Sunday Bandstand 10 May 2020

Sunday Bandstand 10 May 2020

Victory in Europe Day is the day celebrating the formal acceptance by the Allies of World War II of Nazi Germany’s unconditional surrender of its armed forces on Tuesday, 8 May 1945, marking the end of World War II in Europe. Several countries observe public holidays on the day each year, variously called Victory Over Fascism Day, Liberation Day or simply Victory Day. In the UK it is often abbreviated to VE Day, or V-E Day in the US, a term which existed as early as September 1944 in anticipation of victory.

Several former Soviet bloc countries like Russia, Belarus, and Serbia celebrate on 9 May. Israel also marks VE Day on 9 May, as a result of the large number of immigrants from the former Soviet bloc, although it is not a public holiday.

Sadly, most of the planned celebratory events have had to be cancelled owing to Covid-19, which will have been a disappointed many people.

In this week's show there is some music that will act as a commemoration for May 8, 75 years ago.

Playlist  10 May 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
Aces High - Ron Goodwin arr: Frank Bryce  Shepherd Group Brass Band MD: Tim Oldroyd - 2006  'Aces High' - CD - KMJ Recordings - 2006
Overture Prince Igor - Alexander Glazunov arr: Roger Barsotti  City of Coventry MD: Albert Chappell - 1973  'Sounds of Brass Series Vol.7' - Vinyl - Decca SB307 - 1973
An Olympic Dream - Dean Jones  Spikerpakken Brass Band (The Netherlands') MD: Erik Janssen - 2014   'Jeanius Music' - CD - 2014
Macushla - Dermot MacMurrough arr: Ord Hume Baritone Soloist Stephen Booth with the Black Dyke Mills Band MD: James Watson - 1994  'The Essential Dyke' - CD - Doyen Recording DOY 034 - 1994
Scarborough Fair - Traditional arr: Eric Crees  Hepworth Band MD: Mark Peacock - 2014  'Yorkshire Heritage' - CD - Mancrochem - 2014 
Nella Fantasia (Gabriel's Oboe - Theme song from 'The Mission') - Ennio Morricone   Vocalist Silvie Paladino with the Melbourne Staff Band MD: Ken Waterworth - 2016  'I Give You My Heart' - CD - MSBCD49 - 2016
A Norfolk Summer - Geoffrey Poulton The Rigid Containers Group Band MD: John Berryman - 1994  'English Landscapes' - CD - Harlequin Recordings HAR 1125CD - 1994
Holberg Suite, Op. 40: Prelude - Edvard Grieg arr: Howard Lorriman  Sellers International Band MD: Major Peter Parkes - 1999  'Great Classics' - CD - Obrasso Recording 
The Maid Of The Moor - Goff Richards Cornet Soloist Tabby Clegg with the United Co-op Yorkshire Brass Band MD: John Roberts - 2004  'Futures' - CD - Doyen Amadeus - AMSCD079 - 2004
Entry of the Gods into Valhalla - Richard Wagner arr: Howard Snell Massed bands Parc and Dare with Brighouse and Rastrick MD: Craig Robert - 2005  'Welsh Brass Arts' - 2005 - Meadowlands Records Grass CD204 - 2005
Gallop from Orpheus In The Underworld - Jacques Offenbach arr: Frank Wright  Harry Mortimer Kings of Brass MD: Harry Mortimer - Compilation 1992  'Kings of Brass' - CD -EMI  Compacts for Pleasure CDP7991452 - Compilation  - 1992
On the Street Where You Live - Alan Jay Lerner & Frederick Loewe Arr: Jerry Nowark Orch: Patrick Sheridan Trombone Soloist Harry Watters with the Salt River Brass (USA) MD: Patrick Sheridan - 2015  'The Great American  Songbook' - CD - Soundset Recordings SR1070 - 2015
Pure Imagination from Charlie and the Chocolate Factory - Leslie Bricusse and Anthony Newley    arr: Philip Littlemore  Cornet Soloist Russell Prescott with the Haydock Band MD: Mark Quinn - 2015  'Musicality' - CD - Harlequin Recordings - - 2015
Giannini's Symphony No. 3 Mvt. 4 - Vittorio Giannini arr: William Himes Chicago Staff Band (USA) MD: William Himes - 2011  'Soli Deo Gloria' - CD - 
 A Wartime Sketchbook - 6) Epilogue - Sir William Walton arr: Paul Hindmarsh Brighouse & Rastrick Band MD: Dr. David Thornton - 2018  'Bolero' - Concert Series Vol. 1 - CD - SP&S Recording DOYCD381 - 2018
The Dam Busters March - Eric Coates Grimethorpe Colliery UK Coal Band MD: Garry Cutt - 2001  'Movie Brass' - CD - RCA Victor - 2001
Keep Smiling Through (Selection of memorable songs from World War II: The Army, The Navy and the Air Force; Yours; Lili Marlene; The White Cliffs of Dover; We’ll Meet Again) arr: Darrol Barry West Yorkshire Police Band MD: Captain Gary Clegg - 2005 The Band of the West Yorkshire Police.
Pomp and Circumstance March No. 1 Land of Hope and Glory - Sir Edward Elgar Liverpool Welsh Choral Union and the Northop Silver Band MD: Brett Baker -   
The Cry of the Warriors - Ralph Pearce New Staff Band of the Salvation Army (USA) BM: Ron Waiksnoris - 2007   'For God and Country' - CD - Triumphonic Recordings - 2007
You'll Never Walk Alone - Rogers & Hammerstein arr: Howard Snell Sellers Engineering Band MD: Alan Morrison - 1997  'Land of Hope and Glory' - CD - Doyen Recording DOY CD065 - 1997
Nightfall in Camp arr: Sam Cope  Foden's Motor Wks, Fairey Aviation Wks and Morris Motors Wks2 MD HM   
Standard Of St George - March - Kenneth Alford The Virtuosi Brass Band of Great Britain MD: Eric Ball OBE - 1970s  'The Virtuosi Brass Band of Great Britain Vol: 3' -CD - Kirklees Music KRCD1022 - 1970s 
Rhythm and Blues – Philip Sparke   Closing for weekly show Foden's Band MD: Michael Fowles - 2010​  'Patrons' Choice III' - CD - Egon CD-SFZ154 - 2010


  • John Slater

    John Slater - Wednesday, 13 May 2020

    Thinking of you. Praying you do not get the bug. Stay safe. I have been training for this since I retired in 2008. Am basically a hermit.

  • John Slater

    John Slater - Wednesday, 13 May 2020

    Thinking of you. Praying you do not get the bug. Stay safe. I have been training for this since I retired in 2008. Am basically a hermit.

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