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  • £40.00

    Soldiers Song - Patrick Millstone

    As long as we can remember, trumpets and percussion have been the instruments most closely associated with the army and its soldiers. Just think of the medieval herald who publicly proclaimed all the king's important announcements. This work opens with a festive fanfare which immediately calls for your attention. No tidings of disaster, but a festive parade of soldiers passing by while whistling merrily. This idea was the composer's starting point when writing this cheerful little piece.

    Estimated delivery 10-14 days

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  • £28.00

    IT'S A LONG WAY TO TIPPERARY (Brass Band) - Kerwin, Simon

    A great concert piece. "It's a Long Way to Tipperary" is a British music hall song written by Jack Judge and co-credited to, but not co-written by, Henry James "Harry" Williams. It was allegedly written for a 5 shilling bet in Stalybridge on 30 January 1912 and performed the next night at the local music hall. Judge's parents were Irish, and his grandparents came from Tipperary. It became popular among soldiers in the First World War and is remembered as a song of that war.

    Estimated delivery 12-14 days
  • £44.95

    TRAILBLAZERS (Brass Band Set) - Andrew Mackereth

    This overture draws its inspiration from the story of the first Household Troops Band. It tells the story of the 1887 band, the subsequent lull of nearly a hundred years and the re-awakening of the Troops phenomenon in 1985. It was originally written in 1995 and featured prominently by the band on its North American tour of 2002. Given the history of the Household Troops Band, it is fitting that this composition is preoccupied with marching. It begins with a marching song played by a solitary muted cornet, symbolic not only of the call to bandsmen to join the evangelical effort but also a muso-dramatic device to indicate the steady increase in members and technical ability! The music quickly develops into stirring versions of 'A robe of white' and 'Storm the forts of darkness' with two early day Salvation Army tunes crucially adding to the narrative; 'Marching on in the light of God' and 'Soldiers of our God, arise!' The second section is a reflective setting of the Herbert Booth song, 'The penitent's plea'. This song serves to represent the many people who were 'saved' during those early day campaigns. The expressive music transports the listener through a period of uncertainty and angst until finally reaching the song, 'There is a message, a simple message, and it's a message for us all'. The final section deals first with the emergence from the annals of history with the muted cornet figure again before, symbolically, the present day band bursts forth with an emphatic statement of 'Would you be free from your burden of sin? There's power in the blood'. The stirring climax represents a fitting tribute to those gallant pioneering musicians and their equally impressive and dedicated contemporaries.

    Estimated delivery 12-14 days
  • £38.00

    Onward! - Gawan Roberts

    A brief history: Pentecost Monday was a special day for schools in Yorkshire (England). There were a variety of activities. The pupils of Sabine Baring-Gould would meet with the children of a nearby village. It seemed like a good idea that during the walk would be sung. But she could not find a suitable song and decided to write one by herself. "Onward Christian Soldiers" was the result. It soon became very popular, though she herself was not entirely satisfied with the rhyme scheme. The melody used (St. Gertrude) was by the famous English composer Sir Arthur S. Sullivan. Back to now: Gawan Roberts, has given the hymn a proper update. He gave the still popular song a solid rock beat and added daring harmonies. So it's popular, for current generations, again for years. Onward!

    Estimated delivery 10-14 days

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  • £34.95

    An American Tale - Dan Price - -

    Written as the finale of the Cory Band's programme at the Brass in Concert Championships in November 2008, An American Tale is a musical tribute to the American Civil War. The work includes 'The Battle Hymn of the Republic', 'The Girl I Left Behind', 'Kingdom Come', 'Yankee Doodle Dandy', 'The Soldiers Return', 'Turkey in the Straw' and concludes with 'Amazing Grace' - a song synonymous with slavery and selected to conclude the work as a reflection of the war's primary goal. Each of the songs is scored in a psuedo-compositional style of an American composer including John Philip Sousa, Aaron Copland, Charles Ives and Leonard Bernstein.

    Estimated delivery 5-7 days
  • £9.99

    I Heard the Bells on Christmas Day

    1The Little Drummer BoyKatherine Kennicott Davis arr. Mark FreehBlack Dyke Band4.112Fantasy on Two CarolsTraditional arr. Mark FreehBlack Dyke Band6.303The Spirit of the SeasonTraditional arr. Sandy SmithBlack Dyke Band5.504The Angels' CarolJohn Rutter arr. Howard LorrimanBlack Dyke Band3.275Jingle BellsJames Pierpont arr. Howard LorrimanBlack Dyke Band1.536O Come, O Come, EmmanuelTraditional arr. Richard A. DouglasBlack Dyke Band4.227Candlelight CarolJohn Rutter arr. Howard LorrimanBlack Dyke Band3.288That's the Spirit!Traditional arr. Sandy SmithBlack Dyke Band3.599What Child is This?Traditional arr. Mark FreehBlack Dyke Band2.2910The Toy TrumpetRaymond Scott arr. Mark FreehRichard Marshall (Cornet) with Black Dyke Band3.3211The Forres Cradle SongJames Scott Skinner arr. Sandy SmithBlack Dyke Band3.4012Parade of the Wooden SoldiersLeon Jessel arr. Mark FreehBlack Dyke Band2.5213Christmas LullabyJohn Rutter arr. Howard LorrimanBlack Dyke Band3.0114Here Comes Santa ClausOakley Haldeman arr. Mark FreehHarry Cunningham (Eb Bass), Jonathan Bates, Helen Varley and Alison Childs (Tenor Horns) with Black Dyke Band2.3615I Heard the Bells on Christmas DayJohn B. Calkin & Henry W. Longfellow arr. Mark FreehBlack Dyke Band2.3016Deck the HallsTraditional arr. Jack Arnold trs. Mark FreehBlack Dyke Band2.3117Petersburger SchlittenfahrtRichard Eilenberg arr. Sandy SmithBlack Dyke Band2.4518Silent NightFranz Xaver Gruber arr. Howard LorrimanBlack Dyke Band3.16

    Estimated delivery 12-14 days