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by Ira Novoselsky & Max McKee (NOVOS-5)

Commentary by Geoffrey Brand was recorded live on the mezzanine level of the Hilton Towers in Chicago during the 59th annual MIdwest Clinic in December 2005.

The video program incorporates short excerpts from music he discusses. The Music program consists of complete performances.

Geoffrey Brand

This fifth NOVOS Radio/TV Program includes a video interview plus audio excerpts from music conducted by Geoffrey Brand with famed British brass bands.

Between 1968 and 1980 , the brass bands Geoffrey conducted (Black Dyke Mills, Brighouse & Rastrick, Grimethorpe Colliery) won 4 British Open Championships, 2 National Band Championships and a World Championship.

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The Music Only Program features:

1. Eric Ball's TORCHBEARERS from 1991 with Geoffrey Brand conducting the Brighouse and Rastrick Brass Band.

2. Hector Berlioz' CORSAIR OVERTURE as arranged by Geoffrey Brand and performed by the Black Dyke Mills Brass Band in 1970 under Geoff Brand's baton.

Total length of audio: 14 minutes

The Video Interview Program features:

1. Geoffrey as professional trumpet player (symphony and opera orchestras)
2. Geoffrey with the B.B.C.
3. Conductor Black Dyke Mills, Rastrick & Brighouse, Grimethorpe Colliery
4. Publishing ventures & world travel

Also includes short performance excerpts from Torchbearers & Corsair Overture.

Total length of video: 16 minutes

The Thingamebob (Thingemybob) Story:

In 1968 Geoffrey received a call from Paul McCartney who wanted Black Dyke Mills to record the signature tune for a television show called "Thingamebob." McCartney had a basic tune and Geoffrey ended up expanding not only the single phrase to a 3-minute show opener that was played by Black Dyke but also the "Side B" of a 45 RPM vinyl record that featured Black Dyke playing "Yellow Submarine." (This recording is from Geoff's original Demo Disc that he received after recording his arrangement in 1968.)

Total length of video: 6 minutes

There are 3 programs in NOVOS-5: (1) MUSIC ONLY, (2) VIDEO INTERVIEW and (3) THE THINGAMEBOB STORY. Total length of the 2video inteviews is 22 minutes. The video program features footage from am interview conducted at the Midwest Clinic on December 16, 2005 in Chicago.

The idea for this series is based on Ira Novoselsky's ongoing activity creating interesting, complete programs for traditional radio. When Bandworld Magazine went exclusively online in 2004, it became obvious that the Internet provides a way to get to a much broader audience. NOVOS was chosen in honor of Ira, who has contributed in many ways to the development of Bandworld Magazine and the American Band College Center for Research.

Click on the graphic of the green, red or blue box (above right). Once the small inset box launches you can surf the web or handle other computer tasks while the program continues to play. (Click below if you are missing the Quicktime Player.)

Important Links Related to this NOVOS Radio/TV #5 Program

G&M Brand - British Music Publishers
G&M Brand Oline Catalog
   •   Brand Black Dyke Mills CDs
Geoffrey Brand Bio (Houston)

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