Sunday Bandstand 24 December 2023

Sunday Bandstand 24 December 2023

Welcome to Sunday Bandstand's Christmas Eve show. For the first time since 2007 we have managed to squeeze in 25 tracks including the opening and closing theme in our two hour show.

There are many old favourites and a few new ones as well. With bands from around the world, soloists straight out of the top drawer matched only with the wonderful vocalists and two world class choirs on the show as well you are in for a treat.

On behalf of everyone Sunday Bandstand I send you all best wishes for Christmas and let us hope that 2024 can only improve on this last year. How ever you are spending Christmas Day or your festive holiday have a wonderful time with your family and friends. But try to be mindful of anyone in your street who might not see anyone over Christmas. Please take a few minutes to see how they are, a neighbourly friendly face will brighten their day up as well.

Enjoy the show...

Playlist 24 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
Trepak From Nutcracker - Tchaikovsky  Lexington Brass Band (USA) MD: Ronald Holz - 2001  'tis the Season - live' - CD -        .........2001
Alleluia Laudamus Te - Alfred Reed arr. Corsin Tuor Brass Band Froschl Hall (Austria) MD: Corsin Tuor- 2019 -  'Alleluia Laudamus Te' CD - Lucerne Music Edition LC85330 - 2019
Deck the Halls - Traditional  arr. Mark Freeh  Cornet Soloist George Melitsis with the Darebin City Brass - Preston Band (Victoria, Australia)  MD: Andrew Snell - 2016  ‘Ding Dong Darebin on High’ - CD -      .....2016 
Whilst Shepherds Watch - Traditional - Yorkshire version   Foden's Band with the Halifax Choral Society and organist David Battiwalla MD: Nicholas Childs - 1998  'Christmas Song' - CD - Doyen DOYCD074 - 1998
O Magnum Mysterium - Morten Lauridsen arr. Philip Littlemore Manger Musikklag (Norway) MD: Alan Withington  - 2017  'December' - CD - Doyen Recording Doy CD378 - 2017
Pie Jesu - Andrew Lloyd Webber  arr. Rieks van der Velde Vocalists Charlotte (Mezzo Soprano) & Josefien (Soprano) Stoppelenburg with the (The Netherlands) Brass Band De Waldsang MD: Rieks van der Velde - 2005  'Enchanted' - CD - World Wind Music Recording WWM 500.114 - 2005
Softly sounds the little bell - Eric Ball Sheldon Theatre Brass Band (Canada) MD: Larry Brentzel - 1995   'Fanfare and Carols'  CD - Westmark Recording WCD29521 - 
Christmas Overture - Roland Kernen Soli Brass (The Netherlands) MD: Jan De Haan - 2001  'Soli Christmas' - De Haske Brass DHR 03.035.3 - 2001
Bring Him Home - Boubill / Schonberg arr. Keith Wilkinson Cornet Soloist Iain Culross with the Leyland Band MD: Leigh Baker - 2011  'Vanguard - Ian Culross' - CD - MCPS WOS044 - 2012
Santa's Little Helpers - Darrol Barry Trombone feature Joseph Starbuck, Neil Matthews and Stuart Erskine with the  Middleton Band MD: Matt Stringer - 2010  'Tis the Season' - CD Music House Productions -         ............2010
Yule Dance - Philip Harper Cory Band MD: Philip Harper - 2016  'A Festival of Fanfares and Carols' - CD - Doyen DOY CD364 - 2016
Christmas Intrada - David Rowsell New York Staff Band Of The Salvation Army (USA) BM: Ron Waiksnoris  - 2005  'Christmas Brass' - CD JCTD 0081 - 2005
Kings Orient - David Ayma International Staff Band of the Salvation Army BM: Dr Stephen Cobb - 2006  'Christmas Tidings' - CD - SPS CD215 - 2006
A Christmas Fantasia - Andrew Wainwright Canadian Staff Band (Canada) BM: John Lam - 2022  'News of Great Joy' - CD - Canadian Staff Band Recording - 2022
Trumpeters Lullaby - Leroy Anderson Cornet Soloist Roger Webster with the Brighouse and Rastrick Band MD: David Hirst - 1997  'Bandsman's Choice' - CD - Polyphonic Recording QPRL 086D - 1997
Stille Nacht (Silent Night) - Franz Gruber arr. Corsin Tuor  Brass Band Berner Oberland (Switzerland) MD: Corsin Tuor - 2016  'Silent Night' - CD - Lucerne Music Edition - ............ 2016 
Walking in  the Air - theme to The Snowman - Howard Blake arr. Philip Sparke Vocalist Fardau van der Woude with the Brass Band de Bazuin Oenkerk (The Netherlands) MD: Klaas van der Woude - 2011  'A Christmas Full of Copper' - CD -      ...........2011
Christmas Celebration - Arr. John Girvin Gramercy Brass Orchestra (USA) MD: John  Henry Lambert - 2022  'A Gramercy Brass Christmas - 40th Anniversary Celebration' - CD -Jankland Recording - 2022  
Flight to Neverland - John Williams  arr. Robin Dewhirst Fairey Band MD: Garry Cutt - 2012  'Fairy Band 75 Not Out' - CD - Doyen: DOYCD301 - 2012
Fantasy on Good King Wenceslas - Roy Newsome BNFL Band MD: Richard Evans - 1984  'Christmas Brass' The BNFL Band ' - CD Polyphonic Reproductions - QMPR 602D - 1984
Pirates of the Caribbean - Highlights - Klaus Badelt arr. Darrol Barry  Oberaarguaer Brass Band (Austria) MD: Manfred Obrecht - 2006  'The Great Film Heroes' - CD - Obrasso Recording - CD 917 - 2006
The Message of Christmas - William Himes Brass Band of Battle Creek (USA) MD: Frank Renton - 1995  'Brass Band Of Battle Creek – Sleigh Bells & Brass' - CD - BBBC - 1995
We wish you a merry Christmas - Traditional arr. Warrell/Newsome Huddersfield Choral Society with the Black Dyke Mills Band MD: Roy Newsome - 1988  'Christmas Fantasy' - CD - Chandos Recording CHAN 8579 - 1988
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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