Sunday Bandstand 19 November 2023

Sunday Bandstand 19 November 2023

Frédéric Devreese (2 June 1929 – 28 September 2020) was a Belgian composer of mostly orchestral, chamber and piano works that have been performed throughout the world; he was also active as a conductor. Devreese is known for his film scores, including Benvenuta by André Delvaux and The Cruel Embrace by Marion Hänsel.

Born in Amsterdam, Devreese received his first musical training from his father, the composer-conductor Godfried Devereese (1893–1972).

He studied composition with Marcel Poot and conducting with ReneDefossez in Brussels, composition with Ildebrando Pizzetti at the Accademia Santa Cecilia in Rome from 1952 to 1955 and conducting with Hans Swarowsky at the University of Music and Performing Arts, Vienna in 1955–56.

Devreese composed music for piano, chamber music, orchestra, choir, opera and ballet, but became widely known initially for his film scores. In addition, he wrote the imposed work for the Reine Elisabeth music competition in Brussels (1983, Concerto No. 4) and the Adolphe Sax competition in Dinant (1998, Ostinati).

He served as conductor of the BRT Philharmonic Orchestra and guest-conducted orchestras throughout the world. For his recordings for Marco Polo's series Anthology of Flemish Music, he was nominated for the Cultural Ambassador of Flanders in 1996–97.

He was married to Annie De Clerck.

He only composed one full piece for brass bands and we are featuring this work on today's show played by the Desford Colliery Band MD: Jan de Haan - 2001.

Playlist 19 November 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
Circus Bee March  - Henry Fillmore  Brass Band of Battle Creek (USA) MD:  Howard Snell - 2002  'Brass Band of Battle Creek - Live 2' - CD - BBBC: BBBC02 - 2002
Variations on an Enigma - Philip Sparke  Eikanger Bjorsvik Musikklag (Norway) MD: Howard Snell - 1995  'Kings Messenger' - Doyen recording DOY CD047 - 1995
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
One Moment In Time - Albert Hammond, John Bettis arr. Alan Fernie Brisbane City Temple Band of the Salvation Army (Australia) BM: Barrie Gott - 2002  'Swingtime' - CD - B&H Sound Service BCTB2002 - 2002
Masque: I. Danza II. Blues III. Variazione con ritornella - Frederic Devreese Desford Colliery Band MD: Jan de Haan - 2001  'Brass from the Low Countries' - CD - De Haske Records DHR 3.031-3 - 2001
Nocturne - Rolf Lovland arr. Ray Farr  Flugel Soloist Gry Viola  Rian and Vocalist Natalie Farr with the Eikanger-Bjørsvik Musikklag (Norway) MD: Ray Farr - 1997  'Best By Farr' - CD - Doyen Recording DOY CD059 - 1997
Letter from Home - Pat Metheny Eikanger Bjorsvik Musikklag Band (Norway) MD: Reid Gilje - 2003  'Art of the States' - CD - Doyen recording DOY  CD132 - 2003
The Southern Cross March - Brian Bowen International Staff Band  BM:  Col. Bernard Adams - 1972  'Sounds Triumphant' - Vinyl - EMI Recording - SXLP 50014 - August 1972
Resurrection - Finale from Symphony No. 2 - Gustav Mahler arr. Christopher Wormald Black Dyke Band MD: Dr. Nicholas Childs - 2010  'Spectacular Classics Vol.7' - CD - Obrasso Recording CD 940 - 2010
Les Indestructibles - Michael Giacchino  Paris Brass Band (France) MD: Florent Didier - 2016  'Live from Taiwan' - CD - 2016
Mockin' Bird Hill - Vaughan Horton arr. Michael E. Hopkinson / Donald Gibson  Cornet Soloist Christopher Wood with the Hammonds Sauce Works Band MD: Geoffrey Whitham - 1990  'Festivo' - CD - Kirklees Records  KRCDE1007 - 1990
Begin the Beguine - Cole Porter arr. Derek Broadbent  Yorkshire Building Society Band MD:  Nicholas Childs - 1995   'That's a Plenty' - CD - Obrasso Recording CD848 - 1995
Autumn Leaves - Kosma arr. Bill Geldard 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
Opus One - Cy Oliver arr. Bill Geldard Brass Band of Battle Creek (USA) MD: Constantine Kitsopoulos - 1995  'Britain and Brass' - CD - BBBC - 1995 
Call of the Brave - Jacob Vilhelm Larsen  Tredegar Town Band MD: Ian Porthouse - 2013  'Travels - Music and Arrangements By Jacob Vilhelm Larsen' - CD -Avanti: TIC002 - 2013
November Moods - Darrol Barry Euphonium Soloist Brendan Wheeler with the Leyland Band MD: Russell Gray - 2006  'Brass Machine' - CD - Obrasso Recording CD913 - 2004
Fly Me To The Moon - Bart Howard  Vocalist Tobias Buchegger with the Brass Band Froschl Hall (Austria) MD: Hannes Buchegger - 2011  'A Jubilee Brass Furioso - Three Cheers for 25 Years' - CD - Live recordings of our anniversary concerts on 28/12/2011 and 2/1/2012 
Ancliffe in the Ballroom - Charles Ancliffe arr. Frank Wright  GUS (Footwear) Band MD Stanley Boddington - 1972  'The GUS (Footwear) Band - The World Champions Play Marches And Waltzes' - Vinyl - Columbia ‎– TWO 364 - 1972
The Belle of Chicago  - J.P.Sousa arr. C.W.Hewitt Williams Fairey Band MD: Major Peter Parkes - 1995  'From Maine to Oregon Williams Fairey Band Play Sousa Marches ' - CD - Chandos  4535 - 1996
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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