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    Blaze - Phil Lawrence

    Cornet/trumpet sounds have been changing for some years; they are becoming heavier, more robust, slower vibratos. The dynamic level now pushed out by your average solo cornet is 30% more than it was some 35/40 years ago. This, is mainly due to the bore size of instruments and mouthpiece sizes (as in bigger), and, demands of modern day works for band on the player/soloist, and of course a greater demand of styles on the player, and progressive teaching methods. The technical styles in Blaze are about these changes.In Blaze I have clearly blended symphonic blowing styles of the trumpet plus the virtuosic attributes of today's modern cornet player. Many solo cornets parts (more past than present) in band are often clearly defined between low A and top C above the stave. Orchestral trumpet players need a working range of another fourth at either end of this defined range; I have incorporated this range into the concerto. The low register is much explored, and the average tessitura throughout is constantly varied below and above the stave from pedal Eb to super F# opt. The ideology of this blend of course makes sense as the original dedication is to Rod Franks, LSO, and of course blending with that is Rod's history at Black Dyke Mills Band.The concerto is ten minutes long and in one movement comprising of four sections and one solo cadenza, with one section only appearing once, an episode. This singular section was a revised addition and dedicated to Richard Marshall who gave the first premier in New Zealand in June 2003. For the purists the form is thus, A, B, A (vari), C (episode). D (slow movement), E (3/8 episode 1), D (vari), E, (episode 2). A (last move), B, A (developed) = (coda finale).The compositional style? Well, I hope quintessentially, 21st C English with an element of nostalgia (modal/old English). There are some hints at jazz playing styles and rhumba, but romantic English I would say, and especially the slow movement.Blaze is also very bold; the title itself reflects this, full of bravura and constant amazement, offering little respite for the soloist and sapping much stamina. The opening statement from the soloist is without accompaniment; just as a matador stands alone in the ring for the first few seconds, and looks at the mass crowd in defiance, he thinks, "you are here to see me die", so the soloist stares the audience back in the face, and opens with the richest, largest sound (not loudest) one can muster, thus throwing the gauntlet down to the ears of all who might disbelieve what they are about to encounter, a gladiatorial cornet, a Blaze from the stage.For the soloist, it is a non-stop Blaze of sound, electrifying technique, sage-like musicianship, super-human stamina and sheer matador-like bravura with 10th Dan mastery of over-all control, a test beyond the reasonable. And for the audience? Of course, a BLAZE never to be forgotten. Phil LawrenceThis work can be heard performed by cornet soloist Richard Marshall & the Grimethorpe Colliery Band on their award winning album entitled 'BLAZE'

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  • £15.00

    Jerusalem - Parry

    Programme Notes from Andrew Duncan:This is one of the more difficult arrangements in the Flexi-Collection Popular Classics Series, and as such will be best attempted after the easier ones have been mastered.The arrangement can be played all the way through as a solo piece or with a number of players playing the 1st Cornet/Trumpet part.The percussion part is very minimal in this arrangement (only 3 notes forthe suspended cymbal) and is an optional part.The Flexi-Collection ApproachFlexible scoring tailored to your needs - A perfect solution for expanding the repertoire of training and junior brass bands. The Flexi-Collection currently offers two series - Popular Classics and World Tour. Based on four-part harmony, these collections provide groups with the advantage of complete flexibility when they may not be balanced. If players or instruments are missing, the show can still go on!The Flexi-Collection - Popular Classics Series, encapsulates all that is great about the wonderful range of musical styles produced by Holst, Elgar, Handel, Verdi, Tchaikovsky, Grieg, Bizet and Parry.The thoughtful scoring and arranging by Andrew Duncan now means that groups of all abilities have access to a truly flexible set of music for their needs. With world parts, rudimentary theory, terminology translations and large format typesetting, The Flexi-Collection ticks all the boxes when it comes to bringing interesting music to the training and junior band/brass group environment.Available individually or as part of the money-saving Flexi-Collection Popular ClassicsAlbum.Scored for Brass Band and supplied with additional Easy Bb, Easy Eb and world parts - The Flexi-Collection offers flexibility in every sense of the word.

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  • £21.50

    Brandenburg Concerto No. 2 (allegro assai) - J.S Bach - John Abbott

    The "Brandenburg Concertos" were composed and dedicated to Christian Ludwig, Margrave of Brandenburg in 1721, however it seems now they were never actually played for him. This 3rd movement has been kilfully arranged as a trio for Soprano Cornet and 2 Bb Cornets (solo cornet, and repiano). This is sure to test the strongest of players, starting with the famous trumpet opening. The Baritones, Euphoniums and Basses also play a very important role in this arrangement. This certainly is a hard piece to perform for the three soloists, but its well worth the challenge.

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  • £30.00

    Neruda - Johann Baptist Georg Neruda

    Johann Baptist Georg Neruda was an 18th century Czech violinist and composer. Classical trumpet players include his Concerto in Eb for Trumpet & Strings as one of their favourite solos, which is often performed on an Eb Soprano Trumpet. My son Jon, a fine trumpet and cornet player, has played it often. Soprano Cornet player Simon Morgan asked me if it could be done with a brass band. I have taken the lively 1st movement, and adapted it as a soprano cornet solo. Ideal as a concert item, part of a CD, or part of an entertainment programme.”Tim, many thanks for this, a great arrangement and a great solo”. Simon Morgan

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  • £59.95

    Carols for Band (Brass Band Set) - Sparke, Philip

    Designed to be playable by any combination from quartet to full brass band, wind band or orchestra, the arrangements in this book with provide a practical solution to all your carolling needs. Parts are divided into Soprano, Alto, Tenor and Bass so that any suitable instrumentation will sound well, providing an equal balance of players per voice is maintained. The carols are printed in alphabetical order so they are easy to find, and comprehensively indexed under both first line and name of tune.Score, Timpani and Percussion parts are available separately.Instrumentation is as follows: Brass BandWind BandStringsSopranoEb Soprano CornetSolo Bb CornetBb Repiano & Flugel1st Flute & Piccolo2nd FluteOboe1st Bb Clarinet1st Bb Trumpet/Cornet1st ViolinAlto2nd & 3rd Bb CornetSolo Eb Horn1st Bb Trombone2nd & 3rd Bb ClarinetsEb Alto Saxophone2nd Bb Trumpet/Cornet1st F Horn2nd ViolinTenor1st & 2nd Eb Horns1st & 2nd Bb Baritones2nd Bb Trombone1st Bb EuphoniumEb Alto ClarinetBb Tenor Saxophone2nd F Horn1st & 2nd TrombonesViolaBassBass Trombone2nd Bb EuphoniumEb BassBb BassBassoonBb Bass ClarinetEb Baritone SaxophoneBass TromboneEuphoniumTubaCello/BassTitles included:Angels from the Realms of GloryAs with Gladness Men of OldAway in a MangerBrightest and BestChristians AwakeCoventry CarolDeck the HallsDing Dong, Merrily on HighFirst NowellGod Rest ye Merry, GentlemenGood King WenceslasHark the Glad SoundHark, the Herald Angels SingHolly and the IvyI Saw Three ShipsIn Dulci JubiloIn the Bleak Mid-WinterInfant HolyInfant KingIt Came Upon a Midnight ClearJingle BellsLo, He Comes with Clouds DescendingLove Came Down at ChristmasO Come, All ye FaithfulO Come, O Come, EmmanuelO Little Town of BethlehemOf the Father's Love BegottenOnce in Royal David's CitySans Day CarolSee Amid the Winter's SnowSilent NightSussex CarolThou Didst Leave Thy ThroneUnto Us is Born a SonWe Wish You a Merry ChristmasWhile Shepherds WatchedThe Brass Band Set consists of 25 Parts:1 x Eb Soprano Cornet4 x Solo Bb Cornet2 x Bb Repiano & Flugel4 x 2nd & 3rd Bb Cornet1 x Solo Eb Horn2 x 1st & 2nd Eb Horn2 x 1st & 2nd Bb Baritone1 x 1st Bb Trombone1 x 2nd Bb Trombone1 x Bass Trombone1 x 1st Bb Euphonium1 x 2nd Bb Euphonium2 x Eb Bass2 x Bb Bass

    Estimated delivery 12-14 days
  • £34.99

    Shackleton's Cross - Howard Goodall

    Shackleton s Cross was inspired by a painting created in 1957 by the English artist Edward Seago (1910 1974). The title refers to a cross which was erected to the memory of Sir Ernest Shackleton, who led a number of explorations to the Antarctic. Shackleton died in 1922 whilst on a Polar expedition, and the cross can be found on a promontory at the entrance to the bay at Grytviken Whaling Station in South Georgia. The painting is owned by HRH The Duke of Edinburgh, and was part of an exhibition at Buckingham Palace from October 2011 to April 2012.Originally scored for oboe, trumpet and small orchestra, Daniel Hall s sensitive arrangement for trumpet or cornet and brass band follows the composer s alternative version for solo trumpet and organ, created for Crispian Steele-Perkins (trumpet) and David Goode (organ).

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  • £35.00

    Apex - Peter Meechan

    Apex was commissioned by Mark Bousie and David Armitage (President of Sellers International Ltd.) for the Sellers International Youth Band to perform at the Action Research Entertainment Contest in Blackpool, 2007. Originally commissioned as part of a stage act with a magician, who levitated the soloist, Apex takes its title from the literal meaning of the word - the highest point.As well as being a solo for cornet, the piece also strongly features the percussion section, as well as the band singing!The solo part is equally suitable for cornet, flugel horn or trumpet.First performance:Sellers International Youth BandMark Bousie - ConductorJoe Murray - CornetPerformance notes:* The singing parts are written in transposed pitch, and should be sung to an a??aha? sound* The percussionists should feel free to add instruments (Such as bongos) and treat section C to the end as a guide, which they can change and build on* From section C until the end, percussion parts 1 and 2 may be played by one percussionist on a drum set

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  • £29.95

    He Wishes for the Cloths of Heaven - Karl Jenkins - Tony Small

    Karl Jenkins composed this beautiful song for well-known singer Lesley Garrett (Soprano) using the famous poem by Irish poet W B Yeats, He Wishes for the Cloths of Heaven.This was subsequently arranged for Penclawdd Brass Band by its Music Director, Tony Small, to accompany soprano Ros Evans in the band's 40th Anniversary Concert (2013) in the presence of the band's President Sir Karl Jenkins.Tony Small arranged a solo version for Bb Cornet which was first performed by Christopher Smith (Principal Cornet) in Penclawdd Band's Annual Concert of October, 2017. The band's former Principal Cornet, Gareth Small (Principal Trumpet of the famous Hall? Orchestra) gave the next performance with the Tredegar Band in January 2018 and it was subsequently recorded by the Flowers Band under the direction of David Childs and featuring cornetist Andrew Smith on the band's 50th Anniversary CD release - Celebrate!

    Estimated delivery 3-5 days
  • £29.95

    Island Whirl - Paul Lovatt-Cooper

    Island Whirl was commissioned by Margaret Milligan who wanted a brand new piece of music composed as a present for Ian, her husband for his 70th birthday. Ian Milligan is a keen and dedicated musician and he is the musical director of Callendar Brass, based in Callendar near Stirling in Scotland.Margaret contacted me about the possibility of composing a short lively piece which had a Scottish theme that would be ideal for Callendar Brass Band and any other ensemble to get their teeth into. This piece takes its inspiration from the traditional Scottish folk song ‘An Eriskay Love Lilt’ which is a particular favourite of both Margaret and Ian.With thunderous Celtic drums the piece opens in a whirlwind of sound with fanfare brass and an off-stage soloist that can perform using either the cornet or trumpet. After the exciting opening, the brass and drums die away to allow the off-stage soloist to air the traditional tune ‘An Eriskay Love Lilt’.The beautiful haunting melody, keeping its originality throughout undergoes a series of changes in the accompanying harmonic material before dying away to allow the Celtic drums to return. The percussion whip the band into a frenzy as the piece gets faster and faster. Just prior to the final notes the band diminuendo to allow one last closing statement from the Eriskay Love Lilt lead by the off-stage soloist before the ensemble charge to a dramatic close.When performing this piece I would recommend the off-stage soloist taking a position somewhere in the audience, so they can almost feel part of the performance. In addition, with the two tom-tom parts that represent the Celtic drums, bands should make the most of showcasing them by getting the two drummers out to the front of the band to perform. The ideal stage position would be with the players set up in stereo with one player in front of the soprano cornet and the other in front of the solo trombone.With the various choreographed movements from both the off-stage soloist and the percussionists. This piece is a great addition to any concert repertoire and is an ideal showcase for bands who want to try something a little different.I wish Ian at 70 years young, all the very best with his music making in the many years to come and I hope this piece, composed especially for him and Callender Brass brings them many years of musical enjoyment.Paul Lovatt-Cooper

    Estimated delivery 12-14 days
  • £53.00

    Brass Machine - Mark Taylor - Philip Sparke

    Mark Taylor wrote the trumpet feature Scream Machine for a vinyl album by the Army Blues Jazz Ensemble in 1985. It was later published in a slightly simpler version called Brass Machine. This brass band arrangement by Philip Sparke has been arranged directly from the published jazz ensemble score and features soprano cornet and four solo cornets.

    Estimated delivery 10-14 days

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