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    A Christmas Lullaby - Phillip Littlemore

    This beautiful Christmas Lullaby is from the pen of American composer Dan Forrest.? Originally written for his unborn child he later reset the work with a Christmas text from the poet Charles Antony Silvestri (who many will know from his collabration with another US choral composer, Eric Whitacre. A recording of this work can be found under the soundclips tab. Item Code: LME373 Duration: 3'25" Grade: Suitable for all

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    A Christmas Overture - Nigel Hess - Phillip Littlemore

    Nigel Hess' vivacious and colourful A Christmas Overture , originally commissioned as an orchestral work by John Rutter for his 2007 Christmas Festival, proved an instant success with audience and orchestra alike. Traditional carols, skilfully juxtaposed and interwoven, provide the thematic material. They are, in order of appearance: Ding Dong! Merrily On High ; Deck The Halls ; Il Est N? Le Divin Enfant ; Infant Holy, Infant Lowly ; Personent Hodie ; We Wish You A Merry Christmas and Angels From The Realms Of Glory , which bring the overture to a majestic close. Fragments of other carols appear along the way to enrich the texture of what is surely one of the most attractive pieces written for the festive season. Item Code: 0-571-57132-8 Duration: c. 7'00" Grade: 3rd Section and above

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    A Thames Journey - Phillip Littlemore

    The journey begins at the source of the River Thames at Kemble in Wiltshire - a horn solo introduces the main theme, Through the Groves , an eighteenth-century Wiltshire melody. A cornet fanfare announces the start proper, and the journey moves into Oxfordshire for morros dancing and then to Oxford itself, with, its dreaming spires and steeple bells. Trombones and basses pay tribute to the World Poohsticks Championships befor we reach Henley, and hints of a well-known boating song. We then travel through Windsor to Runneymede, where the Magna Carta was signed in 1215, and on to Hampton Court to hear henry VIII's Greensleeves . The Lass of Richmond Hill is heard through Barnes, where Gustav Holst lived, and hints of Jupiter sound and a tip of the hat to Lambeth as Big ben comes into view. Nostalgically London Bridge is remembered before arriving at Greenwich - starting point of many a heroic voyage. Smelling the sea salt in the air as the journey reaches its end, the Wiltshire melody proudly annouces our arrival at the ocean - the 'Thames Journey' is complete. This arrangement has been recorded by the Leyland Band, conducted by Michael Fowles, and appears on the CD The Alchymist’s Journal .?A sound clip of the piece can be found here Item Code: 0-571-56785-1 Duration: c.9'30" Grade: 3rd Section and above

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    Accolade

    Accolade ?- meaning an award, an honour or a laudatory notice. This fanfare for brass band literally builds from the bottom up - a battery of percussion leads to the lower band's statement of the theme before passing through the middle of the band that builds with a series of interjections. The theme is then restated in the upper band before the battery of percussion returns to end. The fanfare was written for Regent Brass as the title track for their 1990 recording to celebrate both their 5th anniversary and to celebrate being crowned 3rd Section Champion Band of Great Britain in 1988 - an accolade indeed! Item Code: TPBB-002 Duration: c.1'00" Grade: Suitable for all

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    Accolade - Phillip Littlemore

    Accolade ?- meaning an award, an honour or a laudatory notice. This fanfare for brass band literally builds from the bottom up - a battery of percussion leads to the lower band's statement of the theme before passing through the middle of the band that builds with a series of interjections. The theme is then restated in the upper band before the battery of percussion returns to end. The fanfare was written for Regent Brass as the title track for their 1990 recording to celebrate both their 5th anniversary and to celebrate being crowned 3rd Section Champion Band of Great Britain in 1988 - an accolade indeed! Item Code: TPBB-002 Duration: c.1'00" Grade: Suitable for all

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    Air from the Suite in D

    Johann Sebastian Bach’s Suite No. 3 in D, from a set of four such suites, was recreated from a set of autographed parts ?from around the 1730s, as no score has survived. The music is believed to date from some years prior to that and is possibly derived from an earlier work than that. The Air , perhaps the most famous movement from all the Suites, has been arranged as a tenor horn feature, although there is no part for cornets, bass trombone, euphoniums or percussion in this transcription. Iten Code: TPBB-059 Duration: c. 3 minutes Grade: Suitable for all

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    Ancient Airs and Dances - Ottorino Respighi - Phillip Littlemore

    A superb arrangement of Respighi's Ancient Airs and Dances takes four separate movements from two of the three sets of orchestral suites. Melodic material from the 16th and 17th centuries is reworked creating music that seems both old and modern at the same time. Ottorino Respighi was born in 1879 in Bologna, a city rich in history dating back to the Renaissance, Middle Ages, and even into ancient times. It was in Bologna that Respighi first studied composition with Luigi Torchi, who was also a scholar of early music and helped to inspire Respighi’s interest in the musical past. After graduating, Respighi travelled to Russia where he continued his composition studies with Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov. A teaching appointment of his own brought Respighi to Rome in 1913, where he spent the remainder of his life and career. Ancient Airs and Dances is a set of three orchestral suites written in 1917, 1924 and 1932 respectively. In each, Respighi borrows melodic material from the 16th and 17th centuries, and then applies his own distinct voice to create something at once new and old. Balletto detto "Il Conte Orlando" by Simone Molinaro, was a popular piece from the beginning of the 17th century. Its noble rhythmic gestures in the opening and closing sections are answered by a more reflective mood in the middle. Gagliarda , by Vincenzo Galilei (father of the famous astronomer) was originally called Polymnia, after one of the muses of song. Arie di Corte (Courtly Airs) , is based on a set of songs by Jean-Baptiste Besard, where sprightlier dances are enveloped by a stately dance. The finale is a clever alternation of two anonymous dances of the late 16th century. There are several variations on a passa mezzo with interjections of a mascherada. The suite arrives at a brilliant finish with the mascherada’s fanfare theme. A recording of this work can be found here Item Code: TPBB-057 Duration: c. 9’30” Grade: 4th Section and above

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    And The Glory of the Lord - George Frederick Handel - Phillip Littlemore

    Handel's Messiah was composed in 1741, receiving it's premiere in Dublin a year later. And The Glory, The Glory Of The Lord is the fourth movement of the oratorio, and the first in which the choir sings. This arrangement, for chorus and brass band, works with all the major editions of vocal score. Item Code: TPBB-029 Duration: 3'30" Grade: 3rd Section and above

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    Anvil Chorus - Phillip Littlemore

    The Anvil Chorus from Verdi's opera Il Trovatore is from Act II. The original Italian is 'Coro di zingari' (Gypsy chorus), and it depicts the Gypsy men striking their anvils (hence the English name) and singing the praises of hard work, good wine and their women! Item Code: TPBB-001 Duration: c.4'30"

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    Ave Maria

    Franz Schubert wrote his Ave Maria in 1825. It is the third of three song settings from Sir Walter Scott’s poem The Lady of the Lake , iself written in 1810. It’s proper title is Ellen’s Song , named after the heroine of Scott’s poem, Ellen Douglas. It has been suggested that the opening two words of the original song may have led to the idea of it being arranged for the full text of the Roman Catholic Prayer. It is now most often performed in this latter adaptation, thus leading to the misconception that it was originally set with the prayer in mind. Even in Schubert’s own brief lifetime, he was only thirty-one when he died, this song was considered a masterpiece. It acquired greater popularity when it was used in the 1940 Walt Disney film Fantasia where its beauty and simplicity offered calm and respite following the tempestuous strains of Mussorgsky’s A Night on Bare Mountain . Item Code: TPBB-069 Duration: 3'40" Grade: Suitable for all

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