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    Eden - Score & Parts - John Pickard

    This work was commissioned by the Brass Band Heritage Trust as the test piece for the final of the 2005 Besson National Brass Band Championship, held at the Royal Albert Hall, London.The score is prefaced by the final lines from Milton’s epic poem Paradise Lost (completed in 1663), in which Adam and Eve, expelled from Paradise, make their uncertain way into the outside world:“…The world was all before them, where to chooseTheir place of rest, and providence their guide:They hand in hand with wandering steps and slow,Through Eden took their solitary way.”My work is in three linked sections. In the first, the characters of Adam, Eve and the serpent guarding the Tree of Knowledge are respectively represented by solo euphonium, cornet and trombone. The music opens in an idyllic and tranquil mood and leads into a duet between euphonium and cornet. Throughout this passage the prevailing mood darkens, though the soloists seem to remain oblivious to the increasingly fraught atmosphere. A whip-crack announces the malevolent appearance of the solo trombone who proceeds to engage the solo cornet in a sinister dialogue.The second section interprets the Eden story as a modern metaphor for the havoc mankind has inflicted upon the world, exploiting and abusing its resources in the pursuit of wealth. Though certainly intended here as a comment on the present-day, it is by no means a new idea: Milton himself had an almost prescient awareness of it in Book I of his poem, where men, led on by Mammon:“…Ransacked the centre and with impious handsRifled the bowels of their mother earthFor treasures better hid. Soon had his crewOpened into the hill a spacious woundAnd digged out ribs of gold.”So this section is fast and violent, at times almost manic in its destructive energy. At length a furious climax subsides and a tolling bell ushers in the third and final section.This final part is slow, beginning with an intense lament featuring solos for tenor-horn, fl?gel-horn and repiano cornet and joined later by solo baritone, soprano cornet, Eb-bass and Bb-bass.At one stage in the planning of the work it seemed likely that the music would end here – in despair. Then, mid-way through writing it, I visited the extraordinary Eden Project in Cornwall. Here, in a disused quarry – a huge man-made wound in the earth – immense biomes, containing an abundance of plant species from every region of the globe, together with an inspirational education programme, perhaps offer a small ray of hope for the future. This is the image behind the work’s conclusion and the optimism it aims to express is real enough, though it is hard-won and challenged to the last.John Pickard 2005

    Estimated delivery 12-14 days
  • £24.95

    Novella - Ben Hollings

    Novella was originally written for Eminence Brass Quartet to display the lyrical qualities of the ensemble through use of simplistic writing, whilst providing a reflective piece for the audience to enjoy.I decided to arrange Novella into a duet for Cornet and Euphonium after deciding that the lyrical writing would transfer into a duet setting effectively. The piece tells the tale of a short musical story where interweaving musical lines are showcased in the solo parts and are set against a simple, yet effective, brass band accompaniment.

    Estimated delivery 5-7 days
  • £49.20

    As Long as He Needs Me (from Oliver) - Lionel Bart

    Soprano Cornet (or Bb Cornet) and Flugel Horn Duet with Brass Band

    Estimated delivery 12-14 days
  • £44.00

    Honneur - Bertrand Moren

    This march attempts to portray the role of Honour as a quality of character using highly energetic rhythms and strong melodic lines. The opening themes, together with those developed in the first section, perfectly reflect this significant human quality. A short bridge passage consisting of a series of sonorous chords played by the higher instruments in the band is soon taken up by the lower sections. The main theme appears in the second part of this march and is a melodic duet for Eb soprano cornet and solo cornet.

    Estimated delivery 10-14 days

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  • £39.00

    Honneur (Brass Band - Score and Parts)

    This march attempts to portray the role of Honour as a quality of character using highly energetic rhythms and strong melodic lines. The opening themes, together with those developed in the first section, perfectly reflect this significant human quality. A short bridge passage consisting of a series of sonorous chords played by the higher instruments in the band is soon taken up by the lower sections. The main theme appears in the second part of this march and is a melodic duet for Eb soprano cornet and solo cornet. 04:45

    Estimated delivery 12-14 days

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  • £46.20

    All I Ask of You (from Phantom of the Opera) - Andrew Lloyd Webber

    Cornet and Euphonium Duet with Brass Band

    Estimated delivery 12-14 days
  • £49.20

    Brindisi (from La Traviata) - Giuseppe Verdi

    Cornet and Euphonium Duet with Brass Band

    Estimated delivery 12-14 days
  • £49.95

    Capriccio - Score and Parts

    Cornet and Euphonium Duet with Brass Band

    Estimated delivery 12-14 days
  • £19.95

    Capriccio - Score Only

    Cornet and Euphonium Duet with Brass Band

    Estimated delivery 12-14 days
  • £46.20

    Comin' Through the Rye - Traditional Scots

    Cornet and Euphonium Duet with Brass Band

    Estimated delivery 12-14 days