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  • £75.00

    As Above, So Below - Jay Capperauld

    An original composition for brass band and brass quintet by Jay Capperauld was commissioned by John Wallace and The Wallace Collection with the support of the PRS Foundation's Beyond Borders. This major work enjoyed its world premiere at The Cumnock Tryst on 30 September 2017 at Cumnock Old Church, performed by The Wallace Collection and Dalmellington Band, conducted by Martyn Brabbins.If you would like to perform this work, please don't hesitate considering The Wallace Collection to provide the brass quintet elements - if you would like to discuss potential performances, please contact us on [email protected] NotesBased on the Hermetic maxim "As Above, So Below", the phrase comes from the cryptic text of The Emerald Tablet, which was purportedly written by a mysterious character who is thought of as an amalgamation of Greek and Egyptian Gods, Hermes Trismegistus. The text first appears in Arabic between the 6th and 8th Centuries and is intended to outline the primitive and hidden sources that constitute the basis of all matter in the universe. The phrase "As Above, So Below" implies an essential "oneness" of all matter and a correlation between the physical elements and supernatural entities that make up our surroundings. The philosophies expressed within The Emerald Tablet have become a founding principle of Alchemy, Occultism, Witchcraft, Theosophy and various other ancient gnostic systems of belief, and this work attempts to explore these forms of so-called "secret knowledge" in a ritualistic trance-like Adagio steeped in the esoteric.The Brass Band is placed at the centre of the stage while the solo Brass Quintet are spread antiphonally around the concert hall and are placed above both the Brass Band and the audience in an attempt to create a direct dialogue between the Above and the Below. Therefore, the piece endeavours to explore the meaning behind the text of The Emerald Tablet as well as the phrase 'As Above, So Below' in a music context while giving particular attention to the 'SOLVE' (Latin for 'Separate' which correlates to the Above) and 'COAGLUA' (Latin for 'Join Together' which relates to the Below) that is depicted in the image of the Baphomet by the French occultist author, Eliphas Levi, which is a visual representation of the phrase 'As Above, So Below'.Additional Note of InterestIt was not until the work was complete that the role of the main melody became clear when an unexpected and inadvertent correlation between this melody and that of the Latin Dies Irae presented itself. The plainchant nature of As Above, So Below's melody became a defining feature of the piece and when compared to the melody of the Dies Irae (a similar melody reminiscent of that contained within As Above, So Below), some interesting and unsettling implications unveiled themselves.The findings of a comparison can be interpreted as follows:Both melodies adhere naturally to the plainchant idiom, which in itself strongly relates to a supernatural (or quasi-religious) element in both cases.Both melodies originate in the key of D; the Dies Irae resides in the Dorian Mode on D while the As Above, So Below melody inhabits the D Octatonic Scale.Both melodies can be divided into three distinct phrases, although the melody to As Above, So Below can be divided into three phrases in a number of ambiguous ways.The most striking and unnerving connection is that, by pure chance, the Latin text to the Dies Irae fits perfectly under both melodies giving an entirely specific context to how the melodies are perceived.By understanding the As Above, So Below melody as an alternative to that of the Dies Irae and by interpreting it in the same context, the connotations of the Dies Irae's otherworldliness, and the suggestion of a dialogue with the supernatural and death adds a richer dimension to the As Above, So Below melody which in turn solidifies the esoteric concept of this work.In conclusion, this unanticipated and purely accidental relationship between both melodies is worthy of note more so from an emotional and contextual perspective rather than from any analytical evaluation concerning the music itself - it is the circumstance of the so-called "secret knowledge" that has presented itself within the inner workings of As Above, So Below.

    Estimated dispatch 7-14 working days
  • £125.00

    Destroy, Trample, As Swiftly As She - Gavin Higgins

    Destroy, Trample, As Swiftly As She, was commissioned by the Tredegar Town Brass Band. This dramatic, virtuoso score contrasts episodes of visceral energy of pounding rhythms and wild flutter tonguing and brassy angular themes with the ominous stillness of calmer moments suffused with the unique sound of four flugel horns.Brass Band Grade 6: ChampionshipDuration: 18 minutes

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  • £80.00

    As Night Falls - Geert Jan Kroon

    As Night Falls is a solo for cornet. As the day comes to an end and the mind starts relaxing, the creative minds start working. Though upon though enter the mind and must be caught. Great ideas have sprung from these late endeavours. The excitement builds as this seed of creativity has been planted. This work is dedicated to all night owls.

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  • £19.95

    As A Cloud... - Jonathan Bates

    'As A Cloud..' is a work for Solo Baritone and Piano composed for Nick Wilson in 2021. The inspiration for the work comes from the words of the poet William Wordsworth and his much loved text "I wandered lonely as a cloud". In the process of writing this work, the dedicatee's desire was to have a work to reflect his passion for the Lake District - a part of Northern England which Wordworth (and several other renowned poets of the time) became synonymous with; the group of writers becoming known as 'The Lake Poets'. Musically, this programmtic work reflects the words from Wordsworth's text, painting each line of the first stanza in a variety of settings and moods before the work floats away with an audio extract from the poem itself.

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    As The World Falls Apart... - Jonathan Bates

    DURATION: 4 minutes. DIFFICULTY: Moderate. 'As The World Falls Apart' was composed for David Maxted as part of the programme for his BMus Final Recital at the RNCM in May 2017. The work was composed in a time of real political and social divide, with chaos only ever seeming minutes away, and the base of the piece is one of serenity and traniquility amongst the bedlam which is occurring around us all. Originally, the work was planned to be a totally free unaccompanied work for solo horn, however I wanted to make use of the vast space the RNCM concert hall can offer with the surround-sound speakers and decided to utilise a short sound effect track to enhance the feeling of chaos as the music reaches it's peak in dynamic and intensity. AUDIO FILE AVAILABLE FROM COMPOSER - [email protected]. . . .

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  • £120.00

    Destroy, Trample, as Swiftly as She (Brass Band - Score and Parts)

    Destroy, Trample, As Swiftly As She, was commissioned by the Tredegar Town Brass Band. This dramatic, virtuoso score contrasts episodes of visceral energy of pounding rhythms and wild flutter tonguing and brassy angular themes with the ominous stillness of calmer moments suffused with the unique sound of four flugel horns. Suitable for Championship Section Bands. Duration: 18.00

    Estimated dispatch 7-14 working days
  • £125.00

    As Swiftly As She Destroy, Trample - Gavin Higgins

    Destroy, Trample, As Swiftly As She, was commissioned by the Tredegar Town Brass Band. This dramatic, virtuoso score contrasts episodes of visceral energy of pounding rhythms and wild flutter tonguing andbrassy angular themes with the ominous stillness of calmer moments suffused with the unique sound of four flugel horns. Brass Band Grade 6: Championship Duration: 18 minutes

    Estimated dispatch 5-14 working days
  • £149.99

    As if a Voice Were in Them - Oliver Waespi

    "As if a voice were in them..." runs William Wordsworth's poem about the High Alps. Nature is presented in this poem as an all-powerful and nameless force but also as a creative energy and a mirror on man's soul. It was commissioned by the Swiss Brass Band Association for the 2014 Montreux Swiss Championships. A stunning winning piece for your contests!

    Estimated dispatch 5-14 working days

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  • £37.95

    Softly, As I Leave You - Alfred de Vita arr. Alan Catherall

    Made popular by many singers over the years, this lovely song was first arranged for the Childs brothers as a solo, and later a duet, by Alan Catherall. It was first performed in the duet version at the Royal Albert Hall, London, in October 1985, conducted by their late father, John Childs. Also available with piano Brass Band Set comprises: Detailed condensed conductor score Solo B-flat Euphonium B-flat Euphonium Duet (2) E-flat Soprano Cornet Solo B-flat Cornet (4) 2nd B-flat Cornet (2) 3rd B-flat Cornet (2) B-flat Flugelhorn* Solo E-flat Horn* 1st E-flat Horn* 2nd E-flat Horn 1st B-flat Baritone 2nd B-flat Baritone 1st B-flat Trombone 2nd B-flat Trombone Bass Trombone B-flat Euphonium (2) E-flat Bass (2) B-flat Bass (2) 1st Percussion 2nd Percussion 3rd Percussion (Drum Kit) * Alternative parts for use as solo or duet provided. There is no Repiano Cornet part.

    Estimated dispatch 5-7 working days
  • £29.95

    As I Pray (Cornet Solo with Brass Band - Score and Parts) - Webb, Joy - Bosanko, Ivor

    Joy Webb composed many Christian songs that continue to resonate with people today. As I Pray was originally written as a vocal solo and speaks of the constant need to communicate with God. Duration: 3.00

    Estimated dispatch 7-14 working days

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