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    In Memoriam - Arthur Sullivan - Neville Buxton

    Written before teaming up with W.S. Gilbert, the first performance of "In Memoriam" was in 1866 at the Norwich Festival. Just before Sullivan started the composition, his father passed away. Sullivan turned his grief to the completion of this overture. It is also thought that the work was initially inspired by a poem of the same name by the Lord Tennyson Alfred. The overture enjoyed much success during Sullivan's lifetime, although sadly is seldom heard today. This arrangement of the work is the 2013 set test piece for the Butlins Mineworkers Open Brass Band Festival, 2nd section.

    In stock: Estimated delivery 1-2 days
  • £12.00

    Kopanitsa

    Kopanitsa was commissioned by Gavin Pritchard, who is also the work's dedicatee and gave the first performance with the Tongwynlais Temperance Band conducted by Gareth Pritchard at the Butlins Mineworkers Championship on 20 January 2008, winning the prize for best soloist as a result. He has recorded it on the CD "Enter the Galaxies" accompanied by the Cory Band conducted by Robert Childs.Gavin had requested a virtuoso showpiece featuring as many instruments as possible. The solo part is therefore written for vibraphone (bowed and struck), 10 x tuned tom toms, 5 x suspended cymbals plus hi-hat and a xylophone. The soloist's 'choreography' therefore forms an integral part of the performance. This can be seen to great effect in Gavin's performance of the work at the 2013 Brass in Concert Championship with Tredegar Band, available on the DVD of the event from World of Brass. A 'kopanitsa' is a Bulgarian folk dance that traditionally features two slow beats and two quick beats, reflected in the central 10/8 section. The music is deliberately Balkan in character, using the characteristic modes of Greek and Bulgarian folk music, and accelerates regularly to finish at breakneck speed. The tom-tom section marked 'ad lib.' after [D] can be improvised if the soloist wishes.You can view a sample PDF file of the score here and the solo percussion part here.

    Estimated delivery 5-7 days

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  • £64.95

    Lucid Perspectives - Andrew Baker, Lucy Pankhurst, Paul McGhee

    Lucid Perspectives was commissioned by the Woodbridge Excelsior Brass Band for use as their own choice test piece at the 2017 Butlins Mineworkers 4th Section Championships in Skegness. Having been asked on a few occasions to write a piece for 4th section, I decided it was the perfect time to maybe write a collaborative piece that uses different compositional voices working to a common goal. With a brief of ‘write a short two minute piece that incorporates the view from the window where you composed it’, the composers set about making a new and interesting work for brass band where the main objective was to produce a short piece of music that never ‘talks down’ to the performer and engages them in a tonal language that perhaps isn’t instantly familiar. Written in four ‘movements’ which run continuously, Lucid Perspectives aims to bring together three unique voices in a work that reflects their styles, surroundings and inspirations.

    Estimated delivery 5-7 days
  • £34.95

    Overture on God Save the Queen - Jonathan Bates

    Composer Jonathan Bates describes his Overture on God Save the Queen as, "a messed up take on the UK national anthem!" The work takes the well-known melody and goes as wildly different from the original as possible.Much of the music is written in a deep ethereal funk in 13/16, before a heavy, grungy half-time feel section featuring the euphonium and baritone, with the tune still dominating the harmonic structure of the accompaniment.With great scope for choreography the work is extremely clever, entertaining, and proved the perfect vehicle to open both Flowers Band's 2014 Brass in Concert programme, and their 2015 Butlins Mineworker's Championship winnning programme.

    Estimated delivery 5-7 days
  • £24.95

    St Peters Chorale - Jonathan Bates

    St Peter’s Chorale was commissioned by Paul Holland and the Flowers Band for their 2017 Butlins Mineworkers’ Championship entertainment programme.The band had chosen a London theme for their programme, and the of this work relates to St Peter’s Chapel in the Tower of London, a rare place of safety and sanctity around the time of the Great Plague outbreak of 1665. There are small references to the children’s song ‘Ring a Ring o’ Roses’, which many believe is about the plague.

    Estimated delivery 5-7 days
  • £59.99

    A Hebridean Suite (Brass Band - Score and Parts) - Duncan, Andrew

    A colourful and light-hearted musical journey through the evocative Scottish islands, Andrew Duncan’s A Hebridean Suite is in four concise movements: Stornaway, The Old Shepherdess and the Norse Maiden’s Spirit, Mouth Music and Ceilidh-Rondo. It is suitable both as a concert suite for more advanced adult and youth bands and has also been used as a test piece in the First Section at the 2010 Butlins Mineworkers Open Championship.Duration: 11.00

    Estimated delivery 12-14 days
  • £135.00

    A Tale as Yet Untold (Brass Band - Score and Parts) - Sparke, Philip

    2013 Butlins Championship Section. Score and Parts.A Tale as Yet Untold was commissioned by the Cory Band for the European Brass Band Championships in Linz, Austria, 2010, and their winning performance gave them a hattrick of victories at the competition. The theme of this impressive work, which is set in three movements, is one that recurs again and again throughout the music of Philip Sparke, the power of the human spirit to overcome adversity and how the beauty of music can help in this respect.Grade: AdvancedDuration 14:00

    Estimated delivery 12-14 days

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    A Tale as Yet Untold (Brass Band - Score only) - Sparke, Philip

    2013 Butlins Championship Section.A Tale as Yet Untold was commissioned by the Cory Band for the European Brass Band Championships in Linz, Austria, 2010, and their winning performance gave them a hattrick of victories at the competition. The theme of this impressive work, which is set in three movements, is one that recurs again and again throughout the music of Philip Sparke, the power of the human spirit to overcome adversity and how the beauty of music can help in this respect.Grade: AdvancedDuration 14:00

    Estimated delivery 12-14 days

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  • £65.00

    CONCERTO for Brass Band No.1 (Venables) (Brass Band Set) - Venables, Marcus

    Butlins 2018 Champsionship Section. One of the three choices of set works. The others are Contest Music (Heaton) and Year of the Dragon (Sparke)

    Estimated delivery 12-14 days
  • £74.95

    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).

    Estimated delivery 12-14 days