Sunday Bandstand 7 July 2024

Sunday Bandstand 7 July 2024

The death has been announced of David Read MBE. Long regarded as the foremost brass band contest adjudicator, he also enjoyed a remarkable musical life as a renowned player, conductor and educator. He passed away peacefully on Thursday 27 June, aged 90.

I wrote a potted life story of him just over 20 years ago. I will be publishing it again as it was written all those years ago with David's help on my website. Choosing a title for my story was one of the easiest I had to create in those days simply calling it '...David Read, the quintessential British Bandsman…’ which I felt was the most appropriate and best way of describing him.

We are featuring a track on this show in commemoration of him from a recording of him conducting the Cambridge Co-operative Band in 1983.

Playlist 7 July 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 Golden West March - Percy Merritt  Canadian Staff Band (Canada) BM: Capt Robert Redhead - 1977  'New Horizons' - Vinyl - CSB27707 - 1977
Le Clemenza Di Tito - Overture - Mozart  Skellerup Woolston Brass Band (New Zealand) MD: Brian A. Barrett - 1967  'Skellerup Woolston Brass Band - New Zealand Brass Band Champions 1967' - Vinyl - His Master's Voice – MCLP 6265 - 1968
The Trolley Song from Meet me in St Louis - Ralph Blane arr. John Denton   Rothwell Temperance Band MD: David Roberts - 2003  'Spitfire' - CD - Westbank and AMC Production - 2003
Every Time We Say Goodbye - Cole Porter arr. Alan Fernie  Trombone Soloist Nick Hudson with the Britannia Building Society Band MD: Howard Snell - 1996  'Nick Hudson - Anthology' - CD - Polyphonic Recording QPRL 076D - 1996
Braveheart Suite - James Horner arr. Andrew Duncan Yorkshire Building Society MD: Dr. David King - 2002  'The Big Picture' - CD - Warner Bros  CD9718A - 2002
Carousel - Huug Steketee Cornet Soloist Dik van Doorn with the Brass Band Rijnmond (The Netherlands) MD: Anno Appelo -  2009  'Milestone' - CD - Project Audio www.brassbandrijnmond.nl ........... - 2009
River Dance - Bill Whelan arr. Ray Farr Vocalist Natalie Farr with the Foden's Band MD: Nicholas Childs - 1998  'Whitsun Wakes' - CD - Doyen Recording  DOY CD072 - 1998
Mack and Mabel - Jerry Herman arr. Keith Wilkinson West Yorkshire Police Band MD: Barry Thompson - 1997  'West Yorkshire Police' - CD -  Park Recordings - 1997
Pomp and Circumstance March Op 39 No 4 No. 4 - Sir Edward Elgar arr. Arthur Wills Cambridge Co-operative Band MD: David Read with organist Arthur Wills - 1983  'Music for Organ and Brass Band' - CD - Hyperion Records Hyperion – A66068- 1983
A Salford Sinfonietta - 1 - Intrada 2 - Threnody (In memory of Colin Rice)  3 -  Danza - Darrol Barry BNFL Band MD: Richard Evans - 1993  'Partita' - CD - Polyphonic QPRL 062D - 1993
Fandango - Frank Perkins arr. James Howe Brass Band of Central Florida (USA) MD: Chad Shoopman - 2012  'Omnium Gatherum' - CD - Doyen DOYCD293 - 2012
Here's to the Heroes - John Barry arr. Paul Drury  Cornet Soloist Jim Hayes with the Co-operative Funeralcare Band MD: Michael Fowles - 2011  'Dial 'M' For Midnight - CD -  World of Sound Recording: WOS029 - 2011
Pops for Brass - Goff Richards Brass Band De Bazuin Oenkerk (Netherlands) MD: Klaas van der Woude - 2001  'Facets of Glass' CD - www.debazuinoenkerk.nl - 2001
Pictures of Perfection - Brian Willetts  Euphonium Soloist David Childs with the Brighouse and Rastrick Band MD: David Hirst - 1995  'Exaltation with Robert Venables' - CD - Fletcher House Productions FHP 1006 - 1995
Round the Town -  J. A. Greenwood Lofthouse 2000 Band which is now  successfully conducted by Lee Whitworth  'Bandstand - 20 Years of Music Making'- CD - 2019
Nessun Dorma - Puccini arr: Simon Kerwin Soprano Cornet Soloist Brian Evans with the British Aerospace Wingates Band MD: Michael Beevers - 2004  'Dedications' - CD - Kirklees Music - KRCD 1046 - 2004 (Recorded on to vinyl in 1986 - W & R ‎– WRR88/01 )
Eve Of War - Jeff Wayne arr. Stephen Sykes Brass band De Waldsang (The Netherlands) MD: Rieks van der Velde - 1996  'This Is Brass! - CD - Bernaert Recording - BR96.006 - 1996
Blaenwern - Hymn Tune - Love Divine, all loves excelling - Words Charles Wesley and Music Walter Rowlands Old Silkstone Band MD: Norman Law - 2004   'The Colliers' - CD - Amadeus Recording  AMSCD076 - 2004
Procession to the Minster - Wagner arr: Howard Snell Massed bands of Desford Colliery Dowty, Britannia Building Society, Brighouse and Rastrick GMD: Howard Snell - 1987  'National Brass Band Championships and Festival Concert 1987' - Vinyl -  
There's no business like show business - Irvine Berlin arr. Goff Richards Hebden Bridge Brass Band MD: Ian Craddock - 2003  'The Journey' - CD - Kirklees Music KRCD1045 - 2003  
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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