonium Soloist Glyn Williams with the Britannia Building Society MD: Philip McCann - 1996  'On Stage' - CD - Obrasso Recording CD857 - 1996
Nadal - Gion Andreas Casanova arr: Corsin Tuor  Brass Band Berner Oberland (Switzerland) MD: Corsin Tuor - 2016  'Silent Night' - CD - Lucerne Music Edition - www.bbo.ch ............ 2016 
Christmas Joy - Erik Leidzen  New England Brass Band (USA) MD: Douglas Yeo - 1999  'Christmas Joy' - CD - New England Brass Bass Recording - NEBBCD101 - 1999
Do They Know Its Christmas- Bob Geldof & Midge Ure arr: Alan Fernie City Of Bradford Brass Band MD: Lee Skipsey - 2016  'Spirit' - CD - World of Sound Recording CD115 - 2016  
Finale From Jazz Suite No.2 -Shostakovich  arr: Ian Jones  Melbourne Staff Band (Australia) BM: Ken Waterworth  -  2015  'To Boldly Go' - CD - SPS388CD - 2015
O Holy Night  - Traditional arr: Alan Fernie  Vocalist Fardau van der Woude with the Brass Band de Bazuin Oenkerk (The Netherlands) MD: Klaas van der Woude - 2011  'A Christmas Full of Copper' - CD - www.debazuinoenkerk.nl/      ...........2011
 'twas The Night Before Christmas - Drew R. Fennell - Narrator: Ed Simpson North Carolina Brass Band (USA) MD: Brian Meixner - 2016  'Christmas Wrapped in Brass' - CD - www.ncbrassband.org/          .............2016
I'll Not Turn Back - John Larsson Duet: Trevor Bremner (cornet) and David Bremner (trombone) with the Wellington Brass - 2013  'Melodies from a Lifetime' - CD - www.bremnermusic.com - 2014
March from the Nutcracker  - Tchaikovsky arr: Philip Sparke Brass Band de Bazuin Oenkerk (The Netherlands) MD: Klaas van der Woude - 2011  'A Christmas Full of Copper' - CD - www.debazuinoenkerk.nl/      ...........2011
Christmas Song - Tome and Wells arr: Gavin Sutherland  Foden's Band with the Halifax Choral Society and organist David Battiwalla MD: Professor Nicholas Childs - 1998  'Christmas Song' - CD - Doyen DOYCD074 - 1998
The Joy of Christmas Suite 1)The Seven Joys of Mary 2) O Little Town of Bethlehem 3)  Past Three O'clock' - Robert Redhead The Household Troops Band of the Salvation Army BM: Carl Saunders - 2014  'The Spirit of Christmas' - CD - SP&S CD346 - 2014
Children's Overture - Roger Quilter arr: Dan Godfrey Black Dyke Mills Band MD: Roy Newsome - 1968  
The Snow Waltz (Schneewaltzer) - arr:  Goff Richards Thoresby RJB Band MD: Stan Lippeatt - 2000  'Schneewaltzer' - CD - Doyen Recording DOYCD122 - 2000
Ukrainian Bell Carol - Mykola Dmytrovich Leontovych arr: Philip Sparke Aldbourne Band MD: David Johnson - 2014  '100% Christmas' - CD - 2014
Farandole from the Suite L'Arlesienne - George Bizet arr: Drake Rimmer  The Sheldon Theatre Brass Band (USA) MD: W. Larry Brentzel - 1995  'Fanfare and Carols' - CD - Westmark Recording  WCD29521 - 1995
A Starry Night - Joy Webb arr: Andrew Mackereth International Staff Band of the Salvation Army BM: Dr. Stephen Cobb - 2007  
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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