Sunday Bandstand 11 February 2024

Sunday Bandstand 11 February 2024

Welcome to my weekly two-hour brass band radio show Sunday Bandstand. The show was started in December 2007 and has played on a number of radio community radio stations in the UK and overseas ever since. The number of stations has been as high as 15 and then sadly as radio stations close down or are taken over and brass band music is not on the new owners schedule, the number of stations has fluctuated. The show is also sent out on a Mixcloud link to 180 enthusiasts around the world. It is on my website -on the link you will find shows dating back to 2014 and there is a search facility at the bottom of the archive page. The show is also on and to be a link on the British Bandsman publication.

If you have a request or question about the world of brass bands you can always email, me on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and I would be very pleased to hear from you.

Enjoy the show

Playlist 11 February 2024


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 Australasian - William Rimmer Rigid Containers Group Band MD: John Berryman - 1996  'Around the World in Eighty Minutes' - CD - Harlequin Recording  HAR 1128 CD - 1996
Renaissance - Peter Graham Wellington Brass Band (New Zealand) MD: David Bremner - 2011   'Renaissance' - CD -  Wellington Brass Band / Rata Records - 2011
La Patria (Homeland) - Casper Schleier Brass Band Berner Oberland (Switzerland) MD: Corsin Tuor - 2009  'Perlas Rumantschas III' - CD - lME85 - 2018
Future of Tomorrow - Benjamin Yeo Lion City Brass Band (Singapore) MD: Ignatius Wang - 2016  'From a live concert performance at the Yong Siew Toh Conservatory of Music Concert Hall 22 June 2016'
Capriccio Brilliante - Belstedt arr. Sandy Smith Tenor Horn Soloist Sheona Wade with the Yorkshire Building Society MD: David King - 1999  'Vitae lux' - CD - Polyphionic Recording QPRL 096D - 1999
Rhapsody on Scottish Marches - arr. Alan Fernie Sellers Engineering Band Phillip McCann - 1993  'We Love A Parade' - CD -  Chandos Brass CHAN 4527 - 1993
Glory Glory - Wilfred Heaton  Eikanger-Bjorsvik Band (Norway) MD: Howard Snell - 2000  'Heaton' - CD - Doyen DOYCD105 - 2000
Pequena Czarda - Pedro Iturralde arr. Klaas van der Woude Euphonium Soloist Steven Mead with the Williams Fairey Band MD: Howard Snell - 2001  'Oration' - CD - Polyphonic Recording QPRL 209D - 2001 
Selection from 'Robin Hood' - Michael Kamen arr. Klaas van der Woude  Brass Band De Bazuin Oenkerk (The Netherlands) MD: Klaas van der Woude - 1992  'Whirligig' - CD - KK CD9204 - 1992
Sullivan Medley -  Arthur Sullivan arr. Frank Seymour  Morris Concert Band MD: Harry Mortimer - 1970  'Harry Mortimer conducts the famous Morris Concert Band' - Vinyl - Music for Pleasure Label MFP 1387 - 1970
Boundless Kingdom - Steven Ponsford Melbourne Staff Band of the Salvation Army (Australia) BM: Ken Waterworth - 2015  'To Boldly Go' - CD - SPS 388 CD - 2015
Miss Melanie - Ronald Binge arr. Roger Barsotti CWS (Manchester) Band MD: Alex Mortimer - 1961  'Fantasia - The Famous C.W.S. (Manchester) Band' - Vinyl - Fontana – STFL 576 - 1961
Hunting Wabbits - Gordon Goodwin arr. Robin Dewhurst Trombone Soloist Neil Gallie - Stavanger Brass Band (Norway) MD: Alan Withington - 2009  'Jubulani' - CD - Egon SFZ147 - 2009
Tone Poem Everywhere - Marcus Venables  North York Temple Band (Canada) BM: Glenn Barlow - 2013  'Everywhere' - CD -  NYTB - 2013
Gethsemane - Andrew Lloyd Webber  arr. Ray Farr Soprano Soloist Alex Kerwin with the Scottish Co-op MD: Nicholas Childs - 2003  'Brass in Concert Championship Highlights 2003' - CD - Doyen DOY CD172 - 2003
Adagio from the Piano Sonata No. 8 in C minor, Op. 13 (Sonata Pathétique) - Beethoven arr. Howard Snell  Eikanger Bjorsvik Band (Norway) MD: Howard Snell - 2006  '20 Supreme Years' - CD - Bocchino Music – BOCC106 - 2006
Two of the Tops - John R. Carr Soprano Soloist Roy Roe - Cornet Soloist Philip Denton with the Yorkshire Imperial Metals Band MD: Denis Carr - 1979  'Checkmate - National Champions 1978' - Vinyl - TT003 - 1979
Cossack Wedding Dance - Peter Graham Longridge Band MD: Mark Peacock - 2012  'Pass Time With Longridge Band' - CD - 2012
Queensbury - James Kaye  Black Dyke Mills Band MD: Arthur O. Pearce (1941) and Black Dyke Band MD: Dr Nicholas Childs - 2010 Compilation 1942 and 2010 
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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