Good, different tunes are always welcomed by brass bands around Christmas time, so we asked our colleague Maurice Forslund if there were any Carols in Sweden that he would like to arrange for us. He has come back with "Carol from Boda" which we have also titled in Swedish and Norwegian to reflect brass band interest in those countries. The tune is traditional and known as 'Chorale from Boda'. It is one of the settings for the Advent Carol "Prepare the Way, O Zion", (Bereden v?g f?r Herran ? Swedish, or Rydd vei for Herrens komme ? Norwegian). These words are typical of the period when they were written and could be updated to suit modern ears, so starting with this excellent melody, some new words would be good from the lyricists amongst you.....This piece is graded in the range 'easy' to 'intermediate' and is well within the capabilities of most bands looking for something different.
The zarzuela is a kind of popular Spanish operatta but is scarcely known in this country. This fiery intermezzo from the Spanish master Giminez and first encountered by Eric Crees as an orchestral encore, oozes the essence of Iberia and is sure to be a stunning contribution to any brass band programme.Estimated delivery 10-14 days
Luis Alonso's WeddingEstimated delivery 10-14 days