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    SYMPHONY No.1, Finale from (Brass Band) - Rachmaninov - Littlemore, Phillip

    Rachmaninov composed his First Symphony in 1895, at the age of just 22 years. It received its first performance on March 27, 1897, at a Russian Symphony Society concert in St. Petersburg with Alexander Glazunov conducting. The premiere was not well-received, and Rachmaninov himself blamed Glazunov for a lacklustre approach for beating time rather than finding the music. Some contemporary reports even suggested that Glazunov was inebriated when he took to the stage! Despite the disappointment of the premiere performance, Rachmaninov never destroyed the score but left it behind when he left Russia to settle in the West, eventually it was given up for lost. After the composer's death, a two-piano transcription of the symphony surfaced in Moscow, followed by a set of orchestral parts at the conservatory in Saint Petersburg. In March 1945, the symphony was performed in Moscow for the first time since its 1897 premiere. It was a grand success, and this led to a new and more enthusiastic evaluation of the symphony. In March 1948 it received a similarly successful American premiere and the work proceeded to establish itself in the general repertory. The final movement (Allegro con fuoco) is colourful and grand but not without its darkly contrasting, menacing episodes that intensifies its malevolence. It is a work overflowing with ideas demonstrating a strong, highly individual, and self-assured young talent. Duration: 5:40

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    TOCCATA (from Symphony No.8) (Brass Band) - Vaughan Williams, Ralph - Littlemore, Phillip

    Ralph Vaughan Williams' Symphony in D minor (his eighth) was composed in 1956, when he was in his 84th year. It is noticeably different from its predecessors in its diminutive scale and comparatively short length. However, the symphony is scored for an unusually large percussion ensemble including vibraphone, xylophone, tubular bells, glockenspiel, tuned gongs and celeste. In the Toccata, the fourth and final movement, Vaughan Williams uses the enlarged percussion forces extensively - the eight symphony is therefore in some ways a highly imaginative work, perhaps even an experimental one.. This brass band transcription tries to remain as true to the original percussion writing as possible, but with the omission of the tuned gongs and celeste??"for obvious practical performance reasons. Duration: 5:00

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    SYMPHONY No.5, Finale from (Brass Band) - Littlemore, Phillip

    Tchaikovsky composed his fifth symphony in the summer of 1888. He suggested that the opening-and recurrent-theme of the symphony represented "a complete resignation before Fate." The finale begins with a slow introduction of the 'fate' theme which segues into an Allegro Vivace of drive and energy, during which a majestic version of the fate theme periodically emerges. Finally, after a notorious "false" ending, the music courses ahead to a dramatic climax. Duration: 7:30

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    Allegro con brio: FINALE from 7th Symphony - Beethoven, L. van

    Astonishing and ferocious perpetual motion, is the best way of describing this Finale. Technically? An Everest. Musically? Exhilarating. See the News section for a much fuller note about the piece and its history. Duration is around 5 to 7 minutes.

    Estimated delivery 10-14 days
  • £27.95

    FINALE SYMPHONY 5 - Shostakovitch

    Estimated delivery 5-7 days
  • £59.95

    SYMPHONY No.5 (Themes from) (Brass Band Set)

    Estimated delivery 12-14 days
  • £48.99

    Symphony No.5, 2nd Movement (Brass Band - Score and Parts) - Prokofiev, Sergei - Hill, Fendall

    Fendall Hill has brilliantly transcribed one of the great movements in the 20th century Russian repertoire. Perfect for concerts andcontest programs. Equally challenging and enjoyable for players and listeners.

    Estimated delivery 12-14 days
  • £28.95

    TOCCATA from Organ Symphony No.5 (Brass Band) - Widor - Sparke, Philip

    Recorded on Polyphonic QPRL056D National Brass Band Championships of Great Britain and Gala Concert - 1992, Polyphonic QPRL040D Pageantry

    Estimated delivery 12-14 days
  • £30.00