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  • £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 12-14 days

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  • £57.00

    Suite from Miss Saigon (Brass Band - Score and Parts)

    The musical Miss Saigon was a massive hit in London, Broadway and throughout the world. Based on Puccini's opera, Madame Butterfly, this epic production centers on the romance between a strong-willed Vietnamese woman and an American soldier during the Vietnam War. The story tells of two young lovers torn apart by war yet still held together by a burning passion. This medley features three of the best songs from the musical and mixes desperate love with optimism and joy. Relive the hit show with this catchy medley. 10:20

    Estimated delivery 12-14 days
  • £33.00

    Mars Attacks - Elfman, D - Phillips, L

    Tim Burton weaved his usual brand of zaniness throughoutthis film and his regular composer, Danny Elfman, created ahumorous parody of early B movie sci-fi scores by his use ofchoir and two theremins - an early synthesizer (optionalchoir and synth. parts supplied). This arrangement featuresthe music that accompanies the film's horrific opening, aheard of burning cattle stampeding past a shocked family;the scoring here is dissonant and over-the-top with horrorvalue. This is followed by Elfman's quirky Main Title Themewhich sees the Martian invasion force enroute to Earth -wicked and fiendish fun ensues.2nd section +

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  • £63.00

    Suite from Miss Saigon - Claude-Michel Schonberg - Andre Waignein

    The musical Miss Saigon was a massive hit in London, Broadway and throughout the world. Based on Puccini's opera, Madame Butterfly, this epic production centers on the romance between a strong-willed Vietnamese woman and an American soldier during the Vietnam War. The story tells of two young lovers torn apart by war yet still held together by a burning passion. This medley features three of the best songs from the musical and mixes desperate love with optimism and joy. Relive the hit show with this catchy medley.

    Estimated delivery 10-14 days