Another Brass Band Advent Calendar: 10. Send in the Clowns

A fabulous Fodens flugelhorn solo of Stephen Sondheim’s number Piece: Send in the Clowns; Composer: Stephen Sondheim; Arranger: Alan Fernie. At one time, Christmas was a traditional time of year for circuses as well as pantomimes. Till the late 1980s (you know, that point where Ted Rogers said “the Oxbridge lot had taken over”), no…

A Brass Band Advent Calendar: 17. Grandfather’s Clock

Thanks to Glyn Williams and Co., everything plus the kitchen sink If you have visited some of Boarshurst Silver Band’s concert, or own a copy of their superb CD Images, this piece should be familiar enough to you. Henry Clay Work’s Grandfather’s Clock. It is a popular feature as a light concert music item.

A Brass Band Advent Calendar: 4. The President

A traditional Whit Friday contest march beloved of Foden’s and Fairey bands Believe it or not, there are only 181 days till Whit Friday. Next year, The Greatest Free Show on Earth (from Denton to Denshaw) will fall on the 14 June 2019. It also means legendary marches like Knight Templar, Ravenswood, and this one…