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  • £34.95

    The Fire & the Phoenix - Christopher Bond

    For Trombone & Brass Band, Written for & Commissioned by Brett BakeThe Fire & the Phoenix (2015) was commissioned by Brett Baker in early 2015 as the opening track to his solo CD 'Myths & Legends'. Whilst structurally a single-movement work, it is presented so that it can link directly into the next work on the CD, adding to a continuous theme comprising a number of pieces from a number of composers.Opening with huge strident chords in the full band, the representation of the phoenix is instantly reflected; bold, powerful and a bird of great intensity. This makes way for a more mystical section marked 'distant' which reflect the beauty of the Phoenix and it's mythical nature where the trombone soars up into its higher register with a sweeping melody. Soon after, the music takes a sharp turn, becoming dramatic and instantly moving away from the mystical mood created previously. Here, we imagine the Phoenix catching fire, burning intensely with huge flames as it gradually turns into ash. We reach a tonic pedal point in the music, over which chord progressions subtly weave in and out of the texture. Here, we imagine the Phoenix rising from the ashes, with the dynamics gradually increasing to reflect this, slowly taking shape as it is born again. A return to earlier material follows, this time manipulated to reflect the Phoenix in its new form - the same bird; the same animal; but at the same time different. A beautiful chorale-like passage is heard before the music transports us back into a magical land, where delicate rhythmic ideas are juxtaposed against bolder lower chords; both ideas together transporting the listener forward into the next piece.

    Estimated delivery 5-7 days
  • £53.00

    Capriccio for Trombone - Philip Sparke

    Capriccio for Trombone was commissioned by Brett Baker, trombone soloist and member of the famous Black Dyke Band. It is a tribute to the late Mike Moor, close friend and colleague of both Brett and the composer. The piece aims to capture Mike's good humour, his love for brass band music and the irrepressible, enthusiastic energy he involved in all things he did in his life.

    Estimated delivery 10-14 days

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  • £32.00

    Ye Banks and Braes - Scottish Traditional

    The origins of this melody are unknown but, set to the poem by Robert Burns, this has become one of the most popular Scottish songs.This arrangement was prepared at the request of Brett Baker for one of his many visits to perform as a soloist with Brass Band of the Western Reserve and its musical director Keith M Wilkinson. It has been recorded by Brett with BBWR on the CD Slides Rule!

    Estimated delivery 12-14 days
  • £32.95

    BRASILIA - Robin Dewhurst

    From the Robin Dewhurst collection, this multi-talented young composer has produced a simply wonderful solo for trombone and brass band. Premiered by virtuoso Brett Baker, this latin-styled work reaches its climax in a stunning cadenza for soloist supported by percussion section. (Also available with piano accompaniment).

    In stock: Estimated delivery 1-2 days

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  • £29.95

    THE NAME - Peter Graham

    Solo for Trombone (or Euphonium Bb). Recorded by Brett Baker with the Black Dyke Band on Call of the Cossacks - Music of Peter Graham Vol II.

    In stock: Estimated delivery 1-2 days

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  • £128.00

    Contrasts - Jan Van der Roost

    Contrasts was written for, and dedicated to, trombone soloist Dr. Brett Baker. As the titles indicates, contrasting elements characterize this challenging piece. The slow movement Sounds has a somewhat dark and sombre atmosphere, with complex harmonies and special sound effects. However, the second movement, Caprice, is energetic, entertaining, virtuosic and somewhat whimsical - quite a contrast indeed with the first!

    Estimated delivery 10-14 days

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  • £64.95

    Dick Turpins Ride To York - Rodney Newton

    Commissioned in 1998 by trombone superstar Brett Baker, Dick Turpin's Ride to York, was originally scored for trombone and brass band.Inspiration for the work is taken from Alfred Noyes poem The Ballad of Dick Turpin, which describes a fictional attempt by notorious highwayman, Dick Turpin, to ride from London to York to escape justice and the inevitable hangman's noose.The work is rich and dark in colour but paints a clear musical representation of its subject. Galloping horses, post horns and racing stage coaches all make an appearance in this wonderful solo and the listener has their work cut out trying to keep up with the highwayman as he is chased through the storm ridden night.

    Estimated delivery 5-7 days
  • £25.00

    Cloud Rider - Dan Price

    Brass Band Solo Series - Grade 5 (Soloist 6) A virtuosic tenor trombone solo by Dan Price. Commissioned in 2015 by trombone virtuoso Brett Baker, Cloud Rider takes inspiration from Norse mythology and the legend of the Valkyries. The Valkyries are a host of female figures who ride great steeds and hover over the battle field, deciding which warriors will live and which will die. Once the battle is over the Valkyries collect the dead soldiers and carry them back to the afterlife, to the realm of Asgard, laying them at the feet of Odin in his great "Hall of the Slain", Valhalla. Duration: 00:05:00

    Estimated delivery 5-7 days
  • £51.00

    Atlantic Zephyrs - Gardell Simons

    Soloist, composer and teacher Gardell Simons (1878 - 1945) achieved national prominence as trombone soloist with the Sousa Band. He later successfully made the transition to the orchestral world and became principal trombone in the Cleveland Orchestra as well as being professor of trombone at the Curtis Institute Of Music in Philadelphia.This solo dates from 1915 and describes the soft, gentle breezes of Summer. Maybe the atmosphere surrounding the many outdoor concerts in which the composer performed were his inspiration. This brass band arrangement was prepared at the request of Brett Baker for his visit to perform with Brass Band Of The Western Reserve, musical director Dr Keith M Wilkinson, in May 2010.

    Estimated delivery 12-14 days
  • £49.20

    Brave (Air and Variations) - Alan Fernie

    Trombone Solo with Brass BandWritten for Brett Baker, this solo is a pastiche of 'Blue Bells of Scotland', composed, played and made famous by Arthur Pryor of Sousa Band fame and is based on the song 'Scotland the Brave'

    Estimated delivery 12-14 days