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  • £39.95

    Taps in Tempo - Jan Nerneska

    Despite his European name, Jan Berenska was a Midlander and something of a youthful prodigy, playing piano, violin and cello and giving his first broadcast at the age of 15 from Station 5IT (based in Witton, near Birmingham) in the days of crystal sets. He made his professional debut as a multi-instrumentalist in 1919, playing in the pit at London's Drury Lane Theatre for a pantomime. In the 1920s, he became sub-leader of the fledgling City of Birmingham Orchestra (CBO) before forming his own Berenska Pianoforte Quintette in 1930, which broadcast regularly from the BBC'S Birmingham studios. In 1935, he formed a dance band which toured all over the country.His xylophone solo, Taps in Tempo, is dedicated to Leslie Lewis, principal percussionist of the CBO. Born in South Wales, Lewis was a prot?g? of the orchestra's legendary timpanist, Ernest Parsons, and was subsequently engaged by the BBC as percussionist with its Theatre Orchestra in London, only to die tragically of a heart attack at Euston Station on the day he was to take up his new appointment.Taps in Tempo is very typical of the type of xylophone solo heard on innumerable bandstands and in caf?s and variety theatres throughout the 1930s and 1940s. It features a bright, catchy melody, dazzling arpeggios and scales and four-mallet chords to show off the xylophonist's technique. This arrangement was specially created for the virtuoso percussionist, Simone Rebello.

    Estimated delivery 5-7 days
  • £34.50

    Hungarian March (from The Damnation of Faust) - Berlioz, H.

    Included at the last minute in a performance of Faust conducted by the composer in Budapest, The Hungarian March caused a sensation in the politically charged atmosphere of the Hungary of the time. It was encored time and time again. The clever build-up to a stunning climax shows the professional composer scoring a bull's-eye. In fact the opera has nothing whatsoever to do with Hungary : Berlioz' placing the scene 'on a plain in Hungary' was the merest cover up for trying to be sure of a triumph in his concert-tour in that country. Success on the cheap ! In the right circumstances artistic integrity is (a little) negotiable.

    Estimated delivery 10-14 days
  • £83.00

    Vivid Brass - Philip Sparke

    Vivid Brass was commissioned by Vivid Brass Tokyo, a brass band that is made up of professional players who meet up for concerts and recording projects. Philip Sparke has been a frequent guest conductor with the band. The result is Vivid Brass, a work in which all sections come to the fore as the energy of the band shines through!

    Estimated delivery 10-14 days

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  • £40.00

    Trumpets Parade - Dagmar Kildevann

    All cornets are in the spotlight in this musical parade. The melodic part in the middle provides the soloists with the necessary air. Success is assured because every beginning, advanced, professional, or senior cornet-player can participate.

    Estimated delivery 10-14 days

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  • £81.00

    Down to Earth - Stijn Aertgeerts

    Down to Earth - Stijn Aertgeerts - 6'10'' - BVT158 'Down To Earth' was commisioned by Lore Vertommen for Belgian euphonium player Lorenz Havermans. Lorenz is a professional euphonium player with the Royal Symphonic Band of the Belgian Airforce and also is principal euphonium with the Noord-Limburgse Brass Band. The piece starts of very calm and peaceful. Gradually you can feel the anxiousness growing until it culminates in a virtuoso tour de force! Above all he's a very down to earth guy! Recorded on cd 'No Man's Land'. Euphonium soloist & band

    Estimated delivery 10-14 days

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