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Sunday Bandstand 23 April 2017

Sunday Bandstand 23 April 2017

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Opening for weekly show Foden's Band MD: Michael Fowles - 2010, The Royal Doulton Band MD: Edward Gray - 1976, Buy As You View Cory Band MD: Dr. Robert Childs - 2002, Black Dyke Mills Band MD: James Watson - 1996, Cornet Soloist Florian Klingler with the Brass Band Froschl Hall (Austria) MD: Hannes Buchegger - 2004 and more.

Sir Harold Malcolm Watts Sargent (29.4.1895 – 3.10.1967) was an English conductor, organist and composer widely regarded as Britain's leading conductor of choral works. He was associated with many national music ensembles and choirs .

As chief conductor of London's festival the Proms from 1948 to 1967, he was one of the best-known English conductors. Taking over the Proms from Sir Henry Wood, he and two assistants conducted the two-month season between them. By the time he died, he was assisted by a large roster of international guest conductors.

He was encouraged to begin conducting brass bands by Harry Mortimer. He conducted the Men O'Brass on a number of recordings. In 1946 he arranged Mozart's Fantasia in F for brass bands. It was used in the 1948 National Brass Band Championships Area finals. It was also used at the British Open at Belle Vue in 1960

We have one of his brass band arrangements on today's show.