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Wireless Brass

Friday 17 March, 2017

Wireless Brass

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Tuesday 21 March, 2330-0000. BBC Radio 2

Listen to the Band: Frank Renton presents a show with all the latest news and brass band tracks.

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 the moment.

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 Band (Michael Antrobus): Punchinello (William Rimmer); Roberts Bakery (Colin Cranson): The Italian Girls in Algiers (Rossini); Central Band of The Royal Air Force (Wing Commander Duncan Stubbs): A Spring Lullaby (Andrew Pearce - cornet soloist: Philip Cobb), The Bride of the Waves (Herbert L. Clarke - cornet soloist: Philip Cobb); Kernow RBL Band (Alan Slaughter): Two Cousin Jacks (W. E. Moyle - cornet duettists: Peter Minear and Colin Davies); St. Keverne Band (Derek Greenwood): Highland Cathedral (Ulrich Roever and Michael Korb arr. Derek Greenwood - bagpipes: Gordon O’Hara); The Band of HR Royal Marines Plymouth (Major Paul Weston): Rhapsody on a Minstrel Boy (arr. Robert Farnon); Cornwall Youth (Ian Porthouse): Fire and Flame (Stefan Unterberger), Fire in the Blood (Paul Lovatt-Cooper).   

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: Tredegar (Professor Nicholas Childs): Another Openin’ Another Show (Cole Porter arr. Stephen Roberts), 76 Trombones (Meredith Wilson arr. Bruce Fraser), Salut D’Amour (Elgar arr. Wilson - euphonium soloist: Robert Childs); Foden’s (Michael Fowles): Grand Fanfare (Giancarlo d’Addona), Aria con Variazioni (Handel arr. Matthew Eden), Blue (Thomas Gansch arr. John Doyle - soprano cornet soloist: Richard Poole); Black Dyke (Nicholas Childs): Aleppo (Edward Gregson); International Staff Band of The Salvation Army (Dr. Stephen Cobb): Fire in the Blood (Paul Lovatt-Cooper), Temple 125 (Kevin Larsson), A Celtic Blessing (Erik Silfverberg); Virtuosi GUS (John Berryman): Jealousy (Gade arr. Iveson - trumpet duettists: Peter Collins and James Fountain); Kings of Brass (James Scott and Geoffrey Whitham): Cornet Carillon (Ronald Binge).

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