Sunday Bandstand 3 December 2023

Sunday Bandstand 3 December 2023

This is our first show for December and we have a few festive pieces in the programme to start with. As the weeks get nearer to Christmas we will have more festive music. Some of the music may be new to you, hopefully it will become one of your new Christmas favourites. We will of course have many of the familiar melodies and carols we are all used to hearing at Christmas.

Don't forget if you have a favourite carol or piece of Christmas concert music I look forward to hearing from you and we can play it on the show for you and all our listeners to enjoy. You can always contact me through my email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or my website

Enjoy the show...

Playlist 3 December 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
Christmas Flourishes - Darrol Barry Brass Band Willebroek (Belgium) MD: Frans Violet - 2006  'A Christmas Celebration' - CD - Bernaerts Recording BR 2006.003 - 2006
La Cenerentola (Cinderella) Overture - Rossini arr. Major Peter Parkes Black Dyke Mills Band MD Major Peter Parkes - 1983  'Black Dyke Plays Rossini'  - Vinyl - Chandos BBRD1021 - 1983
The Polar Express - Alan Silvestri arr. Klaas van der Woude Brass Band de Bazuin Oenkerk (The Netherlands) MD: Klaas van der Woude - 2011  'A Christmas Full of Copper' - CD -      ...........2011
Winter Dreams - Frank Hughes Trombone Soloist Gordon Clough with the Leyland Band MD: Richard Evans - 1980   'Contrasts In Brass' -Vinyl - Chandos Recording BBR 1008(S) Double Vinyl - 1980
Chorale and Rockout - Ted Huggens aka Henk van Lijnschooten Leyburn Band MD: George Lundberg - Date not known  'Overture' - CD - Reelsound Hull Done Privately - Date not known
Romeo and Juliet Suite No. 3, Op. 101: V. Aubade - Prokofiev arr. Frode Rydland Eikanger Bjorsvik Band MD: Bjarte Engest - 2008  'Romeo and Juliet excerpts for Brass Band - CD - Naxos Label NX 2193 - 2008
Three Kings Swing - William Himes  North Carolina Brass Band (USA)MD: Brian Meixner - 2016  'Christmas Wrapped in Brass' - CD -          .............2016
Ukrainian Bell Carol - Mykola  Dmytrovich Leontovych arr. Philip Sparke Cory Band MD Philip Harper  Treorchy Male Voice Choir  IS Songsters of the SA - 2016  'A Festival of Fanfares and Carols' - CD - Doyen DOY CD364 - 2016
George M. Cohan Broadway Festival - George M. Cohan arr.  Floyd Werle River City Band (USA) MD: Denis Colwell - 2001  'River City Brass Band – All American' - CD - Summit Records (3) – DCD 310 - 2001
Symphony 2 In E Minor - Adagio - Rachmaninov arr. Ray Farr Cornet Soloist Phillip McCann with the Sellers Engineering Band MD: Major Peter Parkes - 1994  'The Golden Cornet pf Philip McCann' - CD - Chandos Label CHAN4532 - 1994
Sleigh Ride - Leroy Anderson  Yorkshire Building Society Band MD: Professor David King - 2003   'Simple Gifts - CD - Egon Recording SFZ 118 - 2003
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
Christmas Classics arr. Ray Woodfield  Aldbourne Band MD: David Johnson - 2014  '100% Christmas' - CD - 2014
Santa Claus is Coming to Town - J. Fred Coots and Gillespie Haven Vocalist Erik Roe with the Eikanger Bjorsvik Musikklag  (Norway) MD Reid Gilje - 2021  'A Christmas Trip' - CD - Eikanger Bjorsvik Musikklag Band (Norway) MD Reid Gilje - 2021
A Winter Sunday - Gilles Rocha arr. Bertrand Moren Bass Trombone Soloist Lionel Fumeaux with the La Concordia Vertroz Band (Switzerland) MD: Bertrand Moren - 2018  'Ave Troz' - CD - 2018
Kingdom Triumphant - Eric Ball  New York Staff Band (USA) BM: Ron Waiksnoris - 2015   'Fighting for the Lord' - CD - World of Brass Catalogue Number: TRCD 1103 - 2015
Offenbach Fantasy - Gordon Langford  Grimethorpe Colliery Band MD: Major Peter Parks - 1996   'French Bon Bons' - CD - Chandos Recording CHAN 4542 - 1996
It's Beginning to Look Like Christmas - Meredith Wilson arr. Marco Middleburg Eb Bass Soloist Hans van der Weide with the  Brass Band De Waldsang (The Netherlands) MD: Rieks van der Velde - 2007  'We Wish You A Merry Christmas' - CD - Lake Music Publications - LMP2007.2 - 2007
The First Nowell - arr. David Willcocks and Ray Steadman-Allan The Graduate Choir with the Dalewool Auckland Brass (New Zealand) MD: Nigel Weeks - 2010  'Christmas Magic' - CD -  2010
An Australian Christmas - James Curnow  New York Staff Band BM: Derek Smith - 1983  'The Spirit of Christmas' - Vinyl - TRLPS41 - 1983
Christmas Joy - Erik Leidzen  New England Brass Band (USA) MD: Douglas Yeo - 1999  'Christmas Joy' - CD - New England Brass Bass Recording - NEBBCD101 - 1999
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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