Sunday Bandstand 23 May 2021

Sunday Bandstand 23 May 2021

Henry Fillmore (b:3.12.1881 – d:7.12.1956) was an American musician, composer, publisher, and bandleader best known for his many marches and screamers.

He was born in Cincinnati, Ohio, as the eldest of five children. In his youth he mastered piano, guitar, violin, flute, and slide trombone. He kept his trombone activities a secret at first, as his religious father —a composer of gospel songs, believed it an uncouth and sinful instrument.

Henry's mother secretly bought a used trombone for him. Henry entered the Cincinnati Conservatory of Music in 1901.

After graduating he travelled the United States as a circus bandmaster with his wife, an exotic vaudeville dancer named Mabel May Jones. They were married in St. Louis.

He gained fame as the ‘Father of the Trombone Smear’, writing a series of 15 novelty tunes featuring trombone smears called ‘The Trombone Family’. A number of these have a strong ragtime influence. The tunes have subtitles printed on the parts, some of which reflect social and racial realities of the time. Many were advertised specifically to denigrate black.

Fillmore wrote over 250 pieces and arranged orchestrations for hundreds more. We are featuring one of his trombone family solos on this week’s show.

Playlist  23 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
The Crusader - John Philip Sousa arr. Major Peter Parkes Williams Fairey Band MD: Major Peter Parkes - 1996  'From Maine to Oregon Williams Fairey Band Play Sousa Marches ' - CD - Chandos  4535 - 1996
Triumphant Rhapsody - Gilbert Vinter Black Dyke Band MD: Professor Nicholas Childs - 2015  'Black Dyke Gold Vol IV' - CD - Doyen Recording DOY CD344 - 2015
Nocturne - Rolf Lovland arr. Ray Farr  Flugel Soloist Gry Viola  Rian and Vocalist Natalie Farr with the Eikanger-Bjørsvik Musikklag (Norway) MD: Ray Farr - 1997  'Best By Farr' - CD - Doyen Recording DOY CD059 - 1997
Guardian of My Soul - Darren Shaw Lofthouse 2000 Brass Band MD: Andrew Whitaker - 2000  'Bandstand - Celebrating 20 Years of Music Making' - CD - KMJ Recording - 2000
Fanitullen - Ole Olsen arr: Tom Brevik The Stavanger Band (Norway) MD: Jacob Vilhelm Larsen - 2010  'Master Brass Vol.10 All England Masters International Championships' - CD - Polyphonic Recording QPRL 233D - 2010
Brass Power - Bertrand Moren La Concordia Vertroz Band (Switzerland) MD: Bertrand Moren - 2018  'Ave Troz' - CD - 2018
Clog Dance - Marcangelo arr: Bill Charleson  Hitchin Band MD: Graham Chambers - 2016  'Because - Hitchin Band' - CD - HB001 - 2016
The Farewell Waltz - Ronald Binge Harry Mortimer and his All Star Brass MD: Harry Mortimer - 1963  'Fantasy in Brass' - Vinyl - Columbia 33SX 1471 - 1963
Nightingale Dances - Matthew Hall Tredegar Town Band MD: Ian Porthouse - 2012  'Tredegar in Concert Vol 1' - CD -  Avanti: TIC001 - 2012
Braveheart - For The Love of a Princess - James Horner arr. Andrew Duncan Grimethorpe Colliery (UK Coal) Band MD: Garry Cutt - 2001  'Movie Brass' - CD - RCA Victor - 2001
Brass Band Blues - Goff Richards  Foden's Courtois Band MD: Goff Richards - 1997  'Brass Explosion' - CD - Obrasso Recording  CD863 - 1997
Discoduction - Jacob de Haan Oberaarguaer Brass Band (Switzerland) MD: Manfred Obrecht  -1990  'Power of Brass' - CD - Obrasso Recording CD830 - 1990
Lorenzo - Dr. Thomas Keighley  Buy As You View Cory Band MD: Dr. Robert Childs - 2004  'Brass Band Classics Vol 3' - CD - Doyen Recording DOY CD178 - 2004 
Teddy Trombone - Henry Fillmore  Trombone Soloist Brett Baker with the Illinois Brass Band (USA) MD: Paul Lipari - 2003  'Live and Kickin' - CD - Fine Audio Recording CD OO1 - 2003
Road to Run - Paul Lovatt-Cooper Black Dyke Band MD: Professor Nicholas Childs - 2015  'Through the Flames - The Music of Paul Lovatt-Cooper Vol 3'  - Doyen Recording DOY CD372 - 2016
Lament from Stabat Mater - Karl Jenkins arr. Andrew Wainwright and Robert Childs Euphonium Soloist Michel Rosenquist with the Amsterdam Staff Band of the Salvation Army (The Netherlands) BM: Olaf Ritman - 2013  'Live from Canada' - CD - SP&S SKU: 25346 - 2013
A Tameside Overture -  Philip Sparke Prairie Brass Band (USA) MD: Dallas Niermeyer -   'Listen to the Prairie Brass Band' - CD - 
Born on the Fourth of July - John Williams  Cornet Soloist Hans Gansch with the Brass Band Oberosterrich MD: Hannes Buchegger - 2006  'Highlights European Brass Band Championships 2006' - DCD - Doyen Recording DOY CD211 - 2006
Renaissance - Peter Graham International Staff Band of the Salvation Army BM: Stephen Cobb - 2000  'Renassiance' - CD - SP&S CD135 - 2000
La Belle Americaine - John  Hartmann  Cornet Soloist James Whitaker with the Lofthouse 2000 Brass Band MD: Andrew Whitaker - 2000 - https://www.lofthousebrassband.org.uk/  'Bandstand - Celebrating 20 Years of Music Making' - CD - KMJ Recording - 2000 - 
The Melody Shop - Karl King arr. Peter Smalley  Brisbane Excelsior Band MD: Howard Taylor - 2017  'Brisbane Excelsior Band 10 Years On Top' - CD -  2017
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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