Sunday Bandstand 12 December 2021

Sunday Bandstand 12 December 2021

We are now well into our Christmas count down. Looking around the band press and brass band websites bands look to have full diaries right up to Christmas Eve. All our shows right through to the first week in the New Year will be playing festive music. You will hear many old favourites and we hope the new music we are introducing you to this Christmas will gradually over time become new favourties. We are featuring bands and soloists from around the brass banding world. If you have a favourite carol or piece of festive music just send your request to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. We will be pleased to play it for you and share it with our world wide audience.....Enjoy

Playlist 12 December 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
We Wish you a Merry Christmas - Huug Steketee Cornet Soloist Huug Steketee (The Netherlands) with pianist Tobias Bosboom - 2021  'Private Recording written and recorded for Sunday Bandstand' - 2021
A Night on Bare Mountain - Modest Mussorgsky arr. Hurst CWS (Manchester) Band MD: Alex Mortimer - 1973  'Sounds of Brass Series Vol. 9 - CWS (Manchester) Band' - Vinyl -  Decca SB309 - 1973
100% Christmas - David Johnson  Aldbourne Band MD: David Johnson - 2014 - http://www.aldbourneband.org.uk/  '100% Christmas' - CD - ABCD01 - 2014
The Three Kings arr. Eric Banks Cornet Soloist Steven Ridler with the BNFL Band MD: Richard Evans - 1984 (Remastered for a CD in 1993)  'Christmas Brass' (This was originally on a vinyl titled Christmas Fanfare) - CD - Polyphonic Recording QMPR 602D - 1993
Panis Angelicus - Cesar Franck arr. Howard Lorriman  Classic Festival Choir with the Oberaargauer Brass Band (Switzerland) MD: Manfred Obrecht - 2009 - https://oberaargauerbb.jimdo.com/  'Christmas Celebration' - CD - Obrasso Recording  CD938 - 2009
Pop Looks Bach - Sam Fonteyn arr. Keith Wilkinson  Oberaarguaer Brass Band (Switzerland) MD: Manfred Obrecht  -1990  'Power of Brass' - CD - Obrasso Recording CD830 - 1990
Christmas Angels - Kenneth Downie  New York Staff Band (USA) BM: Ron Waiksnoris - 2011  'Christmas in Brass' - CD - SP&S JCT-113 - 2011
Over the Rainbow - Yip Harberg / Harold Arlen - arr. Eva Cassidy / Alan Morrison   Cornet Soloist Alan Morrison with the Brighouse and Rastrick Band MD: David Hirst - 2004  'Somewhere over the Rainbow' - CD - Sutcliffe Recording Services HRSCD409 - 2004
Alleluia Laudamus Te - Alfred Reed arr. Corsin Tuor Brass Band Froschl Hall (Austria) MD: Corsin Tuor- 2019 - https://corsintuor.ch/  'Alleluia Laudamus Te' CD - Lucerne Music Edition LC85330 - 2019
O come, all ye Faithful - Wade arr. David Willcocks  Fodens Courtois Band with the Halifax Choral Society and Organist Darius Battiwalla MD: John Pryce Jones - 1998  'Christmas Song' - CD - Doyen Recording DOY CD0074 - 1998
Christmas Joy - Erik Leidzen  New England Brass Band (USA) MD: Douglas Yeo - 1999  'Christmas Joy' - CD - New England Brass Bass Recording - NEBBCD101 - 1999
Carolcade  - Trevor Davis International Staff Band of the Salvation Army BM: Lieut-Col Ray Bowes - 1986  'Christmas with the Salvation Army' - Vinyl - SP&S - Word (UK) - WRD R 3026 - 1986
Children's Overture - Roger Quilter arr. Dan Godfrey Black Dyke Mills Band MD: Roy Newsome -1968  'Christmas Festival for Band and Choir' - Vinyl - Pye Recording NSPL18259 - 1968
Schneewaltzer (The Snow Waltz)  - Thomas Koschat  arr. Goff Richards Thoresby RJB Band MD: Stan Lippeatt - 2000  'Schneewaltzer' - CD Doyen Recording DOY CD122 - 2000
A Sway in a Manger - John Parkinson (https://www.corusbrass.org/) Wingates Band MD: Andrew Berryman - 2006  'Asway in a Manager' - CD - Howfen Legend ‎– 003 - 2006
Frosty the Snowman - Nelson and Rollins arr. Sandy Smith  Tuba Soloist Allan Holdsworth with Clifton and Lightcliffe Band MD: John Clay - 2021 - https://www.cliftonband.co.uk/  'Christmas Joy' - CD - Music House Productions - 2021 
Stille Nacht - Franz Gruber arr. Corsin Tuor  Brass Band Berner Oberland (Switzerland) MD: Corsin Tuor - 2016  'Silent Night' - CD - Lucerne Music Edition - www.bbo.ch ............ 2016 
O Little Town of Bethlehem - arr. Ralph Pearce Cornet Soloist Gordon Ward with the New York Staff Band (USA) BM: Ron Waiksnoris - 2007  'Christmas in Brass' - CD - SP&S JCT-091 - 2007
One Hand One Heart (West Side Story) - Leonard Bernstein / Stephen Sondheim  Sellers Engineering Band MD: Philip McCann with vocalists Jason McCann, Elizabeth Atkinson and Flute: Naomi Downing - 2004   'American Landscapes' - CD - SP&S Recording DOY CD158 - 2004
One in Royal David's City - Traditional - arr. Ray Steadman-Allen The Treorchy Male Voice Choir with the Cory Band MD: Philip Harper - 2016  'A Festival of Fanfares and Carols' - CD - Doyen DOY CD364 - 2016
Candlelight Carol - John Rutter arr.  Andrew Wainwright  Cornet Soloist James Fountain with the Virtuosi GUS Band MD: John Berryman - 2012  'Christmas Fantasia - The Music of Andrew Wainwright' - CD - SP&S  DOY CD30 - 2012
Christmas Finale - Paul Lovatt-Cooper North Carolina Brass Band (USA) MD: Brian Meixner - 2016 - https://www.ncbrassband.org/brian-meixner-music-director.html  'Christmas Wrapped in Brass' - CD - www.ncbrassband.org/          .............2016
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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