MY LIFE IN MUSIC - Exclusive interview with Paul Hindmarsh

Issue 6005

COMPOSERS' CORNER - Dr. Liz Lane discusses music notation programmes

REMEMBERING A LEGEND - British Bandsman pays tribute to William Broughton

Wireless Brass

Tuesday 4 July, 2017

Tuesday 4 July, 2330-0000. BBC Radio 2 

Listen to the Band: Frank Renton presents a programme of news, views and classic brass tracks, including new CDs from Black Dyke and Cory.

Listen to the Band is available all week via Radio 2’s website at Click on the playback section to hear the show, on demand, for a week following transmission. Also available on the BBC iPlayer by selecting Radio 2.


World of Brass Radio. John Maines introduces a weekly one-hour programme of the best of international banding. Commencing on Fridays, the rolling programme of the most recent two shows can be accessed 24 hours a day on (then click on the WOB Radio link) or

This week's programme includes: YBS (Professor David King): Keighley Moor (Joe Cook); Foden’s (Russell Gray): Light Cavalry (Franz von Suppe); International Staff Band of The Salvation Army (Dr. Stephen Cobb): Some Glad Sweet Day (Bernard Tovey realized Bramwell Tovey - euphonium soloist: Derick Kane), The Eternal Presence (Eric Ball); New York Staff Band of The Salvation Army (Ronald Waiksnoris): All You Need is Love (Lennon/McCartney arr. Dorothy Gates); Black Dyke (Professor Nicholas Childs): Symphony of Scarlet and Gold (Peter Graham), Dreaming Cornets (Cristophe Walter); Cory (Philip Harper): Raveling, Unraveling (Philip Sparke); Foden’s (Michael Fowles): The Black Bull (Darrol Barry); European Youth Brass Band (Erik Janssen): The Light Fantastic (Paul Lovatt-Cooper).


Local Radio for next week


Sounds of Brass. BBC Radio Cornwall, Devon, Guernsey and Jersey every Sunday at 7.05pm and on Bristol, Gloucestershire, Somerset Sound, Swindon and Wiltshire on Sundays at 12.00am. FM frequencies: Bristol 94.9, Cornwall 95.2, Devon 103.4, Gloucestershire 104.7, Guernsey 93.2, Jersey 88.8, Swindon 103.6, Wiltshire 104.3. The Programme is now available for 30 days after broadcast on the BBC iPlayer and on Freeview, radio channel 720. To hear this week’s programme again go to find Listen Again and click on Sounds of Brass.


Phillip Hunt presents a programme of brass band recordings and news. This week’s programme (Sunday 2 July) includes: Combined Bands of Appledore, Bideford and Torrington: Westward Ho! (Edwin Firth); International Staff Band of The Salvation Army (Dr. Stephen Cobb): Music of a Legacy (Steven Ponsford); Black Dyke (Professor Nicholas Childs): Flourish (Paul Sharman - cornet soloist: Richard Marshall), Breathless Alleluia (Philip Wilby - organist: Philip Wilby); Household Troops Band of The Salvation Army (Carl Saunders): A God to Glorify (Steven Ponsford); Enfield Citadel Band of The Salvation Army (Jonathan Corry): Canadian Folk Song Suite (Morley Calvert); Britannia Building Society (Howard Snell): Spiritual Sounds (trad arr. Alan Fernie). 

Requests and comments are welcome at e-mail: 


Monday 3 July, 2100-2200. Manx Radio

Time for Brass. Frequencies 97.2, 89 and 103.7 FM and 1368 AM and worldwide on

Click on Listen FM or Listen AM for the programme at the time of broadcast or Listen Again for a week following transmission. 

Ian Cottier presents a programme of brass band music and comment. This week’s programme includes: Fodens Motor Works (Fred Mortimer): The Cossack (William Rimmer), Kenilworth (Sir Arthur Bliss), A Hunting Melody (arr. Harry Mortimer - cornet soloist: Harry Mortimer), In Cellar Cool (arr. Alex Mortimer - euphonium soloist: Alex Mortimer), March of the Toys (Victor Herbert); Fodens Motor Works (Tom Hynes): Cleopatra (Damare - cornet soloist: Edwin Firth); Fodens Motor Works (Rex Mortimer): Lorenzo (Thomas Keighley), Polka Brillante (Frank Hughes - cornet soloist: Ted Gray); Fodens Motor Works (Harry Mortimer): The Medallion (H.R. Moreton); Britannia Building Society (Howard Snell): Procession to the Minster (Wagner arr. Howard Snell), 18th Variation (Paganini/Rachmaninov arr. Howard Snell); Foden’s O.T.S. (Howard Snell): Nimrod (Elgar arr. Eric Ball).  


Sunday afternoons - weekly. Live show at 1300-1500 BBC Radio Leeds and BBC Radio York.

Yorkshire Brass. David Hoyle presents a programme of brass band recordings and listeners’ requests. Listen live online at or BBC Radio Leeds FM frequencies 92.4 or 103.9. BBC Radio York FM frequencies 95.5, 103.7 or 104.3. Also available on the BBC iPlayer for 7 days after broadcast at


Sunday Bandstand. 2.00pm-4.00pm; Halifax local Frequency: 96.7FM; 11.00am-1.00pm (Internet only); 8.00am-10.00am Colne / Keighley / Skipton local Frequency: 106.9FM; 2.00pm-4.00pm (Thursday - Internet only). Chris Helme presents a wide and diverse choice of music from the world of brass bands. 

The weekly playlist can be found on his website