Sunday Bandstand 4 October 2020

Sunday Bandstand 4 October 2020

Vincenzo Bellini – 3.11.1801 – 23.09.1835) was an Italian opera composer, who was known for his long-flowing melodic lines for which he was named "the Swan of Catania". Many years later, in 1898, Giuseppe Verdi "praised the broad curves of Bellini's melody: 'there are extremely long melodies as no-one else had ever made before'. A large amount of what is known about Bellini's life and his activities comes from surviving letters

 It appears that Bellini died at around 5 pm on 23 September 1835.  It appears that Bellini died at around 5 pm on 23 September 1835. Immediately taking charge of arrangements, Rossini began to plan Bellini's funeral and entombment, as well as caring for his estate. He ordered that a post-mortem be performed, following an order which came directly from the King. The distinguished Court-appointed Doctor Dalmas performed the autopsy and reported his findings on the cause of death:

Bellini had succumbed to an acute inflammation of the colon, compounded by an abscess in the liver. The inflammation of the intestine had produced violent symptoms of dysentery during life.

Today, the Museo Belliniano, housed in the Gravina Cruyllas Palace in Catania in Sicily — Bellini's birthplace—preserves memorabilia and manuscripts. He was commemorated on the front of the Italian 5,000 lire banknote in the 1980s and 90s (before Italy switched to the Euro) with the back showing a scene from the opera Norma.

On today show we have a performance of the overture from Bellini’s opera Norma.

Playlist  4 October 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
The Gael - Dougie Maclean arr. Andrew Duncan  Lindley Band MD: Neil Jowett - 2002  'Jubilation - The Lindley Band' - Recorded and Edited by Mike Briggs -2002 
Resurgam - Eric Ball  New York Staff Band (USA) BM: Ron Waiksnoris - 2005  'New York Snapshots' - CD - Summit Records CD1014 - 2005
Celebration (Live) - Ben Hollins Carlton Main Frickley Colliery Band MD: Erik Janssen - 2017  '4th World Brass Band Championships 2017' - CD - Mirasound - 2017
In Dublin's Fair City - Roy Newsome   Euphonium Soloist Graham McEvoy with the Besses o'th' Barn Band MD: Roy Newsome -  1980  'Around The World with The Besses' - Double CD -Chandos Recording  CHAM 6571 / 72 - 1980
Brass Blues! - Spencer Williams, arr. Alan Fernie Black Dyke Band MD: Dr. Nicholas Childs - 2004  'The Golden Swing of Black Dyke' - CD - Obrasso Recording 899 - 2004
Boundless Spirit - Martin Cordner International Band of the Salvation Army BM: Dr. Stephen Cobb - 2017  'Endeavour...A Weekend with the ISB' - CD - SP&S CD409 - 2017
Aristotle's Air - Christopher Bond National Brass Band of New Zealand  (New Zealand) MD: Nigel Weeks - 2017  '4th World Brass Band Championships 2017' - CD - Mirasound - 2017
Colour of Brass - Bertrand Moren  Brass Band De Bazuin Oenkerk (The Netherlands) MD: Klaas Van Der Woude - 2009  'Remembrance - The Music of Bertrand Moren' - CD - Mitropa Music M-Disc 209-039-3 - 2009
Under The Double Eagle - Joseph Wagner arr. Gordon Langford  Whitworth Vale & Healey Veteran Band MD: Roy Newsome - 2010  'Celebrating 10 Years On' - CD - WV&HVB001 - 2010
Hollywood! - Goff Richards Britannia Building Society Band MD: Howard Snell - 1994  'Champion Sound' - CD - Obrasso Recording CD840 - 1994
Down by the Salley Garden - Traditional  arr. Leigh Baker Cornet Soloist Kirsty Abbotts with the Carlton Main Frickley Colliery Band MD: Allan Ramsay - 2006  'Soliloquy' - CD -B&H Recordings: CDSFZ139 - 2007
Overture Norma - Vincenzo Bellini Buy as you View Cory Band MD: Dr. Robert Childs - 2004  'An Italian Night' - CD Obrasso Label  CD898 - 2004
Blue Bells Of Scotland - Arthur Pryor  Bass Trombone Lionel Fumeaux with Pianist Ekaterina Ivanova - 2016  'Kaleidoscope' - CD - 2016
Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom - John Williams arr. Ray Farr Cuyahoga Valley Brass Band (USA) MD; Keith Wilkinson - 2000  'Metamorphoses' - CD - WRA8 - 1393 - 2000
Rose of Tralee - Traditional arr. Alan Fernie Sellers Engineering Band MD: Douglas Blackledge - 2006  'The World of Brass' - CD - Chandos CHAN4511 - 2006
Losing My Mind - Stephen Sondheim arr. Bill Charleson Vocalist Jessa Liversidge with the Shepherd Group Brass MD: Richard Wilton - 2018  'Shepherd Group Brass Band - In Concert Vol. 2 - 2018
Reflection of Colours - III. Finale Furioso. Red (last mov) Thomas Trachsel  Black Dyke Band MD: Dr. Nicholas Childs - 2009  'Die Alpen' - CD - Obrasso Recording CD 937- 2009
Washington Post March - J. P. Sousa arr. Major Peter Parkes  Williams Fairey Band MD: Major Peter Parkes - 1996  'From Maine to Oregon Williams Fairey Band Play Sousa Marches ' - CD - Chandos  4535 - 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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