Sunday Bandstand 26 April 2020

Sunday Bandstand 26 April 2020

Giuseppe Verdi – (9 or 10 October 1813 – 27 January 1901) an Italian opera composer. He was born near Busseto to a provincial family of moderate means and developed a musical education with the help of a local patron. Verdi came to dominate the Italian opera scene after the era of Vincenzo Bellini, Gaetano Donizetti, and Gioachino Rossini, whose works significantly influenced him.

Verdi was briefly an elected politician. An intensely private person, Verdi, however, did not seek to ingratiate himself with popular movements and as he became professionally successful was able to reduce his operatic workload and sought to establish himself as a landowner in his native region. He surprised the musical world by returning, after his success with the opera Aida (1871), with three late masterpieces: his Requiem (1874), and the operas Otello (1887) and Falstaff (1893).

The Dies Irae is a section from Verdi's Requiem. Dies Irae is Latin for Day of Wrath and it tells of a person coming before God to receive judgement at the end of their mortal life.

When it comes to spine-chilling music, it is hard to beat Verdi's Dies Irae, or 'Day of Wrath'. Verdi's Requiem is an epic achievement in every sense, but this depiction of the day of judgement is pretty unsettling stuff. Turn it up loud. It is on this week’s show and it is a fabulous arrangement by Peter Graham.

Playlist 26 April 2020 

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
Ravenswood - William Rimmer  Brighouse and Rastrick Band MD: David Hirst - 2004  'Whit-Friday Marches' - CD - Doyen Recording DOY CD177 - 2004
Morning, Noon and Night - Franz von Suppe arr: Thomas Bidgood Foden's Band MD: Russell Gray - 2002  'Overtures' - CD - Egon Recording sfz109 - 2002
Windows of the World - Amazonia, The Rising Sun, Drums of Thunder - Peter Graham Polysteel Band MD: Philip Harper - 2005  'Wonders of the World ' - CD - MISC MISC02 - 2005
Capriccio Brillante - Herman Bellstedt arr: Sandy Smith  Tenor Horn Soloist Sheona White with the Yorkshire Building Society MD: David King - 2000  'The Voice of the Tenor Horn - Sheona White' - CD - Polyphonic Recording  QPRL 206D - 2000
Denn Er Hat Seinen Engeln Befohlen (Because he commanded his Angels) Mendelssohn arr: Olaf Ritman Massed bands of Amsterdam Staff Band and Brass Band Rijnmond (The Netherlands) GMD: Dr Howard J. Evans - 2010  'Premier Brass 2010 - Reunion' - CD - Salvationist Publishing & Supplies Ltd. ‎– SPS 265CD - 2010
Comedy Tonight - Stephen Sondheim arr: Sandy Smith  Buy as you view Band MD: Dr Robert Childs - 2005  'Stars in Brass' - CD - Obrasso Recording CD912 - 2005
Brass Machine - Gilbert Tinner Leyland Band MD: Russell Gray - 2006  'Brass Machine' - CD - Obrasso Recording CD 913 - 2006
The Wand of Youth - 1) Overture 2) Serenade 7) Wild Bears - Edward Elgar arr: Gordon Langford Black Dyke Mills Band MD: Major Peter Parkes - 1988  'A Tribute to Elgar, Delius and Holst' - CD - Chandos Recording CHAN8551 - 1988
All I Ask of You - Andrew Lloyd Webber arr: Christopher Mowat Trombone Soloist Don Lusher with the Hammonds Sauce Works Band MD: Geoffrey Whitham - 1992  'Just Good Friends' - CD - Doyen Recording DOY CD020 - 1992
Moto Perpetuo - Ottokar Novacek arr: Howard Snell Foden's Band MD: Michael Fowles - 2010  'Patron's Choice IV' - CD - Doyen Recording DOY CD267 - 2010
Connotations - Edward Gregson  Black Dyke Mills Band MD: Major Peter Parkes - 1988  'Champions of Brass' - Vinyl - Chandos Recording -1977
Homage to the Noble Grape - 4.Hock (4 out of 5) - Goff Richards Eb Bass Soloist  Pieter Nevejans with the Brass Band Buizingen ( Belgium) MD: Luc Vertommen - 2008  'Cats Tales' - CD - 2008
Symphony No.6  - March - Tchaikovsky  Brass Band of Battle Creek (USA) MD:           2004  'Live 1 Brass Band of Battle Creek' - CD - BBBC - 1994
The Prayer - Carole Bayer Sager and David Foster arr: Michael Garasi Brass Band of Central Florida (USA) MD: Michael Garasi - 2007  'Sing Sang Sung' CD - Egon: CD-SFZ133 - 2007
Capriccio Espagnol - Rimsky Korsakov  arr: Keith Wilkinson  JJB Sports Leyland Band MD: Richard Evans - 1997  'Sporting Brass' - CD - Polyphonic Recording- QPRL 092D - 1997 
Raiders of the Lost Ark - John Williams arr: Steve Sykes Brass Band De Waldsang (The Netherlands) MD: Rieks van der Velde - 1996  'This is Brass' - CD - Bernaerts Records BR 1996.006 - 1996
The E-Flat Players March - Fritz Rickli Brass Band Emmental and the Regional Brass Band Bern (Switzerland) MD: Fritz Rickli - 2014  'Sounds of Emmental Vol 2' - CD - Musilverlag.frank.ch - 2014
In a Monastery Garden - Albert Ketelby  Harry Mortimer's All Star Brass  MD: Harry Mortimer - 1968  'Harry Mortimer's World Of Big Brass Band' - Vinyl Compilation - Decca ‎– SPA 268 - 1968
Dies Irae from Requiem - Verdi arr: Peter Graham  New York Staff Band (USA) MD: Ron Waiksnoris - 2009  'New York New York' - CD - 
Zurich March - Elgar Howarth Solna Brass (Sweden) MD: Lars-Gunnar Bjorklund - 2001  'Feel Good Music'  - CD - A Bluebell Compact Disc - ABCD 089 - 2001
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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