Sunday Bandstand 26 September 2021

Sunday Bandstand 26 September 2021

The music for Le Reve Passé was composed by Georges Krier and Charles Helmer, and the words were penned by Armand Foucher. It seems likely that it was originally a song written in 1906 in French, and was arranged as a band march later.

It has a military flavour to it; perhaps looking back to the glory days of Napoleon in the hope that the soldiers of the day would be as valiant as those in Napoleon's time.

Ask someone in the street if they know the march Le Reve Passé, and you will probably get a blank expression. Whistle part of the main melody, and anyone of an age will immediately bounce back with 'yes, I know that!' The march was brought to the public's attention by the famous Irish tenor, the late Josef Locke, who probably sang it in every concert hall in Ireland - there's even a clip of him on YouTube singing it in the 1950's film 'What A Carry On!' -

Brass Bands have been playing this march on park engagements for decades - enjoy.

Playlist 26 September 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
Le Reve Passe - March - Krier and Helmer  Hammonds Sauce Works MD: Geoffrey Whitham -   'The Best of Listen to ther Band ­ Volume 1 - Doyen Recording DOY CD016 - 1992
The Aeronauts - Goff Richards (UK Regional Finals 2nd Section 2022) Foden's Richardson Band MD: Garry Cutt - 2006   'And the Band Played On - The Music of Goff Richards VOL 2' - CD - Polyphonic Recording QPRL222D - 2006
Air on a Suite in D - J S Bach arr. David Childs Euphonium Soloist David Childs accompanied by a string quartet - 2000  'Prodigy - David Childs Euphonium Soloist' - CD - Doyen Recording DOY CD 104 - 2000
Les Gursks - Jean Balissat  Columbus Ohio Brass Band (USA) MD: Tony Zilincik - Date Not Known  'The Sounds of Summer - Central Ohio Brass Band' - CD - Up Beat Recording COBBCD01 - 
Chelsea Bridge - Billy Strayhorn River City Brass Band (USA) MD: Robert Bernat - 1993  'Pittsburgh On Parade' - CD - BB193A - 1993  
Trumpeters Lullaby - Leroy Anderson  Trumpet Soloist Philip Cobb with The Central Band Of The Royal Air Force Conducted by Wing Commander Duncan Stubbs  - 2016  'Fantasy' - CD - Doyen Recording DOY CD366 - 2016
Life Divine - Cyril Jenkins National Youth Brass Band of Great Britain MD: Harry Mortimer - 1991  'National Youth Brass Band of Great Britain 40 Years Young' - CD - BBC Enterprises - 1991
Zur Heldenfeier - Romio Boggio arr. Ray Woodfield  Cory Band MD: Dr Robert Childs - 2010  'The World Champions' - CD - Obrasso Recording CD939 - 2010
Where Eagles Sing - Paul Lovatt-Cooper  Cory Band MD: Tim Rhys Evans - 2007  'This Land of Ours' - CD - EMI Classics – 50999 5 09093 2 2 - 2007
The Victors - Bruce Broughton Cornet Soloists Wesley Warren, Stephen Cobb and David Alcock with the International Staff Band BM: Major Ray Bowes - 1977  'City Tempo' - Vinyl - Banners and Bonnets BAB3502 - 1977
Hoedown from Rodeo - Aaron Copland arr. Howard Snell  Black Dyke Band MD: James Watson - 1996  'The Listen to the Band Collection - Brass Spectacular - Compilation' - CD - BBC World Music EM 0003-2 - 1997
It Had Better Be Tonight - Henry Mancini arr. Klaus Van Der Woude  Brass Band De Bazuin Oenkerk (The Netherlands) MD: Klaus van der Woude - 2007  'Far From Over' - CD - De Haske Music - DHR 03-046-3 - 2007
Intermezzo from Cavalleria Rusticana - Pietro Mascagni arr. Peter Roberts  Soprano Soloist Peter Roberts with the Sellers Engineering Band MD: Alan Morrison - 1997  'The Band Played On' - CD - Doyen Recording  DOYCD067 - 1997
Under the Double Eagle - Josef Wagner arr. Gordon Langford  Whitworth Vale and Healey Veterans Band md: Dr. Roy Newsome - 2004  'Celebrating 10 Years On' - CD - 2004
Serenata - Enrico Toselli arr. Steve Courtland Brass Band Willebroek (Belgium) MD: Frans Violet - 2008  'Roccata' - CD - Bernaerts Music Recordings BR 2009- 041
A Birthday Overture - Philip Sparke  Wingates Band MD: John Hudson - 1993  'Howfen Legends' - CD - Park Recordings WINCD9304 - 1993
The Gaelic Blessing - John Rutter arr. Darrol Barry Flugel Horn Soloist Iwan Williams with the Yorkshire Building Society Band MD: Dr. David King - 2005  'Mellow Moments' - CD - Egon SFZ128 - 2005
Vizcaya - Gilbert Vinter Williams Fairey Band MD: Major Peter Parkes - 1993  'Spectrum The Music of Gilbert Vinter Vol.1 ' - CD - Polyphonic QPRL 058D - 1993
Panorama from Sleeping Beauty - Tchaikovsky arr. Geoffrey Brand The Band of the Yorkshire Imperial Metals MD: Denis Carr - 1979  'Checkmate' - Vinyl - Two Ten Records – TT003 - 1979
Covenant - Bruce Broughton Amsterdam Staff Band (The Netherlands) BM: Howard J. Evans - 2002  'The Rising of the Sun' - CD - SP&S Recording SPS 162CD - 2002
The Pioneers March - Derek Broadbent  CWS (Glasgow) Band MD: Archie Hutchison - 1993  'The Pioneers March' - CD - Kirklees Music Commissioned Recording for the CWS - YCLCD 001 - 1993
Rhythm and Blues – Philip Sparke   Closing for weekly show Foden's Band MD: Michael Fowles - 2010  'Patrons' Choice III' - CD - Egon CD-SFZ154 - 2010


  • John Slater

    John Slater - Saturday, 02 October 2021

    Shouls be enjoy. OOooooops
    Copland captures some very American essencials in a Majestic way..

  • John Slater

    John Slater - Thursday, 30 September 2021

    Always injoy Trumpeter's Lullaby!

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