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    Marching Through Wales - Various - Chris Cooper

    Music from God's own country! This great item treats your audience to some of the greatest tunes that Wales has to offer, in an all round rousing, foot-tapping arrangement. Music including Calon Lan, The Ash Grove, Hyfrydol, Myfanwy, Ar Hyd Y Nos, Blaenwern & Men of Harlech has all been given the military treatment and is a perfect audience pleaser for both the bandstand and the concert hall. A must for all band libraries.

    In stock: Estimated delivery 1-2 days
  • £30.00

    Enchanted Wales

    In 1993, I was asked to provide some background music for a ten minute promotional film, showing some of the beautiful landscape of the country in which I was born, Wales. I chose “Men of Harlech”, “The Ash Grove”, and “Land of my Fathers”, and ‘electronically’ produced some music. As a lover of brass bands and male voice choirs, I decided to arrange this music for that combination. The ‘male voice choir’ and ‘Welsh harp’ parts are optional, to enhance what already aims to be a ‘proud’ arrangement which says “This is Wales”. The piece begins with a glorious fanfare, which leads us into “Men of Harlech”. Next, we hear the beautiful “Ash Grove”. After this, we come to the grand finale, “Land of my Fathers”. This piece requires solid, tight performance. The glock part is important, and there is a fairly demanding obligato duet in Ash Grove for soprano and principal cornets.

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  • £35.00

    Legends of Cyfarthfa - Matthew Hall

    Legends of CyfarthfaCombining the music of Joseph Parry and the legendary Cyfarthfa Band, Legends of Cyfarthfa is a technically challenging but musically rewarding concert work. Robert Crawshay owned the Cyfarthfa Ironworks in South Wales creating a business empire second to none.Cyfarthfa Castle was built by Crawshay as the family home from the income made via the ironworks. He wanted his own private band to play under the name of the ironworks with the best players in the world, playing on the highest quality instruments at the time. Employing the band members under the guise of iron workers, the Cyfarthfa Band was made up of virtuoso players, performing for the pleasure of the Crawshay dynasty.This virtuosity can be heard in some of the more technically challenging sections of Legends of Cyfarthfa. Joseph Parry was born in Cyfarthfa.He composed the first piece of music specifically written for brass band called Tydfil Overture for the Cyfarthfa Band, alongside many other memorable works for other instrumentation.Legends of Cyfarthfa incorporates many of Parry’s works including his opera Blodwen, hymn tune Aberystwyth, folk melody Myfanwy and the Tydfil Overture, alongside many other melodies from Wales. Sospanfach, Men of Harlech, Lisa Lan and Calon Lan are just a number of the melodies that are used in this composition.The premiere performance was given by Tredegar Town Band under the direction of Ian Porthouse at the 2010 Brass in Concert Championships where it was awarded the Cyril Beere Memorial Trophy for Best New Composition or Arrangement.http://matthew-hall.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2014/08/05-Legends-Of-Cyfarthfa.mp3Legends of Cyfarthfa

    Estimated delivery 10-14 days
  • £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 the World and Call of the Cossacks), Day of the Dragon is a joint commission from the Buy as You View Band and the National Youth Brass Band of Wales. The five movements are based on traditional Welsh Folk Songs and feature solos for cornet, trombone, horn, flugel, euphonium : 1) Overture (Ar lan y mor, Hunting the Hare) 2) Lullaby (Suo Gan) 3) Welsh Clog Dance 4) Ballad (By Kell's Waters) 5) Triumph (Men of Harlech)

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