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  • £35.00

    IT'S NOT UNUSUAL (Brass Band) - Mills, Gordon - Schwalgin, Stefan

    Tom Jones has been in show business for a number of decades, and he is still going strong. The Welshman scored his first success in 1965, with It's Not Unusual, a song that was a worldwide hit. Stefan Schwalgin has arranged this song in such a way that the big band sound and the soullike singing in the original are reflected perfectly in the instrumentation. DUration: 2:40.

    Estimated delivery 12-14 days

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  • £49.95

    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'

    Estimated delivery 5-7 days
  • £44.00

    Crazy Music in the Air - Jacob de Haan

    This composition in two parts is one of the first successful works Jacob de Haan published for brass band. Somewhat under the influence of Ted Huggen's Choral and Rock Out which was an overwhelming success at the time, the still very young Jacob de Haan wrote this composition. The first part (Air) exists of a choral melody with baroque grace notes, supported by a pop rhythm in the drums. The second part (Crazy Music) is a swinging bossa nova, in which various instrument groups present themselves in the continuously varying themes. The famous Black Dycke Mills Band contributed to the success of Crazy Music in the Air by regularly putting the piece on its tour programmes.

    Estimated delivery 10-14 days
  • £32.95

    Hinode - Peter Graham

    Commissioned by the Black Dyke Mills Band. This work is within the capabilities of most bands.

    Estimated delivery 12-14 days
  • £40.00

    It's Not Unusual - Gordon Mills - Stefan Schwalgin

    Tom Jones has been in show business for a number of decades, and he is still going strong. The Welshman scored his first success in 1965, with It's Not Unusual, a song that was a worldwide hit. Stefan Schwalgin has arranged this song in such a way that the big band sound and the soullike singing in the original are reflected perfectly in the instrumentation.

    Estimated delivery 10-14 days

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  • £29.95

    Excelsior Fanfare and Theme - Paul Lovatt-Cooper

    Excelsior was composed for the New Mills Band to mark the occasion of their 200th anniversary. It is a dramatic and emotive fanfare and theme based on the hymn tune 'Ransom'.

    Estimated delivery 3-5 days
  • £22.00

    Midwest - Richards, JJ - Broadbent, D

    This march was originally featured by the Black Dyke Mills Band, and can be heard on its album, 150 Years of Black Dyke. More recently it has been used by a number of top class bands at entertainment competitions. American circus style, fast and furious, but east to play (apart from the chromatic features which can appear daunting at high speeds!).3rd section +

    In stock: Estimated delivery 1-2 days

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  • £32.95

    HINODE - Peter Graham

    Commissioned by the Black Dyke Mills Band and recorded by them on the CD The Essence of Time.Technically within the capabilities of most bands.

    In stock: Estimated delivery 1-2 days

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  • £29.95

    Excelsior - Fanfare and Theme - Paul Lovatt-Cooper

    The New Mills Old Prize Band is the inheritor of a proud tradition going back 200 years. Its origin lies in a brass and reed band formed in 1812 by Timothy Beard and it is one of the oldest brass bands in continuous existence in the UK.The New Mills Old Prize Band is inextricably linked to the Beard family. Timothy Beard the founder of the band, was one of five children and two of his brothers, John and Stephen, were to join him in the band.Excelsior is based on the hymn tune ‘Ransom’ believed to have been composed in 1838 by Timothy’s brother Stephen Beard. I have taken this hymn tune and composed a concert fanfare utilising the main melodic material from the original hymn tune.The title of the piece comes from the bands original motto “Excelsior!”Paul Lovatt-Cooper

    Estimated delivery 12-14 days
  • £65.00

    The Cotton Mill Worker - Aaron Wolfe

    Written for the 2014 Sonic Fusion Festival at the University of Salford, The Cotton Mill Worker is a work for bass band and optional narration. The poem is writtenby Peter Clarke, especially for this composition, and is based around the life of those who worked in the cotton millsthroughout the North West, in particular the county of Lancashireand the neighbouring county of Greater Manchester.

    Estimated delivery 5-7 days