Sunday Bandstand 26 July 2020

Sunday Bandstand 26 July 2020

Sir Richard Rodney Bennett CBE (29. 3. 1936 – 24. 12. 2012) was an English composer of film, TV and concert music, and also a jazz pianist and occasional vocalist. He was based in New York City from 1979 until his death.

He was born at Broadstairs, Kent, but was raised in Devon during WW II. He was a pupil at Leighton Park School. He later studied at the Royal Academy of Music, he produced over 200 works for the concert hall, and 50 scores for film and television. He was also a writer and performer of jazz songs for 50 years.

He regularly performed as a jazz pianist, with such singers as Cleo Laine, Marion Montgomery and many others performing the Great American Songbook. He died in New York and was interred at Green-wood Cemetery, Brooklyn.

On this week’s show we feature the brass band arrangement by Howard Snell of the music Richard Rodney Bennett wrote for the soundtrack to the 1974 film Murder on the Orient Express.

Playlist  26 July 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
Glasnost- Dizzy Stratford  Desford Colliery Caterpillar Band MD: James Watson - 1989  'Continenal Brass' - CD - De Haske  Music 3003.3 - 1989
Symphony Poem - The Symphony No. 3 - Abram Khactaturian  arr. Ray Farr Eikanger Bjorsvik Musikklag (Norway) MD: Ray Farr - 1992  'European Brass Band Championships 1992' - CD C-Polyphonic QPRL 051D - 1992 
The Ellis Island Lament - arr. Robin Dewhurst Brass Band De Waldsang (Netherlands) MD: Rieks van der Velde - 2007  'Hostile Skies' - CD - Lake Music Publications (Netherlands) - LMP2007.01 - 2007
Benedictus from the Armed Man - A Mass for Peace - Karl Jenkins Euphonium Soloist Mic Tyler with the Drighlington Band MD: Shane Foster - 2006  'Drighlington Brass Band The Champions' - CD - DBCD007 - 2006
For Me - Edu Lobo and Norman Gimbel arr. Ray Farr C Trumpet Soloist Ray Farr with the Ila Brass Band (Norway) MD: Ray Farr - 1991  'Ila Brass Band Meets Ray Farr' - CD - IBB - 1991
Awakening - Torstein Aagaard-Nilsen Stavanger Brass Band (Norway) MD: James Gourlay - 1999  'Awakening' - CD -Belburn Recording BELB007 - 1999 
Rule Britannia - John Hartmann arr. J.A.Greenwood Euphonium Soloist Morgan Griffiths with Yorkshire Building Society Band  MD: David King - 1998  'Highlights European Brass Band Championships 1998' - CD - World wind Music 500.038 - 1998 
In The Pink - Henry Mancini - arr. Mark Jackson  Yorkshire Imperial Band MD: James Scott - 1995  'Sounds of the White Rose' - CD - Kirklees Music KRCD 1002 - 1995
The Dam Busters - March - Eric Coates   Grimethorpe Colliery (UK Coal) Band MD: Garry Cutt - 2001  'Movie Brass' - CD - RCA Victor - 2001
Folk Festival - Dmitri Shostakovich arr. Martin Cordner International Staff Band BM: Stephen Cobb - 1998  'Odyssey' CD - SP&S Recording  SP&S122CD - 1998
Queensbury - James Kaye  Massed Reunion Band which includes present and former members of Black Dyke Band MD: Dr Nicholas Childs - December 18, 2005  'Essential Dyke Volume VI - Deep Harmony' - CD - Doyen Recording DOYCD208 - 2005
Waltz from the Murder on the Orient Express - Richard Rodney Bennett arr. Howard Snell Buy as You View Cory Band MD: Robert Childs - 2001  'Men of Stone' - CD - Kirklees Music KRCD1034 - 2001
Three Impressions for Brass 1) Wylam Colliery 1836 2) Deserted Farm 1840 3) The Royal Border Bridge, Berwick on-Tweed 1850 - Arthur Butterworth  Black Dyke Band MD: Dr Nicholas Childs - 2001  'Butterworth featuring the Music of Arthur Butterworth' - CD - Doyen Recording DOY CD130 - 2001
April in Paris - Vernon Duke and Yip Harburg arr. Mark Freeh Flugel Soloist Richard Franklin with the Ridged Containers Group Band MD: Bramwell Tovey - 1990  'Freeh-Way' - CD - Heavyweight Records Ltd HR003/D - 1990
The Marriage Of Figaro - Overture - Mozart arr. Bernard Hazelgrove  Black Dyke Mills Band MD: Heinz Friesen - 1991  'European Brass Band Championships 1991' - FT Records FT5001 - 1991
Summer Scherzo - Gordon Langford  Besses O'Th' Barn Band MD: Roy Newsome - 1983  'Showcase for Brass' - Vinyl - Chandos Recording BBRD1020 - 1983
Home On the Range with Variations - Erik Leidzen  Euphonium Soloist Bandsman Trevor Groom with the Kettering Citadel Band BM: Donald Manning - 1979  'Celebration' - Vinyl - Banners and Bonets BAB3510 - 1979
Confection for Brass - Goff Richards  Ellington Colliery Band MD: Dennis Wright - 2002  'Big E' - CD - Wichman DSW0568 - 2002
Sunburst - James Hosay US Army Brass Band (USA) MD: Colonel Lesley Bryan Shelburne Jr. - 2012  'Sunburst' - CD - Altissimo Recording - 2012
The Canadian - March - Major James Merrit  Canadian Staff Band of the Salvation Army (Canada) BM: Captain Robert Redhead - 1982  'Reflections Canadian Staff Band Celebrating 100 years of Salvation Army Service in Canada' - Vinyl -  Festival CBC28211
On the Quarter Deck - March - Kenneth Alford  BNFL Band MD: Richard Evans  - 1996  'By Request - Celebrating the Band's Golden Jubilee' - CD - Polyphonic Recording QPRL 078D - 1996
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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