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  • £59.95

    Connotations (Brass Band - Score and Parts) - Gregson, Edward

    Connotations was commissioned for the 1977 National Brass Band Championship finals, held in the Royal Albert Hall, London (the winner, incidentally, of that particular competition was the famous Black Dyke Mills Band).At the age of 32 Gregson was the youngest composer to have received the honour of such a commission. It came at the end of a productive five years writing for the brass band publisher R Smith. Some of those works – The Plantagenets, Essay and Patterns for example, with their direct and tuneful style, have remained popular with brass bands the world over.For Gregson, these were the means by which he sharpened the tools of his trade, preparing the ground, as it were, for his finest work to date – Connotations. He thought of calling the piece Variations on a Fourth, but with due deference to Gilbert Vinter perhaps (Variations on a Ninth), he chose a more appropriate one. As Gregson has written, ‘Connotations suggests more than one way of looking at something, an idea, and this is exactly what the piece is about’.Writing a competition piece brought its own problems. ‘It has to be technically difficult and yet musically satisfying. I didn’t like being kept to an eleven-minute maximum. The inclusion of short cadenzas for less usual solo instruments seems to signify a certain test-piece mentality’.Gregson solved the problems admirably by adopting a symphonic approach to variation form: Introduction – fanfares, a call to attention, in effect Variation 1; Theme – a six-note motif, given a lyrical and restrained first statement; Variation 2 – a delicate toccata; Variation 3 – typically robust in melody and rhythm; Variation 4 – lyrical solos; Variation 5 – a scherzo; Variation 6 – cadenzas; Variations 7-9 – an introduction, fugato and resounding restatement of the theme.Duration: 10.30

    Estimated delivery 12-14 days

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  • £29.95

    Connotations (Brass Band - Score only) - Gregson, Edward

    Connotations was commissioned for the 1977 National Brass Band Championship finals, held in the Royal Albert Hall, London (the winner, incidentally, of that particular competition was the famous Black Dyke Mills Band).At the age of 32 Gregson was the youngest composer to have received the honour of such a commission. It came at the end of a productive five years writing for the brass band publisher R Smith. Some of those works – The Plantagenets, Essay and Patterns for example, with their direct and tuneful style, have remained popular with brass bands the world over.For Gregson, these were the means by which he sharpened the tools of his trade, preparing the ground, as it were, for his finest work to date – Connotations. He thought of calling the piece Variations on a Fourth, but with due deference to Gilbert Vinter perhaps (Variations on a Ninth), he chose a more appropriate one. As Gregson has written, ‘Connotations suggests more than one way of looking at something, an idea, and this is exactly what the piece is about’.Writing a competition piece brought its own problems. ‘It has to be technically difficult and yet musically satisfying. I didn’t like being kept to an eleven-minute maximum. The inclusion of short cadenzas for less usual solo instruments seems to signify a certain test-piece mentality’.Gregson solved the problems admirably by adopting a symphonic approach to variation form: Introduction – fanfares, a call to attention, in effect Variation 1; Theme – a six-note motif, given a lyrical and restrained first statement; Variation 2 – a delicate toccata; Variation 3 – typically robust in melody and rhythm; Variation 4 – lyrical solos; Variation 5 – a scherzo; Variation 6 – cadenzas; Variations 7-9 – an introduction, fugato and resounding restatement of the theme.Duration: 10.30

    Estimated delivery 12-14 days

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  • £33.95

    Sovereign's Escort (Score and Parts) - Roy Douglas

    Roy Douglas was not only assistant to Ralph Vaughan Williams, Noel Coward, and a host of others, but a composer in his own right. This short ceremonial march for brass band bears all the hallmarks of the best of the English composers. Duration: 3:45

    Estimated delivery 7-10 days
  • £33.95

    In a Sentimental Mood (Score and Parts) - Duke Ellington arr. Elgar Howarth

    Duration: 3:35 When Elgar Howarth turns his hand to arranging the music of others you know you are in for a rare treat and this arrangement for flugel horn and brass band of Duke Ellington's classic is just that. Sure to please.

    Estimated delivery 7-10 days
  • £46.00

    Richard III (Score only) - William Walton

    It takes a special ability to compose film scores which serve the images perfectly yet translate into first class concert music. William Walton was such a talent as the continuing popularity of his brilliantly evocative film music shows. This suite presents a rich, vivid musical tapestry with all the drama of the original captured to perfection. Winwood Music are delighted to bring this music from Laurence Olivier's classic film to the brass band world in a fabulous arrangement by Edward Watson - so idiomatic that you'll think this is the original version! There are seven movements: 1. Prelude 2. Fanfare and Processional 3. Sound Drums and Trumpets & Recessional 4. Elegy 5. The Princes in the Tower 6. The Battle of Bosworth Field 7. Death of Richard and Finale

    Estimated delivery 7-10 days
  • £43.95

    Amazing Grace (Brass Band - Score and Parts) - Himes, William

    Amazing Grace is one of the world's most loved hymn tunes and this glorious arrangement is sure to be popular with players and audiences alike.Beautifully crafted, and eloquently scored, this reflective, yet powerful arrangement builds to a glorious climax perfectly blending the traditional melody with sumptuous new harmonies.Duration: 3:00Recorded on Polyphonic QPRL219D Master Brass (Volume Fifteen)

    Estimated delivery 12-14 days
  • £44.00

    Ammerland (Brass Band - Score and Parts) - De Haan, Jacob

    Ammerland brings you a vivid impression of this enchanting region by the Zwischenahner Lake (Germany)! The rural landscape of Ammerland combines fields covered with yellow rape blossoms, lush meadows, seemingly endless country roads and an exquisite lake. Let yourself be lured away on a short musical trip to beautiful Ammerland. Enjoy nature, the lake and the brilliant colours of a unique landscape.Duration: 3:10

    Estimated delivery 12-14 days
  • £44.00

    Arsenal (Brass Band - Score and Parts) - Van der Roost, Jan

    Arsenal was composed for the 50th anniversary of the 'Harmonie van het Spoorwegarsenaal'[railroad arsenal], based in Mechelen (Belgium). Rather a stately concert march, it has beautiful themes and a broad melody in the trio. It was premiered in the Mechelen Cultural Center on the 11th of May 1996 during the solemn ceremony, opening the anniversary year and conducted by the composer. In the mean time, Arsenal has been recorded several times by such renowed performers like the Tokyo Kosei Wind Orchestra, the Black Dyke Brass Band etc.Duration: 3:30

    Estimated delivery 12-14 days

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    Ayers Rock (Brass Band - Score and Parts) - Hogestein, Henk

    The famous monolith Uluru (formally known as Ayers Rock) is the one of the attractions in the Northern Territory of Australia. This colossal red rock lies in the middle of a desert plain. At dusk, a beautiful spectacle develops as the setting sun envelops the rock in rose-red hues. There are tourists who used to climb the rock, while this is a taboo according to the indigenous religion of the Aboriginals. Besides, the climb is very strenuous. A walk around the rock is also an unforgettable experience. During a journey through Australia, Henk Hogestein was inspired by this rock; he composed this robust rock number to cherish the memory of it.Duration: 3:00

    Estimated delivery 12-14 days

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