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    Pavane (FaurA(c) arr. Dan Price) - Dan Price

    Brass Band Concert Series - Grade 2.5 French composer Gabriel FaurA(c) composed his Pavane in 1887. Initially it was scored for voices with piano accompaniment but FaurA(c) quickly reworked the piece for small orchestra, optional voices, and also allowed a provision for dancers. Here an abridged version of the original has been transcribed for brass band by Dan Price and will bring a welcome touch of the classics to any concert program. Duration: 00:03:15

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    The Garland Waltz (Tchaikovsky arr. Dan Price) - Dan Price

    Brass Band Concert Series - Grade 4 'The Garland Waltz' comes from 'The Sleeping Beauty', the second of three ballets by Pyotr Tchaikovsky. Sleeping Beauty's theme is simplistic and focuses on the conflicting forces of good and evil through the characters the Lilac Fairy (good) and Carabosse (evil). The ballet's premiere in 1890 received more favorable accolades than 'Swan Lake' but Tchaikovsky never witnessed the works true success outside of Russia as he died in 1893. By 1903, 'The Sleeping Beauty' was the second most popular ballet in the repertoire of the Imperial Ballet, having been performed 200 times in only 10 years. The waltz and other music from the ballet has been used extensively on film and television, most notably on Disneys animated version of 'Sleeping Beauty' and the recently released 'Maleficent'.

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    Song to the Moon (DvorAk arr: Dan Price) - Dan Price

    Brass Band Solo Series - Grade 3 Song To the Moon is the most popular aria from DvorAk's opera Rusalka which is based on the fairy tales written by Karel Jaromir Erben and BoAena NA?mcovA. A Rusalka in Slavic mythology is a water sprite or nymph.

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    Christmas Spirit - Dan Price

    Brass Band Christmas Series - Grade 3 An approachable festive March written in a traditional style by Dan Price. This lively festive march, written in the style of the Salvation Army tradition, makes inventive use of two Christmas Carol favourites, God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen and It Came Upon a Midnight Clear, from the pen of Dan Price. Duration: 00:03:30

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  • £24.95

    Maneno Ya - Dan Price

    Commissioned in 2012 by the Penicuik Silver Band, Maneno Ya is a hymn with a difference. The band wanted to include an African influenced work within thier concert programme and commissioned Maneno Ya from brass and winc band composer Dan Price.The name Maneno Ya (pronounced Mah-Neh-Noh - Yah) is Swahili and translates as ‘song' hence the subtitle of the piece - A ‘Song' of Africa.The work has four percussion parts but other than the drum kit part, these are optional. Percussion can play a large role in this piece if desired with parts doubled or improvised over to create a more authentic sound.This is an approachable concert item which any band could play and enjoy.

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    Peacemakers - Dan Price

    Peacemakers was composed for Robert Childs and the Grimethorpe Colliery Band. It received its world premiere on November 17th 2014 at The Sage and concluded their winning ‘Brass in Concert' program, ‘Lest We Forget'.As well as commemorating the centenary of World War I, 2014 also marked the 75th Anniversary of the outbreak of Word War II. Dan Price's Peacemakers pays tribute to those who fought, and uses two contrasting musical ideas as its basis. The motifs and material for the first theme take inspiration from Morse code patterns, and as the work nears a triumphant close the allied forces of World War II are remembered through the words of British Prime Minister Sir Winston Churchill broadcast on 20th August 1940. This speech can be narrated. Alternatively, a free audio download is available from the downloads section of this site.Peacemakers has been recorded by Grimethorpe Colliery Band on their CD 'Grimethorpe Entertain' available to buy here.

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    The Dirty Duck - Dan Price

    The Dirty Duck is named after a public house opposite the Royal Shakespeare Company in Stratford and was commissioned by cornet superstar Tom Hutchinson.Composer Dan Price explains, "Tom was looking for a solo that was virtuosic in content with strong jazz influences and something of a crowd pleaser. The Dirty Duck was the end result. The piece sits firmly within the big band style, taking influence from the dance bands of the 1940s led by such greats as Benny Goodman, Duke Ellington and Count Basie."The first performance of The Dirty Duck was given by Tom Hutchinson with the Cory Band conducted by David Childs on October 1st 2011 at Wiltshire Music Centre. The work's premiere recording features on the commercial disc, Cory In Concert Volume II, performed by Tom Hutchinson with the Cory Band conducted by Robert Childs.

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    Trip the Light Fantastic - Dan Price

    Horn virtuoso Owen Farr commissioned a new concert item for tenor horn from composer Dan Price in 2009, Trip the Light Fantastic was the resulting work.The piece is music absolute, with no particular aim to tell a story or impose and image or idea on the listener. For anyone who knows Owen, they will know that he has an infectious and engaging presence and a lively sense of humour. His technical and musical ability is universally renowned, as is his enthusiasm and passion for music. The composer has attempted to create a musical caricature of some of these personal qualities and has borrowed the dancing term ‘to trip the light fantastic', "to dance nimbly or lightly, or to move in a pattern to musical accompaniment" as a fitting title to encompass the virtuosic yet jovial nature of the piece.

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    Blue Thunder - Dan Price

    Brass Band Concert Series - Grade 3.5 A toe tapping concert item with choreography to add a visual dimension by Dan Price. Commissioned in 2013 by the National Children's Band of Great Britain for their 10th Anniversary, Blue Thunder takes inspiration from the fast and noisy world of steam locomotives. The Mallard 4468 is a LNER Pacific steam locomotive and was famous for setting the world land speed record (126mph). Blue Thunder (a reference to the train's colour and lightning speed) also marks the 75th anniversary of this world record. The music imitates the sounds and excitement of a steam train on its journey with some added choreography which adds to the excitement. Duration: 00:04:45 Grade 3.5 Follow this link to watch Blue Thunder being premiered by the National Children's Band of Great Britain:

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    Dreamtime - Dan Price

    Brass Band Concert Series - Grade 5 A demanding but rewarding concert finale or first half finisher by Dan Price. Commissioned by Philip Harper for the Cory Bands 2013 tour to Australia, Dreamtime draws inspiration from Australian Aboriginal mythology. The Dreamtime is a sacred era in which the Aborigines believe ancestral totemic (symbolic) spirits created the world. The work is heavily percussive, includes a part for narrator and even includes a pseudo didgeridoo part created with the use of multi-phonics in the euphoniums and tubas however; a convincing performance of this work can still be achieved without the use of either the multi-phonics, narration and a carefully considered selection of the available percussion parts. Duration: 00:07:30 (with Narration)

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