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    Folk Festival - Shostakovitch, D.

    Few composers have had the musical range of Shostakovitch, from the most profound to the the glam and glitzy, he is equally convincing. This is a short busy piece of film music that has become a staple in brass band programmes everywhere. It never fails.

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  • £95.00

    Gallery - H. Snell

    The commissioned test-piece for the Scottish Open Contest 2015, GALLERY was welcomed as a great success both by performers and audience. Containing seven movements, the work depicts the composer's response to a wide range of paintings and graphic works. Other products you may be interested in...TitleComposer/AuthorCategory/ScoringPriceDaphnis & Chlo?: (The Second Suite)Ravel, M.?95.00Pines of Rome (Complete Version), TheRespighi, O.?82.00Waverley OvertureBerlioz, H.?85.00

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    Gallery Study Score - H. Snell

    Produced for the British Brass Band Championship Section Final on October 14th, at the Royal Albert Hall in London, this study score in A4 size, includes all the seating and background detail necessary for understanding the set piece ??" GALLERY by Howard Snell.Other products you may be interested in...TitleComposer/AuthorCategory/ScoringPriceDaphnis & Chlo? Suite 2: (Study Score ONLY)...Ravel, M.?10.00

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    Galop - Shostakovitch, D.

    Another item of film music from the pen of Shostakovitch. Constructed from the simplest musical materials, it amuses and enthuses in equal measure !Other products you may be interested in...TitleComposer/AuthorCategory/ScoringPriceBank HolidayH. Snell?27.50CzardasStrauss, J.?27.50

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    Galop - In the Woods - Strauss, J.

    Shooting (of hunting, shooting & fishing) is the theme here. The hunters stalk their game through the woods, no doubt dressed up in as complicated uniform as most brass bands don for contests, and proceed to shoot everything that moves. Johann Strauss the Younger even provides a sacrificial target bird for the end of the piece. For those of squeamish disposition, that is the moment to 'look away now'.

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    Gollywog's Cakewalk - Debussy, C.

    The last movement of Debussy's Children's Corner Suite, but only for the most gifted children to play, it evokes the innocent fun of childhood in the past. The Cakewalk was a popular dance with a complicated history, which became a vogue dance in the Parisian music halls of the time. Debussy composed more than a handful of these dances for concert performance.

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  • £34.50

    Hungarian March (from The Damnation of Faust) - Berlioz, H.

    Included at the last minute in a performance of Faust conducted by the composer in Budapest, The Hungarian March caused a sensation in the politically charged atmosphere of the Hungary of the time. It was encored time and time again. The clever build-up to a stunning climax shows the professional composer scoring a bull's-eye. In fact the opera has nothing whatsoever to do with Hungary : Berlioz' placing the scene 'on a plain in Hungary' was the merest cover up for trying to be sure of a triumph in his concert-tour in that country. Success on the cheap ! In the right circumstances artistic integrity is (a little) negotiable.

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  • £119.00

    Images of the Millennium - Full 2 Band Version - H. Snell

    Richard Evans' request was that the work should mirror aspects of the history of banding while also looking forward. 1. FANFARE. In this movement the work is introduced.2. TOCCATA: CONTEST DAY. The gathering together of players and audience for a contest day is treated in a busy, sometimes jazzy manner.3. PASTORALE: 'A GREEN AND PLEASANT LAND'. Looking back to the third and fourth decades of the nineteenth century and the rapid birth of brass bands and banding, this short Intermezzo invokes the popular picture postcard view of the past. Images of warfare appear briefly as a reminiscence of Britain's continuing military domination of the world, with Trafalgar and Waterloo still echoing on the horizon.4. MUSIC FOR A SILENT FILM: AN OLD MAN REMEMBERS PETERLOO. The reality of 'England's green and pleasant land' was somewhat different. On August 19th 1819 the Stalybridge Band was playing at a political meeting in St Peter's Fields in Manchester, later to become the site of the Free Trade Hall. The local Magistrate, sent in the cavalry. Shots were fired into the crowd, 11 people were killed and 500 injured. I present the scenes as followsthe holiday crowd in St Peter's Field entertained by the Band the unprovoked attack by the militia the flight from St Peter's Fieldthe funeral wake the lament5. SCHERZO: THE CRYSTAL PALACE. Only a few decades later brass bands were regular visitors to the greatest concert halls in the country. I see the Bands and their followers descending on London in trains and charabancs. 6. DREAM-NOCTURNE. As if in a trance, an unending musical line is passed around the ensemble to celebrate the players who possessed, and still possess, the sound and phrasing to enthrall the listener.7. ODYSSEY. The way forward now beckons. The music passes through conflict, struggle and turmoil on its way to release, resolution and finally to triumph.

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    Images of the Millennium - Suite - H. Snell

    See the notes of the full original version for details of the movements of this Suite. This work was set as a Second Section test piece in the UK Area contests, in a cut version, which is NOT sanctioned for concert performance. The choice was rather advanced for that Section: it would truly be a big test for a 1st section contest and could be fairly used in the Championship.

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    In Thee Is Joy (Chorale Prelude) - Bach, J.S.

    Positively explosive, brilliant and joyous, this organ Chorale Prelude is as exhilarating as anyone could wish. Bach was often asked by his church employers to tone things down a bit, and this piece is probably the kind of thing they had in mind. Of course he paid no attention.

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