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    Bertie's Gonna Jumpin' - Richard Haydn Taylor

    Bertie's Gonna Jumpin' is dedicated to Bertie, the composer’s family cat. Bertie is a cheeky black cat, full of character, who loves to disturb the neighbours! The piece is an up tempo big band tune, featuring the vibraphone. Bertie’s Gonna Jumpin’ was a winning entry in the 2019 Foden’s Band/Love Music Trust Composers Competition and was given its premiere by the Macclesfield Youth Brass Band conducted by Louise Renshaw at Clonter Opera Theatre on Saturday 22nd June 2019.Also available to purchase in print from(external webpage, opens in new window)

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    Carnaval Dorado - Dorian Kelly

    Translated literally, Carnaval Dorado means ‘golden carnival’. Whilst composing this piece, I had in mind a marching carnival band that slowly forms out of the morning mist but then quickly starts marching with energy and purpose in the early sunshine. There is a brief siesta halfway through where the ‘band’ conserves its energy in the mid-day sun but soon the percussion section calls the band to attention and the band are once again on the move. To add to the carnival atmosphere, the piece also contains sections of collective improvisation and a clapped rhythm which is displaced across several sections of the band.Carnaval Dorado was a winning entry in the 2019 Foden’s Band/Love Music Trust Composers Competition and was given its premiere by the Foden’s Youth Band conducted by Mark Bousie at Clonter Opera Theatre on Saturday 22nd June 2019.Also available to purchase in print from(external webpage, opens in new window)

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    Charge of the Light Brigade - Andrew Stevenson

    Charge of the Light Brigade was commissioned by the Foden’s Youth Band in 2012. It tells the story of a battle in the Crimean War, where six hundred members of the light cavalry were sent to attack an Artillery Battery. However, due to miscommunications, they were sent to the wrong Artillery Battery, past the original target. The 600 soldiers then found themselves being attacked on two sides because of the error. 156 men lost their lives and another 122 were wounded. The piece follows the structure of the poem by Alfred, Lord Tennyson. The fanfare that starts the piece is the exact same used at the battle. The presto is the advance of the Light Brigade towards the Russian guns. The slow passage is a hymn for the men that lost their lives and the finale symbolises the triumphant return of the men that survived, and how the memories of the horrific battle that took place linger on in their minds.Also available to purchase in print from(external webpage, opens in new window)

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    Fanfare for the Future - Andrew Stevenson

    Fanfare for the Future was commissioned by the organisers of the annual Madhurst Brass Festival 2012 to open the final concert. The title pays homage to the James Watson Memorial Fund, the choice charity of the event, which gives opportunities to young brass players. The piece opens with an epic fanfare featuring the cornets and trombones. The music then shifts gear into an exciting, fast tempo. This section features different time signatures, tricky technical passages and returning motifs. The central slows section of the work features melodic solos for Euphonium and Cornet and builds to an emotional climax. The music gains tempo once again for a final sprint to the end.Also available to purchase in print from(external webpage, opens in new window)

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    Ground Bass - Ian Raisbeck

    Ground Bass is based on the ostinato from J.S. Bach's 'Passacaglia and Fugue in C Minor (BWV 582)' originally written for Organ solo in the early 18th Century. It has been transcribed and reworked numerous times by a number of composers from different periods in time ever since its composition. This work utilises the ground bass in four different sections each exploring the colours that the brass band has to offer. Ground Bass was commissioned for Lions Youth Brass to premiere at the 2011 National Youth Brass Band Championships.Also available to purchase in print from(external webpage, opens in new window)

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    Metropolis - Andrew Stevenson

    Metropolis was composed for James McLeod, Principal Euphonium of the Leyland Band. Inspired by a tour to Dubai in October 2014, the opening of the piece portrays a journey through the city on the main highway surrounded by the impressive skyline. This then moves into a slower passage reflecting the sun setting as the buildings start to illuminate the night sky. The final section encapsulates the Berj Khalifa - the tallest building in the world.Also available to purchase in print from(external webpage, opens in new window)

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    Prelude and Scherzo - Andrew Stevenson

    Prelude and Scherzo was composed for Jackie Greenstead, Solo Horn of the Thoresby Colliery Band. As the title suggests the piece is in two movements: the first is a lyrical melody, sparse at first that culminates in a radiant full band reprise. The second movement is a jaunty, light-hearted scherzo that shows off the technical ability of the soloist.Also available to purchase in print from(external webpage, opens in new window)

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    Purple Prelude - Ian Raisbeck

    Purple Prelude was composed in 2017 by Ian Raisbeck for the Lions Youth Brass - the title, reflecting the colours of the band uniforms. The piece features 3 contrasting themes; the first a fanfare style opening full of pomp and ceremony, the second idea is a lively and rhythmical section giving the percussion players some latin inspired rhythms to fit the driving syncopated accompaniment rhythms. The final idea is a slower more reflective theme, giving the band a chance to show a warmer, richer sound. It is important to note that there are three very distinct styles (as described above). The contrasts between fanfare, lively rhythmic playing and the lyrical hymn style are important to capture. Dynamics and Tempo should also be carefully observed to produce full effect (some parts are written with different dynamics to others - this is intentional). During the central section percussion players may wish to alter the printed parts (in a Latin style).Also available to purchase in print from(external webpage, opens in new window)

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    Rise - Ian Raisbeck

    Rise was commissioned by Lions Youth Brass for the 2016 National Youth Brass Band Championships and is an original Brass Band work based upon the Christian Hymn Jesus Christ Is Risen Today, widely known as the Easter Hymn. Originally written in the fourteenth Century as a Bohemian Latin Hymn, it gained popularity in the 18th Century when John Baptist Walsh translated the text. This composition takes short motifs from the melody, initially setting them in fanfare figures. There is a central section which explores a lively rhythmic ostinato before the Hymn is set in full in the final part of the piece.Also available to purchase in print from(external webpage, opens in new window)

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    Song for the Frontline - John Barber

    Song for the Frontline was composed in April 2020 during the UK’s lockdown imposed to limit the spread of the deadly Coronavirus. Amongst many other consequences, the lockdown brought about the end of ensemble rehearsals and as such, Song for the Frontline was released as the third of Foden’s ‘Stay at Home Banding’ performances. Written to help raise funds for the NHS and other frontline services, the music was recorded by band members individually at home with the ‘premiere’ given on Thursday 16th April 2020 alongside a video featuring colleagues working with the Police, Fire services, the NHS and within other frontline roles. The music is a reflective ballad with a catchy motif that unifies the verse, whilst the chorus builds to highlight the emotional context of the time in which it was written. The piece is composed to be accessible both to the listener and performer hopefully allowing all the opportunity to take part and enjoy the music.Also available to purchase in print from(external webpage, opens in new window)

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