Sunday Bandstand 29 October 2023

Sunday Bandstand 29 October 2023

In the year 2000 Thomas Trachsel (b:1972), completed his studies as a band conductor at the College of Music in Bern with great honour. Thereafter he attended a master class with Andreas Spörri. He then worked as a conductor and guest conductor of various wind orchestras and brass bands as well as a teacher of music theory and music history. He also worked as an expert in competitions and music festivals. He is a freelance composer and wrote, among other things commissioned, works for the Federal Music Festival and the National Youth Brass Band. The musical language in his work is based on the late romantic tradition, with contemporary elements.

On this week's show we are featuring his Symphonic Requiem played by the Scottish Co-op Band MD: Dr Robert Childs in 2003.

Playlist 29 October 2023


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
Barnard Castle - Goff Richards  Mount Charles Band MD: Bryan Hurdley  'Full spectrum' - CD - Mount Charles Band CD1 - 
Marco Spada Overture - Daniel Auber arr. Howard Lorriman Black Dyke Band MD: Dr. Nicholas Childs - 2007  'Fantastic Overtures Vol.2' - CD -Obrasso Records  CD927 - 2007
Pavane for a Spanish Princess of Long Ago - Ravel arr. Howard Snell Robert Watson tenor horn with the Desford Colliery Dowty Band MD: Howard Snell - Compilation 2016  'Celebration Tribute Howard Snell 80th Birthday' - CD - Doyen DOY365 - Compilation 2016
Polka from The Bartered Bride - Bedrich Smetana arr.  Denis Wright  Canny Brass (Switzerland) MD: Hans Nigg - 2022  'Live Concert December 8, 2022'  - CD - Sent by the band's president - 2022
Serenata - Enrico Toselli arr. Thomas Ruedi  Euphonium Soloist Neil Jackson with the CWS (Glasgow) Band MD: Raymond Tennant - 2003  'Highland Cathedral' - CD - MF Records CD9508 - 2003
The Firebird Suite - Igor Stravinsky arr. Ray Farr Buy as you view Cory Band MD: Dr Robert Childs - 2005  'Master Brass Volume 16 - 2005 All England Championships Highlights' - CD - Polyphonic Recording QPRL 220D - 2005
Holiday in Berlin -  Frank Zappa Eikanger Bjorsvik Musikklag Band (Norway) MD: Reid Gilje - 2003  'Art of the States' - CD - Doyen recording DOY  CD132 - 2003
Danzon Number 2 - Arturo Marquez arr. Derek Broadbent  Foden's Band MD: Michael Fowles - 2011  'Patron's Choice IV' - CD - Doyen Recording DOY CD267 - 2011
St Clements (The Day Thou Gavest) arr. Andrew Blyth The Massed Staff Bands of the ISB, Amsterdam, Canadian, Chicago, German, Japan, Melbourne and New York  BM: Dr. Stephen Cobb - 2011   'ISB 120 Brass Spectacular' -  CD - SP&S 292CD - 2011
Sons of New Zealand March - Alexander Frame Lithgow The Wellington Metropolitan Fire Brigade Band MD: Not Known  'March Of The Anzacs' - LP Vinyl - HMV CSDM6267 - 1968
A Symphonic Requiem - Thomas Trachsel Scottish Co-op Band  MD: Dr Robert Childs - 2003  'Highland Cathedral' - CD - MF Records CD9508 - 2003
Don't Cry for me Argentina from Evita - Andrew Lloyd Webber/Tim arr. Ron Sebregts Brighouse and Rastrick Band MD: Allan Withington - 1996  'Brighouse Rocks' - CD -  De Haske Recording DHR 3.025-3 - 1997
What a Wonderful Day - Sidney Cox arr. Andreas Holmlund International Staff Band BM: Dr Stephen Cobb - 2017  'Endeavour - A weekend with the ISB' - CD - SPS409CD - 2017
Gershwin Medley - George Gershwin Vocalists Robert Pilon and William Way with the Canadian Staff Band BM: John Lam - 2016  'From the Bandmaster's Vault' - CD - CSB0001 - 2016
Listen to the Mocking Bird - Erik Leidzen  Lexington Brass Band MD Ronald Holz - 1997 - 2000  'Images in Brass' - CD - LBB CD002 - 1997 2000
Maple Leaf Forever - Martyn Thomas  Trombone Soloist Wilbert Zwier with the Provinciale Brass Band Groningen (The Netherlands) MD: Richard Visser - 2011  'Lake Music Publications Recordings' - Download from the owner of the recoding company  - 2020
Angel of the North - Richard Grantham Brass Band de Waldsang (The Netherlands) MD: Rieks van der Velde - 2008  'Lake Music Publications Recordings' - Download from the owner of the recoding company  - 2008
Senator March - George Allan CWS (Manchester) Band MD: Alex Mortimer - 1959  'The Famous CWS (Manchester) Band' - Vinyl - Fontana Label  – TFL 5066  - 1959
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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