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    Battle Symphony, The - Beethoven, L. van

    I used this for many many outdoor concerts with Fodens and Desford, and most memorably (for me) at one of my Royal Albert Hall Gala Concerts with a light show, full battle scenes with muskets, cannons and competing English and French Fanfare Trumpets. It needs a few extra cornets/trumpets for the warring fanfares and a couple of extra percussionists for the louder effects. Audiences love it, especially with the background to the Napoleonic Wars filled in, the madness and the badness of so-called 'great' men. Duration: 12 minutes approximately, according to repeats.Other products you may be interested in...TitleComposer/AuthorCategory/ScoringPriceAdagio (from Sonata Pathetique)Beethoven, L. van?27.50Allegro con brio: FINALE from 7th SymphonyBeethoven, L. van?45.00Beethoven's BeanoWarlock?22.50

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    Beautiful Dreamer - Foster, S.

    Stephen Foster, often called the father of american music, was enormously successful in his own day, but most of that success ended up in the pockets of publishers who poached his music without a second thought. One stroke of bad luck followed another until he died at the age of 37, penniless, on the one hand hugely 'appreciated', on the other virtually unrewarded.

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    Beethoven's Beano - H. Snell

    Peter Warlock's Beethoven's Binge was the starting place for this lengthened version, with Mahler, Kurt Weill and Elise herself toting a trombone, and taking a somewhat drunken bow. Not quite the well-mannered young lady Beethoven made her out to be (or not to be).

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    Black Ven: Concert March - H. Snell

    Written for the Lyme Regis Town Band to play, this celebrates the composer's solving a long-standing mystery concerning his family's connection with Lyme Regis. Not only that but to equally celebrate the building of a special Pilot Gig racing boat built there. The title is the name of a notable local landmark.In order that as many bands as possible can enjoy what is frankly a fun piece of band music, the technical level demanded is reasonably within the grasp of most bands. It is in the long tradition of English ceremonial marches that started with Elgar and has continued to this day.Duration: 5 minutes

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    Bolero - Ravel, M.

    'A piece for orchestra without music' was one way that Ravel described his Bolero, one of his last compositions before illness finally subdued him. 'Simply a seventeen minute crescendo for orchestra' was another version of his opinion, although this reduced arrangement is closer to 7 minutes due to the lesser forces available to a brass band. Whatever his own thoughts on the matter, the Bolero remains one of the most recognisable and enjoyable of musical masterpieces.

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    Brasiliera (from Scaramouche) - Milhaud, D.

    Brazilian popular music is increasingly heard in Europe and this kind of fast swaying dance music is instantly identifiable as Latino. Except that this particular piece was composed by a Frenchman, Darius Milhaud, while he was working in Brazil for the French diplomatic service in the early 20th century. This is just one of many of his Brazilian inspired pieces, but is certainly the best known.

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    Burlesque - H. Snell

    Fast, furious, showy opener, from the heyday of the Granada TV Entertainment Contest. All over in two and half minutes, it is exciting to play and listen to.

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    Candide Overture - Bernstein, L.

    This Overture, by Leonard Bernstein, is a vivacious and high-speed introduction to the comic opera of the same name. With effervescent hustle and bustle, and noisy outbursts succeeding spacious melodies... and so on... the effect of so much invention and brilliance is there for all to hear.

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    Cavanquino - Nazareth, E.

    This is the best known piece by Ernesto Nazareth, a Brazilian popular musician and composer whose musical styles were eventually overtaken by newer ones such as the bossa nova. In a ragtime manner not unlike Scott Joplin's, his music enjoyed huge success and lends itself to showy, extravert arrangement. I have upped the tempo and style to a Thirties' Big Band number with plenty to do for everyone and lots of interest for the audience.

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    Champions! (Concert Prelude) - H. Snell

    Based on the sporting chant of 'We Are the Champions!' this Prelude is short and to the point, when you have won a contest!

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