Sunday Bandstand 22 December 2019

Sunday Bandstand 22 December 2019

Manfred Obrecht was born in 1958, at the age of 16 he began his studies in trumpet and orchestral conducting at the music academies in Bern and Basel.

Since 2001 Manfred Obrecht has been guest conductor of the London Concert Symphony Orchestra, which performs the great works of classical music with his 80 musicians. As a permanent guest conductor, he gives concerts at home and abroad with the Baden-Baden Philharmonic and the Filarmonica Italiana Orchestra from Piacenza. Manfred Obrecht is conducting with the Slovak Philharmonic in Bratislava, the Stuttgart Symphony Orchestra, the Southwest German Philharmonic and the Württemberg Philharmonic. He is chief conductor of the international brass band Classic Festival Brass.

He regularly conducts performances of the great symphonic choral works at the Moscow Cathedral Choir, the Coro dell 'Opera di Parma, the Arcis-Vocalisten Munich, the choir of the Biel Solothurn Theater, the Zurich Concert Choir, the Classic Festival Choir, the Coro La Compagnia Rossini, the Birnauer Kantorei, the Konzertchor Audite Nova, the Konzertchor Pro Arte Bern, the Bach Collegium Zürich, the Konzertchor Canto Classico, the Konzertchor Klangwerk Luzern, the Kammerchor Chur, the Akademisches Chor Zürich, the choir of the University of Lucerne, the Aurelius Boys' Choir and the Lucerne Cantore.

The artistic collaboration connects Manfred Obrecht with outstanding musical personalities such as Regula Mühlemann, Rachel Harnisch, Ivana Rusco, Noemi Nadelmann, Tine Thing Helseth, Dimitri Ashkenazy, Gabor Boldoczki, Sergei Nakarjakov, Reinhold Friedrich, Alessio Allegrini and many other world-famous interpreters.

Manfred Obrecht plans and implements concert projects with stars from the theater and film business. Sky du Mont, Barbara Wussow, Christian Kohlund, Patrik Fichte, Siegfried Rauch, Günther Maria Halmer and Hanspeter Müller-Drossaart were among his guests at the KKL Luzern.

Manfred Obrecht is Artistic Director of Obrasso Classic Events AG.

From 1981 - 2009 Manfred Obrecht was the chief conductor of the Oberaargau

Brass band, promoting musical talent. Under his direction, the young musicians won national and international prizes and awards.

A successful collaboration connects him as a conductor with renowned ones

English wind formations such as Yorkshire Building Society Band, Brighouse & Rastrick Band, British Leyland Band, Desford Colliery Band, Flowers Band and Grimethorpe Colliery Band.

We are featuring two tracks on this week's show where he is the conductor.

Playlist 22 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
Troika From Lieutenant Kije - Prokofiev arr: Ray Farr Manger Musikklag (Norway) MD: Allan Withington - 2017  'December' - CD - Doyen Recording DOY CD378 - 2017
Christmas Festival - Leroy Anderson  Yorkshire Building Society Band MD: Professor David King - 2003  'Simple Gifts' - CD -  Egon Recording  SFZ118 - 2003
Panis Angelicus - Cesar Franck arr: Howard Lorriman  Classic Festival Choir with the Brass Band Oberaargauer (Austria) MD: Manfred Obrecht - 2009  'Christmas Celebration' - CD - Obrasso Recording  CD938 - 2009
Deck the Halls - Traditional  arr: Mark Freeh  Cornet Soloist George Melitsis with the Darebin City Brass - Preston Band (Victoria, Australia)  MD: Andrew Snell - 2016  ‘Ding Dong Darebin on High’ - CD -  www.darebincitybrass.com/      .....2016 
E T:- The main theme - John Williams  Brass Band Burgermusik Luzern (Switzerland) MD: Ludwig Wicki - 2002  'Brass Cinema 3' - CD - Obrasso Recording CD861 - 2002
Pop Looks Bach - Sam Fonteyn arr: Keith Wilkinson  Oberaarguaer Brass Band (Austria) MD: Manfred Obrecht  -1990  'Power of Brass' - CD - Obrasso Recording CD830 - 1990
Christmas Piece - Goff Richards  BNFL Band MD: Richard Evans - 1984  'Christmas Brass' The BNFL Band ' - CD Polyphonic Reproductions - QMPR 602D - 1984
White Christmas - Irving Berlin arr: Mark Freeh Yorkshire Building Society Band MD: Professor David King - 2003  'Simple Gifts' - CD -  Egon Recording  SFZ118 - 2003
Tubby The Tuba - Words by Paul Tripp- Music George Kleinsinger arr: Andrew Duncan Tuba Soloist Gavin Woods - Narrator Thom Meredith with the Sellers International Band MD: Philip McCann - 2002  'Celtic Connections' - CD - SB15 - 2002
Carol Of The Shepherds - Philip Sparke Soli Brass (The Netherlands) MD: Jan de Haan - 2001​ 'Soli Christmas' - CD - De Haske Recording DHR 03-035-3 - 2001​
Star Wars - John Williams arr: Ray Farr Brassband De Bazuin Oenkerk (The Netherlands) MD: Klaas van der Woude - 1994  'Facets of Glass' CD - www.debazuinoenkerk.nl - 1994
What's Christmas Without a Brass Band - Peter Seel Houghton Weavers (Folk Singing Group) with the Warrington Male Voice Choir, Broomfield Junior School Choir and the Wingates Band MD:  Andrew Berryman - 2006  'What's Christmas Without a Brass Band'  - CD - Keep Folk Smiling recording KFS 140 - 2006
On Christmas Night - Paul Sharman International Staff Band Of The Salvation Army - BM: Dr. Stephen Cobb - 2016  'Celebrate The Season'  - SP&S Recording SPS 404CD - 2016
Walking in the Air  theme from The Snowman - Howard Blake arr: Philip Sparke 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​
A Time For Peace - Peter Graham  Tenor Horn Soloist Ian Askey with the Old Silkstone Band MD: Norman Law - 2002  'Christmas Festival'  - CD - Amadeus AMSCD052 - 2002
Comin' To Town - Mark Freeh Trumpet Soloists Vincent DiMartino and Terry Everson with the Lexington Brass Band MD: Ronald W. Holz - 2001​ 'tis the Season - live' - CD - www.lexingtonbrassband.com/ .........1998​
Kaiser Waltz Op 437 - Johann Strauss ll arr: Gregor Grant  Black Dyke Mills Band MD: James Watson - 1996   'Strauss Festival' - CD - Obrasso Recording - CD859 - 1996
La Cenerentola (Cinderella) Overture - Rossini arr: Major Peter Parkes Black Dyke Mills Band MD Major Peter Parkes - 1983  'Black Dyke Plays Rossini'  - Vinyl - Chandos BBRD1021 - 1983
Sing A Lullaby, Silent Night, I Saw three Ships, Sussex Carol - Various arrangers Foden's Band with the Halifax Choral Society and organist David Battiwalla MD: Professor Nicholas Childs - 1998​ 'Christmas Song' - CD - Doyen DOYCD074 - 1998​
The Sleeping Baby - David Edmonds  The Household Troops Band of the Salvation Army BM: Carl Saunders - 2014​  'The Spirit of Christmas' 
A Christmas Finale - Paul Lovatt- Cooper 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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