HITTING NEW HEIGHTS - Glenn Van Looy talks exclusively to British Bandsman

Issue 5977

FRANKLY SPEAKING - The first of a new series by Frank Renton, this month focusing on musical education

THE GREAT TRIUMVIRATE - Tim Mutum looks at the life and times of John Gladney 

Wireless Brass

Sunday 12 February, 2017

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Tuesday 14 February, 2330-0000. BBC Radio 2

Listen to the Band: Frank Renton talks to Andy Straiton from UniBrass and hears from last year’s winner, the University of Manchester Brass Band, about its plans to retain the crown this coming weekend.

Listen to the Band is available all week via Radio 2’s website at www.bbc.co.uk/radio2. 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 www.worldofbrass.com (then click on the WOB Radio link) or www.worldofbrass.com/wobradio.

This week’s programme includes: Listings unavailable at time of going to press.

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 www.bbc.co.uk/devon find Listen Again and click on Sounds of Brass.

Phillip Hunt presents a programme of brass band recordings and news. This week’s programme includes: Black Dyke Mills (James Watson): Limelight Fanfare (Jan Van der Roost); Cory (Philip Harper): Darkwood (Dan Price), Malambo (Albert Ginastera arr. Philip Littlemore); Central Band of The Royal Air Force (Wing Commander Duncan Stubbs): Grand Russian Fantasia (Jules Levy arr. Hans Nel - cornet soloist: Philip Cobb), Napoli (Herman Bellstedt arr. Donald Hunsberger - cornet soloist: Philip Cobb); Tredegar (Ian Porthouse): Fugue from Graduation Day (Philip Sparke); Williams Fairey (Major Peter Parkes): The Land of the Long White Cloud (Major Peter Parkes).    

Requests and comments are welcome at e-mail: brassmanpgh@uwclub.net

Monday 13 February, 2100-2200. Manx Radio

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

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: Grimethorpe Colliery (Phillip McCann): Colne (Thomas Rive), Just the Way You Look Tonight (Piano and vocal: Peter Skellern); Grimethorpe Colliery (Garry Cutt): Celeste Aida (Verdi arr. Stephens - euphonium soloist: Rikki McDonnell); Yorkshire Building Society (David King): Pageantry (Herbert Howells); Black Dyke (Professor Nicholas Childs): La Reine de Saba (Gounod arr. Greenwood); Brighouse and Rastrick (David Hirst): Kim (Allan Street - cornet soloist: Alan Morrison), Wild Mountain Thyme (arr. Leigh Baker - cornet soloist: Alan Morrison); Fairey (Bryan Hurdley): Beaufighters (Maurice Johnstone); Sellers Engineering (Major Peter Parkes): Overture Nabucco (Verdi arr. Howard Lorriman).

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 www.bbc.co.uk/radioleeds 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 www.bbc.co.uk/leeds

Sunday Bandstand. www.phoenixfm.co.uk 2.00pm-4.00pm; Halifax local Frequency: 96.7FM; www.wiganfm.com 11.00am-1.00pm (Internet only); www.drystoneradio.com 8.00am-10.00am Colne / Keighley / Skipton local Frequency: 106.9FM; www.worldfm.co.nz 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 www.chrishelme-brighouse.org.uk