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    Bass Trombone Concerto

    Written in 2006 for Roger Argente, Gareth Wood brings his considerable experience of writing for brass, and brass bands in particular, to an instrument not often blessed with opportunities for solo exposure. It is scored for soloist accompanied by traditional brass band line-up, including timpani and two percussion, and follows the standard three-movement pattern. In the first movement, the soloist launches straight into the musical argument with a low-lying repeated quaver figure punctuated by the band. A lyrical second subject in the high register is also entrusted to the soloist, and the movement comes to a thrilling conclusion. The slow movement opens softly with the percussion, and a mournful bass line sets the mood for a thoughtful long melody. It reaches a powerful climax, which subsides to a return of the opening mood. In the march-like finale, the soloist is pitted against a number of solo instruments from the band and a driving ostinato carries the momentum through to the blazing ending.Duration: 13:00 minutesPercussion: 3 Players playing timpani, bongos, bass drum, side drum, suspended cymbal, tam-tam, claves, triangle, tambourine, xylophone and glockenspielGrade 4: Moderately Difficult 1st Section Bands

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    Gull Dances

    The composer, who lives and works at the edge of the Forth estuary in Edinburgh has been inspired here by the intriguing “tap” dance that the gulls perform on the grass at certain times to encourage worms to break the surface. The middle movements describe the birds’ “dancing” in flight, with a waltz and a slow soaring melody. The piece was written for the COOP Glasgow Brass Band on the occasion of their winning the Scottish brass band championship in 2009 and was broadcast on BBC Scotland’s “Classics Unwrapped” in November of that year.Duration: 11:00 minutesPercussion: 3 Players playing timpani, snare drum, triangle, suspended cymbal, bass drum and crash cymbalsGrade 4: Moderately Difficult 1st Section Bands

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    March - Spirit of Victory - Andrea Price

    Brass Band Concert Series - Grade 2 / 3 Traditional Brass Band March by Andrea Price. Composed in 2004, it was a runner up in 'the mouthpiece.com march competition'. Duration: 00:03:30

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    Starburst - Dan Price

    Brass Band Concert Series - Grade 3 A fast-paced and exciting concert finale or first half finisher by Dan Price. Commissioned by the Greater Manchester Hub Youth Brass Band for their 2014 season, Starburst is a high-octane work in a contemporary style with elements of rock and funk fusion. The piece features soloistic input from all sections, with vibrant percussion colours adding to the overall effectiveness. Although the piece sounds extremely virtuosic it is accessible for most bands, and is fun to rehearse as well as exciting to listen to. Duration: c. 04:00

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    Flanders Fields - Dan Price

    Brass Band Concert Series - Grade 3 Commissioned in 2014 by the 2nd Rossendale Scout Band, Flanders Fields was composed to commemorate the 100th anniversary of World War I also known as the Great War. It is a reflective work which uses a hymn as its basis, infusing the sound of bugle calls and marching drums to convey the impression of a conflict rather than depicting a specific battle. Narration can be included in this work to add to its overall effectiveness. Duration: 00:07:30

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    March - The Traditional - Dan Price

    Brass Band Concert Series - Grade 3.5 The Traditional is a concert march which takes influence from the great band marches of William Rimmer and Thomas James (TJ) Powell. Composed in 2004, it was a runner up in 'the mouthpiece.com march competition'. Duration: 00:03:30

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    Prelude 1946 - Dan Price

    Brass Band Concert Series - Grade 3 The North West Area Brass Bands Association has for 70 years been representing bands in the North West of England and surrounding areas. Our member bands come from Cheshire, Derbyshire, Greater Manchester, Isle of Man, Lancashire, North Wales, Staffordshire and Yorkshire. We are delighted that Dan Price has been able to compose Prelude 1946 to mark our special 70th Anniversary year and extend our sincere thanks to him for this new work. Duration: 00:03:45

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    Angelicus - Dan Price

    Brass Band Christmas Series - Grade 3.5 An original medley of Christmas carols based around an angelic theme, commissioned by the Halifax Choral Society and the Black Dyke Band. Featured carols include Gabriel's Message, Carol of the Bells and It Came Upon A Midnight Clear, masterfully compiled by Dan Price. Scored for band. Choir parts available on request. Duration: 00:08:00

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    Eire Time - Andrea Price

    Brass Band Solo Series - Grade 3 (Soloist 5) A virtuosic euphonium solo with a celtic flavour by Andrea Price. Composed in 2014 for Black Dyke principle euphonium Gary Curtin, Eire Time weaves together three traditional Irish folk tunes in a lively and virtuosic celebration of all things Irish. The piece opens with Star of Munster, a playful but tricky reel with a real foot-tapping lilt to the accompanying parts. The middle movement, The Leaving of Liverpool, is a lyrical slow melody that tells of travel and homesickness and here the band sensitively supports the soloists soaring countermelody. A percussion interlude leads us into the finale, a fast romp through the fiendishly difficult Drowsy Maggie, a real classic of the genre. Duration: 00:05:00

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    Jubilee Gigue

    Composer Debbie Wiseman is one of the UK’s most successful female music ambassadors. Throughout the past 20 years, there are probably few people in the UK who have not heard a theme from one of Debbie’s many film or television productions. Honoured in the Queen’s New Year’s with an MBE for services to the music and film industry, she has been awarded honorary fellowships at both the music colleges where she studied, Trinity College of Music and the Guildhall School of Music and Drama. “Jubilee Gigue” was commissioned to be performed on the Georgian barge as part of the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Pageant. Inspired by the “Gigue” in Handel’s original Water Music, the work has a rollicking, upbeat feel and is now newly arranged for brass band by Chris Houlding.Duration: 5:30 Minutes.Percussion: 3 players, playing timpani, tom-toms, side drum, congas and bongos Grade 2: Moderately Easy 2nd and 3rd Section Bands