Sunday Bandstand 1 30 June 2019

Sunday Bandstand 1 30 June 2019

Sir John Goss (27 December 1800 – 10 May 1880) was an English organist, composer and teacher.

He was born to a musical family and was a boy chorister of the Chapel Royal, London, and later a pupil of Thomas Attwood, organist of St Paul's Cathedral. After a brief period as a chorus member in an opera company he was appointed organist of a chapel in south London, later moving to more prestigious organ posts at St Luke's Church, Chelsea and finally St Paul's Cathedral, where he struggled to improve musical standards.

As a composer, he wrote little for the orchestra but was known for his vocal music, both religious and secular. Among his best-known compositions are his hymn tunes ‘Praise, My Soul, the King of Heaven’ (1869) and ‘See, Amid the Winter's Snow’ (1871). The music critic of The Times described him as the last of the line of English composers who confined themselves almost entirely to ecclesiastical music.

From 1827 to 1874, he was a professor at the Royal Academy of Music, teaching harmony. He also taught at St Paul's. Among his pupils at the academy were Arthur Sullivan, Frederic Cowen and Frederick Bridge. His best-known pupil at St Paul's was John Stainer, who succeeded him as organist there.

He was knighted on his retirement, and, together with Sullivan, he received an honorary doctorate in music at the University of Cambridge in 1876.

A memorial was erected in his honour in St Paul's in 1886. A century after his death the Fareham Society added a blue plaque to his former home.

‘Praise My Soul the King of Heaven’ was the opening hymn at the funeral service of US President George H. W. Bush. It was also used in 1947 during the royal wedding of H.R.H. Princess Elizabeth, now Queen Elizabeth II, and Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh. It was also used as the opening hymn at the 2018 funeral of former U.S. President George H. W. Bush.

‘Praise My Soul the King of Heaven’ is featured on this week’s show, with a brass band arrangement by Dutch composer and arranger Jacob de Haan.

Playlist 30 June 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
The Mossley Festival  Parade - Albert Marland arr: Eric Banks  James Shepherd Versatile Brass MD: Ray Woodfield - 2002  'Whole in One' -  CD - Kirklees ‎– KRCD 1040 - 2002 (from the original vinyl of VBDCVBDC1 - 1977
Waverley - Hector Berlioz arr: Howard Snell Brighouse and Rastrick Band MD: Adrian Leaper - 1987  'On The Bandstand' - Vinyl - Polyphonic PRL031D - 1987
One Hand One Heart from West Side Story - Leonard Bernstein  arr: Luc Vertommen  Brass Band Buizingen (Belgium) MD: Luc Vertommen - 2004  'Ad Optimum' - CD - Mirasound Amersfort Netherlands STEMRA 88470-2 - 2004
The Old Gumbie Cat from Cats - Andrew Lloyd Webber arr: Goff Richards  Canny Brass (Switzerland) MD: Ronald Frischknecht - 2009  'Canny Brass - from a live concert in 2009' - CD - 2009  
Cornet Roundabout - Robert Eaves (aka Edward Gregson) Cornet Trio Alan Morrison, Peter Roberts & Shaun Randall with the Grimethorpe Colliery Band MD: Major Peter Parkes - 1989  'Cornet Roundabout' - CD - AS&V Digital WHL2062 - 1989
Simple Gifts from Appalachian Spring Suite - Aaron Copland arr: Bell Leicestershire Co-op (Snibston) Band MD: Graham Jacklin - 2009  'Simple Gifts' - CD - Harlequin Recording HAR01 10CD - 2009
My Way - Paul Anka arr: Philip Harper Vocalist David Mitchell with the Cory Band MD: Philip Harper - 2013  'Nationals 2013' - CD - Doyen Recordings: CD324
Canto Religioso - Rieks van der Velde Brass Band De Waldsang (Netherlands) MD: Rieks van der Velde - 2008  'Hostile Skies' - CD - Lake Music Publications LMP2007.01 - 2008
Fantasia on Old Soldiers - Ronald Holz Tuba quartet Tony Granados, Daniel Kirven, James Willett & James Allan with the Lexington Brass Band (USA) MD: Dr. Ronald W. Holz  'Images in Brass' - CD -        ..............SKU: IIBMP3 - 2000
John Dunbar Theme from Dances with Wolves - John Barry Hepworth Band MD: Mark Peacock - 2014  'Yorkshire Heritage' - CD - Mancrochem Recording  - 2014
Mambo Caliente - Arturo Sandoval arr: Sandy Smith  Grimethorpe Colliery Band MD: Garry Cutt - 2002  'Grimethorpe in Concert' - CD - Egon Recording SFZ105 - 2002 
The Jarrow Song - Alan Price arr: Derek Broadbent  CWS (Glasgow) Band MD: Archie Hutchison - 1993  'The Pioneers March' - CD - Kirklees Music Commissioned Recording for the CWS - YCLCD 001 - 1993
The Vikings - Philip Sparke Eikanger Bjorsvik Band (Norway) MD: Howard Snell - 1997  'Sparke - The Music of Philip Sparke' - CD - Doyen DOY  CD049 - 1997
Where I Love To Bee - Andrew Mackereth Euphonium Soloist Brendan Rawlins with the North York Temple Band of the Salvation Army (Canada) BM: Glen Barlow - 2013  'Kingdom Seekers' CD - NYTB - CD007 - 2013
Maletgs Rumantschs: 5. Finale - Stephen Hodel  Brass Band Burgermusik Luzern (Switzerland) MD: Ludwig Wicki - 2014  'Perlas Rumantschas' - CD - Suisa Ime 50 - 2014
Tucker - Erik Leidzen  Cornet Soloist Matthew Cobb with the Hendon Band of The Salvation Army BM: Stephen Cobb - 2003  'Corpus Christie' - CD - SP&S Ltd: SPS 170 CD
Praise My Soul - John Goss arr: Jacob de Haan Desford Colliery Caterpilla Band MD: Jan de Haan - 1992  'Hymns For All Seasons' - CD - DHM Recording DHM3010.3 - 1992
Black Knight - March - William Rimmer Emley Brass Band MD: Garry Hallas - 2010  'From The Top' - CD - KMU Recording AVEIT 01 - 2010
Vivat Regina Suite for Brass Band Op 75 - William Mathias Rigid Containers Group Band MD: John Berryman - 1994  'English Landscapes' - CD - Harlequin Recordings HAR 1125CD - 1994
The Sand Volcano from the film The Mummy - Jerry Goldsmith arr: Goff Richards Oberaargauer Band (Austria) MD: Manfred Obrecht - 2005  'Epic Film Themes' - CD - Obrasso Recording  CD910 - 2005
Concertante for Cornets and Band - Stephen Bulla International Staff Band of the Salvation Army BM: Dr. Stephen Cobb - 2007  'Supremacy' - CD - SP&S Ltd  SPS CD 228 - 2007
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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