Sunday Bandstand 20 November 2022

Sunday Bandstand 20 November 2022

Manhattan Beach was created by real estate developer Austin Corbin (1827-1896) in 1877 as a self-contained summer resort on 500 acres of salt marsh, the eastern peninsula of what was once Coney Island. Visitors stayed at the Oriental Hotel and the Manhattan Beach Hotel and attended concerts by bandmaster John Philip Sousa (1854–1932) who composed the Manhattan Beach march in 1893, to commemorate the resort. Corbin was the president of the Long Island Railroad from 1880 until his death.

The opening of amusement parks coupled with the closing of racetracks in 1910, in nearby Coney Island, which led to the swift decline of the hotels. Residential development began in the area in 1907, redefining the character of the neighbourhood.

Today, Manhattan Beach, whose streets are arranged in alphabetical order from Amherst to Pembroke and named after places in England, is home to approximately 7,000 people. The land on this site was originally acquired by the Federal Government in 1942 for a Coast Guard and Maritime Training Station. After eight years of negotiations, this 16-acre waterfront property was transferred to New York State. It was turned over to the City for park purposes in 1951. An additional 24.4 acres were acquired in 1954. The park opened to the public on July 15, 1955 and was welcomed as an alternative to the crowded beaches of Coney Island.

We are featuring this well-known Sousa march arranged by C.W.Hewitt on this week’s show played by the Williams Fairey Band conducted by Major Peter Parkes in 1996.


PS- The Manhattan Beach march sheet music is courtesy of John Church publishers.

Playlist -  20 November 2022 - Childrens' theme for the second half of the show for World Childrens' Day   

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 Lord Nuffield March - Maurice Zbriger Massed bands of Fodens, Fairey's and Morris Motors MD: Harry Mortimer - 1960  'Bright As Brass - Vol. 2' - Vinyl - Decca LK4363 - 1960  
Le Corsaire Op 21 - Hector Berlioz arr. Geoffrey Brand  Leyland Band MD: Garry Cutt -2003   'Master Brass Vol. 14 - 2003 All England Championships Highlights - CD - Polyphonic Recording QPRL 218D - 2003 -  
Gold and Silver Waltz - Franz Lehar  Brighouse and Rastrick Band MD: Allan Withington - 1994  'March and Waltzes' - CD - Doyen Recording DOY CD032 - 1994  
Harlem Nocturne -  Earle Hagen (music) and Dick Rogers (lyrics) arr. Ian Jones Trombone Soloist Brett Baker with the JSVB Tribute Band MD: David Thornton - 2022  'Aspects of Don Lusher - Tribute to a Legend' - CD - ibb Media - 2022 -
Lueget, Vo Berg Und Tal (Of Mountains and Valley's) - Ferdinand Huber arr. Corsin Tuor Brass Band Berner Oberland (Switzerland) MD: Corsin Tuor - 2018  'Swissness' - CD - Lucerne Music Edition ME 80  - 2018 -   
Images for Brass - Stephen Bulla  Enfield Citadel Salvation Army Band BM: Andrew Blythe - 2007  'American Anthology' - CD - SP&S 229CD - 2007  
Sally Gardens - Kenneth Downie  Euphonium Soloist Steven Mead with the Brighouse and Rastrick Band MD: Russell Gray - 2022  'Omaggio' - CD - Doyen Recording DOY CD417 - 2022 -  
Ice Dance from Edward Scissorhands  - Danny Elfman arr. Chad Shoopman Brass Band Of Central Florida (USA) MD: Chad Shoopman - 2014  'Brass Band of Central Florida '15th Anniversary' - CD - Doyen DOY CD347 - 2014  
The Music Of The Night - Andrew Lloyd Webber arr. William Himes  Vocalist Jason McCann with the Sellers International Band MD: Philip McCann - 2004  'Somewhere in Time' - CD - SP&S DOYCD184 - 2004  
Manhattan Beach - John Philip Sousa arr. C.W. Hewitt Williams Fairey Band MD: Major Peter Parkes - 1996  'From Maine to Oregon Williams Fairey Band Play Sousa Marches ' - CD - Chandos  4535 - 1996  
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  
Fantasy on London Nursery Rhymes - Dan Price Flowers Band MD: Paul Holland - 2016  'Highlights from the Brass in Concert Championships 2016' - DVD - WOB DVD194 - 2016  
Children of the Heavenly Father - Ray Steadman-Allan Yorkshire Building Society Band MD: David King - 1997  'Essays for Brass Vol.2' - CD - Polyphonic QPRL 090D - 1997  
Polly Wolly Doodling  - Traditional Arr: Frank Bryce Fairey Engineering Band MD:  Kenneth Dennison - 1978  'Champion Brass' - Vinyl - BBC REC302 - 1978  
Lullaby -  Huug Steketee Cornet Soloist Huug Steketee (The Netherlands) with the Hepworth (Persimmon Homes) MD: Mark Bentham - 2007  'Shining Waters' - CD - Project Audio - 2007  
Hansel and Gretel - Engelbert Humperdinck arr. Charles Godfrey Jnr. Grimethorpe Colliery (UK Coal) Band MD: Elgar Howarth  - 2004  'The History of Brass Band Music - The Early Years 1850-1920' - CD - Doyen Recording DOY CD162 - 2004  
Variations on Twinkle Twinkle Little Star - Mozart arr. Margaret S. Antrobus  Tenor Horn Soloist Sheona Wade (White) with the Yorkshire Building Society Band MD: David King - 2000  'The Voice of the Tenor Horn' - CD - Polyphonic Recording QPRL 206D - 2000  
Boys And Girls (Come Out To Play) - Traditional arr. Elgar Howarth Grimethorpe Colliery Band MD: Elgar Howarth - 2003  'Promenade' - CD - Doyen Recording DOY CD151 - 2003  
Thunderbirds  - Barry Gray arr. Edrich Siebert  Men O'Brass (Combined bands of Fairey, Fodens and City of Coventry) MD: Harry Mortimer - 1975    'The Second Album of the very Best of Brass' - Vinyl - EMI -Studio Two – 0C 062-06 248  -1975  
The Sand Volcano from the film The Mummy - Jerry Goldsmith arr: Goff Richards Oberaargauer Band (Austria) MD: Manfred Obrecht - 2005  'Epic Film Themes' - CD - Obrasso Recording  CD910 - 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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