Sunday Bandstand 10 December 2023

Sunday Bandstand 10 December 2023

This is another week nearer to Christmas Day and we have another wide selection of Christmas music and carols.

Did you know the origin of the Christmas Cracker?
Invented by Tom Smith, a London sweet maker in 1846. His idea was to wrap his sweets in a twist of fancy coloured paper, but this developed and sold much better when he added love notes (motto's), paper hats, small toys and made them go off BANG!

1. Did you hear about the two ships that collided at sea? One was carrying red paint, and the other was carrying blue paint. All the sailors ended up being marooned.
2. What did the fish say when it swam into a wall?
3. What athlete is warmest in winter?
A long jumper.
4. What did the grape say when the elephant stepped on it?
Nothing. It just let out a little wine.
5. Why did the man get the sack from the orange juice factory?
Because he couldn't concentrate.

Every time we hear these jokes we still laugh, year after year.

Enjoy the show


Playlist 10 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
The Sounding Joy - William Gordon Pasadena Tabernacle Band (USA) BM: William Gordon - 2012  'Christmas in Brass 2012' - CD - The Salvation Army ‎– JCTD-116 - 2012
Christmas Triptych - James Curnow North Carolina Brass Band (USA) MD: Brian Meixner - 2016  'Christmas Wrapped in Brass' - CD -          .............2016
Silent Night - Franz Xaver Gruber to lyrics by Joseph Mohr arr. Andrew Wainwright  Vocalist Faryl Smith with the Virtuosi GUS Band MD: John Berryman - 2012  'Christmas Fantasia'  - CD - SP&S -                  .....2012
Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone -John Williams arr. Alan Fernie Middleton Band MD: Shane Foster - 2002  'Moonraker Brass - Middleton Band 125 years on' - CD - Recorded by Harold Barnes - 2002
Away in a Manger - James Allen Cornet Soloist Marcus Venables with the Canadian Staff Band BM:  John Lam- 2022   'News of Great Joy' - CD - 2022
March Of The Toys - Victor Herbert arr. Mark Freeh  Black Dyke Band MD: Dr Nicholas Childs - 2013  'We Wish you a Merry Christmas' - CD - Obrasso Recording CD951 - 2013
Dance of the Tumblers from The Snow Maiden Grimethorpe Colliery (RJB) Band MD:  'Classic Brass Compilation' - CD - BMG Classics – 75605 51355 2
Candlelight Carol - John Rutter Brass Band De Waldsang (The Netherlands) MD: Rieks Van Der Velde - 2015  'Nowell' - CD - Lake Music Publications LMP2015.01 - 2015
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
O Come all ye faithful - Traditional Vocalist Silvie Paladino with the Royal Melbourne Philharmonic Choir and the Melbourne Staff Band (Australia) BM: Ken Waterworth - 2017  'O Holy Night - Silvie Paladino' - CD - 2017
The Sorcerer's Apprentice - Paul Dukas arr. Derek Bourgeois Foden's Band MD: Michael Fowles - 2019  'Trials & Triumphs - CD - Foden's Band MD Michael Fowles - Doyen Recording DOY CD391 - 2019
Hark the Herald Sing - Mendelssohn arr: Willcocks trs-Ray Steadman-Allen The Treorchy Male Voice Choir with the Cory Band MD: Philip Harper - 2016  'A Festival of Fanfares and Carols' - CD - Doyen DOY CD364 - 2016
The Very Best Time of Year - John Rutter  Brass Band Rijnmond (The Netherlands) MD: Erik van de Kolk - 2015  'The Spirit of Christmas' - CD - 2015
Ding Dong Merrily On High - Douglas Court  Euphonium Soloist Aaron VanderWeele with the New York Staff Band (USA) BM: Ron Waiksnoris - 2008  'A Christmas Fanfare' - CD - New York Staff Band - 2008
What's Christmas Without a Brass Band - Peter Seel Houghton Weavers (Folk Singing Group) with the Warrington Male Voice Choir, Broomfield Junior School Choir and the Wingates Band MD:  Andrew Berryman - 2006  'What's Christmas Without a Brass Band'  - CD - Keep Folk Smiling recording KFS 140 - 2006
Largo from the New World Symphony - Dvorak  arr. Martin Ellerby  Grimethorpe Colliery RJB Band MD: Garry Cutt and Chris Helme with memories of Christmas playing over 50 years ago.....  'Own Recording' - 2015
The Wind and the Lion (Symphonic Suite) - Jerry Goldsmith arr. Chad Shoopman  Brass Band of Central Florida (USA) MD: Chad Shoopman - 2015  'Brass Band of Central Florida '15th Anniversary' - CD - Doyen DOY CD347 - 2015
The Message of Christmas - William Himes  Brass Band of Battle Creek (USA) MD: Frank Renton - 1995  'Brass Band Of Battle Creek – The Sounds of Sleigh Bells & Brass' - CD - BBBC - 1995
Christmas Bells are Ringing arr. Jason Gray Atlantic Brass Band MD: Salvatore Scarpa - 2013   'Spirit of Christmas' - CD - 2013.
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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