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    Al Sharq - Daniel Hall

    Al Sharq (pronounced al-sha-rak) was commissioned by Tredegar Town Band as part of their programme for the 2014 Brass in Concert Championships at the Sage, Gateshead.The piece is an exciting and exotic concert work for brass band, which is heavily influenced by the genres ‘Third Stream' and ‘Arabic'. The composition is highly rhythmical and percussion heavy, which makes use of ‘Tam-tam vibrato' - a technique which was invented by the composer especially for this composition.There are plenty of opportunities for the musicians to try something different, such as the aleatoric harmonic framework at the opening of the composition, shouting, ‘hi-fiving', special choreography and even playing a didgeridoo!Al Sharq is a technically demanding piece which exploits the talents of all sections of the ensemble, especially the principal solo cornet, who starts the piece with an atmospheric cadenza. All of this makes Al Sharq a powerful and entertaining experience for both performer and listener.Al Sharq has been recorded by Grimethorpe Colliery Band on their CD 'Grimethorpe Entertain' available to buy here.

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    Allegretto from Symphony 3 - Johannes Brahms - Denis Burton

    Allegretto or Poco Allegretto to give it it's complete title, is the third movement of Johannes Brahms Third Symphony. The Third Symphony was completed in 1883, some six years after his Second and is considered by critics as one of his greatest works.The beautifully lyrical third movement has been expertly arranged here for Tuba Quartet by Denis Burton.

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    Amidst a Celtic Dream - Benjamin Tubb

    This is an original composition for euphonium and brass band from the pen of bright young composing talent, Benjamin Tubb. The work begins with an expressive lament incorporating a clever quote from Amazing Grace, a melody associated by many with Celtic Scotland but known to be of American origin. Following an expressive cadenza, the music moves quickly through a variety of styles featuring complex rhythms before arriving at a grandstand close.Amidst a Celtic Dream was commissioned by, and composed, for David Childs and can be heard on the Doyen CD Celtic Charm (DOYCD214) on which the performers are David Childs and the Cory Band.

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    An American Tale - Dan Price

    Written as the finale of the Cory Band's programme at the Brass in Concert Championships in November 2008, An American Tale is a musical tribute to the American Civil War. The work includes 'The Battle Hymn of the Republic', 'The Girl I Left Behind', 'Kingdom Come', 'Yankee Doodle Dandy', 'The Soldiers Return', 'Turkey in the Straw' and concludes with 'Amazing Grace' - a song synonymous with slavery and selected to conclude the work as a reflection of the war's primary goal. Each of the songs is scored in a psuedo-compositional style of an American composer including John Philip Sousa, Aaron Copland, Charles Ives and Leonard Bernstein.

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    An Evening Prayer (from Hansel and Gretel) - Engelbert Humperdinck - Robert Childs

    'An Evening Prayer' is from Act II of Humperdink's fairy opera H?nsel and Gretel. The libretto, written by Humperdinck's sister Adelheid Wette, is based on the Grimms' H?nsel and Gretel. The scene is set in a scary forest at night and Hansel and Gretel are frightened. A caring sandman comforts and reassures them. He tells them that fourteen angels will protect them until morning. This arrangement was made for Brass Band Aid and recorded by the Buy As You View Band on the compilation CD Brass Band Aid - Into Africa (DOYCD226).

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    An Untold Story - Paul Lovatt-Cooper

    Written at the request of Owen Farr (and recorded by him on his solo CD Untold Stories) this lyrical solo is a new and fresh addition to tenor horn repertoire. This piece is also available with piano accompaniment as part of the Owen Farr Solo Series.

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    Ar Lan y Mor (On the Sea Shore) - Welsh Traditional - Leigh Baker

    Ar Lan y M?r is a Welsh love song which translates simply as 'On the sea shore'. Leigh Baker's skilfully crafted arrangement of this beautiful song begins with muted euphonium lamenting over a traditional Celtic drone featuring bowed vibraphone. Ar Lan y M?r is a favourite in the Principality of Wales and has been recorded by two of its most popular voices, Bryn Terfel and Katherine Jenkins.This arrangement was made for David Childs and first performed by him with the National Youth Brass Band of Wales in their 20th anniversary concert at the prestigious Millennium Centre, Cardiff.Ar Lan y M?r can be heard on the CD Celtic Charm (DOYCD214) on which the performers are David Childs and the Cory Band.

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    Argyll Variations - Alan Fernie

    Argyll Variations was commissioned in 2015 by the Scottish Brass Band Association for the National Children's Band of Scotland and premiered by them in Dunblane Cathedral in July that year.There are three elements to the variations, the most important being the fact that they are all constructed from the melody Bonnie Mary of Argyll. Each variation is also named after a location on the A82, the area's main highway.So, we have an angular march for the busy port of Tarbert, a sad and lonely Westport Beach, a neat and ordered minuet for Inveraray, and the twinkling lights over the water as you approach Lochgilphead. The road ends in Campbeltown, where there is always a ceilidh on the go!Each variation also contains a strong element of music that has influenced the composer through the years. Indeed, he is keen for you to work out what these are!

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    Aspects of Adiemus - Karl Jenkins - Peter Graham

    Aspects of Adiemus is a collection from one of the world's most popular composers, Karl Jenkins. Adiemus, literally translated, means 'we will draw near' and represents a musical language which can be heard on five award winning albums from the composer.Since Adiemus has risen in popularity around the world, it has become a growing entity meaning many different things to many different people. Vocally, the spread of influence grows wider all the time, taking in Arabic and African sounds as well as "Celtic" and ecclesiastical ones. The percussion too has expanded using Indian, Middle Eastern, Japanese, Chinese and even Australian instrumentation.The evolving nature of Adiemus has meant that it has been difficult to categorise. New age, classical crossover, world music, even pop. Karl sees this as a good sign: "To me, Adiemus transcends labels. The fact that it reaches people of different backgrounds, faiths and cultures gives it a universal appeal which is special. The compositions can be spiritual, religious, meditative - it's open to 'move' people in any away they choose to experience."Ironically, the Adiemus project 'got off the ground' initially due to a television commercial for an airline. Karl Jenkins explains, "I'd been toying with a new idea, completely separate to my work in advertising, but at this time, Jenkins Ratledge were commissioned to come up with the music for an airline commercial. We presented the client with a demonstration tape of one of my completed compositions and they loved it."That composition became known as Adiemus. The music for the airline commercial was aired and immediately drew interest from the public. Karl: "It's ironic that a piece of music not originally intended for a TV commercial should end up on a TV commercial, and that this music became the springboard for the success of the Adiemus project."Expertly arranged by Peter Graham, Aspects of Adiemus features the eponymous 'Adiemus', an uplifting and instantly recognisable opener. 'Chorale - Za Ma Ba' and 'Chorale - Vocalise' are songs of sanctuary, the latter featuring a chamber group from within the band. The vibrant 'Song of the Spirit' is a cornet feature, and the finale, 'Song of the Plains' combines intense rhythmic energy with tribal harmonies. Duration is variable depending on movement selection and optional cuts.

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    Auld Lang Syne - Traditional / Simone Mantia - Peter Meechan

    This solo was originally composed and made famous in the early 1900s by Simone Mantia, the same man responsible for the popular variations on Believe me if all those Endearing Young Charms. Here the solo line is Mantia's original but the arranger has given the accompaniment a more modern treatment. The solo begins with a dashing introduction before the main theme is heard. A set of tricky variations then follow with a couple of cadenzas thrown in for good measure!This arrangement was made at the request of Nicholas Childs and Black Dyke Band and first performed by David Thornton and Black Dyke Band at the National Brass Band Championships Gala Concert 2004. The solo was subsequently recorded by the same performers and can be heard on Essential Dyke Volume V - Celebrate Rotary (DOYCD193).

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