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    ST. MAGNUS - Parts & Score, TEST PIECES (Major Works) - Kenneth Downie

    Set as the Championship Section Test Piece for the 2014 Britsh Brass Band Regional Championships.If you have enjoyed listening to the audio extract here, and want to hear the entire performance, you can purchase the REGIONS 2014 CD on this site which contains full performances of all 5 testpieces. Simply type REGIONALS 2014 into the QUICK SEARCH to the right of your screen to find it.Dedicated to Alastair Massey, an inspirational music teacher.Commissioned by the Scottish Brass Band Association for the 2004 European Brass Band Championships in Glasgow.This music is a set of variations on the tune known as St Magnus, which is attributed to Jeremiah Clarke. Most people will associate it with Thomas Kelly’s hymn which begins:“The Head that once was crowned with thorns is crowned with glory now”.The tune is very simple, consisting of just two, four-bar phrases. Neither is there much in the way of rhythmic variety, every note being a crotchet with the exception of two quavers, and the last note in each phrase. Within such a simple structure, however, lies considerable strength.THEMEThe listener is given the opportunity of hearing it twice, in full, at the beginning, starting with one player but soon taken up by the full ensemble. It returns in the middle of the music and is stated again near the end. This has been done quite deliberately in the hope that there will be an appreciation of what material is being developed, by the listener as well as by those with access to the score, who are able to see the visual connections.VARIATION 1This takes the rhythm of the last part of the theme and also uses the shape of the opening as a recurring figure. The mood is whimsical and skittish, with short, teasing rhythmic figures tossed around the band, and quick interplay with percussion, at a fast tempo. An energetic flourish finishes this variation before the Andante espress.VARIATION 2This commences with chords related to the opening of Variation 1. The cantabile on solo comets establishes a new, lyrical mood and there is scope for expressive playing in a series of short solo passages. The theme works its way unobtrusively into the texture before a reprise of the solo cornet melody and some more lyrical interchanges between Eb bass, euphonium, flugel horn and comets. The variation ends serenely with clear references to the last phrase of the theme.VARIATION 3The first idea to dominate is clearly linked to the shape of the theme’s first phrase. There is a frenetic feel to much of this variation, with considerable energy and instability created by extensive use of cross-rhythms. A thinning-out of the score marks a clear change to development of the start of the second phrase of the theme. This proves to be short-lived however, and the opening material returns leading to a restatement of the theme, “Maestoso,” after which a euphonium cadenza links toVariation 4.VARIATION 4Here we have some solos for euphonium, cornet, trombone and Eb bass set against a background of horns and baritones presenting a pensive statement of the theme’s opening.VARIATION 5This commences Allegro, with lively work for cornet and euphonium spreading to the whole band before attention focuses on the beginning of the second phrase of the theme which is initially presented in diminution, then in regular rhythm, then in inversion. An increase in tempo coupled with a decrease in volume, requires dexterity and control, with several metrical challenges thrown in for good measure. The same fragment of phrase becomes an ostinato which generates a frenzied climax, punctuated by short, dramatic silence, before the opening figure returns and the music gradually winds down. The tubular bells herald the final return of the theme, in augmentation, marking the start of the Finale.FINALEThis features the running semiquavers of the previous variation sounding in counterpoint.A fast, furious coda speeds the work to a conclusion while references to the opening of the theme are still trying to break into the texture of the music.Kenneth Downie

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    ST MAGNUS (Brass Band Set)

    Score and Parts.

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    ST MAGNUS (Brass Band Study Score)

    Study Score Only. 2014 National Championships Area Qualitying Contest - Championship Section.

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    ST. MAGNUS - Score only, TEST PIECES (Major Works) - Kenneth Downie

    Set as the Championship Section Test Piece for the 2014 Britsh Brass Band Regional Championships.Dedicated to Alastair Massey, an inspirational music teacher.Commissioned by the Scottish Brass Band Association for the 2004 European Brass Band Championships in Glasgow.

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    120 HYMN TUNES (00)-Complete set of 26 A5 size Parts & Score, Hymn Tunes

    This set of 26 parts is in the march card size format (A5), with a condensed score. New 3rd. Edition launched October 2001. Enlarged Christmas section with 20 extra Carols. This is the "Red Hymn Book", which is now in standard use with most bands. Part books are available in two sizes either the traditional A5 size (this one) at £5.00 or the new enlarged "easy to read" A4 size at £7.50 each. Click on MORE DETAILS to see an example of an extract from the Short Score.. INDEX OF HYMNS : Aberystwyth, 1 Abridge, 2 Angelus, 3 Aurelia, 4 Austrian Hymn, 5 Belmont, 6 Blaenwern, 7 Carlisle, 8 Christ the King, 9 Come, 10 CorJesu, 11 Corpus Christi, 12 Crimond, 13 Cross of Jesus, 14 Darwalls 148th, 15 Day of Rest, 16 Dennis, 17 Diadem, 18 Diademata, 19 Divine Mysteries, 20 Dix, 21 Dominus Regit Me, 22 Dresden (Wir pflugen), 113 Duke Street, 23 Dundee (French), 24 Easter Hymn, 25 Em’ Feste Burg, 26 Ellacombe, 27 Ellers, 28 Eventide, 29 Franconia, 30 French (Dundee), 24 Geibel, 31 Gerontius, 32 Gopsal, 33 Hanover, 34 Hollingside, 35 Horsley, 36 Hursley, 37 Hyfrydol, 38 Innocents, 39 Kocher, 40 Laudate Dominum, 41 Laudes Domini, 42 Lloyd, 43 Lobe den Herren, 44 Love Divine, 45 Lux Benigna, 46 Maidstone, 47 Mannheim, 48 Martyrdom, 49 Maryton, 50 Melcombe, 51 Melita, 52 Miles Lane, 53 Misericordia, 54 Missionary, 55 Monldand, 56 Monks Gate, 57 Morning Hymn, 58 Morning Light, 59 Moscow, 60 Mozart (Nottingham), 64 National Anthem, 61 Nearer, My God, To Thee, 62 Nica, 63 Nottingham (Mozart), 64 Nun Danket, 65 Old Hundredth, 66 Passion Chorale, 67 Penlan, 68 Pentecost, 69 Pilgrims, 70 Praise, my Soul, 71 Redhead, 72 Regent Square, 73 Richmond, 74 Rimmington, 75 Rockingham, 76 St. Agnes, 77 St. Albinus, 78 St. Ann, 79 St. Bees, 80 St. Cecilia, 81 St. Clement, 82 St. Columba, 83 St. Cuthbert, 84 St. Denio, 85 St. Etheiwald, 86 St. Francis, 87 St. George, 88 St. Gertrude, 89 St. Magnus, 90 St. Michael, 91 St. Oswald, 92 St. Peter, 93 St. Theodulph, 94 St. Theresa, 95 Samuel, 96 Sandon, 97 Sawston, 98 Sine Nomine ,99 Stella, 100 Stracathro, 101 Stuttgart, 102 Tallis’ Canon, 103 Turns Davidica, 104 Victory, 105 Vox Dilecti, 106 Wareham, 107 Warrington, 108 Westminster, 109 When He Cometh, 110 Whitburn, 111 Wiltshire, 112 Wir pflugen (Dresden), 113 INDEX OF CAROLS : Angels from the Realms of Glory, 121 As with Gladness, 122 Away in a Manger, 115 Christians Awake, 123 Coventry Carol, The, 124 Ding Dong Merrily on High, 125 Deck the Halls, 126 God Rest ye Merry Gentlemen, 127 Good King Wenceslas, 128 Good Christian Men Rejoice, 129 Hark! The Herald Angels Sing, 116 Holly and The Ivy, The, 130 I Saw Three Ships, 131 It Came upon the Midnight Clear, 132 Jingle Bells, 133 Nowell, 118 O Come All Ye Faithful, 114 O Little Town of Bethlehem, 134 Once in Royal David’s City 117 Rocking Carol, The, 135 See Amid the Winter Snow, 136 Silent Night, 119 Unto us a Child is Born, 137 Wassail, 138 We Three Kings, 139 We Wish you a Merry Christmas, 140 While Shepherds Watched, 120

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    MARCHES & HYMN SETTINGS - (00) Full Set of 25 Parts & Score, MARCHES

    This price is for a full set of 25 parts plus both scores ( i.e. the Score for the Marches and the Score for the Hymn Settings ). General Series 30 MARCHES and 66 HYMN TUNES as follows : 01. Anthem of the free by Dean Goffin 02. Argyle Citadel by Norman Bearcroft 03. Assignment by Dudley Bright 04. Collaroy by Barry Gott 05. Crowia of Conquest by Ray Steadman-Allen 06. Dalaro by Edward Gregson 07. Emblem of the Army by A Gullidge 08. Exeter Temple by Leslie Condon 09. Goldcrest by James B. Anderson 10. Heaven Came Down by E. Herikstad 11. Invincible Army, The by Erik Leidzen 12. Joyful News by Erik Leidzen 13. Joyous Experience by Barrie Gott 14. Keep Singing by Patrick C Rivers 15. Land of Song by Norman Bearcroft 16. Long Point by Norman Bearcroft 17. Marching Onward by Ivor Bosanko 18. Motondo by Donald Osgood 19. New Generation by Peter Graham 20. Novare by Stephen Bulla 21. Petone Citadel by R Cresswell 22. Pioneers, The by James Anderson 23. Silver Star by Ray Steadman-Allen 24. Southall One Hundred by Norman Bearcroft 25. Spirit of Joy by H Rive 26. Spirit of the Army by Norman Bearcroft 27. Spirit of the West by Dudley Bright 28. Star Lake No 2 by Eric Ball 29. Temple 85 by Norman Bearcroft 30. To Regions Fair by Norman Bearcroft HYMN TUNE SETTINGS : 01. Abide With Me ??" Ray Bowes 02. Abridge - M Kenyon 03. All in the April Evening - H S Roberton arr. E Ball 04. Angels watching over Me ??" arr. Joy Webb trans ray Steadman-AlIen 05. Amsadale - K Bowes 06. Become aware of him ??" Robert Redhead 07. Bedford - N Bearcroft 08. Bethany - H Smart arr. Ray Steadman-Allen 09. Breathe on me, breath of God ??" james Curnow 10. Colne - T Rive 11. Come Home! - David Catherwood 12. Come into our world ??" Joy Webb arr. T Davis 13. Consecration Hymn - W H Jude arr. Ray Steadman-Allen 14. Crown him with many crowns - C Skinner 15. Easter Hymn - Brian Bowen 16. He found me - H Davies 17. He is Lord ??" Robert Redhead 18. Holy, holy, holy (Nicaea) - Ray Steadman-Allen 19. How sweet the name (French) - K Tremain arr. D Osgood 20. Hursley D Osgood 1 can think of him - Joy Webb arr. L Condon 21. 1 love to sing - G Blomberg arr. L Condon 22. 1 will follow thee - Robert Redhead 23. In the love of Jesus - W Hammond 24. In tune with thy divinity ??" Robert Redhead 25. Irish ??" Morley Calvert 26. It is well with my soul - H Davies 27. Jesus loves me! - R Bowes 28. Light up the Sunshine - J Webb arr. M Ozanne 29. Lord, thou art Questioning - T Davis 30. Love Divine ??" (Stainer) - J Stainer arr. B Bowen 31. Maidstone - H C Goffin & Dean Goffin 32. Majesty - J W Hayford arr.W Gordon 33. Margaret ??" Peter Graham 34. May Jesus Christ be praised - M Kenyon 35. Melcombe - R Steadman-Allen 36. Minuet from ‘Berenice’ Handel arr.Ray Steadman-AIlen 37. More about Jesus - W Himes 38. My all is on the altar - M Calvert 39. My heart’s desire - K Bowes 40. Nobody knows the trouble I’ve seen ??" Erik Silferberg 41. Now thank we all our God - K Elloway 42. O Happy Day - B Rimbault arr. Larsson 43. Penlan - C Skinner 44. Poem - Z Fibich arr. Ray Steadman-Allen 45. Praise, My Soul - J Goss arr. M Babb 46. Richmond - N Bearcroft 47. St. Agnes - M Calvert 48. St. Bees - L Scoff 49. St. Columba - K Griffin 50. St. Magnus ??" Ray Sleadman-Allen 51. St. Peter - K Griffin 52. Salzburg - B Coles 53. Secret Prayer ??" Erik Leidzén 54. Shine, Jesus. Shine - G Kendrick arr. R Phillips 55. Sweet hour of prayer ??" E.Leidsen 56. Theodola - D Jones 57. Thy word abideth - Ray Steadman-Allen 58. Troyte ??" B Boon 59. Trumpet Tune ??" H. Purcell an Ray Steadman-Allen 60. Wells - M Babb 61. Whithurn ??" R.Schramm 62. With Gladsome Mind - N Bearcroft 63. Wonder of His Grace, The - H Davies 64. Wonderful, Wonderful Jesus ??" Dean Goffin

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    Festival March - Praise Tribute - Kenneth Downie

    Wilfred Heaton's march 'Praise' has long been a favourite of Kenneth Downie. In 'Praise Tribute' he deliberately adopts a Heaton style and follows the key scheme of the original while developing the music from the old Manx revival hymn 'The Good Old Way'.Written for The International Staff Band who recorded it on CD 24730 St Magnus.