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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.The 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.The 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.

    Estimated delivery 5-7 days

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  • £73.00

    Stealing Apples - Fats Waller - Reid Gilje

    "Stealing Apples" is an old swing-tune written by Fats Waller. Performances by Benny Goodman and his big band made the song very popular.In this arrangement for brass band, the mallet percussion is very essential. Mallet Percussion presents the melody from letter A and is also featured as soli-instruments from letter L to P. These parts can alternatively be played as vibraphone solo.Please be aware of the balance at letter A. Horn and Trombones must play piano but well articulated. Letter D must sound sparkling and fresh with articulated and powerful trombones and cornets (using straight-mute).Make shue that the 8th-notes are not played too dotted two bars before letter G. Almost even 8th-notes accentuated on the start of the slur is a good tip.Watch the balance at letter H. This part have to sound homogeniously.The soloistic Soprano Cornet at letter Q must be played in the style of Benny Goodan. The accompaniment must not be too powerful from letter R to S. Best of luck with the performance!

  • £44.00

    Tie A Yellow Ribbon Round the Ole Oak Tree - Irwin Levine & L. Russell Brown - Inge Sunde

    Here is a great opportunity to pay a musical tribute to the 1970s ! "Tie a Yellow Ribbon Round the Ole Oak Tree" was a worldwide hit for the group Dawn, featuring Tony Orlando in 1973.Other artists with cover version; Perry Como, Frank Sinatra and Tony Christie.Another swinging and well-arranged tune in this popular series, with many musical challenges in each of the instrumental parts.Five flexible parts make it approachable by small ensembles, or those with incomplete instrumentation.

  • £86.00

    O Helga natt - Adolphe Adam - Jerker Johansson

    O Holy Night is a very well-known Christmas carol. The origin of the carol is French beginning with the words: "Minuit! Chretiens, c'est l'heure solennelle". It is about the birth of Jesus and was written in 1843 by a wine merchant and poet by the name of Placide Cappeau (1808??"77). He turned to the composer Adolphe Adam (1803??"56) and asked him to write a suitable melody. The result was brilliant and the carol was premiered in Cappeau's home town Roquemaure in 1847 by the opera singer Emily Laurey. Based on Cappeau's French text, the English version was written in 1855 by an American Unitarian (Calvinist) minister by the name of John Sullivan Dwight (1813??"93).Adolphe Adam was the son of the pianist and composer Louis Adam (1758??"1848), who did not want his son to follow in his foot-steps as a musician. However, Adolphe wanted otherwise, and already at the age of 17 he was accepted to study at the music conservatoire in Paris. He was a student under Francois Adrien Boieldieu and composed several comical operas that became successful. After the July-revolution 1830 Adam moved to London. He worked for a couple of years before returning to Paris, where he founded a new opera house in 1847, the Theatre national. After the revolution in 1848 it had to close and Adam was ruined, why he had to go back to composing. In 1856 he concluded the ballet Le Corsaire, which together with the ballet Giselle are his most performed works today.

  • £74.95

    Red Priest - Philip Wilby

    During his lifetime, Antonio Vivaldi was known as 'il Prete Rosso', the Red Priest, thanks to his youthful ordination and his flaming red hair. The son of a violinist at San Marco in Venice, Vivaldi's musical pedigree was impeccable and an excellent start to his career was coupled with astounding energy and productivity. His vast output of concerti grossi, using soloists in groups, inspired this composition and performers may choose appropriate stage positions for the various groupings of cornets and trombones, spaced around the performance area. The score quotes freely from some of Vivaldi's most popular compositions, including 'Winter' from The Four Seasons, the motet Nisi Dominus, the famous Gloria and the fugue from the Concerto grosso in D minor found in L'Estro Armonico.However, it is the musical spirit of Vivaldi, a close contemporary of both Handel and Casanova, that inspired this music, which should be played with a mixture of accuracy and abandoned virtuosity. The musical images in this piece have clear associations in the composer's mind with individual Venetian locations, ranging from bustling street scenes to vaulted interiors, and describing the famous journey down the Grand Canal, past the Doge's Palace, to the Ospedale della Piet? where Vivaldi worked for so many years.Philip Wilby is regarded as one of the finest composers to write for brass band and Prima Vista Musikk is delighted to be the publisher of Red Priest.

    Estimated delivery 5-7 days
  • £27.50

    Adagio (from Sonata Pathetique) - Beethoven, L. van

    In this slow movement from Beethoven's best known early piano sonata, calm and sonorous melodies are interspersed with contrasting passages of moderately agitated music.

    Estimated delivery 10-14 days
  • £45.00

    Allegro con brio: FINALE from 7th Symphony - Beethoven, L. van

    Astonishing and ferocious perpetual motion, is the best way of describing this Finale. Technically? An Everest. Musically? Exhilarating. See the News section for a much fuller note about the piece and its history. Duration is around 5 to 7 minutes.

    Estimated delivery 10-14 days
  • £39.50

    Candide Overture - Bernstein, L.

    This Overture, by Leonard Bernstein, is a vivacious and high-speed introduction to the comic opera of the same name. With effervescent hustle and bustle, and noisy outbursts succeeding spacious melodies... and so on... the effect of so much invention and brilliance is there for all to hear.

    Estimated delivery 10-14 days
  • £45.00

    Polotsvian Dances (complete) - Borodin, A.

    These wonderful Dances, known to everyone, have been used in so many contexts, from shows to films, that they need no introduction. This complete version can be performed with the choral parts that are sometimes used in concert. This is a newly revised edition.Other products you may be interested in...TitleComposer/AuthorCategory/ScoringPriceCandide OvertureBernstein, L.?39.50Russlan and Ludmilla (Overture)Glinka, M.?34.50Spartacus, (Finale)Khatchaturian, A.?37.50TarantellaRossini, G.?27.50

    Estimated delivery 10-14 days
  • £40.50

    Postcard from Riddings, A (The Two Windmills) - H. Snell

    This is very much a lively concert overture. Written to a commission from the Riddings Band, a pair of windmills... named 'Sarah and James' after the owner and his wife... were a notable landmark until burned down in suspicious circumstances and later demolished. Nothing more descriptive than rather circular musical motives connect these with the music. More in tune with the Shostakovitch Festival Overture or Bernstein's Candide Overture than the Derbyshire countryside!Other products you may be interested in...TitleComposer/AuthorCategory/ScoringPriceCandide OvertureBernstein, L.?39.50Postcard from MexicoH. Snell?37.50Waverley OvertureBerlioz, H.?68.00

    Estimated delivery 10-14 days