BATTLE OF THE TITANS - Bands gear up for a titanic battle at the Royal Albert Hall

Issue 6016

COMPOSERS' CORNER - Dr Liz Lane looks at the subject of  networking 

HERE IS THE NEWS - Looking back at the Daily Herald's Nationals sponsorship

Wireless Brass

Friday 16 June, 2017

Wireless Brass

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Tuesday 20 June, 2330-0000. BBC Radio 2

Listen to the Band: Band libraries around the world are full of the wonderful arrangements and original compositions of Gordon Langford who died in April. Frank Renton looks back over his distinguished career which included numerous ground-breaking recordings with The Black Dyke Band, an Ivor Novello Award and the orchestration of several blockbuster Hollywood movies. We’ll revisit his classic arrangements of British Folk Songs and remember great original music such as his Rhapsody for Trombone.

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: Grimethorpe Colliery (Ray Farr): Florentiner (Fucik); Cory (Dr. Robert Childs): Norma Overture (Vincenzo Bellini), St. Louis Blues March (W. C. Handy arr. Alan Fernie); Black Dyke (Professor Nicholas Childs): With His First Breath (Paul Lovatt-Cooper - baritone soloist: Katrina Marzella), Lady Madonna (Lennon and McCartney arr. Alan Fernie); Foden’s (Michael Fowles): Hymn to Barossa (Andy Scott); Norwich Citadel Band of The Salvation Army (Ron Young): The Old Rustic Bridge (Erik Leidzen -  tenor horn soloist: David Winch); International Staff Band of The Salvation Army (Dr. Stephen Cobb): Supremacy (Dean Jones); Foden’s (Russell Gray): Cossack Dance (Tchaikovsky arr. Howard Snell); London Central Fellowship Band of The Salvation Army (Julian Bright): There is a Green Hill (Noah Bruce arr. Roy Newsome); Enfield Citadel Band of The Salvation Army (James Williams): Polovtsian Dances (Borodin).

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 (from Sunday, 18 June) includes: Foden’s (Courtois) (Goff Richards): Brass Ablaze (Goff Richards); Foden’s (Russell Gray): Egmont (Beethoven); Foden’s (Michael Fowles): Rhapsody for Euphonium (James Curnow - euphonium soloist: Glyn Williams), Brass Explosion (Andy Scott), Ave Verum (Mozart arr. Philip Sparke - euphonium quartet: Glyn Williams, Mark Bousie, Trevor Groom and Lyndon Baglin), Bolero (Rossini - euphonium soloist: Glyn Williams), Celtic Fire (Darrol Barry); Foden’s Richardson (Garry Cutt): Soloists Showcase (Alan Fernie - euphonium soloist: Glyn Williams); Cory (Philip Harper): In Gardens of Peace (Philip Harper - euphonium soloist: Glyn Williams), The Yeoman of the Guard (Sir Arthur Sullivan arr. Sir Malcolm Sargent).    

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Monday 19 June, 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: Castletown Silver (Ken Mitchell): Grand March from Aida (Verdi); Manx Youth (Ian Clague): The Londonderry Air (arr. Gordon Langford - trombone soloist: Sammy Clague); Black Dyke (Nicholas Childs): The Corsair (Berlioz arr. Geoffrey Brand), Cartoon Music (Peter Graham), Jubilance (Paul Lovatt-Cooper); G.U.S. (Footwear) (Stanley Boddington): Beautiful Colorado (de Luca arr. Stanley Boddington - euphonium soloist: Trevor Groom); Enfield Citael Band of The Salvation Army (Jonathan Corry): Themes from New World Symphony (Dvorak arr. Ray Steadman-Allen); Cory (Philip Harper): Nordic Polska (Philip Harper), A Little Prayer (Evelyn Glennie arr. Robert Childs - baritone soloist: Steve Kane); Boobs and Brass (Martyn Dawson and John Hudson): Trio con Brio (Gordon Langford - tenor horns: Helen Garton , Paula Nicholson and Suzy Dawson), The Black Knight (William Rimmer); Household Troops Band of The Salvation Army (Carl Saunders): Any Dream Will Do (Lloyd-Webber arr. Peter Graham).

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