Christmas Prelude is a festive composition on the Christmas carol O Come, All Ye Faithful. A quiet, march-like introduction, representing the procession to worship, is followed by three verses of the well-known carol: once from a quartet, then shared between the various instrumental groups. A festively embellished section leads to an interlude symbolising the start of Christmas celebrations, before a spectacular conclusion.Estimated delivery 10-14 days
Christmas Prelude is a festive composition on the Christmas carol O Come, All Ye Faithful. A quiet, march-like introduction, representing the procession to worship, is followed by three verses of the well-known carol: once from a quartet, then shared between the various instrumental groups. A festively embellished section leads to an interlude symbolising the start of Christmas celebrations, before a spectacular conclusion. 04:45Estimated delivery 12-14 days
The composer:1st movement: Reflections by the Fjord.Overlooking one of the mighty fjords of Norway, my mind and thoughts are with an old religious Norwegian folk-tune, with words by the famous parson Peter Dass.The majestic fanfare-like opening reflects the power of God our Father, the choral itself heard for the first time on flugelhorn. The choral is repeated a few times, separated only by some short variations. The movement ends in thriumph, with fanfares and the choral brought together.2nd movement: Reflections in the Old Church.In this movement my associations of a summer day, finding myself alone in an old deserted stone church. From the old walls I hear folk songs, perhaps like the ones sung in the church by poor fishermen and farmers in days gone by. Suddenly the light from the sun breakes through the small circular window above the altar, and a lovely melody is heard, before the original figures take us to the end of the movement.3rd movement: Festive Reflections.Any festive occasion can be reflected in this movement. from the bonfire at midsummer-night to the children celebrating the return of the sun in the northern part of Norway. from the traditional sleigh-riding at Christmas to the Celebrations of the National Day on the 17th of May each year.Estimated delivery 10-14 days
Music for Brass Band Duration: 3:00 MinutesPercussion: 3 PlayersDrum Set, Glockenspiel, Triangle, Tubular Bells, Sleigh Bells.All Rights ReservedProgramme NotesFestive Fanfare is an ideal opening number for a Christmas programme, capturing the glow, the bustle and the excitement of the season in a medley of familiar traditional melodies. You will hear snatches of the well-known 'Deck the Halls' and 'Good King Wenceslas' woven around the main theme of 'Joy to the World' in an arrangement guaranteed to get your celebrations off to sparkling start.Tony SwainsonTony Swainson is Senior Low Brass Tutor at The Royal Conservatoire of Scotland (RCS) in Glasgow. He made his professional debut with the Halle Orchestra under John Barbirolli before joining the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra as Principal Tuba, where he remained for 27 years. He relinquished his position at the BBC in order to concentrate on teaching, conducting, arranging and composing. Tony has conducted all of Scotland’s leading brass bands with success. He now enjoys conducting the Junior Symphony Orchestra at the RCS. Two of his recent pieces for brass band have been recorded, the euphonium solo 'The Auld Noost' by Steven Mead and the cornet solo 'On Eagle's Wings' by Jim Hayes. Tony particularly enjoys composing and arranging for the various brass groups at the RCS and away from brass for schools symphony orchestras for which original music includes 'St.Ninian's Mass' and 'Pie Pelicane '.