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THE GREAT TRIUMVIRATE - In the last of the series, Tim Mutum looks at the life and times of Alex Owen 

Wireless Brass

Friday 17 February, 2017

Wireless Brass

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Tuesday 21 February, 2330-0000. BBC Radio 2

Listen to the Band: Frank Renton with a celebration of classic small group brass music played by The Locke Brass Consort, Bonesapart, Bay Brass and the band within a band, The London Symphony Orchestra Brass, led by conductor arranger Eric Creese.

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: London Central Fellowship Band of The Salvation Army (David Daws): Torch of Freedom (Eric Ball); Brighouse and Rastrick (Geoffrey Brand): The Challenge (Eric Ball - trumpet soloist: Rod Franks), Song of Courage (Eric Ball), Petit Suite de Ballet (Eric Ball); Egon Virtuosi Brass (James Williams): Songs of the Morning (Eric Ball); The International Staff Band of The Salvation Army (Dr. Stephen Cobb): Healing Waters (Kenneth Downie - cornet soloist: David Daws), Sunset Over the River Exe (Kenneth Downie); Cheerful Voices (Philip Catinlet - cornet soloist: Harry Dilley, pianist adjutant: Eric Ball).  

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

Monday 20 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: National Brass Band of New Zealand: The Headless Horseman (Ron Goodwin), Adagio from Spartacus and Phrygia (Katchaturian); Black Dyke (Nicholas Childs): The Red Shield (Dean Goffin), Gallipoli 100 (Martin Ellerby); The Household Troops Band of The Salvation Army (John Mott): Victorious (Dean Goffin - cornet soloist: Carl Saunders); The Household Troops Band of The Salvation Army (Carl Saunders): The Message of Love (Dean Goffin); Fairey (Major Peter Parkes): The Land of the Long White Cloud (Philip Sparke); Wellington Brass Band (David Bremner): My Love is Like a Red, Red Rose (arr. Gordon Langford - cornet soloist: Trevor Bremner); Rushen Silver (Jim Crebbin): Hine e Hine (arr. Peter Graham); Kiwi All Stars (Howard Taylor): Softly As I Leave You (De Vita arr. Alan Catherall - euphonium duettists: Riki McDonnell and Ken Cant); Dalewool Auckland Brass (Nigel Weeks): Vitae Lux (Frode Alnaes arr. Aagard Nilsen), Time to Say Goodbye (Andrew Lloyd Webber). 

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