Sunday Bandstand 22 March 2020

Sunday Bandstand 22 March 2020

Alfred Ashpole b:1892 - d:1990 was a well-known adjudicator, composer and writer on musical topics, probably best known for his correspondence courses. Particularly successful with candidates for conducting examinations, he published a book of specimen questions. He was a key figure during the early years of the NABBC and for a time was in charge of its Adjudicator's Training Scheme. He composed a number of pieces - both serious and light - some of which he published himself.

He studied at the Guildhall School and then with such well known figures in the band world as Denis Wright and James Ord Hume, it is not surprising that his compositions includes the brass band suites Hinchingbroke and Suite.
Ancienne.

On this recording is his march White Heritage, played by St Austell Band. On this photograph Alfred Ashpole is on the left with the violin.

Playlist 22 March 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
It's Showtime - Goff Richards  Brighouse and Rastrick Band MD: Goff Richards - 1996  'The Best of Goff Richards' - CD - Obrasso Records - CD 858 - 1996
Music of a Legacy - Steven Ponsford International Staff Band Of The Salvation Army BM: Dr. Stephen Cobb - 2015  'The Adventurers' - CD - SP&S Label - 2015
Fearless - Martin Cordner  Euphonium Soloist Jamie Smith with the Melbourne Staff Band(Australia) BM: Ken Waterworth - 2013  'My God and King' - CD - MSBCD046 - 2013
Ben Hur - Miklos Rosa arr: John Glenesk Mortimer Sellers International Band MD: Philip McCann - 2004  'Somewhere in Time ' - CD - SP&S DOYCD184 - 2004
Trish Trash Polka - Johann Strauss II  arr: Goff Richards  Northrop Silver Band MD: Paul Lovatt-Cooper - 2005  'Land of my Fathers' - CD - Amadeus  AMS CD090 - 2005
Scherzo From Symphony No. 10 - Shostakovich arr: Andrew Duncan  Whitburn Band MD: Andrew Duncan - 2004  'Highlights of the 2004 Brass in Concert Championships' - C D - Doyen Recording DOY CD172 - 2004
Fra Diavolo Overture - Daniel Auber  Men O' Brass (The Massed Bands of Fairey's, Foden's & BMC) MD: Harry Mortimer - 1968  'Favourite Overtures For Brass' - Vinyl - Columbia ‎– TWO 225 - 1968
White Heritage - Alfred Ashpole St Austell Band MD: Fred Roberts - 1972  'White Heritage' - Vinyl - Polydor ‎– 2928 012 - 1972
Pomp & Circumstance - Edward Elgar arr: J. Ord Hume Liverpool Welsh Choral Union with Northrop Silver and Youth Bands MD: Brett Baker - 2005  'Land of my Fathers' - CD - Amadeus  AMS CD090 - 2005
Presto from Norwegian Rhapsody - Edouard Lalo arr: Keith Wilkinson Redbridge Band MD: Jeremy Wise - 2009  
Tango - Isaac Albeniz - arr: Howard Snell Eikanger Bjosvik Band (Norway) MD: Howard Snell - 2006  '20 Supreme Years' - CD - BOCC106 - 2006
Fantaisie Et Variations (On a German Theme) - J.B.Arban arr: Roy Newsome Cornet Soloist Russell Gray with the Foden's Richardson Band MD: Roy Newsome - 2003  'The Arban Collection Vol 2' - CD - Egon sfz 114 - 2003
Frontier! - Michael Ball Williams Fairey Band MD: Major Peter Parkes - 1991  'Highlights from Festival of Brass Incorporating BBC Band of the Year 91' - CD - Doyen Recording DOYCD008 - 1991
Crimond - Peter Graham Unity Brass MD: Robert Boulter - 1999  'Pastime with Good Company' - CD - Harlequin Recording HAR01105CD- 1999
Serenata - Toselli arr: Goff Richards The Leyland Band MD: Russell Gray - 2006  'Serenade in Brass' - CD - KMJ Recording KMJBB 1001 - 2006
Tarot! Tortuous Tarot! - Andy Wareham Cory Band MD: Philip Harper - 2018  'The Art of Brass' - C D - SP&S DOY CD382 - 2018
Healing Waters -  Kenneth Downie Cornet Soloist David Daws with the International Staff Band BM: Dr. Stephen Cobb - 1999  'Golden Slippers - David Daws - Cornet' - CD - SP&S CD126 - 1999
Ad Optimum - Peter Graham Brass Band Buizingen (Belgium) MD: Luc Vertommen - 2004  'Ad Optimum' - CD - Mirasound Amersfort Netherlands STEMRA 88470-2 - 2004
Kia Ora March - Alexander Lithgow  Wellington Municipal Fire Brigade Band(New Zealand) MD: Norman Goffin - 1968  'March Of The Anzacs' - LP Vinyl - HMV CSDM6267 - 1968
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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