Sunday Bandstand 12 July 2020

Sunday Bandstand 12 July 2020

I was invited in 2007 to produce and present the programme by Phoenix FM community radio station in Halifax. The station decided that Sunday Bandstand would be a good name for it. Initially this was a one-hour show, it soon developed however into two hours. It was not long before I was contacted by several other community radio stations who all wanted to play my show on their station schedule. From those stations I was then contacted by one in Australia, another in New Zealand and one in Italy, all three now play my weekly programme.

I also send the link out to almost 200 people who all round the world from as far apart as Thailand across to California and are all brass band enthusiasts. That list of individual listeners is growing. If you would like the show link sending contact me on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. The show is always open for requests and questions you might have about the world of brass bands             

Enjoy the show

Playlist  12 July 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
Mecklenburg March - J.J. Richards arr. Thomas Wyss Northop silver Band MD: Thomas Wyss -   'It's A Lovely Day Tomorrow' - CD - 
Laude - James Curnow  Mississauga Temple Band of the Salvation Army  (Canada) BM: David Moulton - 2003  'Credo' - CD - A Mississauga Temple Band Production MTBCD-2 - 2003
He's A Pirate  from 'Pirates Of The Caribbean' - Badelt and Hans Zimmer arr. David E. Jones Brass Band De Waldsang (The Netherlands) MD: Rieks van der Velde - 2011  'Night Before Battle' - CD - Lake Music Publication s LMP2011.01 - 2003
Le Professionnel - Chi Mai - Ennio Morricone arr. Denzil Stephens Brass Band Burger Luzern (Switzerland) MD: Ludwig Wicki - 2002  'Brassband Bürgermusik Luzern ‎– Brass Cinema 3' - CD - Obrasso Records ‎– CH 861 - 1997
Morricone's Melody Gabriel's Oboe - Ennio Morricone arr. Dorothy Gates Christopher Ward Soprano & Timothy Ward Tenor Horn with the New York Staff Band (USA) BM: Ron Waiksnoris - 2015  'Fighting for the Lord' - CD - World of Brass Catalogue Number: TRCD 1103 - 2015
Wild West - The Best of Ennio Morricone - Ennio Morricone arr. Sandy Smith  Black Dyke Band MD: Nicholas Childs - 2008  'Screen Blockbusters' - CD - Obrasso Recording CD 930 - 2008
The Kingdom Triumphant - Eric Ball Brass Band of the Western Reserve (USA) MD: Dr. Keith Wilkinson -   'Holy Brass' - CD - BBWRCD01 - 
Ballade - John Golland  Cornet Soloist Hans Gansch with the Brass Band Froschl Hall (Austria) MD: Hannes Buchegger - 2006  'Brass Band Froschl Hall In Concert' - CD - 2006
Avondale - March - Eugene Verner The Sun Life Band MD: Roy Newsome - 1990  'Avondale ' - CD - Label: Grasmere  GRCD41
The Brigands' Orgy - Hector Berlioz arr. Philip Harper Cory Band MD: Philip Harper - 2015  'Elemental' - CD - Doyen DOYCD359 - 2015
American Civil War Fantasy - Jerry Bilik arr. William Himes  Brass Band of Columbus (USA) MD: Dr. Paul Droste - 2000  'Americans We' - CD - BBC - 2000
Hungarian Dance No. 5 - Brahms (vers. Rafael Mendez) arr. Derek Barnes Cornet Soloist Jim Davies with the Brighouse and Rastrick Band MD: David Hirst - 1997  ' Evergreen' - CD - Gwent Productions - GWPCD 7001-2 - 1997
Cantilena - Ray Farr Eikanger Bjorsvik Musikklag (Norway) MD: Ray Farr - 1997  'Best By Farr' - CD - Doyen Recording  DOYCD059 - 1997
Mountain Song - Philip Sparke Desford Colliery Caterpillar Band MD: James Watson - 1990  'Making Tracks' - Polyphonic  QPRL 045D - 1990
To a Wild Rose from Woodland Sketches, Op. 51: No. 1 - Edward MacDowell arr. Martyn   Euphonium Soloist Marcus Cutts with the Fairey Engineering Band MD: Kenneth Dennison - 1970  'Brass in Action' - Vinyl - Chandos Recording RCA INTS1158 - 1970 
The Quest - March - Goff Richards  Hendon Band MD: Don Morrison - 1976  'The Hendon Way' - Vinyl - Pye Top Brass TB 3011 - 1976
Carnival in Paris - Drake Rimmer  Hammonds Sauce Works Band MD: Geoffrey Whitham - 1970  'Hammonds Sauce Works Band ‎– Super Quality Plus' - Vinyl - Pye Golden Guinea Records ‎– GSGL 10455 - 1970
Branwen - Cai Isfryn Soprano Soloist Bert van Thienen (Belgium) with the Cory Band MD: Dr. Robert Childs - 2011  'Cory in Concert Volume I' - World of Brass - DOY CD239 - 2011 -
Tarantella Chromatica Black Dyke Mills Band MD: Jack Emmott - late 1950s  'Around the Paxton Years Vol. 1' - late 1950s
Cornish Cavalier - March - William (Billy)  E. Moyle 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

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