Sunday Bandstand 10 January 2021

Sunday Bandstand 10 January 2021

Michael Antrobus the Liverpool-born trumpet player and conductor, served many years as a musician in the military and orchestras, as well as being Resident Conductor of Black Dyke Mills Band from 1978-81, moved to Norway in 1981 to work as a teacher at Manger Folkehøgskule. From the very first day, he made a huge impact on the Norwegian banding movement. He became the musical director of Manger Musikklag, Eikanger-Bjorsvik, Stavanger Brass Band, Tertnes Brass and several more.

He opened the eyes and ears of musicians and audience to a brand-new type of music, with concerts and projects and tutoring. He also gave so many memorable moments from the podium, both with his witty introductions and through his utter dedication to making music. Whenever he was on the podium, the audience knew that they would get something special.

Michael passed away in 2016 and conducted to the very end of his life; it was only a few days before his death that he had his last rehearsal with Montebello Brass, preparing - as he said - true music (A Moorside Suite) for the Siddis Brass contest in November!

We are featuring one of his daughter's solo arrangements on this week's show.


Playlist  10 January  2021

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 Incredibles - Michael Giacchino arr. Philip Harper Polysteel Band MD: Philip Harper - 2008  'The Incredibles' - CD -  World of Brass SFZ 142 - 2008
Kingdom of Dragons - Philip Harper Cory Band MD: Dr. Robert Childs - 2010  'Regionals 2010 - 2nd Section Test Piece' - CD - Doyen Recording DOY 265 - 2010
Spirit of Celebration - Kenneth Downie  Yorkshire Building Society Band MD: David King - 1999  'Highlights of the European Brass Band Championships 1998' - DCD - World Wind Music  WWM 500.38 - 1998
Hail Ancient Walls - Gounod arr. Howard Snell Euphonium Soloist Michael Buckley with the Brighouse and Rastrick Band MD: Allan Withington - 1993  'Aria' - CD - Kirklees Music KRCD 1012 - 
Clangers Suite - John Du Prez Ashton-under-Lyne Brass Band MD: Philip Chalk - 2016  'The Pride of Tameside' - CD - May Day Music MDM016 - 2016
Finlandia - Sibelius Old Silkstone Band MD: Eliot Darwin - 2006  'From Parks to Proms' - CD - Amadeus Recording AMSCD104 - 2006
The Lonely Maid - Traditional arr. Thomas Ruedi (Tribute to Major Peter Parkes & James Watson) Brass Band Burger Musik Luzern (Switzerland) MD: Michael Bach - 2011   'Highlights of the European Brass Band Championships 2011' - DCD - Doyen Recording DOYCD285 - 2011
Challenging Brass - Gilbert Vinter  Brass Band Soli Deo Gloria (The Netherlands) MD: Jan de Haan - 2008  'Of Men and Mountain s' - CD - De Haske Music  DHR 3008-3 - 1991
High Peak Rhapsody for Brass Band  - Eric Ball Black Dyke Mills Band MD: Geoffrey Brand - 1970  'High Peak For Brass' - Vinyl - Golden Guinea Top Brass GSGL 10453 - 1970
Fiero - Richard Rock Cornet Soloist Jamie Smith with the Hammonds Saltaire Band MD: Morgan Griffiths - 2012  'Dawn of a New Age' - CD - 2012
The Legionnaires - Edrich Siebert  CWS (Manchester Band ) MD: Alex Mortimer - 1960  'Rhapsody in Brass' - LP - Fontana Recording STFL537 - 1960
Starburst - Dan Price Longridge Band MD: Mark Peacock - 2015  'Best Foot Forward' - CD - 2015
Finale From Symphony No. 3 Op78 (Organ Symphony) - Camille Saint-Saëns arr. Kevin Norbury International Staff Band of the Salvation Army BM: Stephen Cobb - 1997  'Manuscripts' - CD - SPS 114CD - 1997
Variations on Twinkle Twinkle Little Star - Mozart arr. Margaret S.Antrobus  Tenor Horn Soloist Sheona White with the Yorkshire Building Society Band MD: David King - 2000  'The Voice of the Tenor Horn' - CD - Polyphonic Recording QPRL 206D - 2000
The Surrey with a Fringe on Top from Oklahoma - Richard Rogers arr. Mark Freeh  Euphoniums Karen Unsworth and Helen Geoghegan. Baritone players Ruth Hirst and Julie Ratcliffe with the The Haydock Band MD: Mark Quinn - 2015  'Musicality' - CD - Harlequin Recordings - - 2015
Czardas : My Homeland - Johann Strauss II  arr. Ian Johnson Black Dyke Mills Band MD: James Watson - 1996  'Strauss Festival' - CD - 
Rhapsody Norvegienne - (Presto) - Edouard Lalo arr: Keith Wilkinson Grimethorpe Colliery Band MD: Major Peter Parkes - 1996  'French Bon Bons' - CD - Chandos Recording CHAN 4542 - 1996
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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