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  • £72.00

    Dans varsomt - Ray Farr

    Composed October 2014 by Ray Farr, based on a religious folk-song, or psalm, from Valdres in Norway. The words to the hymn, which was written by Olof Kolmodin in 1742, warn us to 'tread warily, my soul'.Ray has adapted the music into a lively Norwegian-style dance with an equally strong warning for people not to tread on anyone's toes.The piece was first performed at the Brass in Concet competition "Siddis Brass" by Jaren Hornmusikkforening in November 2014.

    Estimated delivery 12-14 days
  • £72.90

    Dans varsomt - Ray Farr

    Composed October 2014 by Ray Farr, based on a religious folk-song, or psalm, from Valdres in Norway.The words to the hymn, which was written by Olof Kolmodin in 1742, warn us to 'tread warily, my soul'.Ray has adapted the music into a lively Norwegian-style dance with an equally strong warning for people not to tread on anyone's toes.The piece was first performed at the Brass in Concet competition "Siddis Brass" by Jaren Hornmusikkforening in November 2014.

    Estimated delivery 10-14 days

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  • £24.95

    Cantilena - Ray Farr

    We are lucky to have many superb arrangements from the pen of Ray Farr, but here he shows his talent in an original composition for brass band. Cantilena - meaning 'short song' - is a lovely, reflective slow waltz in a romantic style.

    Estimated delivery 5-7 days
  • £133.60

    Fanfare and Chorale - Egil Hovland - Ray Farr

    This arrangement (or edition) for brass band will give the possibility for more performances of this fine work by Hovland. The composer, before his death, examined my work and made no suggestions for changes, and his approving comments were complimentary and encouraging. The work was originally written for Concert Band in 1966 as Op. 54a to St. Olaf College Band in the US. It was transcribed in 1967 for symphony orchestra as Op. 54b by the composer himself. The challenges in arranging the piece for brass band were mostly concerned with satisfactorily covering the upper register used by piccolo, flutes and clarinets, and while there are wonderful brass players around who have amazing high registers, I have aimed this edition at a level achievable by reasonably good brass band players who are willing to give time and effort into the proper preparation and delivery of the music. Having worked on this new edition with a top-class brass band, I think it sounds wonderful and interestingly different to the original. Besides the obvious differences of tone-colour and absent high notes, I have used in my scoring, the option for using a vibraphone in place of a celeste. Vaughan Williams, in his Variations for brass band writes for celeste, but because the instrument is quite rare, performances have been mostly given using a glockenspiel- but this, of course sounds two octaves higher than it was intended. I think that vibraphone and brass is an excellent combination and recommend it without hesitation in this piece. Every detail of articulation and dynamic has been considered, so in order to keep the integrity of the music, please do not change anything in the name of "interpretation". As Ravel says- "What is there to interpret?" Ray Farr

    Estimated delivery 10-14 days
  • £72.90

    What Now My Love - Gilbert Becaud - Ray Farr

    What Now, My Love was written in 1961 by composer Gilbert Becaud and lyricist Pierre Delanoe with the original title Et Maintenant.Very many top, internationally renowned artists have recorded this song including Elvis Presley, Frank Sinatra and Shirley Bassey.Ray Farr has set the emotional song to the ostinato of Ravel's Bolero, and features several soloists from within the band.

    Estimated delivery 10-14 days
  • £33.95

    Agincourt Song (Score and Parts) - Elgar Howarth trans. Ray Farr

    This famous 15th-century song commemorating the English victory at the battle of Agincourt in 1415 has been adapted and arranged by many composers over the years, notably William Walton in his music for the film Henry V and by Ralph Vaughan Williams in his overture for brass band Henry the Fifth. Elgar Howarth originally made this stirring arrangement for 10-piece orchestral brass, and Ray Farr's transcription for British-style brass band employs antiphonal groups to magnificent effect.

    Estimated delivery 5-7 days
  • £39.99

    Four Cornish Dances Op.91 (Brass Band - Score and Parts) - Arnold, Malcolm - Farr, Ray

    Ray Farr’s arrangement of Malcolm Arnold’s suite Four Cornish Dances brilliantly retains the atmosphere of the orchestral original with its evocation of Cornish sea-farers, of deserted tin mines, of marching bands, Methodism, May Days and Moody and Sankey hymns.Suitable for 1st Section Bands and aboveDuration: 10.00

    Estimated delivery 12-14 days
  • £14.99

    Four Cornish Dances Op.91 (Brass Band - Score only) - Arnold, Malcolm - Farr, Ray

    Ray Farr’s arrangement of Malcolm Arnold’s suite Four Cornish Dances brilliantly retains the atmosphere of the orchestral original with its evocation of Cornish sea-farers, of deserted tin mines, of marching bands, Methodism, May Days and Moody and Sankey hymns.Suitable for 1st Section Bands and aboveDuration: 10.00

    Estimated delivery 12-14 days
  • £33.00

    MIDNIGHT SLEIGHRIDE (Farr) (Brass Band) - Prokofiev, Sergei - Farr, Ray

    This is a lively big band style arrangement of the famous "Troika" tune from Lieutenant Kije. Recorded on Polyphonic QPRL010D Firebird. Duration: 2:42.

    Estimated delivery 12-14 days
  • £39.99

    Four Cornish Dances (Brass Band/Parts) - Malcolm Arnold

    Ray Farr's arrangement of Malcolm Arnold's suite brilliantly retains the atmosphere of the orchestral original with its evocation of Cornish sea-farers, of deserted tin mines, of marching bands, Methodism, May Days and Moody and Sankey hymns.

    In stock: Estimated delivery 1-2 days