Sunday Bandstand 9 August 2020

Sunday Bandstand 9 August 2020

Within the brass band of the local Salvation Army, Richard Phillips first came into contact with music, where he played the trumpet. He studied piano, trumpet, orchestral conducting, and composition at the Royal College of Music in London . During his studies he was in great demand as a pianist in and outside the United Kingdom.

After graduating he went back to Chatham (Kent) and became the conductor of the Chatham Citadel Band of the Salvation Army and became Editor-in-Chief of the International Music Editorial Department of the Salvation Army from 1994. London. He also worked as a pianist with the International Staff Songsters of the Salvation Army for around 13 years. In November 1997, he left Chatham (Kent) for Enfield (London) where he succeeded James Williams MBE as Bandmaster of the well-known Enfield Citadel Band of the Salvation Army. In 2000, he returned to the Peterborough and Kettering region of England and first worked as a music teacher at Peterborough Regional College. There he became Bandmaster of the Kettering Citadel Band . Today, he is head of the music department at Thomas Deacon Academy in Peterborough, one of the largest music academies in England.

As a pianist and conductor, he made concert tours through the United States, Canada, Norway, Sweden,  Australia, and New Zealand. He is known within and outside the brass band and choir world, but especially within the Salvation Army. A CD recording with the Enfield Citadel Band and him as conductor was named CD of the year in 2000 by Brass Band World magazine.

He is featured on this show conducting the Enfield Citadel Band playing his own composition with cornet soloist David Daws.



Playlist  9 August 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
Entry of the Celts - Bertrand Moren  Brass Band 13 Etoiles (Switzerland) MD: Geo-Pierre Moren - 2009  'Remembrance' - CD - Mitrope Music M-Disc 209-039-3 - 2009 (Compilation CD) 
The Dawning - Peter Graham  International Staff Band of the Salvation Army BM: Dr. Stephen Cobb - 2009  'Peter Graham Collection CD2 - SP&S Recording CD-SPS250 - 2009
El Cumbanchero - Raphael Hernandez & Ken Johnson Trumpet Soloist Maurice Murphy with the Brass Band Oberaargauer (Austria) MD: Manfred Obrecht - 1988  'Faszination Brass' - CD - Obrasso Recording CD826 - 1988
Cool Cornets - Darrol Barry Cory Band MD: Dr. Robert Childs - 2011  'The Welsh Heroes' - CD - Obrasso Recording CD931 - 2011
Royal Bridesmaids - John Wheaton Casto Sun Life Stanshawe Band MD: Roy Newsome - 1979  'Legacy CD2' - CD - Triple CD set - 2001
New World Fantasy - Gordon Langford  Yorkshire Electricity Drighlington Band MD: Colin Hardy -    'Electric Brass' - CD - DBCD 004 - 
Four Little Maids Suite - 1) Miss Serious 2) Dainty Miss 3) Miss Unpredicatable 4) Miss Chatterbox -  John Carr Black Dyke Mills Band MD: Roy Newsome - 1970  'High Peak for Brass' - Vinyl - Pye Golden Guinea Records ‎– GSGL 10453 - 1970
Blue Jeans - Rob Wiffin  Trombone Soloist Chris Jeans with the Virtuosi GUS Band MD: John Berryman - 2009  'A Mingled Chime' - CD - Harlequin Recording HAR1130CD - 2009 
I Love A Parade - Harold Arlen arr. Alan Fernie  Sellers International Band MD: Philip McCann - 2002  'Celtic Connections' - CD - SB15 - 2002
The Middy - March - Kenneth Alford  Virtuosi Brass Band of Great Britain MD: Eric Ball -1973  'The Virtuosi Brass Band OF Great Britain ‎– Vol. 2' - Vinyl - VR 7302 - 1973
Rhapsody: On the Cornish Coast - Henry Gheel  Brighouse and Rastrick Band MD: Walter B. Hargreaves - 1968  'Brass From Brighouse' - Vinyl - Pye Golden Guinea Records ‎– GSGL 10407 - 1968
18th Variation on a Theme of Paganini - Rachmaninov  arr. Harvey Desford Colliery Caterpillar Band MD: James Watson - 1989  'Variations' - Polyphonic Reroductions QPRL 041D - 1989
Joyous Song - Richard Philips  Cornet Soloist David Daws with the Enfield Citadel Band of the Salvation Army BM: Richard Philips - 1998  'Joyous Song' - CD - SP&S CD120 - 1998
Fingal's Cave - Mendelssohn arr. George Thompson Grimethorpe Colliery (UK Coal) Band MD: Richard Evans - 2005  'Grimethorpe in Concert Vol. 2' - CD - Egon CD-SFZ125 - 2005
Waltz for a Princess - Ernest Tomlinson  Black Dyke Mills Band MD: Geoffrey Brand - 1968  'Champion Brass' - Vinyl - HMV CSD3652 - 1968
Nine Busy Fingers - David Woods National Brass Band of New Zealand MD: KGL Smith - 1967 The National Band Of New Zealand ‎– 1962 National Band Of New Zealand' - Vinyl - Omega (2) ‎– 33.125 - 1962
Leonesse - Bert Appermont Soli Brass (The Netherlands) MD: Frans-Aert Burghgraef - 2011  'Intrada' - CD - De Haske Recording  DHR 03-056 3 - 2011
Evandale - March - Alexander Lithgow  Glenorchy City Concert Band (Tasmania) MD? - 2010  'No further details' - 2010
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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