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    The Flowers of the Forest (Brass Band - Score and Parts) - Rodney Bennett, Richard - Hindmarsh, Paul

    In a preface to the score, the composer explains that ‘the folk song The Flowers of the Forest is believed to date from 1513, the time if the battle of Flodden, in the course of which the archers of the Forest (a part of Scotland) were killed almost to a man’. Bennett had already used the same tune in his Six Scottish Folksongs (1972) for soprano, tenor and piano, and it is the arrangement he made then that forms the starting-point for the brass-band piece. A slow introduction (Poco Adagio) presents the folk song theme three times in succession - on solo cornet, on solo cornets and tenor horns, and on muted ripieno cornets in close harmony - after which the work unfolds through five sections and a coda. Although played without a break, each of these five sections has its own identity, developing elements of the tune somewhat in the manner of variations, but with each arising from and evolving into the next. The first of these sections (Con moto, tranquillo) is marked by an abrupt shift of tonality, and makes much of the slow rises and falls characteristic of the tune itself. The tempo gradually increases, to arrive at a scherzando section (Vivo) which includes the first appearance of the theme in its inverted form. A waltz-like trio is followed by a brief return of the scherzando, leading directly to a second, more extended, scherzo (con brio) based on a lilting figure no longer directly related to the theme. As this fades, a single side drum introduces an element of more overtly martial tension (Alla Marcia) and Bennett says that, from this point on, he was thinking of Debussy’s tribute to the memory of an unknown soldier (in the second movement of En Blanc et noir, for two pianos). Bennett’s march gradually gathers momentum, eventually culminating in a short-lived elegiac climax (Maestoso) before the music returns full-circle to the subdued melancholy of the opening. The work ends with a haunting pianissimo statement of the original tune.

    Estimated delivery 12-14 days
  • £34.95

    The Flowers of the Forest (Brass Band - Score only) - Rodney Bennett, Richard - Hindmarsh, Paul

    In a preface to the score, the composer explains that ‘the folk song The Flowers of the Forest is believed to date from 1513, the time if the battle of Flodden, in the course of which the archers of the Forest (a part of Scotland) were killed almost to a man’. Bennett had already used the same tune in his Six Scottish Folksongs (1972) for soprano, tenor and piano, and it is the arrangement he made then that forms the starting-point for the brass-band piece. A slow introduction (Poco Adagio) presents the folk song theme three times in succession - on solo cornet, on solo cornets and tenor horns, and on muted ripieno cornets in close harmony - after which the work unfolds through five sections and a coda. Although played without a break, each of these five sections has its own identity, developing elements of the tune somewhat in the manner of variations, but with each arising from and evolving into the next. The first of these sections (Con moto, tranquillo) is marked by an abrupt shift of tonality, and makes much of the slow rises and falls characteristic of the tune itself. The tempo gradually increases, to arrive at a scherzando section (Vivo) which includes the first appearance of the theme in its inverted form. A waltz-like trio is followed by a brief return of the scherzando, leading directly to a second, more extended, scherzo (con brio) based on a lilting figure no longer directly related to the theme. As this fades, a single side drum introduces an element of more overtly martial tension (Alla Marcia) and Bennett says that, from this point on, he was thinking of Debussy’s tribute to the memory of an unknown soldier (in the second movement of En Blanc et noir, for two pianos). Bennett’s march gradually gathers momentum, eventually culminating in a short-lived elegiac climax (Maestoso) before the music returns full-circle to the subdued melancholy of the opening. The work ends with a haunting pianissimo statement of the original tune.

    Estimated delivery 12-14 days
  • £13.95

    Definity - Flowers band with David Childs and Philip Cobb - -

    Prima Vista Musikk is delighted to present our second commercial disc, and proud to be doing so in association with Flowers Band, London Symphony Orchestra Principal Trumpet - Philip Cobb, and international euphonium soloist - David Childs.Every track on Definity is an original composition, with the vast majority also being premi?re studio recordings. Through this release, featuring new repertoire from many of our finest composers, a band in great form, and two world class soloists, we have endeavored to create one of the most exciting brass band CD releases of recent times. 1Colours in RainDaniel Hall 2.542Lake of TendernessBen Hollings 4.093MarilynLucy PankhurstTrumpet Soloist: Philip Cobb3.294Sleeping Earth from Stratos ConcertoJonathan BatesEuphonium Soloist: David Childs5.075Dance of the Spiral Galaxies from Stratos ConcertoJonathan BatesEuphonium Soloist: David Childs3.436A Letter HomeJonathan BatesCornet Soloist: Philip Cobb 3.597Tortuguero 6Jonathan Bates 4.158On Winter HillDan PriceEuphonium Soloist: David Childs4.089The Smoke that ThundersAndrew Wainwright6.5310NovellaBen HollingsSoloists: David Childs, euphonium & Philip Cobb, cornet4.0011BattlegroundPaul SharmanSoloists: David Childs, euphonium & Philip Cobb, cornet2.5612Broadway BoogieDave Collins 3.1713Monet on the EmbankmentPaul McGhee4.4914Wanderer Above the Sea of FogBen Hollings 5.4415-17Definity: i. Heritage; ii. In Memoriam; iii. TriumphJonathan Bates 16.33

    Estimated delivery 5-7 days
  • £75.00
  • £27.50

    Autumn Flowers (Brass Band - Score and Parts)

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    Estimated delivery 12-14 days
  • £27.50

    Autumn Flowers - Greenwood, JA

    Includes a full band set (no score)

    Estimated delivery 3-5 days

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  • £74.95
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    CONCERTINO CATALONIA (Brass Band) - Bates, Jonathan

    Composed for the Flowers Band, this fiery paced Spanish showpiece stays true to the 'concertino' name by featuring many sections within the band. Percussion gives the piece its rhythmic drive, whilst there are a number of individual contributions, starting with euphoniums and baritones, before moving to flugel/solo horn and finally through to the cornets.Duration: 2:15 Grade: Intermediate-Difficult

    Estimated delivery 12-14 days
  • £27.50

    ROMANI FIRE DANCE (Brass Band) - Bates, Jonathan

    Romani Fire Dance is a short, virtuosic tour-deforce for brass band. Taking its influence from Balkan music, the piece heavily features the whole comet section and xylophone with flurried semiquaver work throughout. This composition was the winning entry of Flowers Band's 2012 composition contest and was premiered as part of its winning performance at the 2012 Butlins Mineworker's Championships. Since the work is quite difficult, it is suitable for 1st section bands upwards.

    Estimated delivery 12-14 days
  • £60.00

    ROYAL FIREWORKS, Music from (Brass Band) - Handel, George Frideric - Blakeson, Don

    Handel's Music For The Royal Fireworks was composed in 1749 to celebrate the signing of the Treaty of Aix-la-Chapelle and the end of the War of the Austrian Succession. The site chosen was the fashionable upper part of St. James Park, which was becoming known at that time as Green Park. The Green Park 'Machine', which housed the pyrotechnics was an elaborate affair adorned with "statues and other figures, festoons of flowers, and other lustres". It was announced that there would be some 10,000 rockets and other devices to be let off, all culminating in a grand, burning sun with 'Vivat Rex' at its centre. There were also rumours that the event was to be accompanied by an impressively large band of military music and mention was made of "40 trumpets, 20 french horns, 16 hautboys (oboes), 16 bassoons, 8 pairs of kettle drums, 12 side drums, a proper number of flutes and fifes; with 100 cannon to go off singly at intervals". It is unlikely that Handel had ever conceived such forces and it was merely the promoter's hyberbole, not least because it was unlikely that there were sufficient numbers of extra military musicians available that could read music, as most played from memory. It is also likely that Handel, and his publisher, were conscious that future performances would be hindered by such forces. The autographed score lists the instrumentation as 9 trumpets, 9 french horns, 24 hautboys, 12 bassoons, 3 pairs of kettle drums and up to 4 side drums. The work is in five movements, although Handel's original score did not indicate in which order they should be played. However, in this score they are arranged to be played as follows: Overture; Bouree; La Paix; Minuets; La Rejouissance. Duration: 19:00

    Estimated delivery 12-14 days

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