Sunday Bandstand 29 December 2019

Sunday Bandstand 29 December 2019

Louis Joseph Ferdinand Hérold (28.01.1791 – 19.01.1833), was a French operatic composer who also wrote many pieces for the piano, orchestra, and the ballet. He is best known today for the ballet La fille mal gardée and the overture to the opera Zampa.

Louis J. F. Hérold was born in Paris, the only child of François-Joseph Hérold, a pianist, teacher, and composer, and Jeanne-Gabrielle Pascal. At the age of six, he attended the Hix Institute and excelled in his studies. While there, he also took musical theory, at the age of seven, he played the piano and composed some piano pieces.

His father did not intend for him to follow a musical career, but after his father's death in 1802, he could finally pursue this avenue. He enrolled in the Conservatoire in 1806 and was schooled in piano by Louis Adam (father of the composer Adolphe Adam) during these times at the Conservatoire became a virtuoso on piano and violin.

In 1810 he won first prize in a piano competition with one of his own compositions. One of the judges remarked: "This piece is full of flaws, but I see great things ahead for him". He progressed so far in his studies that in 1812 he won the Prix de Rome. In Rome, during the spring of 1813, he composed his first symphony, which all Prix de Rome winners were required to do in order to show their progression in studies, and also completed the last of his four piano concertos.

In 1815 he moved from Rome to Naples for health reasons. While there he composed several pieces including his second symphony and three string quartets.

On May 3, 1831, one of his most famous operas, Zampa, premiered. This opera enjoyed much success in France and Germany where it is still occasionally staged today. He followed up his success with Zampa with contributions to La Marquise de Brinvilliers, a collaborative effort of many composers including François-Adrien Boïeldieu and Daniel Auber. Two names are well known in brass bands for their overtures.

Hérold died of tuberculosis which he had long suffered. Hérold's opera Ludovic, which had not been completed, was finished by Fromental Halévy.

Hérold was buried in Paris. The house at 10 rue Hérold is Hérold's birthplace. The street was named in his honour in 1881.

In this week’s show, we feature the Clog Dance from his ballet La Fille Mal Gardee.

Playlist 29 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
Joy To The World - George Frederick Handel arr: Mark Freeh Black Dyke Band MD: Professor Nicholas Childs - 2013  'We Wish You A Merry Christmas' - CD - Obrasso Recording  CD 951 - 2013
Kaleidoscope - Rimsky Korsakov arr: Brian Bowen  Enfield Citadel Band BM: James Williams - 1984  'Kaleidoscope' - Vinyl - Chandos Recording - Chandos BBRD 1027 - 1984 (Re -mastered SP&S CD 209)
Flying The Breeze - Philip Sparke Williams Fairey Band MD: Philip McCann - 2001  'Images for Brass' - CD 0 Anglo Records AR002-3 - 2001
Winter Wonderland - Felix Bernard / Richard Smith  Prairie Brass Band (Illinois, USA) MD:  Mary Barnes-Gingrich - 2015  'Christmas Celebration' - CD - 
All I Ask Of You - Andrew Lloyd Webber arr: Philip Greenwood Soprano Cornet Alan Wycherley & Euphonium Soloist Mike Kilroy with the Leyland DAF Band MD: Richard Evans - 1989  'Romance in Brass Vol.1' - CD - Polyphonic QPRL 043D - 1989
Stop the Cavalry - Jona Lewie arr: Derek Broadbent  Foden's Band MD: Professor Nicholas Childs - 1998​ 'Christmas Song' - CD - Doyen DOYCD074 - 1998​
The Message of Christmas - William Himes Brass Band of Battle Creek (USA) MD: Frank Renton - 1995  'The Sound of Christmas Sleigh Bells and Brass' - CD - BBBC - 1995
Flower Duet - Delibes  Vocal duet with Soprano Josefien Stoppelenburg & Mezzo-Soprano  Charlotte Stoppelenburg with the Brass Band de Waldsang (The Netherlands) MD: Rieks van der Velde  - 2005  'Enchanted' - CD - World wind Music wwm500.114 - 2005
God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen - Traditional  The Royal Opera House Brass Soloists and the Royal Opera Chorus - 2006  'The Twelve Days of Christmas' - CD - Brass Classics BC3006 - 2006 
Horns Enjoying Themselves - Bertrand Moren The Horn section of Soli Brass (The Netherlands)  MD: Frans-Aert Burghgraef - 2009 (Compilation CD)  'Remembrance' - CD - Mitrope Music M-Disc 209-039-3 - 2009 (Compilation CD) 
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
Pandora  - Eugene Demare  Cornet Soloist Derek Garside with the CWS (Manchester) Band MD: Alex Mortimer - 1963  'Champion Brass' - Vinyl - Fontana Label  FJL 507 - 1963
Cornet Carillon - Ronald Binge  Royal Doulton Band MD: Ted Gray   'A Festive Celebration for Brass Band ' - CD - bgtd054 - 1989
Oh No! - Jeffrey Agrell Brass Band Berner Oberland (Switzerland) MD: James Gourlay - 2008  'Tower Music' - CD - Marcophone CD948-2 - 2008
Caprice Brilliante (The Debutante) - Herbert Lincoln Clark Cornet Soloist Herbert Lincoln Clarke with the Sousa Band (USA) MD: John Philip Sousa - 1908  'Caprice Brilliante (The Debutante) - 78rpm - Victor Label 35090-B - October 1908
Barcarolle from The Tales of Hoffmann - Jacques Offenbach arr: Klaas van der Woude  Vocal Duet with Soprano  Fardau van der Woude  Tenor Oedo Kuipers 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​
La Fille Mal Gardee: Clog Dance - Ferdinand Herold arr: Roger Martin Grimethorpe Colliery Band MD: Major Peter Parkes - 1996  'French Bon Bons' - CD - Chandos Recording CHAN 4542 - 1996
Christmas on King Street - Roger Davies  Roger Davies with the Hepworth Band MD: Leigh baker - 2017  'Christmas on King Street' - CD -  https://rogerdaviesmusic.com/                     ... 2017
A Christmas Adventure - Darrol Barry  Middleton Band MD: Matt Stringer - 2010  'Tis the Season' - CD Music House Productions - http://www.musichouseproductions.co.uk/         ............2010
Winter's Snow - Stephen Bulla  Canadian Staff Band of the Salvation Army (Canada) BM: John Lam - 2011  'Christ is Born' - CD - Canadian Staff Band Independent Recording - 2011
Hallelujah Chorus from Handel's Messiah - G.F.Handel Black Dyke Band and the Halifax Choral Society MD: John Pryce Jones  - 2001  'The Messiah in Brass' - CD (Double) - Doyen Recording DOY CD110 - 2001
Meditation The New Covenant - James Curnow  Soli Deo Gloria Band (The Netherlands) MD: Jan De Haan - 1993  'Music for Brass James Curnow' - CD - De Haske Music Publishers DHM 10.002-3 - 1993
Auld Lang Syne - Traditional - Sami Lortscher Brass Band Berner Oberland (Switzerland) MD: Corsin Tuor - 2016  'Silent Night' - CD - Lucerne Music Edition - www.bbo.ch ............ 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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