Sunday Bandstand 27 March 2022

Sunday Bandstand 27 March 2022

Simon Dobson was born in Cornwall in 1981. Having grown up in a brass banding family, he was educated at Launceston College, he moved to London aged 18 on a scholarship to study at the Royal College of Music.

While at college, he wrote music for many different ensembles including, wind and string orchestras, percussion ensemble and the RCM symphony orchestra. He received his first commission, from the London Philharmonic Orchestra in 2002. In 2004 he was a featured composer at the Three Choirs Festival.

In 2002 he won the European Brass Band composers' competition in Brussels, which led to him being commissioned to write the test work for the 2003 English regional Fourth section brass band competition, Lydian Pictures.

At RCM, he was part of a group of students who formed 'Zone One Brass', a championship section band which he conducted for four years before moving away from London in 2004 after earning his B.Mus.

In 2007, he wrote the set piece for the European Brass band championships 'B' section, and his work The Drop, has been performed several times since.

He has been Composer in Residence with both the Leyland Band, the Brighouse and Rastrick and the Fairey Band.

In this week's show we are featuring his march Wheal Martyn played by the Hebden Bridge Band MD: Ian Craddock.

Playlist 27 March 2022

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  
March: Manhattan - Erik Leidzen    (published 1959) Williams Fairey Band MD: James Gourlay - 1998  'Heralds of Victory' - CD - Egon Publishers EGN-CD-125 - 1998  
Triptych for Brass Band - Philip Sparke IMI. Yorkshire Imperial Band MD: David Hirst - 1991  'Endeavour' - CD - Doyen Recording DOY CD145 - 1991  
Indian Summer - Victor Herbert - arr. Bill Geldard River City Brass Band (USA) MD: Robert Bernat - 1993  'Pittsburgh On Parade' - CD - 1993    
Panache - Robin Dewhurst Euphonium Soloist David Henderson with the Lexington Brass Band (USA) MD: Dr. Ronald Holz - 2000  'Images in Brass' - CD -        ..............SKU: IIBMP3 - 2000  
Wheal Martyn - Simon Dobson  Hebden Bridge Brass Band MD: Ian Craddock - 2003  'The Journey' - CD - Kirklees Music KRCD1045 - 2003    
Cossack Dance from Mezeppa - Tchaikovsky arr. Howard Snell Eikanger Bjorsvik Musikklag (Norway) MD: Howard Snell - 2005  'Twenty Supreme Years' - CD - Bocchino: BOCC106 - 2005  
The Striped Falcon - Magnus Hylane Euphonium Soloist Patrik Randefalk with the Gothenburg Band (Sweden) MD: Dr. Nicholas Childs - 2007  'In Perfect peace' - CD - Doyen Recording CD233 - 2007  
Prisms - Peter Graham  The Sun Life Band MD: Roy Newsome - 1990  'Avondale ' - CD - Label: Grasmere  GRCD41 - 1990  
Joyeuse Marche - Emmanuel Chabrier arr. Gordon Langford Grimethorpe Colliery Band MD: Major Peter Parkes - 1996  'French Bonbons' - CD -Chandos Recording  CHAN 4542 - 1996  
Toccata in D Minor - Bach arr. Ray Farr All Star Girls of Brass MD: Nicholas Childs - 2000  'All Star Girls of Brass' - CD - Doyen DOYCD090 -2000  
Peace On Earth - Jean-Francois Michel Black Dyke Band MD: Dr. Nicholas Childs - 2009   'Die Alpen' - CD - Obrasso Recording - CD 937 - 2009  
Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom - John Williams arr. Ray Farr Redbridge Brass MD: Melvin White - 2003   'Music from the Bandstand  Vol 1 - a set of six CDs - c1998 (Compilation 2003)  
Fiesta - Peter Graham  Trombone Soloist Andrew Newell with the Household Troops Band of the Salvation Army BM: Major John Mott -  - 2008  'Trailblazers' - CD - SP&S CD238 - 2008  
Transformation - Kenneth Downie International Staff Band of the Salvation Army BM: Dr Stephen Cobb - 2011  'ISB Cadogan Live - Cadogan Hall, London Friday 3 June 2011' - DVD - World of Brass DVD 149 - 2011  
Strike Up The Band - George Gershwin arr. Goff Richards  Boarshurst  Silver Band (Greenfield) Band MD: James Garlick - 2017  'Images' - CD - KMJ Recording - 2017  
Einzugmarsch Aus "Der Zigeunerbaron"(The Entrance March) - Johann Strauss arr. Thomas Ruedi  The Marple Band MD: Thomas Wyss - 2000  'The Right Stuff' - CD - MF-Publications - CD8309 - 2000  
My Lagan Love - Irish Traditional arr. Roger Trigg Brass Band De Waldsang (The Netherlands) MD: Rieks van der Velde - 2014  'Lake Music Publications Recordings' - Download from the owner of the recoding company  - 2014  
Autumn Leaves - Kosma arr. Bill Gelderd Tenor Horn Soloist Owen Farr with the Cory Band MD: Philip Harper - 2015  'Cory Band In Concert Vol. 5' - CD -  Doyen Recording DOY CD346 - 2015  
Elsa's Procession to the Cathedral - Richard Wagner arr. William Himes  City of Bradford Brass MD: Lee Skipsey - 2018  'Pageantry' - CD - 2018  
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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