Sunday Bandstand 7 March 2021

Sunday Bandstand 7 March 2021

Alfredo Javaloyes López was born on March 22, 1865 in Elche (Alicante, Spain), on a street that today bears his name. At the age of 15, he went to Barcelona to study music. 

He was a violinist until a tram accident disabled his left hand. He had the support of his teacher, Felipe Pedrell, and returned to Elche where he directed the La Escala Music Band.

In 1897, he was appointed the Director of Music for the Sevilla 33 Regiment in Cartagena. In 1918 and assigned to the Barbastro Hunters Battalion No. 4 of the garrison in Tetouan. He retired in 1928 and returned to Elche as Director of the Municipal Band. He died in that city on February 18, 1944.

Among the many pieces that he composed, there are several processional marches, and the well-known pasodoble "El Abanico", composed in 1898, and which was so popular that even the Royal Grenadier Guards Regiment in London made it their own anthem.

Today, we are featuring ‘El Abanico’ with the Massed Bands BMC, Fairey's and Foden's MD: Harry Mortimer in 1966.

Playlist  7 March 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 Phantom Brigade - William Henry Myddleton Massed bands BMC, Fairey's and Foden's MD: Harry Mortimer - 1966  'Brass on the March' - Vinyl - EMI Records Sudio 2 Stereo Two 138 - 1966
Sinfonietta - Erik Leidzen  Brighouse and Rastrick Band MD: Walter B. Hargreaves - 1978  'Bandstand - The Brighouse and Rastrick Band' - Vinyl - PVK Recording PVM5 - 1978 
Una Voce Poco Fa - Rossini  Cornet Soloist Derek Garside with the CWS (Manchester) Band MD: Alex Mortimer - 1969  'Concert Choice - Alex Mortimer conducts the CWS (Manchester) Band' - Vinyl - Fontana Label STL5480 - 1969
Red Letter Day - Reginald Heath Foden's Motor Works Band MD: Rex Mortimer - 1969  'Marching and Waltzing' - Vinyl - EMI Records CSD 3665 - 1969
The Entertainer - Scott Joplin arr. Goff Richards  Hendon Band MD: Don Morrison - 1976  'The Hendon Way' - Vinyl - Pye Records Top Brass Series  – TB 3011 - 1976
Tigers Tail from the Americana Suite - Thomas William Thurban arr. Leonard Davies Royal Doulton Band MD: Edward (Ted) Gray - 1974  'The Royal Doulton Band' - Vinyl - Band Recording Services BRS1001 - 1974 
Prestbury Park - Philip Lane  Stanshawe (Bristol) Band MD: Walter B. Hargreaves - 1977  'Oliver Cromwell' - Vinyl - TwoTen Records TT001 - 1977
St Louis Blues - W.C.Handy arr. Bill Geldard GUS Band MD: Keith Wilkinson - 1982  'Rhapsody in Blue' - Vinyl - Chandos Recording BBRD 104S - 1982
La Scala di Seta (The Silken Ladder) Gioachino Rossini arr: Major Peter Parkes Black Dyke Mills Band MD: Major Peter Parkes - 1982  'Black Dyke Plays Rossini' - Vinyl -  Chandos Recording BBRD 1021 - 1982
Swing Along - Edrich Siebert  Foden's Band MD: Harry Mortimer - 1969   'Marching and Waltzing' - Vinyl  - EMI Recording CSD3665 - 1969
El Abanico - Alfredo Javaloyes López Massed bands BMC, Fairey's ands Foden's MD: Harry Mortimer - 1966  'Brass on the March' - Vinyl - EMI Records Sudio 2 Stereo Two 138 - 1966
Mars from The Planets - Gustav Holst arr. Stephen Roberts  Black Dyke Band MD: Dr. Nicholas Childs - 1996  'The Planets' - CD - Doyen Recording DOY CD 050 - 1996 
Granada - Augustin Lara arr. Mark Freeh  Cornet Soloist Jim Hayes with the Co-operative Funeralcare Band MD: Michael Fowles - 2013  'A Second from Midnight' - CD - World of Sound WOS 015 - 2013
Out of Africa - John Barry arr. Alan Fernie Brass Band Oberschwaben-Allague (Germany) MD:  Peter Schmid - 2012  'Jubilee' - CD - 20th Anniversary Celebratory CD - 2012
Quintessence - Robert Redhead  Yorkshire Building Society Band MD: Dr. David King - 1997  'Essays for Brass Vol.2' - CD - Polyphonic QPRL 090D - 1997
Reach for the Stars - Goff Richards  Cory Band MD: Dr Robert Childs - 2003  'Discovery Brass' - CD - Obrasso Recording CD891 - 2003
Variations  -  Andrew Lloyd Webber arr. Peter Graham Euphonium Soloist Bert de Ruiter with the Brass Band de Bazuin Oenkerk (The Netherlands) MD: Klaas van der Woue - 1994  'Facets of Glass' CD - www.debazuinoenkerk.nl - 2001
Procession to the Covenant - William Himes Buy As You View Cory Band Dr. Robert Childs - 2005  'Master Brass Volume 16 - 2005 All England Championships Highlights' - CD - Polyphonic Recording QPRL 220D - 2005
Serenata - Leroy Anderson  arr. Mark Freeh  Leyland Band MD: Russell Gray - 2006  'Serenade in Brass' - CD - KMJ Recording KMJBB1001 - 2006
The Southern Cross - Brian Bowen Black Dyke Band MD: Dr. Nicholas Childs - 2011   'World Class Salvation Army Festival Marches Vol 3' - CD - Doyen Recording DOY CD254 - 2011
Royal Decree March - Walter English Sun Life (Stanshawe) Band MD: Roy Newsome - Originally Performed 1979  'Legacy CD2' - CD - Triple CD set - 2001
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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