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    The Blues Factory - Jacob de Haan

    This imaginative new work portrays the rich history of the textile industry through music. The decline of the industry is expressed in the opening slow movement with an authentic 12 bar blues. The second movement uses a jazzy rock style blues to show the optimism and solidarity of the mill workers and the final movement uses a strong vocal-style blues to look forward with optimism to the future.

    Estimated delivery 10-14 days

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  • £49.99

    Marching Blues (Brass Band - Score and Parts)

    Marching Blues was written in the blues and swing-jazz style of the great big bands. It is an ideal show march that can be used for encores, popular performances, family concerts and much more. As an added entertaining feature why not get your Eb bass player to stand for his/her 28-bar solo! From small ensembles to large bands, Marching Blues will bring great joy to all generations of performers and audiences on many occasions. 04:00

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    Marching Blues - Hayato Hirose

    Marching Blues was written in the blues and swing-jazz style of the great big bands. It is an ideal show march that can be used for encores, popular performances, family concerts and much more. As an added entertaining feature why not get your Eb bass player to stand for his/her 28-bar solo! From small ensembles to large bands, Marching Blues will bring great joy to all generations of performers and audiences on many occasions.

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  • £8.50

    The Mayor's Blues - John Blanken

    Why should rock musicians have all the fun? Now your band can experience the thrill of playing a piece in a classic 12-bar blues style. Many players are given the chance to show off their skills as a soloist before the work builds to a grand fortissimo finale with the whole band playin' the blues!

    Estimated delivery 10-14 days
  • £30.00

    The St Louis Blues - Sandy Coffin, W C Handy

    Two-Step MarchCommissioned by John Wallace, this arrangement of The St Louis Blues has been crafted by Sandy Coffin through close listening of the available recordings of the Harlem Hellfighters Band. Sandy had been heavily involved with the Historic Brass Society symposium 2017 held in New York and assisted John with his research on this fascinating band and the style of music it generated.Eye-witness accounts refer to the 369th band ‘dancing’ rather than ‘marching’. Above all, in modern performance, finding a ‘dancing beat’ is crucial to a successful performance of this Ragtime march in order to do justice to the great pioneering work of James Reese Europe.Note the flutter-tonguing and use of muting, the counter-melody in soprano cornet, and the wilder and yet wilder nature of each repetition of the Chorus.Look and Listen:Background to the Harlem HellfightersThe US Army 369th Regiment, made up largely of African-Americans from New York, became known as the Harlem Hellfighters because of the heroic reputation which accrued to them during the actions they engaged in during the First World War in Europe.James Reese Europe was one of the most active African-American composer/musical directors in the pre-war American music scene. The legendary Harlem Hellfighters Band, which he assembled in 1917 from African-American and Puerto Rican musicians, came at an important transitional point in musical history. A new form of music called jazz was emerging from Ragtime and the performing style of Europe’s band was immersed in the flow of this new direction.Europe’s Harlem Hellfighters influenced and inspired everyone who heard them, including the welcoming crowd when they disembarked in France, bowled over by their swinging rendition of La Marseillaise. Reese Europe became a war hero, commanding a machine-gun unit as well as the band.On return from War in 1919 the band led a ticker-tape parade along Fifth Avenue in New York and soon made about 30 shellac recordings. These recordings display some of the fingerprints of their performing style: ragging, improvising, muting, wailing, smearing (their word for glissando) – and from the evidence of their recordings they took the printed page as a blueprint for individuality.In May 1919 during the Hellfighters’ triumphant coast-to-coast tour after their return, James Reese Europe was tragically murdered, bringing to premature close, at the age of 39, the work of a great musical innovator.

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  • £29.95

    BANDSTAND BLUES (Brass Band Set)

    Estimated delivery 12-14 days
  • £27.50

    Hazy Jim's Blues (Solo Cornet/Brass Band)

    Cornet solo with Brass Band

    Estimated delivery 12-14 days
  • £46.20