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    Don't You Want Me (Baby) - The Human League - Gavin Somerset

    Originally released in 1981, this single by The Human League took the took the Christmas No.1 spot and has since gone on to sell over 1.5 million copies, making it the 23rd most successful single in British history. The music has easily stood the test of time, with many still seeing the track as a firm favourite for parties. Now for the first time, the work is available for band. This is a great way to show off a brass band’s versatility and reach out to audiences of all ages. Something different and a must have.

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  • £64.95

    Wychavon Sketches - Dan Price

    Wychavon Sketches was commissioned in 2018 by the Wychavon Festival of Brass, in-part celebration of reaching their thirty-year milestone.The work, in four clear movements, seeks to evoke images of the Worcestershire countryside, utilising the natural melodious quality and multifaceted colour-tones of the brass band sound world. In many ways the structure and language draws intentional inspiration from Worcestershire's most famous musical exponent Sir Edward Elgar, in particular his own foray into the medium, Severn Suite of 1930.I. JoustsAs with many rural areas of Britain, Wychavon and Worcestershire featured considerably in the shaping of British political history, with significant battles at Evesham (1265) and Worcester (1651). This opening movement looks to acknowledge this history, with a distinct renaissance quality that evokes the medieval; chivalry, nobility, battle and conquest.II. Maypoles & Market GardensFollowing the Battle of Worcester, the future King Charles II hid in an Oak Tree to escape capture by the Roundheads. In celebration of his escape, May Day celebrations included an oak-bough carrier alongside Maypole Dancing, a fertility ritual of pagan Britain; a celebration many villages uphold today. The music in this second movement pays homage to this tradition, utilising the sound of folk-song and unashamedly taking inspiration from the music of Gustav Holst, notably his Finale (The Dargason) from St. Paul's Suite (1913). The fertile Vale of Evesham remains a prime market gardening area which is signified musically through the broad exploration of colour and texture and the repetitious peels of Evesham's Bell Tower.III. The River AvonThe River Avon is an element of this countryside which has remained constant in the evolution of the landscape around it. Its significance in the area's history is acknowledged by way of its thematic material appearing in the other three movements either verbatim, as in the introductory material or reprise as the work draws to conclusion, or in a developed state; the theme of both movement II and IVare derivatives of the motives found within the river theme. Similarly, ideas from the other movements reappear within this third movement, for example the haunting variation of the Jousts theme at letter P.IV. Contest DayThis spritely and light-hearted finale reflects the main function of the commissioning body, with the music seeking to convey the excitement and anticipation of ‘contest day.' A tour-de-force that exposes soloists and family-groups within the ensemble in an attempt to secure the all-important 1st place. With adjudicator's whistles, early entries and deflated hopes, the final result brings the work to its abrupt conclusion.

    Estimated delivery 3-5 days
  • £74.95

    An Age of Kings (Mezzo-Soprano Solo with Brass Band and optional choir - Score and Parts) - Gregson, Edward

    The origins of this work date back to 1988, when I was commissioned by the Royal Shakespeare Company to write the music for The Plantagenets trilogy, directed by Adrian Noble in Stratford-upon-Avon. These plays take us from the death of Henry V to the death of Richard III. Later, in 1991, I wrote the music for Henry IV parts 1 and 2, again in Stratford. All of these plays are concerned with the struggle for the throne, and they portray one of the most turbulent periods in the history of the British monarchy.Much of the music used in these productions was adapted into two large symphonic suites for wind band – The Sword and the Crown (1991) and The Kings Go Forth (1996). An Age of Kings is a new version for brass band incorporating music from both the symphonic suites for wind band. It was specially composed for a recording made by the Black Dyke Band, conducted by Nicholas Childs, in 2004.An Age of Kings is music on a large-scale canvas, scored for augmented brass band, with the addition of harp, piano, mezzo-soprano solo, male chorus, as well as two off-stage trumpets. The music is also organized on a large-scale structure, in three movements, which play without a break – “Church and State”, “At the Welsh Court”, and “Battle Music and Hymn of Thanksgiving”.The first movement, “Church and State”, opens with a brief fanfare for two antiphonal trumpets (off-stage), but this only acts as a preface to a Requiem aeternam (the death of Henry V) before changing mood to the English army on the march to France; this subsides into a French victory march, but with the English army music returning in counterpoint. A brief reminder of the Requiem music leads to the triumphal music for Richard Plantagenet, Duke of York, father of Edward IV and Richard III (the opening fanfare transformed). However, the mood changes dramatically once again, with the horrors of war being portrayed in the darkly-drawn Dies Irae and Dance of Death, leading to the final section of the first movement, a funeral march for Henry VI.The second movement, “At the Welsh Court”, takes music from the Welsh Court in Henry IV part 1 with a simple Welsh folk tune sung by mezzo-soprano to the inevitable accompaniment of a harp. This love song is interrupted by distant fanfares, forewarning of battles to come. However, the folk song returns with variation in the musical fabric. The movement ends as it began with off-stage horn and gentle percussion.The final movement, “Battle Music and Hymn of Thanksgiving“, starts with two sets of antiphonally placed timpani, drums and tam-tam, portraying the ‘war machine’ and savagery of battle. Trumpet fanfares and horn calls herald an heroic battle theme which, by the end of the movement, transforms itself into a triumphant hymn for Henry IV’s defeat of the rebellious forces.- Edward GregsonDuration - 22'00"Optional TTBB available separately.

    Estimated delivery 5-10 working days
  • £98.00

    KirkFeld (Trombone Solo with Brass Band - Score and Parts) - Kirkhope, Grant - McKenzie, Jock

    Written for Ian Bousfield and the International Trombone Festival 2017. Grant Kirkhope is a BAFTA nominated British composer who has created the soundtrack for video games that have sold in excess of 30 million copies. From "GoldenEye" to "Banjo-Kazooie", "Viva Pinata" to "Donkey Kong", "Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning" to "Civilization: Beyond Earth" and "Perfect Dark" to "Castle of Illusion starring Mickey Mouse". He has also recently scored the feature film "The King's Daughter" starring Pierce Brosnan and William Hurt and is currently working on "Yooka Laylee" and "Dropzone". Grant's score for "Viva Pinata" was nominated by BAFTA in the Original Score category in its 2007 awards. Grant is represented by the prestigious Gorfaine/Schwartz Agency by Cheryl Tiano and Kevin Korn. Grant has a degree in music from the Royal Northern College of Music, Manchester, where he majored in classical trumpet, is a green card holder and now lives in Agoura Hills, LA with his wife and two children. "Ian and I first met when we were around 15 years old. We both played in our county orchestra, the North Yorkshire Schools Symphony Orchestra (I was a trumpet player). I think we hit it off straight away, as we were definitely a couple of cheeky kids, if you know what I mean! We both ended up playing in Rowntree Mackintosh Brass Band for a while too which Ian's Dad, Trevor conducted. We bumped into each other again when we both went for the Shell/LSO Scholarship. I got to the area finals in Manchester so I was pretty pleased with myself but then I saw Ian and I knew it was all over! Of course Ian went on to win and the rest is history. I saw him again when I was attending the Royal Northern College of Music around 1983 by which time Ian had just got the principal chair at the Halle Orchestra. Then I guess 30 something years went by as we both went about our lives and lost touch. We re-kindled our friendship due to his wife really. She emailed me to say it was Ian's 50th birthday and she was collecting stories from all his friends over the years. After that we got back in touch and then one day on Facebook I got a message from him in typical dry Yorkshire fashion "now then Grant, I had a listen to your music and I think it's good, how about writing a piece for me ?" I was a little bit unsure at first but of course I loved Ian's playing and of course I said yes. Over a Skype call in 2016, he asked me what I thought I'd write. I said since I live in LA I'd like to write a "Hollywood" trombone piece. Imagine if John Williams had written a piece for solo trombone, that's what I'd like to write - well I'd certainly like to try" ??" Grant Kirkhope

    Estimated delivery 5-10 working days
  • £96.99

    Lake of the Moon (Brass Band - Score and Parts) - Houben, Kevin

    3rd Section Test Piece 2016 National Finals of the British Brass Band Championship.The travels of the Aztec people as they headed south through North America looking for a new home, acted as the inspiration for Lake of the Moon. The composition contains small fragments of Oriental music and South American rhythms and occasionally, Russian Cossacks seem to raise their heads. The journey from North to South is not without danger, which is represented by threatening sounds within the music. In the Adagio divoto the composer takes us along to the Texcoco Lake, which the Aztecs called the lake of the moon. Bring a little bit of South American history to your concert with Lake of the Moon.Duration: 11:15

    Estimated delivery 5-10 working days

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    James Bond 007 Medley - Various - Lars Erik Gudim

    The Movie series about the British special agent 007 are among the greatest success in the history. The films has also produced a lot of musical hits performed by the worlds greatest artists.This arrangemt for vocal solo with Concert Band consists of the following four songs:James Baond Theme | Goldfinger | For Your Eyes Only | Licence to Kill

    Estimated delivery 12-14 days
  • £24.95

    Men of Harlech - Welsh Traditional - Gareth Wood

    Men of Harlech is a song and military march which describes events during the seven year long siege of Harlech Castle between 1461 and 1468. Commanded by Constable Dafydd ap Ieuan, the garrison held out in what is the longest known siege in the history of the British Isles.The music was first published without words in 1794 as Gorhoffedd Gw?r Harlech (March of the Men of Harlech) in the second edition of The Musical and Poetical Relicks of the Welsh Bards, but it is said to be a much earlier folk air.Men of Harlech occupies an important place in Welsh national culture and gained international recognition when it was featured prominently in the 1964 film Zulu.This new arrangement comes from the pen of Welshman Gareth Wood. It cleverly fuses the tune to more exotic rhythms associated with Latin America and the Caribbean.

    Estimated delivery 3-5 days
  • £64.95

    The Chronicles of Odersfelt - Peter Meechan

    The Chronicles of Odersfelt (Four Portraits of Huddersfield) was commissioned by Mark Bousie and David Armitage (President of Sellers International Ltd.) for the National Youth Brass Band Championships of Great Britain 2005. The first performance was given by the Sellers International Youth Band at the Haden Freeman Hall, Manchester on 10th April 2005. The music outlines four chapters in the history of this British city. There are four movements: I - Castle Dwellers; II - The Industrial Age; III - In Memoriam; IV - The Present Day.

    Estimated delivery 3-5 days
  • £25.95

    African Trio - Kenneth Downie

    As it’s title suggests, this piece consists of three distinct elements, all of which maximise the stylish creativity of Kenneth Downie’s renowned writing talent.After a rich, warm and hymnal opening ‘movement’ based upon Kum Ba Yah, the work develops and lifts into a fascinating take on ‘The Lord’s Prayer’. Bringing the piece to an even more positive, up-tempo close is the final section which references the South African traditional song We Are Marching (Siyahamb’ ekukhanyen’ kwenknos’)Kenneth Downie composed this work in support of a charitable project, known in 2005 as Brass Band Aid. The organisation called for original compositions to be included in a follow-up CD release - Into Africato help raise funds for projects in Adet, Africa, and to build awareness of theMake Poverty History campaign. African Trio was featured on the CD with a recording by The National Youth Band of Wales.Now that the original BBA projects are complete, funds raised by the titles we publish from theBrass Band Aidseries continue to support other music-related projects on a regular basis.Look and Listen (performance courtesy of Golden Gate British Brass Band in 2019):

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  • £90.00

    Lake of the Moon (Brass Band - Score and Parts) - Houben, KevinCode:

    3rd Section Test Piece 2016 National Finals of the British Brass Band Championship.The travels of the Aztec people as they headed south through North America looking for a new home, acted as the inspiration for Lake of the Moon. The composition contains small fragments of Oriental music and South American rhythms and occasionally, Russian Cossacks seem to raise their heads. The journey from North to South is not without danger, which is represented by threatening sounds within the music. In the Adagio divoto the composer takes us along to the Texcoco Lake, which the Aztecs called the lake of the moon. Bring a little bit of South American history to your concert with Lake of the Moon.Duration: 11:15

    Estimated delivery 5-10 working days