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Goff Richards

Duration:
30 minutes
First broadcast:
Wednesday 24 August 2011

Frank Renton presents a tribute to leading composer and arranger Goff Richards who wrote some of the most popular and successful music for bands over the last 40 years. A regular arranger on BBC1's Songs Of Praise, a proud Cornish man (he got his first break from neighbouring Malcolm Arnold back in the 1960s) and a prolific composer/arranger for ensembles of all sizes, including his own bands and orchestra, Goff's natural instinct was to write accessible music that delighted the ear time after time. He was a respected conductor and adjudicator and his music, which has an unmistakable sound and freedom, is played by bands around the world.

Music Played

7 items
  • Image for BNFL Band

    BNFL Band Let's Face The Music And Dance

    By Request, Polyphonic

  • Image for Kirkintilloch Band

    Kirkintilloch Band You Are The Sunshine Of My Life

    Liberty Fanfare, Doyen

  • Image for Grimethorpe Colliery Band

    Grimethorpe Colliery Band Songs Of The Quay

    Firebird, Polyphonic

  • Image for Leyland Band

    Leyland Band Crimond

    Hymns Of Praise, Egon

  • Image for Leyland Band

    Leyland Band What A Wonderful Change

    Hymns Of Praise, Egon

  • Image for BNFL Band

    BNFL Band The Jaguar

    The Music of Goff Richards, Polyphonic

  • Image for Desford Colliery Band

    Desford Colliery Band A Disney Fantasy

    Desford Live In Canada, Hermitage

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