Sunday Bandstand 9 May 2021

Sunday Bandstand 9 May 2021

Arturo Márquez Navarro (born 20 December 1950) is a Mexican composer of orchestral music who uses musical forms and styles of his native Mexico and incorporates them into his compositions.

He was born in Álamos, Sonora, where his interest in music began. He is the first born of nine children. He was the only one of the nine siblings who became a musician. Because of his father and grandfather, he was exposed to several musical styles in his childhood, particularly Mexican "salon music" which would be the impetus for his later musical repertoire.

He started composing at the age of 16 and then attended the Mexican Music Conservatory, where he studied piano and music theory from 1970 to 1975. Subsequently, he studied composition from 1976 to 1979. In the U.S., he was awarded a Fulbright Scholarship and obtained an MFA in composition in 1990 from California Institute of the Arts in Valencia, California.

His music incorporates forms and styles of his native Mexico (Soto Millán 1996–1998). The Danzones are based on the music of and the Veracruz region of Mexico. Danzón No. 2 was included on the program of the Simon Bolívar Youth Orchestra conducted by Gustavo Dudamel on their 2007 tour of Europe and the United States.

This opened the door for the discovery of other pieces by the composer that are increasingly being performed throughout the world and extensively in Latin America. His Danzones are increasingly being used for ballet productions throughout the world. He is a popular composer among the Latin American public and is widely recognized as one of the most important Mexican composers of his generation.

Arturo Márquez lives with his family in Mexico City.

On this week’s show we have Danzon No. 2 arranged for brass bands by Derek Broadbent  

Playlist  9 May 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
I'm On My Way - George Gershwin arr. Alan Fernie Oberaarguaer Band (Switzerland) MD: Manfred Obrecht - 2000  'Oberaagauer Brass Band and Friends' - CD - Obrasso Records - CD872 - 2000
Spectrum - Gilbert Vinter Brass Band Midden Brabant (Belgium) MD: Benny Wiame - 1998  'Highlights European Brass Band Championships 1998' - DCD - World Wind Music 500.038 - 1998
Zimba Zamba - Goff Richards  Marimba Soloist Simone Rebello with the Brisbane Excelsior Band (Australia) MD: Howard Taylor - 2006  'The Nationals Brisbane 2006' -DCD - Muso Media  MM2-020 - 2006 
It's all right with Me - Cole Porter arr. Tom Brevik Ebbw Valley Brass MD: Gareth Ritter - 2015  'Nationals Finals 2015' CDF - Doyen Recording CD DOY      - 2015
Seize the Day - Peter Graham Fountain Creek / Pike Peaks Brass Band (Colorado Springs USA) MD: Debbie Baker - 2011  'Seize the Day' - CD - www.fcbrassband.com - 2011
Scaramouche arr. Austin Rayner Cornet Soloist Maurice Murphy with the Black Dyke Mills Band MD:  Jack Emmott  'Paxton Recording'
Something Stupid - Carson Parks arr. Alan Fernie Cornet Soloists Nicky Longden and Duncan Byers with the Mossley Band MD: Duncan Byers - 2005  'Top Mossley' - CD - Detours Music 
Girl with the Flaxen Hair - Claude Debussy arr. Michael Brand IMI Yorkshire Imperial Band MD: James Scott - 1989  'Pageantry' - CD - Polyphonic Recording QPRL 040D - 1989
West Country Fantasy - Gordon Langford Sun Life Band MD: Bryan Hurdley - 1990  'Legacy' -  3CD Collection - 2001 
Harlequin - Bruce Broughton  River City Brass Band (USA) MD: Denis Colwell - 2002  'Polished Brass' - CD - Summit Records DCD342 - 2002
Funiculi Funicula Rhapsody - Luigi Denza and Yo Goto arr. Michael Garasi  Brass Band of Central Florida (USA) MD: Michael J. Garasi - 2007  'Sing Sang Sung' CD - Egon: CD-SFZ133 - 2007
Pokarekare Ana - A Maori Love Song and part of New Zealander's history. - Traditional arr. Howard Lorriman Black Dyke Band MD: Professor Nicholas Childs - 2014  'Forever Shining' - CD - Obrasso Recording CD954 - 2014
Sirocco 1) Tarantella 2) Romanza 3) Sirtaki  - Peter Graham New York Staff Band (USA) BM: Ron Waiksnoris - 2007  'New York New York' - CD - 2007
Life's Pageant - Terry Camsey Cornet Soloist Richard Marshall with the Grimethorpe Colliery Band MD: Garry Cutt - 1998  'Debutant' - CD - Doyen Recording DOY CD078 - 1998
Danzon Number 2 - Arturo Marquez arr. Derek Broadbent  Foden's Band MD: Michael Fowles - 2011  'Patron's Choice IV' - CD - Doyen Recording DOY CD267 - 2011
Let There be Light - Steven Ponsford  International Staff Band BM: Dr. Stephen Cobb - 2018  'Pulse' - CD - SP&S CD419 - 2018
Arabian March - William Rimmer  Harrogate Band MD: David Lancaster - 2005  'Whit Friday Marches' - CD - Doyen Recording DOY CD199 - 2005
Beautiful Dreamer - Stephen Foster arr. Howard Snell CWS (Glasgow) Band MD: Howard Snell - 1990  'Flower of Scotland' - CD - Doyen DOY005 - 1990
Mephistopheles - Shipley Douglas Yorkshire Building Society MD: David King - 2005  'Whit Friday Marches' - CD - Doyen Recording DOY CD199 - 2005
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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