Sunday Bandstand 26 January 2020

Sunday Bandstand 26 January 2020

Ernst Stieberitz b: 312.05.1877 d: 27.03.1945 he was a German composer, conductor and flautist.

He had his first music lessons at the music school in Camburg on the Saale River. His main instrument was the flute. He started his military career as a flautist on October 1, 1896 in the military chapel of the 8. Rheinische Infantry-Regiment Nr. 70 in Saarbrucken. In 1899 he moved to the military chapel of the Infantry Regiment Nr. 128 in Danzig (now: Gdansk). From October 1902 he studied at the Royal Music Academy in Berlin and received training as a Military Conductor. He graduated there on July 29, 1905.

On May 1, 1906 , he became bandmaster of the military chapel of the Infantry Regiment Nr. 128 in Danzig (now: Gdansk) and was therefore the youngest conductor of a military orchestra at the time. 

After the First World War he returned to the position of bandmaster of the military chapel of the Infantry Regiment Nr. 128 in Danzig. In the Prussian army he was promoted to the rank of major. The city of Danzig was declared a free city and all military forces, including the chapel of the Infantry Regiment Nr. 128 had to leave the city. A police chapel with military structures was established in the free city of Danzig. It became one of the leading German police chapels. From 1920 to 1945 he was conductor at the rank of a major with the Musikkorps der Police der Frei Stadt Danzig . One of the highlights of this time was a concert with singing soloists from the Teatro alla Scala from Milan on June 20, 1936 in Sopot.

He was killed during the bombing of Danzig by the Russian Air Force in 1945. As a composer he wrote many works for concert band, including around 60 marches.

In this week’s show we feature his march Fackeltanz (Torch Dance) which is played by        Besses O’ th’ Barn Band and conducted by Roy Newsome.

Playlist 26 January 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
Nobody's March - Simon Kerwin Brass Band Emmental (Switzerland) MD: Anton Helscher- 1999  'Nobody's Brass Emmental Go For It' - CD - Mf Records  CD6913 - 1999
The Saga of Tyfring - Jacob Vilhelm-Larsen Tredegar Town Band MD: Ian Porthouse - 2013  'Travels - Music and Arrangements By Jacob Vilhelm Larsen' - CD - Avanti: TIC002 - 2013
Centennial Salute - Philip Sparke Cory Band MD: Dr. Robert Childs - Compilation CD : 2010  'British Bandsman Vol III' - CD - BBCD103 - 2010
Memories  - John Allen Cornet Soloist David Daws with the International Staff Band MD: Stephen Cobb - 1999  'Golden Slippers - David Daws - Cornet' - CD - SP&S CD126 - 1999
18th Variation on a Theme of Paganini - Rachmaninov arr: Howard Snell Brighouse and Rastrick Band MD: Allan Withington  - 1994  'Master Brass Vol 5 - 1994 All England Masters Champions Concert' - CD - Polyphonic Recordings QPRL 067D - 1994 
You Are so Beautiful - Billy Preston arr: Sipke Bakker Trombone Soloist Jelte Jongsma with the Brass Band De Bazuin Oenkerk (The Netherlands) MD: Klaas van der Woude - 1994  'Facets of Glass' CD - - 2001
Three Tenors Fantasy - arr: Gordon Langford Tenor Horns Jane Whitehead, Les McCormack and James Fletcher with the Sellers Engineering Band MD: Philip McCann - 1992  'The World of Brass Bands' - CD - Chandos Recordings - 1992 
When I Survey - arr: Olaf J. Ritman  International Staff Band of the Salvation Army BM: Dr. Stephen Cobb - 2007  'Supremacy' - CD - SP&S Ltd  SPS CD 228 - 2007
The Captain - Eugene Verner (aka William Rimmer)  Black Dyke Band MD: James Watson - 1995  'Black Dyke Mills Band Great British Marches - CD - Doyen Recording DOY CD039 - 1995
A Taste of Honey - Bobby Scott and Ric Marlow  arr: Ray Farr Reg Vardy Band MD: Ray Farr - 2006  'Cool' - CD - Sforza  SFZ132 - 2006
Blue Marble - Martin Cordner  Amsterdam Staff Band of the Salvation Army (The Netherlands) BM: Olaf Ritman - 2016  'Vain Resistance' - CD - Salvationist Publishing & Supplies Ltd. ‎– SPS CD - 2016
Mac and Mort - Harry Mortimer  Cornet Soloists Richard Marshall and James Shepherd with the Black Dyke Band MD: Dr. Nicholas Childs - Compilation CD : 2010  'British Bandsman Vol III' - CD - BBCD103 - 2010
Rhapsody in Brass - Dean Goffin Britannia Building Society MD: Howard Snell - 1990  'Rule Britannia - 1990' - CD - Doyen Recording DOY004CD - 1990
Aranjuez Mon Amour - Rodrigo arr: Darrol Barry BNFL Band MD: Richard Evans - 1994  'Romance in Brass Vol. 2' - CD - Polyphonic Recording QPRL 063D - 1994 
Una Voce Poco Fa - Rossini arr: Howard Lorriman Vocalist Iona Jones with the Buy as you View Cory Band MD: Dr. Robert Childs - 2004  'An Italian Night' - CD Obrasso Label  CD898 - 2004
Fackeltanz (Torch Dance) - Ernst Stieberitz Besses o' th' Band MD: Roy Newsome - 1983  'Around the World with Besses' -Double CD - Chandos recording CHAN6571/2 - 1979
American Eagle Waltz - Offenbach arr: Drew Frennell Cornet Soloist Bernie Black with the River City Band (USA) MD: Denis Colwell - 2001  'All American' - CD - summit Records DCD 310 - 2001
Lowery Sketchbook - 3mvt Peel Park - The Bandstand - Philip Wilby Brighouse & Rastrick Band MD: David Hirst - 1997  'The Regionals 97' - CD - Egon Publishers ENG CD 115 - 1997
Thundercloud - T.J.Powell  Sun Life (Stanshawe) Band MD: Brian Howard - Originally Performed 1979  'Legacy CD2' - CD - Triple CD set  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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