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    TUBA CONCERTO (Gregson) (Tuba Solo with Brass Band - Score only) - Gregson, Edward

    Brass Band Score onlyThis work was commissioned by the Besses o’ th’ Barn Band with funds provided by the Arts Council of Great Britain. It was written for, and is dedicated to, John Fletcher, who gave the first performance in Middleton Civic Hall, near Manchester, on 24 April, 1976, with Besses o’ th’ Barn Band conducted by the composer. Another interesting feature about the premi?re was that it was recorded by BBC Television for an Omnibus programme with Andr? Previn as presenter. The concerto exists in three versions: with brass band (1976), orchestra (1978) and wind band (1984).The concerto is in three movements, following the usual, quick-slow-quick pattern: Allegro deciso,Lento e mesto, Allegro giocoso. The first movement has a sonata form shell with two contrasting themes, the first one being rhythmic in character, the second lyrical. There is a reference made in passing to the Vaughan Williams Tuba Concerto, but this merges into the other material in the development section.The second movement begins with a chorale, but after the entry of the tuba it leads to a cantabile theme, softly unfolded by the soloist. The opening chorale passage returns, this time briefly on muted brass, and leads to a middle section which is more chromatic in style and soon builds to a powerful climax, where the opening cantabile theme triumphantly returns. The music subsides, returning to the opening chorale and ending peacefully.The finale is light and breezy in style, and is cast in rondo form. After a brief introduction the tuba announces the main rondo theme, which is dance-like and a little jaunty. There are two episodes: the first a broad sweeping tune, the second a slowish waltz and a little jazz-like. After a virtuoso cadenza reference is made to the very opening of the concerto before the work ends with a triumphal flourish.The Tuba Concerto has established itself as one of the main works in the solo tuba repertoire. It has been performed and broadcast in over 40 countries all over the world. There are currently six commercial recordings of the concerto in its various versions.resolution in C major, pointed by a simple but expansive melody towards which the piece has been heading, and ending in a blaze of joyful colour.Duration: 18 mins

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  • £69.95

    STARMAKER (Brass Band Set) - Ray Steadman-Allen

    Described by the composer as one of his more ambitious works for brass band, this work is in three movements. Although each movement is capable of standing alone, the composer's own concept is totality with the three movements forming a composite whole. Starmaker presents in music the concept of God's creation of the universe. The frantic and sometimes harsh music of the first movement portrays the chaos from which the immortal and invisible wisdom of God created the order and structure of the heavens, with the stars and planets in their ordered places. An exquisite second movement, based on the benediction 'Now the day is over', brings a calm and ordered peace to the universe, also reminding listeners of the night sky, when God's amazing work is best viewed in all its awesome wonder. The final movement is celebratory in nature, with fragments of melodies like 'Praise to the Lord, the Almighty, the King of creation' appearing in various guises.

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  • £88.00

    Bass Trombone Concerto (Bass Trombone Solo with Brass Band - Score and Parts) - Brubeck, Christopher

    "As a bass trombonist, I spent many years of my adolescence playing in youth orchestras, engaging in musical daydreams. I would visualize myself jumping up from the back of the orchestra to unleash improvisations much to the conductor's horror. The resultant three-movement, thirteen-minute work has enjoyed a robust life with performances by notable orchestras all around the world. Happily, the concerto works well as a recital piece, with many accomplished college players having won concerto competitions performing it. Jazz elements were inescapable, and realizing my old nightmare/dream, quite a bit of the trombone solo is meant to be improvised. I made a recording of the concerto with the London Symphony Orchestra, which was included on a CD called Bach to Brubeck released on Koch International Classics. Having already become popular as a bass trombone work with orchestra accompaniment, renowned British Bass Trombonist and publisher Roger Argente suggested he release a special Brass Band arrangement of my concerto. Roger knew the piece well because years ago he played the European premiere of the concerto with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra at the Royal Albert Hall." - Chris Brubeck. Duration: 13.00. Suitable for 1st Section Bands and above.

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  • £39.00

    CARNIVAL OF VENICE (Cornet/Brass Band) - Freeh, Mark

    B flat Cornet Solo. The jazz cornet legend Harry James was synonymous with taking classical works and crafting versions in his own inimitable style. Carnival of Venice was one of his most famous features and here you have a true-to-the-original arrangement to feature your cornet soloist created by one of the greatest arrangers of jazz for brass band, Mark Freeh. A brass band classic given the jazz treatment, will astound and amaze your audiences every time. Not to be missed. Duration: 3:00 Grade: Medium

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    CONTEST MUSIC (Brass Band - Score and Parts) - Heaton, Wilfred

    Butlins 2018 Champsionship Section. One of the three choices of set works. The others were Year of the Dragon (Sparke) and Concerto for Brass Band No.1 (Venables).

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    CONTEST MUSIC (Brass Band - Score only) - Heaton, Wilfred

    Butlins 2018 Championship Section. One of the three choices of set works. The others were Year of the Dragon (Sparke) and Concerto for Brass Band No.1 (Venables).

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  • £63.00

    Funky Brass (Brass Band - Score and Parts) - Schwarz, Otto M.

    In addition to his many 'serious'works Otto M. Schwarz has had much success with several lighter works such as Band Fever, Funk Attack and Groovin' Around. This seriously funky piece Funky Brass makes a perfect addition to the light brass band repertoire.Duration: 4:50

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    Gull Dances (Brass Band - Score and Parts) - Johns, Terry

    The composer, who lives and works at the edge of the Forth estuary in Edinburgh has been inspired here by the intriguing "tap" dance that the gulls perform on the grass at certain times to encourage worms to break the surface. The middle movements describe the birds' "dancing" in flight, with a waltz and a slow soaring melody. The piece was written for the COOP Glasgow Brass Band on the occasion of their winning the Scottish brass band championship in 2009 and was broadcast on BBC Scotland's "Classics Unwrapped" in November of that year. Duration: 11.00. Suitable for 1st Bands and above.

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    How Far I'll Go (from Moana) (Brass Band - Score and Parts) - Miranda, Lin-Manuel - Somerset, Gavin

    One of the most popular songs from Disney's Moana, is now available for brass band. How Far I'll Go is the Academy Award nominated song and it became an instant hit upon the film's release. The film tells the story of a young girl, chosen to reunite a mystical relic with a goddess. Upon its release, Moana was met with great critical acclaim and has quickly placed itself up amongst the best of Disney's latest animated works. Loved by audiences of all ages, this release is the perfect choice for a modern concert programme and a song loved worldwide.

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    JEBEL (Brass Band) - MacMillan, James

    James MacMillan is the pre-eminent Scottish composer of his generation. His works have been performed throughout the world by prestigious performers, such as London Symphony Orchestra, New York and Los Angeles Philharmonics and Cleveland Orchestra. Jebel, MacMillan's first original work for brass band, pulsates with drama and excitement and is sure to become a regular feature in concerts throughout the world. Duration: 3:00

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