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  • £49.99

    Masque (Brass Band - Score and Parts) - Hesketh, Kenneth

    Masque has been transcribed for brass band from Hesketh's Scherzo for Orchestra, commissioned by the National Children's Orchestra in 1987. The main theme is bravura and is often present, in the background. The form of the piece is a simple scherzo-trio-scherzo, and has colourful scoring (solos alternating with full bodied tuttis) with a dash of wildness! Suitable for 1st Section Bands and above. Duration: 6.00

    Estimated delivery 12-14 days

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  • £79.99

    The Alchymist's Journal (Brass Band - Score and Parts) - Hesketh, Kenneth

    The Alchymist's Journal (Variants for Brass Band) was commissioned by Faber Music Band Consultant Paul Hindmarsh in 2001, with the support of the Brass Band Heritage Trust, as a substantial concert/contest challenge that would be within the compass of the country’s most able youth and first section bands. It received its first performance in January 2002, by Black Dyke Band under Nicholas Childs, as part of the Royal Northern College of Music Festival of Brass.Since its original publication, composer Kenneth Hesketh has made a number of revisions to the work. Most of these were included in the recording made by Foden's Band conducted by Bramwell Tovey. This definitive new edition, including all the composer's revisions, has been specially prepared for the 2015 National Brass Band Championships of Great Britain and is the text that all bands performing were required to use.Suitable for 1st Section Bands and aboveDuration: 12 minutes

    Estimated delivery 12-14 days
  • £29.99

    The Alchymist's Journal (Brass Band - Score only - Hesketh, Kenneth

    2015 National Championships Finals Testpiece - First Section - Extra score only.The Alchymist's Journal, subtitled Variants for brass band, was commissioned in 2001 by the Brass Band Heritage Trust and is dedicated to Paul Hindmarsh. This vibrant music is cast in the form of a series of extended symphonic variations based on a short theme heard at the start. After a quiet start, the music builds to an incisive and dramatic climax. Ideal for any First Section brass band contest.Suitable for 1st Section Bands and upDuration: 12 minutes

    Estimated delivery 12-14 days
  • £100.00

    Danceries (Set II) (Brass Band - Score and Parts) - Hesketh, Kenneth

    Danceries Set II, arranged for brass band, was first commission by Keith Allen for the Birmingham Symphonic Winds. This second set of Danceries continues the format, established in the popular Danceries (Set I), of using tunes and dances from Playford's Dancing Master (17th century) to form the basis of an extended dancesuite. In this set, the melodies have become more abstracted and project only a distant echo of their original forms. As before, each movement is self-contained, colourful and direct, with its own distinct mood. The outer movements - Jennie's Bawbee and Peascod's Galliarda - share driving percussion with a military air. Tom Tinker's Toye and Heart's Ease (movements two and three) are both settings of original melodies. All movements are more extended than in the first set, with a freer use and approach to the material; melodies now occur in various keys and are supported by a greater variety of harmonic colouring. The result is a richer, even more exhilarating set of dances. Suitable for 1st Section Bands and above. Duration: 15.00

    Estimated delivery 12-14 days

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    Elegy (Brass Band - Score and Parts) - Hesketh, Kenneth

    Elegy is a consortium commission in celebration of the 75th birthday of the distinguished wind band conductor Timothy Reynish. The music derives from a youthful symphony written when Hesketh was 16, the same source as his popular Masque. Full of big tunes and bitter-sweet harmonies, Elegy is a heartfelt thank you to a conductor who has done more than most to widen the vision of the wind orchestra movement.Suitable for 1st Section Bands and aboveDuration: 7.00

    Estimated delivery 12-14 days
  • £44.99

    A Festive Overture (Brass Band - Score and Parts) - Hesketh, Kenneth

    This exuberant overture has busy, colourful outer sections which frame an expansive middle section, where Hesketh introduces a typically broad melody.Suitable for Championship Section BandsDuration: 7.00

    Estimated delivery 12-14 days
  • £79.99

    Danceries (Set I) (Brass Band - Score and Parts) - Hesketh, Kenneth

    In Danceries, by Kenneth Hesketh, the melodies themselves are a mixture of old and new. Where the old occurs it has been adapted in mood and composition and is often interspersed with completely new material. The contemporary harmonies and rhythms bring a breath of new into these themes and add drama to the suite. Suitable for Advanced Youth/3rd Section Bands and above. Duration: 12.00

    Estimated delivery 12-14 days

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  • £59.99

    Infernal Ride (Brass Band - Score and Parts) - Hesketh, Kenneth

    Infernal Ride is mercurial and virtuosic, reflecting the mad-cap chase of Ichabod Crane’s final ride on his horse, Gunpowder, in the story by Washington Irving, namely The Legend of Sleepy Hollow. Often an atmosphere of driven fear pushes the music forward, only briefly stopping for breath. The work closes with flourishes in rapid succession, perhaps with the hapless Ichabod meeting his unfortunate end!Suitable for 1st Section Bands and aboveDuration: 7.00

    Estimated delivery 12-14 days
  • £44.99

    Whirlegigg (Brass Band - Score and Parts) - Hesketh, Kenneth

    Whirlegigg is the middle English word for a contraption that continuously spins. A great fascination with many inventors of the medieval period was to develop a perpetual motion machine constantly turning and giving off energy. This idea is particularly apt for this piece. A simple ternary structure gives ample opportunity for both boisterous and reflective material with gyrating accompaniment figures never far away. The machine almost stops near the end, but finally musters one last burst of excitement and energy to bring the work to its close. Suitable for 1st Section Bands and above. Duration: 5.00

    Estimated delivery 12-14 days

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  • £49.99

    Masque - Kenneth Hesketh

    Masque has been transcribed for brass band from Hesketh’s Scherzo for Orchestra, commissioned by the National Children’s Orchestra in 1987. The main theme is bravura and is often present, in the background. The form of the piece is a simple scherzo-trio-scherzo, and has colourful scoring (solos alternating with full bodied tuttis) with a dash of wildness!Brass Band Grade 5: 1st SectionDuration: 6 minutes.

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