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    ACADEMIC FESTIVAL OVERTURE (Brass Band Set - Score and Parts) - Brahms, Johannes - Wright, Denis

    2012 National Championships Finals - Second Section. Brahms composed Academic Festival Overture during the summer of 1880 as a musical "thank you" to the University of Breslau which had awarded him an honorary doctorate the previous year. The overture consists of four continuous sections, all based on German student songs, the most famous of which is the last, 'Gaudeamus igitur'. Duration: 10'30".

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  • £63.00

    American Overture (Brass Band - Score and Parts) - Hirose, Hayato

    Hayato Hirose spent his childhood and college days in the United States and it was his impressions and experiences from these years that acted as the inspiration for this exciting 'American style' overture. American Overture will make an ideal opening piece to any concert.

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  • £49.95

    CUBAN OVERTURE (Brass Band) - Gershwin, George - Sparke, Philip

    A symphonic overture or tone poem for orchestra composed by American composer George Gershwin. It was the result of a two-week holiday in Havan, Cuba in 1932. The overture is dominated by Caribbean rhythms and Cuban native percussion, with a wide spectrum of instrumental colour and technique. It is a rich and exciting work with complexity and sophistication, illustrating the influence of Cuban music and dance. Duration: 10:19 Recorded on Polyphonic QPRL232D Sea Pictures

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  • £39.99

    Overture for Brass (Brass Band - Score and Parts) - Franzetti, Carlos - Freeh, Mark

    From symphonies to big band jazz, and from chamber works to Latin American music and film scores, the music of Argentian-born composer and arranger Carlos Franzetti (b.1948) has won many prestigious awards. This exciting six minute overture, Overture for Brass, was arranged by Mark Freeh and has been recorded by the GUS Band, conducted by Bramwell Tovey.Suitable for Advanced Youth/3rd Section Bands and aboveDuration: 6.00

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  • £30.00

    WILLIAM TELL OVERTURE, Finale from (Brass Band) - Littlemore, Phillip

    The overture to Rossini's operaWilliam Tellis a fairly large scale work in four sections and lasting some twelve minutes. However, it is the finale of the overture which is one of the most iconic pieces of music. This 'March of the Swiss Soldiers' is a dynamic cavalry charge and galop often used in popular media to denote galloping horses, a race, or a hero riding to the rescue. Its most famous use in that respect is as the theme music for the radio and TV showThe Lone Ranger. It was also used to great comic effect by Spike Jones and his City Slickers and it also finds it's way into the first movement of Shostakovich's 15th Symphony! Duration: 3:20

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  • £47.00

    European Overture (Brass Band - Score and Parts)

    With its unique structure, European Overture brings out the vast potential of the concert band. The work opens with a magnificent fanfare followed by a lively allegro section. The lento of the middle section gracefully meanders bringing several soloists into the spotlight. Following another pulsating allegro section the work comes to a close with a final restatement of the central melody. A fantastic opener for any concert. 05:20

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  • £44.95

    TUNESMITH OVERTURE (Brass Band Set) - Stephen Bulla

    The definition of a tunesmith is a person who composes popular music or songs. Howard Davies is such a person, having written dozens of songs (words AND music) for The Salvation Army. This overture takes a handful of his most popular melodies and turns them into a captivating Broadway-style medley which includes the light and witty 'God's Still the One' and 'The Good Lord Brought Him Through' as well as the devotional favourite, 'The Wonder of His Grace'.

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  • £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

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  • £73.00

    Ross Roy (Brass Band - Score and Parts) - De Haan, Jacob

    In this composition, Jacob de Haan sees the "Ross Roy" as a metaphor for the years spent at school (a monument in time), where one's personality is formed. So, the opening theme the artist calls the Ross Roy theme initially has monumental characteristics.The rhythmic motion, which strides along in the lower register and percussion at the beginning of the next section is typical of "Tempo di Marcia". This movement, accompanied by repetitions of sound, is a metaphor for the structure and discipline in school. This is the introduction to a march theme, symbolic of "passing through" the classes up to the final examinations.Then, the Ross Roy theme is dealt with again, now in a playful, humorous variation. As if the composer is saying there should also be time for a smile in school. The same theme can be heard in major key and a slower tempo in the following section, expressing pride and self-confidence. This is also the introduction to the expressive middle section that represents love, friendship and understanding.We then return to the march theme in a slightly altered construction. The oriental sounds, constituting the modulation to the final theme, are symbols of the diversity of cultures in the school. The characteristic final theme first sounds solemn, but turns into a festive apotheosis. It is no coincidence that the final cadence is reminiscent of the close to a traditional overture, for the school years can be considered the "overture" to the rest of one's life.Duration: 9:20

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  • £39.00