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    Dream Catchers - Paul Lovatt-Cooper

    Dream Catchers is written in the style of a youth band test piece with lots of jazz and funk influences. The idea behind the piece is that every young musician has a chance of 'catching' their dreams by performing to as high a standard as they can. In the first and last sections of Dream Catchers, the performers are required to use their technical ability with lots of intricate playing, whereas in the dream-like middle section they play with beauty and style.Dream Catchers was composed for the National Children's Brass Band of Great Britain and first performed by them in August 2007 at the Atrix Centre, Bromsgrove.

    Estimated delivery 3-5 days
  • £64.95

    Helvetia - Gareth Wood

    I first went to Switzerland in the early 1970's and regularly played at the Lucerne Festival with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra. It is a beautiful city, one of my favourite European cities.In writing Helvetia (the Roman name for Switzerland) I wanted to encapsulate the moods that remind me of this wonderful place. The work is in four distinct sections and is on the whole, self-explanatory.It opens with An Alpine Dawn and sunrise, the tubas and euphoniums substituting for the Swiss Alphorns. Next The Clock Shop at Mid-day, a loud ticking, chiming and the sad sound of a cuckoo, builds into the cacophony of the mid-day chimes. The third section is A Walk to Wagner's House. Just along the lake from the centre of town is Tribschen. This walk I have done many times, and it is here that Wagner wrote ‘Tristan'. I have quoted the Dresden Amen (written by J.G. Naumann) which is much used in Parsifal. The final section is The Cesta Run, the most famous bob-sleigh run in the world. As we take each corner, the feeling of speed is demonstrated as only a brass band can do!The work is dedicated to the Cory Band and also to the memory of James Watson, a great cornet player, trumpeter and conductor. It was he who got me into writing for brass band and I hope this piece is worthy.Gareth Wood (Feb. 2011)

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    Visions - Dan Price

    Visions was commissioned by the Briton Ferry Silver Band as part of it's centenary year celebrations in 2010.Visions is an extended work which paints a historical, musical portrait of the small town of Briton Ferry (Llansawel), located at the mouth of the River Neath in South Wales.Once a rural area, it was heavily developed during the industrial revolution, serving as an important centre for the production of steel and tin plate. Although a continuous piece of music the work is divided into four sections; Briton Ferry, Brunel's Vision, Giant's Grave and Hen Gastell.

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  • £24.95

    A Letter Home - Jonathan Bates

    A Letter Home was composed for Kirsty Abbotts and the Carlton Main Frickley Colliery Band for their opening set at the 2014 Brass in Concert Championships, held at the Sage Centre in Gateshead.The music isn't the setting of the text, but is inspired by a select of the words of much cherished World War I poet, Siegfried Sassoon's poem of the same name.

    Estimated delivery 3-5 days
  • £24.95

    Ar Lan y Mor (On the Sea Shore) - Welsh Traditional - Leigh Baker

    Ar Lan y M?r is a Welsh love song which translates simply as 'On the sea shore'. Leigh Baker's skilfully crafted arrangement of this beautiful song begins with muted euphonium lamenting over a traditional Celtic drone featuring bowed vibraphone. Ar Lan y M?r is a favourite in the Principality of Wales and has been recorded by two of its most popular voices, Bryn Terfel and Katherine Jenkins.This arrangement was made for David Childs and first performed by him with the National Youth Brass Band of Wales in their 20th anniversary concert at the prestigious Millennium Centre, Cardiff.Ar Lan y M?r can be heard on the CD Celtic Charm (DOYCD214) on which the performers are David Childs and the Cory Band.

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    Childs Lullaby - Paul Lovatt-Cooper

    Childs Lullaby was commissioned by David Childs for his flugel horn playing wife Joanne, and given to her on as a birthday present before the birth of their son Benjamin Robert Childs in November 2011.The music is serene and showcases the unique lyricism of both soloist and instrument. Lullabies can be found in every human culture and are usually quiet, gentle songs sung to help send a child to sleep. Childs Lullaby, a play on both the definition and dedicatee's name has been composed by Paul Lovatt-Cooper, one of the brass band movement's brightest young star.Childs Lullaby received its world premiere on October 1st 2011 at the Wiltshire Music Centre performed by Joanne Childs and Cory Band conducted by David Childs.

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    Mists on the River Wear - Dan Price

    Mists On The River Wear is a ‘song and dance' for solo tuba. It was commissioned in 2010 by the Black Dyke Band's solo Eb Bass player and international tuba star Joseph Cook.The SongThe work opens with unaccompanied tuba announcing a three note motif which is the basis for the entire work. The accompaniment enters in broken cluster chords which emulate the mist gliding on the river at early morning. The mist clears and the river motif appears on tenor horns whilst the tuba melody flows above.Geographically, the River Wear passes past Durham Cathedral and Durham Castle as it works its way through the city and to reflect this musically there is an element of a renaissance dance in the centre of this movement in an attempt to capture the historic and physically dominating presence of these buildings within the city.As the movement draws to a close there is a passage of light scoring which enables the soloist to demonstrate their ability at performing multi-phonics, a haunting sound which is eventually engulfed by the sound of the river broadening out as it travels on its journey.The DanceIn contrast to the lyrical first movement, this second movement showcases the versatility of the instrument and the agility of the soloist in a lively dance.The dance begins in compound time and echoes the style of an English jig which represents the energetic life you find in the university city of Durham. There is a deliberate quote written into the theme of the jig which comes from the 1st Movement of Ralph Vaughan-Williams' Concerto for Bass Tuba, which Joseph and the composer share a fondness towards.A brief return to the riverside opening material of the piece quickly leads us into a pseudo "Jazz" waltz, where cross rhythms between soloist and accompaniment gives the melody a sense of disjointedness and ambiguity. However, the music soon flows back into a reprise of the jig with a closing cadenza section that brings Mists On The River Wear to a close.

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    The Dirty Duck - Dan Price

    The Dirty Duck is named after a public house opposite the Royal Shakespeare Company in Stratford and was commissioned by cornet superstar Tom Hutchinson.Composer Dan Price explains, "Tom was looking for a solo that was virtuosic in content with strong jazz influences and something of a crowd pleaser. The Dirty Duck was the end result. The piece sits firmly within the big band style, taking influence from the dance bands of the 1940s led by such greats as Benny Goodman, Duke Ellington and Count Basie."The first performance of The Dirty Duck was given by Tom Hutchinson with the Cory Band conducted by David Childs on October 1st 2011 at Wiltshire Music Centre. The work's premiere recording features on the commercial disc, Cory In Concert Volume II, performed by Tom Hutchinson with the Cory Band conducted by Robert Childs.

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  • £69.95

    TRANSFORMATION (Brass Band Set) - Kenneth Downie

    I believe in transformation, God can change the hearts of men, And refine the evil nature, till it glows with grace again'. So wrote John Gowans in the second verse of his great hymn, 'I believe that God the Father, can be seen in God the Son', written specifically to affirm Salvationists' beliefs. It is sung to the tune Bethany and in seeking to explore this great subject at the heart of the Christian gospel in musical terms, the composer has used this fine tune as the basis. Although it never appears in its entirety, it is seldom out of the picture and much of the work is derived from it. The other main source of material is the lovely, simple chorus, 'Some day I shall be like him, changed to heavenly beauty, when his face I see'. This chorus is especially prominent in the middle section but there are important references to it throughout. There are also brief references to Charles Wesley's hymn, 'Love Divine' and, in particular, the telling lines, 'Changed from glory into glory, till in Heaven we take our place'. The work suggests that, at times, the process of being transformed is a struggle, portrayed with many passages of fraught and demanding music. Considerable reserves of stamina and technique are required while, in contrast, the chorus, 'Some day I shall be like him' provides the warm, gentle centre of the work. The premiere of the work was given by The International Staff Band of The Salvation Army in Cadogan Hall on Friday 3rd June 2011, as part of the band's 120th anniversary celebrations.

    Estimated delivery 12-14 days
  • £29.95

    LIGHT WALK (Brass Band Set) - Barrie Gott

    The 'big-band' arrangement that brought the arranging skills of Barrie Gott instantly to the attention of the brass world. Still a hit wherever it is played, this 'great fun' music allows the band to 'let its hair down' and the Flugel Horn the chance to take centre stage.

    Estimated delivery 12-14 days