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    Evolution (Five States of Change) (Brass Band - Score and Parts) - Sparke, Philip

    Evolution was commissioned by Kunstfactor for the 4th section of the Dutch National Brass Band Championships (NBK) 2011. It is dedicated to Jappie Dijkstra and the Music Information Centre (MUI), Arnhem, Holland, in acknowledgement of their outstanding work in developing brass band repertoire.The composer writes:The idea for the piece came when I was reading an article about a branch of Chinese philosophy which is abbreviated as Wu Xing, which has no exact translation but can mean, for example, five elements, five phases or five states of change. It is central to all elements of Chinese thought, including science, philosophy, medicine and astrology, and in simple terms tries to create various cyclic relationships between five elements in all walks of life. An example is: Earth - Metal - Water - Wood - Fire - (Earth) etc. where (in one cycle) earth bears metal, metal changes to liquid (water) when heated, water helps trees grow, wood burns to create fire, fire produces ash (earth) and the cycle continues. I was particularly interested in the cycle of emotions: Meditation - Sorrow - Fear - Anger - Joy - (Meditation) etc. and thought this cyclic principle would provide an effective emotional journey for a piece of music. So Evolution has five equal sections which loosely characterise this emotional cycle. I have tried to make the music grow organically, with minimal repetition, and each movement evolves from the musical elements at the end of the previous one, with the opening material appearing, transformed, at the end of the piece to complete the cycle.- Philip SparkeDuration: 11:15

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    Evolution (Five States of Change) (Brass Band - Score only) - Sparke, Philip

    Evolution was commissioned by Kunstfactor for the 4th section of the Dutch National Brass Band Championships (NBK) 2011. It is dedicated to Jappie Dijkstra and the Music Information Centre (MUI), Arnhem, Holland, in acknowledgement of their outstanding work in developing brass band repertoire.The composer writes:The idea for the piece came when I was reading an article about a branch of Chinese philosophy which is abbreviated as Wu Xing, which has no exact translation but can mean, for example, five elements, five phases or five states of change. It is central to all elements of Chinese thought, including science, philosophy, medicine and astrology, and in simple terms tries to create various cyclic relationships between five elements in all walks of life. An example is: Earth - Metal - Water - Wood - Fire - (Earth) etc. where (in one cycle) earth bears metal, metal changes to liquid (water) when heated, water helps trees grow, wood burns to create fire, fire produces ash (earth) and the cycle continues. I was particularly interested in the cycle of emotions: Meditation - Sorrow - Fear - Anger - Joy - (Meditation) etc. and thought this cyclic principle would provide an effective emotional journey for a piece of music. So Evolution has five equal sections which loosely characterise this emotional cycle. I have tried to make the music grow organically, with minimal repetition, and each movement evolves from the musical elements at the end of the previous one, with the opening material appearing, transformed, at the end of the piece to complete the cycle.- Philip SparkeDuration: 11:15

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    Evolution - Philip Sparke

    Evolution was commissioned by Kunstfactor for the 4th section of the Dutch National Brass Band Championships (NBK) 2011. It is dedicated to Jappie Dijkstra and the Music Information Centre (MUI), Arnhem, Holland, in acknowledgement of their outstanding work in developing brass band repertoire. The composer writes:-The idea for the piece came when I was reading an article about a branch of Chinese philosophy which is abbreviated as Wu Xing, which has no exact translation but can mean, for example, five elements, five phases or five states of change. It is central to all elements of Chinese thought, including science, philosophy, medicine and astrology, and in simpleterms tries to create various cyclic relationships between five elements in all walks of life. An example is: Earth - Metal - Water - Wood - Fire - (Earth) etc. where (in one cycle) earth bears metal, metal changes to liquid (water) when heated, water helps trees grow, wood burns to create fire, fire produces ash (earth) and the cycle continues.I was particularly interested in the cycle of emotions: Meditation - Sorrow - Fear - Anger - Joy - (Meditation) etc. and thought this cyclic principle would provide an effective emotional journey for a piece of music. So Evolution has five equal sections which loosely characterise this emotional cycle. I have tried to make the music grow organically, with minimal repetition, and each movement evolves from the musical elements at the end of the previous one, with the opening material appearing, transformed, at the end of the piece to complete the cycle.

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  • £108.10

    Evolution - John Powell

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    Time Machine (Brass Band - Score and Parts)

    Time Machine is a journey through time that begins in the Stone Age. Evolution and the coming of man take place. The journey takes us into the present, in which disorientation and chaos abound. We travel further into the future. An unfamiliar, quiet and surreal landscape lies before us and we wander through it, bewildered as we become aware of the destruction of the environment. Suddenly, and for no reason, memories from our childhood are awoken. Cultures have become completely mixed into one and the evolution of man has run its course. We realise that there is no "afterwards" as before us lies the Stone Age once again... The wheel of time spins blindly on and all is repeated. 13:28

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    Time Machine - Thomas Doss

    Time Machine is a journey through time that begins in the Stone Age. Evolution and the coming of man take place. The journey takes us into the present, in which disorientation and chaos abound. We travel further into the future. An unfamiliar, quiet and surreal landscape lies before us and we wander through it, bewildered as we become aware of the destruction of the environment. Suddenly, and for no reason, memories from our childhood are awoken. Cultures have become completely mixed into one and the evolution of man has run its course. We realise that there is no "afterwards" as before us lies the Stone Age once again... The wheel of time spins blindly on and all isrepeated.

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    The Southern Cross (Brass Band - Score and Parts) - Bowen, BrianCode:

    The Southern Cross is one of several excellent marches by Brian Bowen in which he carried on the more sophisticated pattern of British marches by Wilfred Heaton, Leslie Condon and Ray Steadman-Allen. It was written for the Box Hill (Australia) Corps jubilee celebrations in 1970 and formed part of the band's repertoire when it toured Great Britain in the same year. The first half of the march features part of the song, 'March on!' by Klaus Ostby, an early pioneer of Salvation Army music in Scandinavia. The contrapuntal layering of melodies in the trio, especially in the finale where 'March on!' sounds one more triumphant time, is notable, as is the shift to a slower, more stately tempo. The harmonic and rhythmic style also represents the more modern sounds of Salvation Army brass band music in the late 1960s and early 1970s. Right from the opening gestures, listeners at early performances knew that a page had turned in the evolution of the Salvation Army march.

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  • £38.00

    Darwin's Genesis - James McFadyen

    Darwin's Genesis is a concert overture for brass band by James McFadyen. Although not meant as a descriptive piece, the title infers the Genesis of life through the work of Darwin, as proposed in his ground-breaking book, On the Origin of Species.In addition to the growing fossil record, DNA and geographical distribution of species have been the amongst some of the most significant evidence to the theory of evolution.

    Estimated delivery 5-7 days
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    Little Light Swing - Brass Band - Harry Dixon Loes

    This up tempo big band style arrangement was inspired by memories of music evolution in the church and old "combo" groups of the 60's.

    In stock: Estimated delivery 1-2 days
  • £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