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    Songs of Ascent - SCORE & PARTS - Jonathan Bates

    DURATION: 14 minutes. DIFFICULTY: Championship. 'Songs of Ascent' was composed for the Royal Northern College of Music Brass Band, as part of their programme for the 2019 RNCM Festival of Brass. In my view, the festival itself is the leading showcase for original contemporary music for the medium (in a concert setting) in the world and therefore an ideal place to explore new ideas and sounds, which was a notion fundamental to the construction of this work. The piece is subtitled 'Out of the Depths, I cry to you, O Lord'; the opening line of Psalm 130 (which forms part of a set of 15 psalsm, 120-134 known as the Songs of Ascent") which forms the main inspiration for much of the musical material. Following an extended opening for four individual tuba lines, there are a number of solos for members of the band off stage, with bleak and deep accompaniment lines, reflecting the words of Psalm 130. Amongst these 'songs of ascents', the most common and strong themes are repentance and redemption; with the central core of this work emerging 'from the depths' to reveal one of very few calming and reflective passages of the work utilising the tune of 'Guide Me O Thy Great Redeemer' in a new setting, featuring the Solo Horn and Bass Trombone, before returning to the ethereal and dark timbres that form much of the music up to this point. In terms of compositional technique, this work is solely based on a set of 4 9-note scales in their various unique transpositions (below). Each of these scales provide a set of 2 whole tone scales, 6 minor triads, 6 major triads and is built on 9 augmented triads. Whilst most of the music in this work is based melodically on the set of notes (heard right at the outset in the motif in the tuba line), the central section delves into the harmonic capabilities of these 'modes', using a number of the 7 'keys' which can be derived from the minor & major chords derived in each scale. All 4 scales are used independantly to each other, with whole sections of the work focussing on each mode. 'Songs of Ascent' was selected as the set work for the Championship Section at the Butlin's Mineworker's Championships in 2020.

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    Songs of Ascent ADDITIONAL A4 SCORE - Jonathan Bates

    ADDITIONAL SCORE ONLY. 'Songs of Ascent' was composed for the Royal Northern College of Music Brass Band, as part of their programme for the 2019 RNCM Festival of Brass. In my view, the festival itself is the leading showcase for original contemporary music for the medium (in a concert setting) in the world and therefore an ideal place to explore new ideas and sounds, which was a notion fundamental to the construction of this work. The piece is subtitled 'Out of the Depths, I cry to you, O Lord'; the opening line of Psalm 130 (which forms part of a set of 15 psalsm, 120-134 known as the Songs of Ascent") which forms the main inspiration for much of the musical material. Following an extended opening for four individual tuba lines, there are a number of solos for members of the band off stage, with bleak and deep accompaniment lines, reflecting the words of Psalm 130. Amongst these 'songs of ascents', the most common and strong themes are repentance and redemption; with the central core of this work emerging 'from the depths' to reveal one of very few calming and reflective passages of the work utilising the tune of 'Guide Me O Thy Great Redeemer' in a new setting, featuring the Solo Horn and Bass Trombone, before returning to the ethereal and dark timbres that form much of the music up to this point. In terms of compositional technique, this work is solely based on a set of 4 9-note scales in their various unique transpositions (below). Each of these scales provide a set of 2 whole tone scales, 6 minor triads, 6 major triads and is built on 9 augmented triads. Whilst most of the music in this work is based melodically on the set of notes (heard right at the outset in the motif in the tuba line), the central section delves into the harmonic capabilities of these 'modes', using a number of the 7 'keys' which can be derived from the minor & major chords derived in each scale. All 4 scales are used independantly to each other, with whole sections of the work focussing on each mode. 'Songs of Ascent' was selected as the set test piece for the Championship Section at the Butlins Mineworkers Championships in 2020.

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    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

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