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    James Cook, Circumnavigator - Score Only - Gilbert Vinter

    2008 Regional Brass Band Championships - 1st Section test pieceJames Cook - Circumnavigator was the last work written for brass band by Gilbert Vinter. It was completed just four months before his death and he was destined never to hear it.

    Estimated delivery 12-14 days
  • £102.00

    Rhapsody in Black - Andi Cook

    Rhapsody in Black - Andi Cook - 10'40'' - BVT126 The primary inspiration for this work comes from the composer’s first encounter with the genre of Symphonic Metal - the opening track of the 2004 Nightwish album 'Once', entitled Dark chest of Wonders. The combination of full orchestra, operatically trained female vocals and the raw power of a Scandinavian metal band was a potent mix that instantly had me hooked.That same dark and powerful sound is one that a brass band can generate, and I've tried to capture that in this composition. Heavy Rock/Metal as a genre is arguably fifty years old now, but symphonic metal is a newer concept, and I feel possibly the one that can bridge the gap between two musical styles very dear to me.Composer Gilbert Vinter had explored through music the connotations that different colours held for him, and his movement Purple from 'Spectrum' gave me an idea for the structure of ‘Rhapsody in Black’. Andi Cook explored the different connotations of one colour within his own life, black being an easy choice due to the personal dichotomy of the black leather jacket he wore to the rock club on Friday night and the black suit jacket and tie he wore to the concert hall the next day.To avoid repetition the word 'black' is omitted from the five movement titles, each of which is a different episode. '...as Thunder' is a furious argument between two people - the top and bottom of the band - set against the backdrop of a storm, with lightning flashing outside while barbs, insults, sarcasm, tears and even violence is traded inside. Following that '...Satin and Pearls' is an old black-and-white movie with a wistful character to it as if we're looking back a screen icon with fondness long after their career or even their life has ended. '...as the Raven's Wing.' is deliberately gothic and funereal, hinting at Edgar Allen Poe's similarly named poem, with undertones of death and afterlife. The shift into F/C Minor (band pitch) represents the descent - alive - into the grave that Poe had a paranoid fear of his entire life. Family and friends standing around grieving, oblivious as we're lowered into the earth despite frantic attempts to make ourselves heard. '...and Chrome' is an unashamed motorcycle reference with all its born-to-be-wild, open air, high speed and freedom overtones. In a deliberate contrast to what went before it continues several of the same motifs though this time in the major key. Lastly, we reprise the second movement with '...as the Night Sky' which is simply the feeling of walking home under the summer stars, with someone important - who that is, is left to the listener, but a walk under the stars is always that bit special.There's an old saying that very few things are black and white. I hope this work will prove that even black alone isn't quite as simple as it's often made out....‘Rhapsody in Black’ is dedicated to the composer’s friend and mentor John Roberts, who shares his love of both brass and rock.

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    Bethel Street - Andrew Cook

    Bethel Street - Andi Cook - 3'00'' - BVT105 A lovely street march which the composer wrote for his old band - Yorkshire Co-op band. Bethel street is the street in Brighouse where the annual march contest takes place and is also where William Booth (founder of the salvation army) was minister for two years.

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    There is Sweet Music - Edward Elgar - Andi Cook

    There is Sweet Music - Sir Edward Elgar - arranged by Andi Cook - 4'35'' - BVT096 One of Sir Edward Elgar's strange and ethereal part songs, based on 'the lotos eaters' by Tennyson. It was written with the choir split across two keys a semitone apart, the men in G, the women in A-flat. Should sound terrible, but thanks to Elgar being a certified genius, actually sounds haunting and strangely beautiful....

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    JAMES COOK, CIRCUMNAVIGATOR (Brass Band Parts only) - Vinter, Gilbert

    Recorded on Polyphonic QPRL058D SPECTRUM: The Music of Gilbert Vinter Vol.1

    Estimated delivery 12-14 days
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    JAMES COOK, CIRCUMNAVIGATOR (Brass Band Score only) - Vinter, Gilbert

    Recorded on Polyphonic QPRL058D SPECTRUM: The Music of Gilbert Vinter Vol.1

    Estimated delivery 12-14 days
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    God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen - Andi Cook

    Starting off in the traditional way, the melody we all know and love, before bursting into life with this amazing "Big Band" swing style arrangement that is sure to get your audiences foots tapping. There's work for the entire band, cornet stabs, walking bass parts and of course, a jazz chord finish. A perfect new addition to your Christmas program, very high in entertainment value.

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    In The Bleak Midwinter - Holst/Darke - Andi Cook

    This work skilfully brings two popular tunes to the carol 'In The Bleak Midwinter' together. Christmas solos are becoming more popular and this beautiful Flugel solo is a welcome addition to any Christmas concert programme. With sympathetic scoring throughout, this work is not technically demanding on either the band or soloist, but relies on lyrical playing throughout. A perfect addition to any soloist's repertoire.

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    Largo (From the New World Symphony) - Antonin Dvorak - Andi Cook

    Dvorak's music, is filled with memorable themes and this movement is no exception. For years associated with Bread advert, this arrangement for brass band is simply stunning, creating a warm sound throughout the sections of the band and playable by all levels of band. A perfect item for any concert.

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    Manchester - Richard Wainwright - Andi Cook

    Following the terrible events that took place in the Manchester Arena on 22nd of May 2017, this specially arranged and dedicated setting of the hymn tune, 'Manchester' has been put together as a tribute to all those caught up in the attacks, and as a salute to the people of Manchester for their spirit and courage in the aftermath. ?10.00 from every purchase is being donated to the Manchester Evening News fundraising page, to help them achieve their target of ?2,000,000. This can be found at https://www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/westandtogethermanchester.This work is also available to purchase as a PDF download for the price of just ?12.00.

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