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    Red Priest - Philip Wilby

    During his lifetime, Antonio Vivaldi was known as 'il Prete Rosso', the Red Priest, thanks to his youthful ordination and his flaming red hair. The son of a violinist at San Marco in Venice, Vivaldi's musical pedigree was impeccable and an excellent start to his career was coupled with astounding energy and productivity. His vast output of concerti grossi, using soloists in groups, inspired this composition and performers may choose appropriate stage positions for the various groupings of cornets and trombones, spaced around the performance area. The score quotes freely from some of Vivaldi's most popular compositions, including 'Winter' from The Four Seasons, the motet Nisi Dominus, the famous Gloria and the fugue from the Concerto grosso in D minor found in L'Estro Armonico.However, it is the musical spirit of Vivaldi, a close contemporary of both Handel and Casanova, that inspired this music, which should be played with a mixture of accuracy and abandoned virtuosity. The musical images in this piece have clear associations in the composer's mind with individual Venetian locations, ranging from bustling street scenes to vaulted interiors, and describing the famous journey down the Grand Canal, past the Doge's Palace, to the Ospedale della Piet? where Vivaldi worked for so many years.Philip Wilby is regarded as one of the finest composers to write for brass band and Prima Vista Musikk is delighted to be the publisher of Red Priest.

    Estimated delivery 5-7 days
  • £24.95

    Yankee Grit - Abe Holzmann

    Abraham "Abe" Holzmann was born in New York in 1874 to a Hungarian-immigrant father and American mother, and studied music in Germany. Holzmann became the manager of the Orchestra Department at Jerome Remick & Company, the New York music publisher, and was an early member of the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP). He earner his livlihood as a composer/arranger for Tin Pan Alley publishers, including Leo Feist. He was later an advertising manager for the American Federation of Musicians publication, International Musician. Holzmann died in East Orange, New Jersey at the age of 64 in 1939. His music was especially revered by ragtime enthusiasts, although he composed marches, waltzes, and other light music. He is most famous today for his march Blaze-Away! Yankee Grit was written in 1905, and follows in the tradition and style of the great American marches of the era.

    Estimated delivery 5-7 days
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    Bass Trombone Concerto

    “As a bass trombonist, I spent many years of my adolescence playing in youth orchestras, engaging in musical daydreams. I would visualize myself jumping up from the back of the orchestra to unleash improvisations much to the conductor's horror. The resultant three-movement, thirteen-minute work has enjoyed a robust life with performances by notable orchestras all around the world. Happily, the concerto works well as a recital piece, with many accomplished college players having won concerto competitions performing it. Jazz elements were inescapable, and realizing my old nightmare/dream, quite a bit of the trombone solo is meant to be improvised. I made a recording of the concerto with the London Symphony Orchestra, which was included on a CD called Bach to Brubeck released on Koch International Classics. Having already become popular as a bass trombone work with orchestra accompaniment, renowned British Bass Trombonist and publisher Roger Argente suggested he release a special Brass Band arrangement of my concerto. Roger knew the piece well because years ago he played the European premiere of the concerto with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra at the Royal Albert Hall.” – Chris BrubeckDuration: 13:00 minutesPercussion: 5 Players playing drum kit, timpani, chimes, high-hat, tambourine, glockenspiel, snare drum, slapstick, suspended cymbal, triangle, xylophone, marimba, tubular bells, crash cymbals, guiro, large gong, maracas, concert bass drum, sand blocks, claves and cowbell. Grade 5: Difficult Championship and 1st Section Bands

  • £41.00

    Emerald Jubilee - Jan de Haan

    An Emerald Jubilee celebrates a 40th anniversary. Jan de Haan composed this colourfully orchestrated concert march to celebrate Will van der Beek's 40th anniversary as conductor of the Deutsche Musikverein Haaren. As publisher of van der Beek's transcriptions of classical works Jan de Haan can look back on many years of successful collaboration with the knowledge that there will be many more to come. Unusually cast in a minor key, the main theme provides an interesting contrast to the more melodic major key of the second movement. The relatively slow theme gives this march a dignified stately and subdued quality.

    Estimated delivery 10-12 days

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  • £90.00

    Suite Celebration - Bruce Fraser

    Bruce Fraser composed this test piece for the 'Gouden Spiker Festival' 2003 (The Netherlands). Suite Celebration was inspired by events in his recent family life. The first movement celebrates the marriage of his daughter and reflects her bubbly personality and vitality. The melodies and harmonies of the whole work are based on a note row which came up during a discussion with the publisher. The second movement celebrates the birth of his grand-daughter 'Rebecca Aileen' and takes the form of a ballad featuring expressive opportunities for the soloists. The final movement is more of a look into the future and hope of success and a good life for his family. Who knows what is coming?

    Estimated delivery 10-12 days

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    Lead, Kindly Light - Charles Henry Purday - Torstein Aagaard-Nilsen

    Lead, Kindly Light is composed by the English composer Charles Henry Purday (1799-1885).This arrangement was originally written for Norwegian band Hjrungavg Brass.Purday was appointed conductor of psalmody at Crown Court Scots Church in Covent Garden, London, in the 1840's, during the ministry of Dr. John Cumming. Dr. Cumming's church was so popular that it was said traffic could not move in Bow Street and Drury Lane for the throng of carriages making their way to services. Purday was a fine vocalist and had sung at the coronation of Queen Victoria. He became a music publisher, and was a pioneer in the movement for copyright law reform.

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