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    Entry of the Toreadors - George Bizet

    The opera Carmen by Georges Bizet (1838-1875) was the composer's final work. He died only a year after its completion and only 30 days after its first performance. This well-known song from the opera appears at the beginning of Act II, however, this version is taken from the first of two orchestral suites. The suites, extracted after the composer's death, contain orchestral settings of some of the opera's most famous passages. This transcription was done for the Household Troops Band tour of America and Canada in May 2002.

    Estimated delivery 12-14 days
  • £50.00

    Pre-order: Triumph Series Band Journal November 2017 Numbers 1291-1294

    March – The Galtonian (Nicholas Samuel)Dedicated to the Cambridge Citadel Band (Canada) in which the composer is the Corps Officer this march features 'We bring the sacrifice of praise', 'Ode to Newfoundland' and 'Happy Song'. The Galtonian is based on ‘Galt’ being the historical region of Cambridge.Entry – Thank you! (Erik Silfverberg)This work provides a different and inventive way to open festivals with the popular tune of 'Thank you!'Beside the sea (of Galilee) (Andrew Mackereth)This strong, powerful setting on the tune 'Lakeside' portrays many emotive responses and will be an excellent addition to the repertoire.March – Forever with the Lord! (Eiliv Herikstad)This rousing march features the tune 'Forever with the Lord' and evokes the style of the Salvationist composer Erik Leidzen.

    Estimated delivery 12-14 days
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    Cantus (on E.D.) - Peter Meechan

    From Leanne Stamp:"As musicians,I think we really identify ourselves and our existence on being musicians. And we collect these teachings and bondsalong our path. But whendoes it happen? When does that moment happen that someone becomes an integral part of the fabric that makes you who you are? Or when can you pinpointthe momentthat you realize that a person was essential in your path? I don’t think we know. And all too many times it isn’t until someone is gone that we truly reflect and try to figure it out.When Ed De'Ath joined our band (Las Vegas Brass Band) he hadn’t played in over 20 years. He heard the brass band and decided he wanted to go back to playing, and within a few weeks became a member of LVBB.He had grown up playing in Canada, where his father was a brass musician too, and Ed was quite an accomplished young euphonium player competing in competitions and playing in Salvation Army bands.But life happened and it lead him away from playing.Even though I was in LVBB a few years before Edjoined, he quickly became an essential part of what makes that group a family. I spent the better part of a decade playing in the same section as him and then about 5 years sitting next to him on either side.Ed always took a sincere interest in myplaying. Praising the good and giving constructive criticism for improvement. For about two years almost every otherSaturdaywasspent playing duets at his house.I left to study at the RNCM in Manchester, UK, before returning to Las Vegas.My first rehearsal back from the RNCM Ed looked at me said, “here you go kiddo, you’ve earned this solo seat”.There was no ego. Only the wish for me to reach my potential. It was always so apparent with Ed the love he shared for the younger musicians and his desire for them to succeed.Ed lit up the room with his enthusiasm and love for music – he just truly loved being there. That special quality that makes a band a family...he knew and treasured that.And although Ed wasn’t my teacher per say, he was an integral part of my fabric.The way Ed left was sudden. He had been fighting bladder cancer in and off for quite a while but things were looking up. Tests were clear. And then a very aggressive pancreatic cancer stole him very quickly, almost without warning.And I will never forget how I felt getting that call. We decided to have rehearsal that night. And for one reason. Because Ed would’ve wanted us to.I will always be grateful to Ed. Grateful that I got tolearn things from him, receive advice, enjoy his company, and feel his love – part of him is with me whenever I play."

    Estimated delivery 12-14 days
  • £69.95

    Within Blue Empires - Paul Lovatt-Cooper - -

    Within Blue Empires was commissioned by Graham Taylor, a successful design consultant. Graham was whale watching off the coast of Canada when he became inspired and fell in love with the great mammals. The composition follows a programmatic brief, focusing on the sea, and in particular, the life of whales. The British Federation of Brass Band (BFBB) chose Within Blue Empires as the test-piece for the 2009 English National Brass Band Championships.

    Estimated delivery 3-5 days
  • £34.95

    CANADIAN, The (Brass Band Set) - James Merritt

    The centrepiece of this decidedly patriotic and stately march is the Canadian anthem 'O Canada' although the original score (1932) refers to a different set of words ('O Canaan'). The anthem is presented in successively more ornate fashion in the trio section, the musical drama building like a Sousa march so that a da capo is not required. While now considered to be bit of a 'war horse', the march remains great fun to play.

    Estimated delivery 12-14 days
  • £29.95

    MAPLE LEAF, The (Brass Band Set) - Bramwell Coles

    This march is characteristic in style of many written by Bramwell Coles. It derives its title from the song, 'The Maple Leaf Forever' while there are also strong references to 'O Canada' and 'Rule Britannia'.

    Estimated delivery 12-14 days
  • £44.95

    FESTIVE SEASON, The (Brass Band Set) - Morley Calvert

    A Christmas suite in 3 movements by Morley Calvert of Canada. Based on the carols 'Christ was born on Christmas day', 'The Holly and the Ivy' and 'Good king Wenceslas', this should be accessible to bands at most levels of capability.

    Estimated delivery 12-14 days
  • £44.95

    PRAISE TO THE LORD (Brass Band Set) - Andrew Mackereth

    Written for the 2003 tour of Canada and USA by Bristol Easton Band of The Salvation Army, this set of variations provides the whole band with a stern examination of technical and musical aptitude, whilst engaging the listener from beginning to end. The commission given to the composer was to create a set of variations with a similar framework to that of Edward Gregson's 'Variations on Laudate Dominum'. As in the famous Gregson work, the theme (Lobe den Herren) is not heard in its entirety until the final section when the majestic tune provides a fitting and stirring conclusion to the music.

    Estimated delivery 12-14 days
  • £59.95

    CORPUS CHRISTI (Brass Band Set) - Robert Redhead

    Robert Redhead's 'test piece' originally written for the ISB's 1994 coast to coast tour of Canada. Featured here as a 1st section test piece for the European Championships, Redhead explores through the various sections of a brass band the scriptural idea that we are all part of 'the body of Christ' - Corpus Christi.

    Estimated delivery 12-14 days
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    MUSIC OF THANKSGIVING (Brass Band Set) - Kenneth Downie

    This is an extensive work consisting of a theme, five variations and a finale. The theme is the hymn tune 'Whitechapel' whose former title 'Death is coming' did little to encourage its use! A wide range of moods are covered, from the delicate and tender to the robust and jubilant. The music was originally written for the London Citadel Band (Ontario, Canada).

    Estimated delivery 12-14 days