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    Four Cities Symphony - Rodney Newton

    This piece was commissioned by the National Contesting Council as the 4th section test piece for the 2008 Regional Brass Band Championships of Great Britain. This symphony (the composer's 12th) has four movements played without a break. The first centres on two aspects of the city of London: its history and pageantry and its role as a busy modern metropolis.The second movement depicts Paris, its street cafes and boulevards and riverside walks, in the form of a romantic waltz. The third movement is constructed around the Gregorian chants of the Lord's Prayer (Pater noster, qui es in caelis) and the Creed (Credo in unum Deum) in an evocation of the city of Rome. After a powerful climax, mysterious tramping footsteps are heard as the ghosts or a Roman legion march through the city by night. The vision fades and the pater noster is heard once again, before the movement is brought to a close with the ancient Ambrosian chant, Christus Vincit, Christus Regnet, Christus Imperat.The final movement is an evocation of the city of Moscow, with its great historic buildings, its turbulent history and its fiery traditional music. At the outset a rather dour folk-like melody is heard which is transformed into a lively Cossack dance.This work is dedicated to Howard Wilson, former principal euphonium of City of Coventry Band who, in 1972, introduced the composer to top section brass band contesting.Rodney Newton, September 2007

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    Once in Royal David's City (Brass Band - Score and Parts) - Gauntlett, Henry - Sparke, Philip

    Sparkling and majestic brass playing introduce this wonderful arrangement of the classic carol! Each of the four verses are treated differently, creating beautiful textures and a multi-faceted setting of the familiar tune. This fresh arrangement for developing bands is a great choice for both church and school!Duration: 4:30

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    Once in Royal David's City - Henry John Gauntlett - Philip Sparke

    Sparkling and majestic brass playing introduce this wonderful arrangement of the classic carol! Each of the four verses are treated differently, creating beautiful textures and a multi-faceted setting of the familiar tune. This fresh new arrangement for developing bands is a great choice for both church and school!

    Estimated delivery 10-14 days

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    The Chronicles of Odersfelt - Peter Meechan

    The Chronicles of Odersfelt (Four Portraits of Huddersfield) was commissioned by Mark Bousie and David Armitage (President of Sellers International Ltd.) for the National Youth Brass Band Championships of Great Britain 2005. The first performance was given by the Sellers International Youth Band at the Haden Freeman Hall, Manchester on 10th April 2005. The music outlines four chapters in the history of this British city. There are four movements: I - Castle Dwellers; II - The Industrial Age; III - In Memoriam; IV - The Present Day.

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    Gallito - Pasodoble Torero - Santiago Lope - Espen Andersen

    Santiago Lope was born in Ezcaray (La Rioja, Spain) on May 23. 1871. He studied violin and composition at the Royal Academy of Music in Madrid. When the city of Valencia organized a municipal band in 1902, Lope was a leading figure.The four pasodobles: Dauder, Gallito, Angelillo and Vito are all dedicated to the star matadors of the time. Gallito is the most performed of the four, and is dedicated to Fernando Gomez Ojeda.Santiago Lope died on September 25. 1906.

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    Catnap (from Cats Tales) (Trombone Solo with Brass Band) - Graham, Peter

    Catnapis part of Cats Tales which pays tribute to four wonderful musicians who shared a love of jazz and New York City. New York born George Gershwin provides the inspiration forCatnapwhich is a jazz "contrafact" treatment of one of his most familiar songs. (Features solo trombone).

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    WILLIAM TELL OVERTURE, Finale from (Brass Band) - Littlemore, Phillip

    The overture to Rossini's operaWilliam Tellis a fairly large scale work in four sections and lasting some twelve minutes. However, it is the finale of the overture which is one of the most iconic pieces of music. This 'March of the Swiss Soldiers' is a dynamic cavalry charge and galop often used in popular media to denote galloping horses, a race, or a hero riding to the rescue. Its most famous use in that respect is as the theme music for the radio and TV showThe Lone Ranger. It was also used to great comic effect by Spike Jones and his City Slickers and it also finds it's way into the first movement of Shostakovich's 15th Symphony! Duration: 3:20

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    TOCCATA - Peter Graham

    Additional Score: 14.95Toccata is part of Cats Tales (see above) which pays tribute to four wonderful musicians who shared a love of jazz and the New York City. New York resident Bernstein East, aka Leonard Bernstein, is the inspiration behind Toccata. The presence of Bernsteins masterpiece West Side Story looms large here.Available MultiMedia Files

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    CATNAP - Peter Graham

    Additional Score: 13.95 Catnap is part of Cats Tales which pays tribute to four wonderful musicians who shared a love of jazz and New York City. New York born George Gershwin provides the inspiration for Catnap which is a jazz contrafact treatment of one of his most familiar songs. (Features solo trombone). Available MultiMedia Files

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    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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