Sunday Bandstand 17 January 2021

Sunday Bandstand 17 January 2021

John Newton b: 24.7.1725 – d: 21.12.1807 an English Anglican clergyman, Captain of slave ships and investor of trade. Served as a sailor in the Royal Navy for a period after forced recruitment.

He went to sea at a young age working on slave ships in the slave trade for several years. In 1745, he himself became a slave of Princess Peye, a woman of the Sherbro people. He was rescued, returned to sea and the trade, becoming Captain of several slave ships. After retiring from active seafaring, he continued to invest in the slave trade. Some years after experiencing a conversion to Christianity, Newton later renounced his trade and became a prominent supporter of abolitionism. He was ordained as a Church of England clergyman and served as parish priest at Olney, Buckinghamshire, for two decades. He also wrote hymns, including ‘Amazing Grace’.

He lived to see the British Empire’s abolition of the African slave trade in 1807, just months before his death.

In 1767 poet William Cowper moved to Olney. He worshipped in Newton's church and collaborated with him on a volume of hymns; it was published as Olney Hymns in 1779.

Newton's wife Mary Catlett died in 1790, after which he published Letters to a Wife (1793), in which he expressed his grief. Plagued by ill health and poor eyesight, He died in London and . buried beside his wife in St. Mary Woolnoth in London. Both were reinterred at the Church of St Peter and Paul in Olney in 1893.

The town of Newton in Sierra Leone is named after him. To this day his former town of Olney provides philanthropy for the African town.

Playlist  17 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
Commonwealth March - William Rimmer  Black Dyke Mills Band MD: Michael Antrobus - 1978  'World Famous Marches' - LP - RCA recording PL25165 - 1978  
Academic Festive Overture op80 - Johannes Brahms  Grimethorpe Colliery (UK Coal) Band MD: Elgar Howarth - 2007  'The History of Brass Band Music - Classical Arrangements' - Doyen Recording DOYCD164 -2007
Du Bist Die Ruh (You are my Life) -  Schubert arr. Walter B. Hargreaves Soprano Soloist Alan Wycherley with the Sellers Engineering Band MD: Philip McCann - 1990 Reflections' - CD - Souvenir Recording SRCD 311 - 1993
Angels - Robbie Williams & Guy Chambers arr. Steve Sykes The Travelsphere Holiday Band MD: Russell Gray - 2001  'Frankly Speaking' - CD - International Music Production Warner Brothers Music  IMP 9268A - 1993
My Favourite Things from The Sound of Music  - Richard Rogers arr. Ray Woodfield  Cornets Tom Hutchinson, Christopher Turner, Darren Thomas & Seamus Gallagher with the Cory Band MD: Dr. Robert Childs - 2012  'The Way We Were' - CD - Obrasso Recording CD946 - 2012
Evocations No.2 - The Death of Don Quixote - Martin Ellerby  Rothwell Temperance Band MD: David Roberts - 2002  'The Start of Something Big' - CD - West Recording and Production - 
The Cowboys Overture - John Williams arr. Steve Sykes   Foden's Richardson Band MD: Thomas Wyss - 2005  'John Williams Epic Themes' - CD - International Music Publications  IMP9927A - 2005
Valse Des Fleurs from the Nutcracker Suite - Tchaikovsky arr. Steven Verhaert Belgian Brass Ensemble - 2006  'Russian Heritage' - CD - Beriato Music CMS 003 - 2006
Recuerdos de la Alhambra - Francisco Tárrega arr. Sandy Smith Black Dyke Band MD: Professor Nicholas Childs - 2005  'Spectacular Classics Vol: 5' - CD - Obrasso Recording CD906 - 2005
Slaidburn - William Rimmer Stocksbridge Band MD: Derek Renshaw - 1999  'Stage and Screen Favourites' - CD - 1999
I Could Have Danced All Night from My Fair Lady - Lerner and Loewe arr. J. Richards and Mark Freeh  Virtuosi GUS Band MD: John Berryman - 2009  'A Mingled Chime' - CD - Harlequin Recording HAR1130CD - 2009
Vivat (Life) - Tom Davoren Unite the Union (City of Sheffield) MD: Derek Renshaw - 2012  National 1st section test piece in 2012  'Highlights of the National Brass Band Championships 2012' - CD - Doyen Recording DOYCD304 - 2012
Amazing Grace - John Newton arr. William Himes Trinity Girls Brass Band MD: Stuart Barton - 2006  'Trinity' - CD - www.reelsound.co.uk - 2006
Time And Eternity - Ivor Bosanko Cornet Soloist Peggy Thomas & Euphonium Soloist  Shaun Thomas with the Chicago Staff Band (USA) BM: William Himes - 2015  'Soli Deo Gloria' - CD -  JCTD - CD111 - 2015
Main Theme from Air Force One - Jerry Goldsmith arr: Darrol Barry Oberaarguaer Band (Austria) MD: Manfred Obrecht - 2005  'Epic Film Themes' - CD - Obrasso Recording  CD910 - 2005
Kiwi Dragon - Matthew Hall Euphonium Soloist Byron 'Buzz' Newton with the Wellington Brass Band 10 piece ensemble (New Zealand) MD: David Bremner - 2014  'Kiwi Dragon' - CD - Rata Records - 2014
Harmonious Brassmen - Handel arr. Mike Hopkinson Brighouse and Rastrick Band MD: Allan Withington - 1993  'Aria' - CD - Kirklees Music KRCD 1012 - 
King Solomon's Mines - Rodney Newton Cory Band MD: Dr. Robert Childs  - 2009  'Enter the Galaxies' - Doyen Recording DOYCD264 - 2009
MacArthur Park - Jimmy Webb arr. Alan Catherall Grimethorpe Colliery Band MD: Frank Renton - 2012  'Highlights of the National Brass Band Championships 2012' - CD - Doyen Recording DOYCD304 - 2012
Corner Flag  - March - James Howe  Morris Concert Band MD: Harry Mortimer  - 1979   'Marching Contrasts' - Vinyl - Polyphonic Recordings PRL 002 - 1979
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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