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    The Once and Future King

    DescriptionThe Once and Future King is a suite of three movements; each movement was inspired by an Arthurian legend. The first movement, 'Tintagel', concerns the famous Cornish promontory said to be the birthplace of King Arthur. In Arthur's time, Tintagel was part of the court of King Mark of Cornwall and the music imagines a visit by the King of the Britons to his Cornish neighbour and the place of his birth, reflecting the ceremony and drama of such an occasion; the music is strongly antiphonal, contrasting the more strident fanfares of the cornets and trombones with the warmth of the saxhorns and tubas.https://www.morthanveld.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/The-Once-Future-King-Tintagel.mp3The second movement, 'Lyonesse', takes its inspiration from the mythical land which once joined Cornwall to the Isles of Scilly. One legend claims that after the disastrous battle of Camlan where Arthur and Mordred were both killed, the remnants of Arthur's army were pursued across Lyonesse to Scilly, whereupon Merlin cast a spell to sink Lyonesse behind them and drown the pursuers. Some say the bells of the 140 churches inundated that day can still be heard ringing. All the material in this movement derives from two short motifs heard in counterpoint at the very beginning, which are intentionally dissonant and bitonal in character.https://www.morthanveld.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/The-Once-Future-King-Lyonesse.mp3The final movement, 'Badon Hill', takes its title from the legendary site of Arthur's last battle with the Saxons and is a lively toccata based on the medieval secular song L'Homme Armee ('The Armed Man'). The music uses a number of medieval devices including "hocketing" (passing melody from one voice to another). The actual site of Badon Hill is unknown but it has been associated with Badbury Rings in Dorset and a lot of evidence now points towards the town of Bath. Arthur's victory at Badon Hill was the last great victory for Celtic Britain over the Saxon invaders, but in the end only set the conquest back by a few decades. Arthur himself was dead by then, betrayed and defeated by his nephew Mordred, but it is said that Arthur only sleeps and will return in a time of dire need – hence the legend that Arthur's dying words were: Bury me in Britain, for I am the Once and Future King.https://www.morthanveld.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/The-Once-Future-King-Badon-Hill.mp3

    Estimated delivery 5-7 days

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    King Arthur (Scenes from a Radio Drama) (Brass Band - Score and Parts) - Britten, Benjamin - Hindmarsh, Paul

    King Arthur (Scenes from a radio drama) was the first of 28 scores Benjamin Britten (1913–1976) composed for radio between 1937 and 1947. It was an ambitious dramatisation of King Arthur’s life and times – part pageant, part play, part cantata – written by D.G. Bridson.This colourful suite incorporates the Introduction, a dramatic Wild Dance, some of the music underscoring the scenes for Galahad and The Holy Grail, and two vivid battle scenes, ending with The Final Battle and Apotheosis.King Arthur (Scenes from a radio drama) for brass band should not be confused with a much longer orchestral suite which Paul Hindmarsh devised from the same source in 1995.Suitable for Premier Youth/2nd Section Bands and aboveDuration: 14.00

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    King Lear Fanfare

    King Lear is a tragedy by William Shakespeare. Lear descends into madness bringing tragic consequences for all. Based on a mythological pre-Roman Celtic king, the play has been widely adapted for the stage and motion pictures, with the title role coveted by many of the world's most accomplished actors. Its first known performance was in 1607, George Bernard Shaw wrote, "No man will ever write a better tragedy than Lear". Originally orchestrated for 2 flutes, 4 horns, 3 trumpets, timpani, side drum, 2 harps, and strings, Debussy wrote five minutes of incidental music for a production of King Lear, produced at the Theatre Mogador Paris in 1904.Duration: 1:30 minutesPercussion: 2 Players playing timpani, side drum and suspended cymbalGrade 1: Easy 3th and 4th Section Bands

  • £43.00

    King Arthur (Brass Band - Score and Parts)

    King Arthur is a five-movement suite based on the famous Arthur ledged. It forms part of the 'Easy Band 4' series in which all pieces have ten-part instrumentation (+ percussion) so can be performed by bands who do not have a full compliment of players. Bring a little Arthurian magic to your concert with this easy and exciting suite. 11:00

    Estimated delivery 12-14 days
  • £43.00

    King Kong (Brass Band - Score and Parts)

    Mention King Kong to anyone and they will imagine the famous Empire State Building scene with the massive ape. In this work Klaas and Titus van der Woude have taken the theme from James Newton Howard's movie soundtrack and arranged it into a fantastic concert piece that will have your audience hiding under their chairs and screaming in fear. 06:11

    Estimated delivery 12-14 days
  • £7.95

    King Kong (Brass Band - Score only)

    Mention King Kong to anyone and they will imagine the famous Empire State Building scene with the massive ape. In this work Klaas and Titus van der Woude have taken the theme from James Newton Howard's movie soundtrack and arranged it into a fantastic concert piece that will have your audience hiding under their chairs and screaming in fear. 06:11

    Estimated delivery 12-14 days
  • £48.00

    King Kong - James Newton Howard - Klaas van der Woude

    Mention King Kong to anyone and they will imagine the famous Empire State Building scene with the massive ape. In this work Klaas and Titus van der Woude have taken the theme from James Newton Howard's movie soundtrack and arranged it into a fantastic concert piece that will have your audience hiding under their chairs and screaming in fear.

    Estimated delivery 10-14 days
  • £48.00

    King Arthur - Kees Schoonenbeek

    King Arthur is a five-movement suite based on the famous Arthur ledged. It forms part of the 'Easy Band 4' series in which all pieces have ten-part instrumentation (+ percussion) so can be performed by bands who do not have a full compliment of players. Bring a little Arthurian magic to your concert with this easy and exciting suite.

    Estimated delivery 10-14 days