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  • £29.95

    Praise the Lord with Drums and Cymbals - Karg-Elert

    For organ and brass band.

    Estimated delivery 7-14 days
  • £60.00

    ROYAL FIREWORKS, Music from (Brass Band) - Handel, George Frideric - Blakeson, Don

    Handel's Music For The Royal Fireworks was composed in 1749 to celebrate the signing of the Treaty of Aix-la-Chapelle and the end of the War of the Austrian Succession. The site chosen was the fashionable upper part of St. James Park, which was becoming known at that time as Green Park. The Green Park 'Machine', which housed the pyrotechnics was an elaborate affair adorned with "statues and other figures, festoons of flowers, and other lustres". It was announced that there would be some 10,000 rockets and other devices to be let off, all culminating in a grand, burning sun with 'Vivat Rex' at its centre. There were also rumours that the event was to be accompanied by an impressively large band of military music and mention was made of "40 trumpets, 20 french horns, 16 hautboys (oboes), 16 bassoons, 8 pairs of kettle drums, 12 side drums, a proper number of flutes and fifes; with 100 cannon to go off singly at intervals". It is unlikely that Handel had ever conceived such forces and it was merely the promoter's hyberbole, not least because it was unlikely that there were sufficient numbers of extra military musicians available that could read music, as most played from memory. It is also likely that Handel, and his publisher, were conscious that future performances would be hindered by such forces. The autographed score lists the instrumentation as 9 trumpets, 9 french horns, 24 hautboys, 12 bassoons, 3 pairs of kettle drums and up to 4 side drums. The work is in five movements, although Handel's original score did not indicate in which order they should be played. However, in this score they are arranged to be played as follows: Overture; Bouree; La Paix; Minuets; La Rejouissance. Duration: 19:00

    Estimated delivery 5-10 days

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  • £74.95

    An Age of Kings (Mezzo-Soprano Solo with Brass Band and optional choir - Score and Parts) - Gregson, Edward

    The origins of this work date back to 1988, when I was commissioned by the Royal Shakespeare Company to write the music for The Plantagenets trilogy, directed by Adrian Noble in Stratford-upon-Avon. These plays take us from the death of Henry V to the death of Richard III. Later, in 1991, I wrote the music for Henry IV parts 1 and 2, again in Stratford. All of these plays are concerned with the struggle for the throne, and they portray one of the most turbulent periods in the history of the British monarchy.Much of the music used in these productions was adapted into two large symphonic suites for wind band – The Sword and the Crown (1991) and The Kings Go Forth (1996). An Age of Kings is a new version for brass band incorporating music from both the symphonic suites for wind band. It was specially composed for a recording made by the Black Dyke Band, conducted by Nicholas Childs, in 2004.An Age of Kings is music on a large-scale canvas, scored for augmented brass band, with the addition of harp, piano, mezzo-soprano solo, male chorus, as well as two off-stage trumpets. The music is also organized on a large-scale structure, in three movements, which play without a break – “Church and State”, “At the Welsh Court”, and “Battle Music and Hymn of Thanksgiving”.The first movement, “Church and State”, opens with a brief fanfare for two antiphonal trumpets (off-stage), but this only acts as a preface to a Requiem aeternam (the death of Henry V) before changing mood to the English army on the march to France; this subsides into a French victory march, but with the English army music returning in counterpoint. A brief reminder of the Requiem music leads to the triumphal music for Richard Plantagenet, Duke of York, father of Edward IV and Richard III (the opening fanfare transformed). However, the mood changes dramatically once again, with the horrors of war being portrayed in the darkly-drawn Dies Irae and Dance of Death, leading to the final section of the first movement, a funeral march for Henry VI.The second movement, “At the Welsh Court”, takes music from the Welsh Court in Henry IV part 1 with a simple Welsh folk tune sung by mezzo-soprano to the inevitable accompaniment of a harp. This love song is interrupted by distant fanfares, forewarning of battles to come. However, the folk song returns with variation in the musical fabric. The movement ends as it began with off-stage horn and gentle percussion.The final movement, “Battle Music and Hymn of Thanksgiving“, starts with two sets of antiphonally placed timpani, drums and tam-tam, portraying the ‘war machine’ and savagery of battle. Trumpet fanfares and horn calls herald an heroic battle theme which, by the end of the movement, transforms itself into a triumphant hymn for Henry IV’s defeat of the rebellious forces.- Edward GregsonDuration - 22'00"Optional TTBB available separately.

    Estimated delivery 5-10 days
  • £45.99

    Crazy Music in the Air (Brass Band - Score and Parts) - De Haan, Jacob

    This composition in two parts is one of the first successful works Jacob de Haan published for brass band. Somewhat under the influence of Ted Huggen's Choral and Rock Out which was an overwhelming success at the time, the still very young Jacob de Haan wrote this composition. The first part (Air) exists of a choral melody with baroque grace notes, supported by a pop rhythm in the drums. The second part (Crazy Music) is a swinging bossa nova, in which various instrument groups present themselves in the continuously varying themes. The famous Black Dycke Mills Band contributed to the success of Crazy Music in the Air by regularly putting the piece on its tour programmes.Duration: 4:45

    Estimated delivery 5-10 days
  • £48.00

    Tientos y Danzas (Brass Band - Score and Parts) - Wood, Gareth

    Tientos y Danzas is a suite in four movements and was written especially for Superbrass. It is not literally descriptive, but conjures up a breezy, festive atmosphere. The title "Tientos" stems from the fact that a lot of the brass writing is reminiscent of virtuosic Renaissance keyboard finger-work (a "Tiento" is the Spanish equivalent of a toccata). Only later did we discover that the word is also the name of a style of flamenco dancing, which links nicely with Danzas (dances). The first movement is an extended fanfare, with military rhythms on the tenor drums and dramatic cornet and horn calls. Next comes a witty waltz featuring the horn. The music builds in complexity; the main horn theme returns before a playful coda. The following Andante makes effective use of the mutes, both in the haunting opening "pyramid" chords, and in the elaborate, recurrent cornet duets; the two cornets have the last word. After a couple of false starts, the finale sets off at a cracking pace, with dislocated accents creating an irregular rhythmic pulse. There are opportunities for every instrument to shine (metaphorically) and the music gets even faster for a thrilling conclusion. Duration: 10.30. Suitable for 1st Section Bands and above.

    Estimated delivery 5-10 days
  • £159.95

    Tunes and Toasts for all Times (Brass Band Value Set) - Barsotti, Roger

    Brass Band set includes:Eb Soprano Cornet x1Solo Bb Cornet x4Repiano Bb Cornet x12nd Bb Cornet x23rd Bb cornet x2Bb Flugel Horn x1Solo Eb Horn x11st Eb Horn x12nd Eb Horn x11st Bb Baritone x12nd Bb Baritone x11st Bb Trombone (TC) x12nd Bb Trombone (TC) x1Bass Trombone x1Bb Euphonium (TC) x2Eb Bass x2Bb Bass x2The Piano Conductor Score and Drums are available separately.Titles:ENGLISH AIRSA fine old English GentlemanA-hunting we will goBritish GrenadiersCherry ripeClementineCome, lassies and ladsDrink to me onlyDulce DomumDrunken sailor (The)For he's a jolly good fellowFarmer's boy (The)Floral DanceFrothblowers' AnthemGirl I left behind me (The)Here's a health to all good ladiesHere's a health unto her MajestyHere's to the maidenJohn PeelKeel row (The)Love's old sweet songMarch of the Fire BrigadesMistletoe bough (The)On Ilkla MoorPrincess Royal's Red Cross marchRoast beef of old EnglandSir Roger de CoverleySee the conquering hero comesSoldiers of the QueenThere is a tavern in the townNAUTICALHeart of oakHornpipeLife on the ocean waveShenandoahRed, white and blue (The)Rule, BritanniaSCOTTISH AIRSAnnie LaurieAuld lang syneBonnie banks of LochBonnie DundeeBlue-bells of ScotlandCampbells are coming (The)Charlie is my darlingFlowers of the forestHundred pipers (The)Highland LaddieRobin AdairScotch ReelScots wha haeWill ye no come back againYe banks and braesIRISH AIRSCome back to ErinDanny boy (Londonderry air)Harp that once through Tara's hallIrish Washerwoman (The)KillarneyMinstrel boy (The)Oft in the stilly nightOff to PhiladelphiaSt. Patrick's DayWELSH AIRSAll through the nightAsh grove (The)Bells of AberdoveyDavid of the white rockLand of my fathersMen of HarlechAMERICAN AIRSCarry me back to old VirginnyDixieGood-night (shine, shine, moon)John Brown's bodyMarching thro' GeorgiaOld folks at home (The)Star Spangled BannerTramp, tramp, tramp, the boys are marchingWhen Johnny comes marching homeYankee doodleCANADA AlouetteMaple leaf (The)O CanadaAUSTRALIAWaltzing MatildaSACRED AIRS & CAROLS Abide with meEternal Father strong to saveO God our help in ages pastFirst Nowell (The)Good King WenceslasO come all ya faithfulWhile shepherds watchedJerusalemSupreme sacrifice (The)Dead march in SaulPARADES (All organisations)General saluteSlow march or troop "Scipio"Troop "May-blossom"FANFARES, etcDeclamatory No. 1Occasoinal Fanfare No. 2"Reveille""Retrear""Last Post"Galop from "Orpheus in the Underworld"God save the Queen (in B flat)God save the Queen (in F)

    Estimated delivery 5-10 days
  • £89.95

    WINDOWS OF THE WORLD (Brass Band Set) - Graham, Peter

    Commissioned by YBS Band, this is a kaleidoscopic six movement sequel to Cry of the Celts. The work provides solo opportunities for several principal players. Peter Graham takes us first to Latin America, then to Japan and onwards to Saharan Africa. We get a gentle reprieve via a nostalgic hint of the British Isles before we land in the melting pot of all styles, the USA. In this final section the driving swing section is abruptly stopped and a drum cadenza leads us back into the opening Latin music. The movements are: Amazonia; Rainforest; The Rising Sun; Drums of Thunder; Celtic Dream; Earth Walk. Any of the movements can be programmed individually. Some movements are recorded on QPRL215D Master Brass (Volume Thirteen). All movements are recorded on QPRL123D Windows of the World. Total Duration: 20:30.

    Estimated delivery 5-10 days

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  • £34.95

    HIGHLAND CATHEDRAL (Brass Band - arr. Kerwin) - Kerwin, Simon

    This lovely melody was composed by two German musicians who tried to emulate the popularity of the famous Scottish tune Amazing Grace. The piece was an instant success and achieved a substantial degree of popularity after it was featured in the film, Four Weddings and a Funeral. It is usually performed with just pipes and drums, however this arrangement succeeds in joining this traditional classical melody with a steady drum beat, flowing contrapuntal descants and harmonies to create an epic opus. The arrangement is functional with or without Bagpipes.

    Estimated delivery 5-10 days

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  • £42.50

    Inter-Pop (Brass Band - Score and Parts)

    Five movements in techno-pop style. The work begins with Rock March with a few pithy chords over a driving percussion accompaniment. Feeling Free is a slow ballad. Rockarab is devoted to 'the ship of the desert', the camel. Little Chi Yan is a very charming, romantic song for a sweet little girl. In Disco Lights, we hear the stirring sounds of drums and bass guitar while the lights flash in the crowded discotheque. 05:20

    Estimated delivery 5-10 days
  • £61.50

    Prelude and Chorale (Brass Band - Score and Parts) - Roels, Stijn

    Prelude and Chorale is a scintillating, dynamic opening piece based on the brilliant finale from the earlier concert work Aureus. The latter work is built around a magnificent hymn, which also forms the common thread running through this overture.As the title suggests, the work begins with a modern 'prelude': a prologue to the actual hymn. The beginning of the hymn, especially, serves as the source of the thematic material. The hymn melody itself is immediately embellished by a counter-melody and supported by a rhythm section of bass and drums. This all leads to an energetic passage in which the proverbial stops are pulled out once more.Duration: 3:00

    Estimated delivery 5-10 days

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