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  • £40.00

    Kiwi Dragon - Matthew Hall

    'Kiwi Dragon' was commissioned by Byron 'Buzz' Newton for his Master's final performance recital at The Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama in 2012, a recital in which he was awarded an unprecedented 100%. Buzz travelled to Cardiff, Wales for his Master's degree course and became a member of Tredegar Town Band during his studies. 'Kiwi Dragon's' inception came from an initial conversation with the soloist where the thought of combining traditional Welsh folk music with that of Buzz's native New Zealand folk songs to create a virtuosic finishing piece for the recital was conceived. Originally scored for solo euphonium, 10-piece brass and percussion, 'Kiwi Dragon' includes the traditional New Zealand folk melodies Pokare Ana and Tarakihi and the Welsh folk melody Myfanwy, combined with the national anthems of both New Zealand and Wales in the pieces' culmination.

    Estimated dispatch 5-7 days
  • £87.99

    Hail the Dragon! - Philip Sparke

    Its title, Hail the Dragon!, references a work Philip Sparke wrote in 1984, The Year of the Dragon. The piece opens with a lively and energetic fanfare. The mood becomes more subdued in the centre section as the cornet introduces a new theme that builds to an emotional climax. This leads into a recap of the opening fanfare which acts as a type of descant to short quotations from the last movement of The Year of the Dragon before reaching a thunderous finale.

    Estimated dispatch 5-14 working days

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  • £44.95

    Tale of the Dragon - Paul Lovatt-Cooper

    Tale of the Dragon was commissioned by the Senshu University Tamana High School Band in Japan to celebrate their 50th Anniversary. Composed as a dramatic finale Tale of the Dragon is a piece of programmatic music that tells an old Japanese legend of adventure and bravery...

    Estimated dispatch 5-7 days
  • £37.95

    The Year of the Dragon (Score Only)

    The highlight of Cory's centenary celebrations throughout 1984 was a concert held in St. David's Hall, Cardiff, in March. The band, with the aid of funds provided by the Welsh Arts Council, commissioned Philip Sparke to write a work for first performance at this concert. The result was "The Year of the Dragon" of which the composer writes:"At the time I wrote The Year of the Dragon, Cory had won two successive National Finals and I set out to write a virtuoso piece to display the talents of this remarkable band to the full."The work is in three movements:TOCCATA opens with an arresting side drum figure and snatches of themes from various sections of the band, which try to develop until a broad and powerful theme from the middle of the band asserts itself. A central dance-like section soon gives way to the return of this theme, which subsides until faint echoes of the opening material fade to a close.INTERLUDE takes the form of a sad and languid solo for trombone. A chorale for the whole band introduces a brief spell of optimism but the trombone solo returns to close the movement quietly.FINALE is a real tour-de-force for the band with a stream of rapid semi-quavers running throughout the movement. The main theme is heroic and march-like but this is interspersed with lighter, more playful episodes. A distant fanfare to the sound of bells is introduced and this eventually returns to bring the work to a stirring close.

    Estimated dispatch 7-14 working days
  • £146.80

    How to Train Your Dragon - John James Powell

    "How to train your dragon" is an American animation film about a little viking village which gets attacked by dragons.In the movie, the young character Birk must convince his father and the rest of the village that he will be a viking warrior and fight the dragons.During the process of becoming a real warrior, Birk wants to become friends with the dragons, rather than fight them.The film music is originally written by John James Powell and describes the drama, tension og romance.In this arrangement you'll find the themes "This is Birk" and "Dragon Battle".

    Estimated dispatch 5-14 working days

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  • £74.95

    DAY OF THE DRAGON - Peter Graham

    Additional Score: 29.95The latest in a series of "world music" features by Peter Graham (including Cry of the Celts, Windows of theWorld and Call of the Cossacks), Day of the Dragon is a joint commission fromthe Buy as You View Band and the National Youth Brass Band of Wales. The fivemovements are based on traditional Welsh Folk Songs and feature solos forcornet, trombone, horn, flugel, euphonium : 1) Overture (Ar lan y mor,Hunting the Hare) 2) Lullaby (Suo Gan) 3) Welsh ClogDance 4) Ballad (By Kell's Waters) 5) Triumph(Men of Harlech)

    In stock: Estimated dispatch 1-3 days

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    Dragon Dances

    DescriptionDragon Dances was commissioned by Owen Farr, who is also the work's dedicatee, gave the first performance with the Cornwall Youth Band conducted by Richard Evans on 5 April 2010 and has recorded it on his solo CD "A New Dawn" accompanied by the Cory Band conducted by Philip Harper.Being a Welsh composer, writing music for a Welsh soloist, I was naturally keen to reflect this in the music, and I drew inspiration from two particularly Welsh concepts - "hiraeth" and "hwyl". "Hiraeth" is a word that has no direct translation into English, but an approximation would be 'yearning for home'. Like the other celtic nations, Wales has a widespread diaspora of people who left to seek new lives out in the empire and "hiraeth" is a way of summing up the homesickness felt by these exiles, some of whom return each year for a special ceremony at the Royal National Eisteddfod. "Hwyl" is an even more complicated word, variously meaning ecstatic joy, fervour, equable temperament and even the characteristic sing-song oration style of the great Welsh Methodist preachers.I have attempted to make the music reflect both of these, with the melancholy first part of the work inspired by the hymns and solo songs for which Wales is famous, and the second part having a much more dance-like, joyful quality.Performance Notes:2 solo cornets, 2nd and 3rd cornets require cup mutes. 2 solo cornets require harmon mutes with tubes removed (marked 'TR' in the score).1st horn and 1st baritone require straight mutes, preferably fibre.1st trombone requires a straight mute, 2nd and bass require cup mutes.Percussion instruments required are vibraphone, glockenspiel, timpani, snare drum, suspended cymbal and tam tamWatch/Listen to the score below:

    Estimated dispatch 7-14 working days
  • £40.00

    Calon y Ddraig / The Heart of The Dragon - Matthew Hall

    Calon y Ddraig (Heart of the Dragon) was commissioned by the Tredegar Town Band to finish their Brass in Concert programme at the 2012 contest held at The Sage, Gateshead. Using 2 traditional Welsh folk songs (Dacw 'Nghariad, Y Deryn Pur) along with 2 favourite Welsh hymns (Calon Lan, Cwn Rhondda) and the national anthem (Mae hen wlad fy nhadau), Calon y Ddraig typifies the spirit found in every man, woman and child from the Principality combining to create a rousing finale to any programme.https://matthew-hall.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2012/01/Heart-of-the-Dragon-LTTB-.mp3

    Estimated dispatch 5-7 days
  • £40.00

    DRAGON FANFARE - K.Kuok Ip

    Estimated dispatch 3-5 days
  • £32.95

    SUMMON THE DRAGON - Peter Graham

    AFanfare and Prelude which features the Cornet and Trombone sections inantiphonal staging. Written for the National Youth Band of Wales and currentlyin Black Dyke programmes.

    In stock: Estimated dispatch 1-3 days

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