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    Hymn for Africa - Peter Meechan

    Part of the Brass Band Aid SeriesBrass Band Aid is a Charitable Organisation formed by members of Stanhope Silver Band, based in the North of England. From an original aim to raise awareness of the Make Poverty History campaign in their local area, a brass band CD recording was planned. The initiative took on a whole new dimension when the collection of local bands performing on CD were then joined by, what is now known as, The Brass Band Aid Celebrity Band, made up of many of the top brass musicians in the country.Following the success of this initial project the Celebrity Band has come together again to record a new CD – “Into Africa”. This is a compilation of pieces especially written for the recording by some of the most esteemed brass band writers of today. ‘Hymn for Africa’ is one such piece, generously contributed by Peter Meechan in support of the ongoing work of the charity.”Hymn for Africa is inspired by the the release of Nelson Mandela in the early 1990’s and the effect it had upon not only South Africa, but all over the continent of Africa, as well as the World as a whole. The fact that one man can achieve this with peace and great dignity will always be an inspiration, not only to me, but many, many millions of humans around the globe.sense of dignity and peace the composer . A simple 8 bar melody, first heard on an unaccompanied flugel horn at the beginning, is the basis of the composition. A drone is then added, before a chorale, and finally a rousing climax when the percussion and full band enter. The piece ends at it began, with a peaceful, unaccompanied, flugel solo.” (Peter Meechan).All sets sold raise money for Brass Band Aid – a charity The Music Company has continued to actively support since 25.

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    Global Variations - Nigel Hess

    Global Variations takes us around the world in just over eight minutes! The chimes of Big Ben herald the start of a whistle-stop global journey, calling in turn at France, Spain, South Africa, Egypt, Russia, India, China, Australia, South America, and the USA.Brass Band Grade 5: 1st SectionDuration: 9 minutes.

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    Global Variations (Brass Band - Score and Parts) - Hess, Nigel - Littlemore, Phillip

    Global Variations takes us around the world in just over eight minutes! The chimes of Big Ben herald the start of a whistle-stop global journey, calling in turn at France, Spain, South Africa, Egypt, Russia, India, China, Australia, South America, and the USA. Suitable for 1st Section Bands and above. Duration: 9.00

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    Soweto Swing - Peter Martin

    The sparkling music from Soweto (South Africa) has a long history. The rhythmic dances of Kwela, the 'syncopated guitars' of Mbaqanga, the saxophones and trumpets with their supple African jazz sounds as well as the infectious and sometimes gripping choir singing. All these elements can be recognized when listening to the 'Soweto String Quartet', which in its turn inspired Peter Martin to write 'Soweto Swing'.

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    Elizabethan Serenade - Ronald Binge - Len Jenkins

    Elizabethan Serenade was composed in 1951 by Ronald (Ronnie) Binge. When Walter Eastman at publishers Ascherberg, Hopwood & Crew (who had given Ronnie much encouragement following his return to the music industry after the war) heard the piece he said it sounded like an Elizabethan serenade and with the accession of Queen Elizabeth II in February 1952 and the advent of a second 'Elizabethan age' the piece was re-titled to that with which we are now familiar. The tune was used as the theme for the popular 1950s radio series Music Tapestry, Music in Miniature on the BBC and as the play-out for the British Forces Network radio station. It won an Ivor Novello award in 1957 and had chart successes in Germany and South Africa. Lyrics by poet Christopher Hassall were added later, along with those in German, Czech, Norwegian, Swedish, Finnish, Dutch, Danish and French. There was even a reggae version. In 2012, the year of the Queen's Jubilee, one website put it: "The song of the dayis Ronald Binge's Elizabethan Serenade" and, accordingly, it was played at the official Jubilee concert and The Last Night of the Proms.

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    Keep The Rhythm Going - Neil Brownless

    Keep the Rhythm Going was written for Abingdon Concert Band during the 2020 Coronavirus pandemic as a tribute to musicians around the world who found ways to play together virtually in order to 'keep the rhythm going'. This exciting piece will be a great opener for any concert or contest programme and is available for both brass band and wind band. When performing the wind band arrangement the Cor Anglais, Eb Clarinet and Alto Clarinet parts are optional and can be omitted without affecting the music. The premiere performance can be viewed here: https://youtu.be/b6f7zRzxI7k The piece was premiered virtually on 19th November 2020 by 109 musicians from around the world from the following musical organisations:Abingdon Concert BandAbbey Brass BandAbergavenny Borough BandAbingdon and District Music SocietyAlnwick PlayhouseConcert BandAlnwick Symphonic Wind EnsembleAnything Goes Swing BandAshby Concert BandAylesbury Concert BandAylesbury Symphony OrchestraBacchus Wind OrchestraBanbury Symphony OrchestraBicester Concert BandBisham Concert BandBlaina Town BandBoobs and BrassBourne Concert Band of WokingBrass for AfricaBucks WindBurford OrchestraCastleton BrassCity of Cardiff Melingriffith Brass Band OrganisationCoquet Concert BandCorpo Bandistico G. Puccini - DLF BolognaDarlington Clarinet EnsembleDidcot Concert OrchestraDragon's Big BandDurham Miners' Association Brass BandEast Grinstead Concert BandGoring & Streatley Concert BandHalifax Concert BandHenley Symphony OrchestraJazz ColossusBig BandJupiter BrassKidlington Concert BrassLangtree SinfoniaNantwich Concert BandThe British Police Symphony OrchestraNew Buckenham Silver BandNottingham Concert BandNottingham Daytime OrchestraNottingham Symphonic WindsPaddock OrchestraPeebles Concert BandPotterspury Big BandReading Concert BandRoyal College of MusicRoyal Welsh College of Music & DramaSalvation Army West Midlands Fellowship BandSalvo BrassSaxophone SundaeSevenoaks and Tonbridge Concert BandShirley BandSlinfold Concert BandSouth Norfolk Youth Symphonic BandStockport Silver BandSuper BoneTewkesbury CamerataThame Concert BandThe Band of The Royal British Legion, LeistonVale Symphonic Wind BandTowcester Studio BandUniversity of Nottingham BlowsocThe University of Trinidad and TobegoWadhurst Brass BandWest Forest SinfoniaWeston BrassWindsor & Maidenhead Symphony OrchestraYorkshire Wind OrchestraYoung Musicians Symphony Orchestra...and some freelancers.

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    African Trio - Kenneth Downie

    As it’s title suggests, this piece consists of three distinct elements, all of which maximise the stylish creativity of Kenneth Downie’s renowned writing talent.After a rich, warm and hymnal opening ‘movement’ based upon Kum Ba Yah, the work develops and lifts into a fascinating take on ‘The Lord’s Prayer’. Bringing the piece to an even more positive, up-tempo close is the final section which references the South African traditional song We Are Marching (Siyahamb’ ekukhanyen’ kwenknos’)Kenneth Downie composed this work in support of a charitable project, known in 2005 as Brass Band Aid. The organisation called for original compositions to be included in a follow-up CD release - Into Africato help raise funds for projects in Adet, Africa, and to build awareness of theMake Poverty History campaign. African Trio was featured on the CD with a recording by The National Youth Band of Wales.Now that the original BBA projects are complete, funds raised by the titles we publish from theBrass Band Aidseries continue to support other music-related projects on a regular basis.Look and Listen (performance courtesy of Golden Gate British Brass Band in 2019):

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    Ever so samba - Peter Martin

    The rhythm of the samba was originally created in Africa and brought to Brazil by the slaves . Here it became the national dance. For every festive occasion and especially the carnival festivities (Rio de Janeiro) samba music is played. The World's Fair in New York (1939) was the reason to the biggest spread of the samba. The cornet section gets an opportunity to feature in Ever so Samba. Together with the swinging percussion section they let you enjoy a South American party.

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