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    Echoes of the East - Rodney Newton

    This exciting addition to the brass band repertoire comes from the pen of Rodney Newton. He has taken traditional Bulgarian and Romanian folk tunes, and blended them into a showcase featuring both soloists and the band as a whole. All aspects of playing are explored, from the lyrical and expressive first and third movements, to the technically exciting second and fourth. This piece is sure to be a firm favourite with bands and audiences alike!

    Estimated delivery 5-7 days
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    Four Cities Symphony - Rodney Newton

    This piece was commissioned by the National Contesting Council as the 4th section test piece for the 2008 Regional Brass Band Championships of Great Britain. This symphony (the composer's 12th) has four movements played without a break. The first centres on two aspects of the city of London: its history and pageantry and its role as a busy modern metropolis.The second movement depicts Paris, its street cafes and boulevards and riverside walks, in the form of a romantic waltz. The third movement is constructed around the Gregorian chants of the Lord's Prayer (Pater noster, qui es in caelis) and the Creed (Credo in unum Deum) in an evocation of the city of Rome. After a powerful climax, mysterious tramping footsteps are heard as the ghosts or a Roman legion march through the city by night. The vision fades and the pater noster is heard once again, before the movement is brought to a close with the ancient Ambrosian chant, Christus Vincit, Christus Regnet, Christus Imperat.The final movement is an evocation of the city of Moscow, with its great historic buildings, its turbulent history and its fiery traditional music. At the outset a rather dour folk-like melody is heard which is transformed into a lively Cossack dance.This work is dedicated to Howard Wilson, former principal euphonium of City of Coventry Band who, in 1972, introduced the composer to top section brass band contesting.Rodney Newton, September 2007

    Estimated delivery 5-7 days
  • £64.95

    The King of Elfland's Daughter - Rodney Newton

    This important new addition to the brass band repertoire is from the pen of the Buy As You View Cory Band's composer in residence, Rodney Newton. Inspired by the fantasy writings of Lord Dunsany, he has created a musical portrait of a mythical land, filled with the likes of Elves and Trolls. This tone poem is written in a highly accessible musical language, and is sure to be a highly enjoyable experience for both player and listener.

    Estimated delivery 5-7 days
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    The Pilgrim's Progress - Rodney Newton

    Drawing inspiration from John Bunyan's Christian allegory, 'The Pilgrim's Progress' and Eric Ball's setting of Bunyan's 'Pilgrim's Hymn', Rodney Newton has expertly crafted a set of variations, each outlining a chapter in the Pilgrim's journey to the Celestial City.The work was written in 2003 (Eric Ball's centenary year) for Bandmaster Stephen Cobb and The International Staff Band of The Salvation Army to whom it is dedicated.

    Estimated delivery 5-7 days
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    Caelidh - Rodney Newton

    Caelidh was commissioned by Robert and Lorraine Childs and given to their son David as an eighteenth birthday present. Composed by Rodney Newton in 1999 it was first performed by David with Brighouse and Rastrick Band in Huddersfield Town Hall later that year. Caelidh (Ceilidh) is a traditional Gaelic social dance and, following a brief lament, flies into Gaelic dance mode quickening in tempo right to the finish!Caelidh can be heard on the CD Celtic Charm (CD 24901) on which the performers are David Childs and Cory Band.

    Estimated delivery 5-7 days
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    Euphoria - Rodney Newton

    This work for euphonium quartet was written in 2008 for the Welsh euphonium quartet, Euphor, and was first performed by them in Cincinnati, USA.It has been recorded by John Storey, Principal Euphonium for the Band of the Coldstream Guards, using multi-tracking techniques to enable him to play all four parts himself.The work is a bright showpiece in a single movement; a fanfare-like motif in consecutive triads, alternating with more lyrical material.Rodney Newton 2013

    Estimated delivery 5-7 days
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    Meditation and Dance - Rodney Newton

    This piece comprises the second and third movements of my Concerto for Flugelhorn and Brass Band, commissioned in 2009 by Dr. Robert Childs for his Daughter-in-law, Joanne Childs, to play with the National Youth Brass Band of Wales.Cast in simple A-B-A form, the Meditation consists of a song-like melody contrasted with a more animated middle section, followed by a cadenza for soloist which leads to the Dance, which is a lively jig.Rodney Newton - 2013 THIS WORK HAS BEEN RECORDED BY JOANNE CHILDS WITH THE CORY BAND UNDER THE ALTERNATIVE TITLE "SONG AND DANCE"

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    Three Burns Portraits - Rodney Newton

    Robert Burns (1759-1796) was one of the most colourful literary figures of the 18th Century. The son of a tenant farmer, he was born in Ayrshire, Scotland, and earned a living variously as a farmer, flax dresser and exercise man, gradually establishing himself as a poet, lyricist and collector of folksongs. A charismatic character, by the time of his death he had become Scotland's best known and best-loved poet. This work depicts three characters from his personal life who also figure in his poetry. Although Burns intended much of his verse to be sung, and even wrote tunes himself for many of his lyrics, all the melodies in this work are original.I John AndersonJohn Anderson (1759-1832) was an Ayrshire carpenter and close friend to Robert Burns, who immortalised Anderson in his affectionate poem John Anderson Ma Jo, which imagines both men in old age (although Burns was only 37 when he died). Anderson is reputed to have made Robert Burns' coffin and survived the wrecking of the paddle steamer Cornet at Craignish Point near Oban during a storm in 1820, an event incorporated into this movement. This is a picture of a tough, resilient Scot who meets the storms of Life head-on.II Mary CampbellRobert Burns had numerous love affairs, sometimes with more than one woman at a time. Mary Campbell, a sailor's daughter from the highland district of Dunoon, had entered service with a family in Ayrshire when she met Burns. Although involved with another woman at the time, Burns was smitten with Campbell and there is evidence to suggest that he planned to emigrate to Jamaica with Mary. However, nothing came of this wild scheme and Mary, fearing disgrace and scandal left the area but not before Burns had enshrined her in at least two poems, Highland Mary and To Mary Campbell. Significantly, the first line of the latter runs, "Will ye go to the Indies, my Mary, and leave auld Scotia's Shore?" (His ardent pleading can be heard in the middle section of the movement). Mary's music paints a portrait of a graceful young lady who had the presence of mind not to be entirely won over by the charms of Robert Burns.III Douglas GrahamBurns was a heavy drinker, and this is most likely a contribution to his early death. He was matched in this capacity by his friend, Douglas ‘Tam' Graham, a farmer who sought solace in the bottle from an unhappy marriage. Burns used his drinking partner as a model for the comic poem, Tam O'Shanter, which tells of a drunken Ayrshire farmer who encounters a Witches' Sabbath and escapes with his life, but at the cost of his horse tail. The story was said to be made up by Graham himself to placate his fearsome, but very superstitious, wife after he arrived home one night, worse the wear for drink and with his old mare's tail cropped by some village prankster. This present piece depicts Tam enjoying a riotous night at a local hostilely in the company of his friends, John Anderson and ‘Rabbie' Burns.Rodney Newton - 2013

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    Twm Sion Cati - Rodney Newton

    Twm Si?n Cati is a figure in Welsh folklore often described as the Welsh Robin Hood. The hills and valleys around Tregaron were once the playing fields of Twm, highwayman, thief and prankster, whose exploits were legendary throughout South Wales. A handsome man of many faces, he could swap between the fine robes of a gentleman and the rags of a peasant to suit his mischievous deeds. This new composition by Rodney Newton depicts Twm being pursued on horseback having taken from the rich before giving to the poor!Twm Si?n Cati is dedicated to David Childs and it can be heard on the CD Celtic Charm (DOYCD214) on which the performers are David Childs and Cory Band.

    Estimated delivery 5-7 days
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    Caelidh - Rodney Newton

    Caelidh was commissioned by Robert and Lorraine Childs and given to their son David as an eighteenth birthday present. Composed by Rodney Newton in 1999 it was first performed by David with Brighouse and Rastrick Band in Huddersfield Town Hall later that year. Caelidh (Ceilidh) is a traditional Gaelic social dance and, following a brief lament, flies into Gaelic dance mode quickening in tempo right to the finish!

    Estimated delivery 12-14 days