Sunday Bandstand 18 October 2020

Sunday Bandstand 18 October 2020

Howard Lorriman was born in the West Riding of Yorkshire.  He started to play the Cornet at the age of 11. After winning a West Riding scholarship at the Huddersfield School of Music he went on to study Trumpet with Maurice Murphy and composition with Arthur Butterworth. He then took a post-graduate course in singing at the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama, where he won two prizes. 

With the legendary teacher George Thompson, who directed Grimethorpe Colliery Band over 20 years, Howard also studied Euphonium. Under George Thompson’s guidance, he gained a Fellowship of Trinity College London.

Howard has had a long and successful career as a head of music, examiner, and conductor.  During this time, he played with many Championship Section Bands. In 1997 he became an arranger and composer for Obrasso, with whom he works exclusively.  This has led to an extensive catalogue of Orchestral-, Brass-, Choral- and Wind music as well as numerous arrangements. Many works have been and are performed as well as recorded by international Orchestras, Choirs, Ensembles and Soloists. In competitions all over the world, his works are highly enjoyed and respected as test pieces.    

Howard retired from full-time teaching in 2016 and this has enabled him to devote more time to composition and performing. He lives in the beautiful Yorkshire Dales with his wife Christine, an ageing Triumph Stag motor car and an increasing collection of model trains and soldiers.

This week we are featuring one Howard's arrangements played by the Italian Brass Band from the band's 2017 CD.

Playlist  18 October 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
The Hatfield March - Van Den Zwolle Hatfield of Colchester Band MD: Robert Howard - 1996  'Wishing you were Somehow here Again' - CD - CBCD01 - 1996
Princethorpe Variations - Kenneth Downie Enfield Citadel Band BM: Richard Phillips - 1998  'Joyous Brass' - CD - SP&S CD120 - 1998
Tipperary - Jack Judge arr. Simon Kerwin  Stalybridge Old Band MD: Jim Cant - 2000  'Tipperary' - CD -  Amadeus Recording AMSCD038 - 2000
A Festival Overture - Dmitri Shostakovich arr. Harry Cornthwaite Fairey Band MD: Kenneth Dennison - 1973  'Sounds Of Brass Series No. 4' - Vinyl - Decca / SB 304 - 1973
Neath the Dublin Skies - Paul Lovatt-Cooper Euphonium Soloist David Childs with the Cory Band MD: Dr Robert Childs - 2010  'Celtic Charm' - CD - Doyen Recording DOYDOY CD214 - 2010
Sweet Georgia Brown [Live] -Pinckard, Casey and Benie arr. Goff Richards  Brass De Waldsang (The Netherlands) MD: Rieks van der Velde - 2008  'The Best of Brass Vol 2 Live' - DCD - Mirasound WWM500.149 - 2008
Simba - Rodney Newton  Fairey Band MD: N/Kn - 2006  'into Africa - Brass Band Aid' - CD - Doyen Recording DOY CD226 - 2006
Let There Be Light - Steven Ponsford  International Staff Band BM: Dr. Stephen Cobb - 2018  'Pulse' - CD - SP&S CD419 - 2018
Armenian Fire Dance - Goff Richards  SWT Woodfalls  Band MD: David Barringer - 2005   'On Track' - CD - Amadeus Doyen Recording AMSCD087 - 2005
Finale Tchaikovsky Symphony No. 4 - arr. William Gordon   Canadian Staff Band (Canada) BM: Brian Burditt - 1994   'Canadian Staff Band's 25th Anniversary' - Cassette 42657 Solingen - 1994 - A live Concert in German
Schindler's List - John Williams  arr. Ray Farr Soli Brass (The Netherlands) MD: Jan de Haan - 2003  'Soli Film Hits' - CD - De Haske Records DHR 03.040-3 - 2003
Cornet Concerto 1) Brilliante 2) Arietta 3) Rondino - Martin Ellerby  Cornet Soloist Richard Marshall with the Black Dyke Band MD: Professor Nichols Childs - 2020  'Sonatina - Richard Marshall' - CD - SP&S DOY CD 369 - 2020
Scottish Rhapsody - Alan Fernie  Sellers Engineering Band MD: Douglas Blackledge - 1992  'The World of Brass' - CD - Chandos Recording  CHAN4511 - 1992
A Mozart Rondo - Mozart arr. Eric Banks Grimethorpe Colliery Band MD: Ray Farr - 1980  'King Size Brass' - Vinyl - Polyphonic ‎– PRL 004 - 1980
Brass Spectacular - Ronald Hanmer Massed Bands Black Dyke, Fairey, GUS, Yorkshire IMPS GMD: Eric Ball - 1973  'National Brass Band Championships and Festival Concert' - Vinyl - Decca ‎– SKL 5171 - 1973
Nabucco Overture - Giuseppe Verdi arr. Howard Lorriman The Italian Brass Band (Italy) MD: Filippo Cangiamila - 2017  'Verdi’s Overture di Italian Brass Band' - CD - BAM Recording - 2017
Honour and Glory - Hubert Bath New England Brass Band (USA) MD: Douglas Yeo - 2001  'Honour and Glory' - CD - NEBBCD102 - 2001
Gospel Train - Barrie Gott Brisbane City Temple Band of the Salvation Army (Australia) BM: Barrie Gott - 2002  'Swingtime' - CD -BCTB2002 - 2002
The Impresario Overture - Cimarosa arr. Dennis Wright Stalybridge Old Band MD: Jim Cant - 2000  'Tipperary' - CD - Amadeus  CD038 - 2000
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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