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    Ave Maria

    Franz Schubert wrote his Ave Maria in 1825. It is the third of three song settings from Sir Walter Scott’s poem The Lady of the Lake , iself written in 1810. It’s proper title is Ellen’s Song , named after the heroine of Scott’s poem, Ellen Douglas. It has been suggested that the opening two words of the original song may have led to the idea of it being arranged for the full text of the Roman Catholic Prayer. It is now most often performed in this latter adaptation, thus leading to the misconception that it was originally set with the prayer in mind. Even in Schubert’s own brief lifetime, he was only thirty-one when he died, this song was considered a masterpiece. It acquired greater popularity when it was used in the 1940 Walt Disney film Fantasia where its beauty and simplicity offered calm and respite following the tempestuous strains of Mussorgsky’s A Night on Bare Mountain .

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  • £25.00

    Bolero - Maurice Ravel - Phillip Littlemore

    Ravel's one-movement orchestral piece Bolero was written in 1928. It epitomises Ravel's preoccupation with restyling and reinventing dance movements. It was also one of the last pieces he composed before illness forced him into retirement. The original version has a duration of between 15 and 18 minutes, depending on the tempo set by the conductor. This brass band arrangement is significantly shorter, lasting a mere 4 minutes or so. There is also an 'extra' ending, similar to that used in the musical sensation Blast! which almost guarantees addtional applause at a concert! Item Code: TPBB-021 Duration: c.4'30"

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  • £15.00

    Can-Can - Jacques Offenbach - Phillip Littlemore

    Offenbach's Orpheus in th e Underworld is an op?ra bouffon, and? first performed in 1858.?The operetta is an irreverent parody and scathing satire on Gluck and his Orfeo ed Euridice and culminates in the risqu? 'Infernal Galop'.? The 'Infernal Galop' from Act II, is famous outside of classical music circles as the music for the Can-can. This brass band version is a straight-forward transcription directly from the orchestral original. Code: TPBB-032 Duration: 2'30"

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  • £25.00

    Canticle: The Legend of Vale Royal

    In 1270 Edward I survived a shipwreck and, to give thanks for his deliverance, ordered the building of a great abbey of dimensions to rival any in the land and bequeathed funds to the Order of Cistercian monks to build and run the abbey. The location chosen was on the banks of the river Weaver close to the hometown of the?composer's mother in Cheshire. Huge funds were put in to the project over many decades and although the foundations were laid for the great pillars to support the building (still visible to this day), the abbey was built only to a fraction of its original design. Instead the funds were pilfered and misappropriated to fund the opulent lifestyle of the profligate monks who were roundly despised and reviled in the county (merry gentlemen indeed!). In 1543, Henry VIII set about the dissolution of the abbey and the destruction of its building to wide acclaim and much rejoicing in the county. This piece tells that story. Item Code: TPBB-067 Duration: 5'00" Other Christmas works by Philip Doe: TPBB-054 Three Christmas Portraits ?

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    Capriol Suite - Phillip Littlemore

    Peter Warlock, the pen name of Philip Heseltine, never settled into a conventional career. He had some short lived appointments, including one as a music critic for the Daily Mail, however he did get involved in editing, transcribing and arranging early music manuscripts, and writing a major study of the music of Delius. His first compositions, mainly songs, began to appear in 1917, at which time he had moved to Dublin to avoid possible conscription. It was at this time that he adopted the pseudonym Warlock. In 1922 he completed his first widely acknowledged masterpiece – the song-cycle the Curlew . His period of creativity continued only for a few years culminating in the composition of his most famous work, the Capriol Suite ?in 1925. The original piano duet version of the work was a great success and was quickly followed by the version for string orchestra, from which this arrangement is made. The Capriol Suite is a set of dances in the renaissance style, and is very loosely based on tunes found in Arbeau’s Orchestographie of 1588. The suite consists of six movements: Basse-Danse , is a lively dance for older folk followed by a stately Pavane ; a delicate, yet lively Tordion is followed by Bransles (pronounced ‘Brawl’, a fast country dance which works its way into a frenzy, continuously building in speed and excitement. This is followed by Pieds-en-l’air , perhaps the Suite’s most popular movement, with its beautifully serene lines before the final movement, Matachins , an exhilarating sword dance with its driving rhythm, culminating in violent dissonances bringing the piece to a spirited close. Item Code: TPBB-053 Duration: 10'00" ?

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  • £33.95

    Elegy - Rolf Wallin - Phillip Littlemore

    Rolf Wallin's beautiful, yet simple? Elegy? was orignally written for trumpet and piano. It was composed for the funeral of the composer's sister, Erna. This arrangement for trumpet/cornet with brass band accompaniment retains the simplicity of the original piano writing, but uses soft brass textures throughout. Item Code: M-050-09039-7a Duration: 4'00"

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    Fanfare - Paul Dukas - Phillip Littlemore

    La P?ri ?is a 1912 ballet in one act by French composer Paul Dukas,?about a man's search for immortality and encounter with a mythological Peri (a?winged, fairy-like creature).?The original music to La P?ri was written in 1911 as a Po?me Dans? En Un Tableau (Dance Poem in One Scene), and was his last published work. The ballet itself is preceded by this brilliant fanfare which is often performed separately. This arrangement is for full brass band, and would make a good opener for any concert or event. It can also be performed with or without percussion. Item Code: TPBB-031 Duration: 1'40"

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  • £49.95

    1812 Overture - Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky - Robert Childs

    The 1812 Overture for Orchestra, Opus 49 is without doubt one of the most popular finales used by orchestras throughout the world. Here we have a new arrangement for brass band skilfully crafted by Dr. Robert Childs. The arrangement is shorter in duration than Tchaikovsky's original, but does not fluctuate from his key structure, making this version the most authentic to date. The arrangement features full orchestral percussion including tubular bells and canon together with optional organ and fanfare brass groups.Dr Childs's arrangement is featured by the Black Dyke Band on their CD Essential Dyke Vol V - Celebrate Rotary (DOYCD193).

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  • £29.95

    Abide With Me - William Henry Monk - Karl Jenkins & Peter Graham

    The lyrics to Abide With Me were written as a poem in 1847 by Scottish Anglican Henry Francis Lyte. Lyte wrote the poem and set it to William Henry Monk's hymn tune ‘Eventide' as he lay dying from tuberculosis.The poem has been set with other melodies through-out its existence but it is the original pairing with Monk's tune that remains it's most popular and loved setting.In addition to regular use in memorial services, state occasions and festivals of remembrance, the hymn has made appearances in countless film and television programmes and is still sung regularly at the start of important sports events.Here a setting by renowned Welsh composer Karl Jenkins, transcribed for brass band by Prof. Peter Graham, ensures this popular hymn tune will remain an audience favourite for years to come.

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  • £24.95

    Cantilena - Ray Farr

    We are lucky to have many superb arrangements from the pen of Ray Farr, but here he shows his talent in an original composition for brass band. Cantilena - meaning 'short song' - is a lovely, reflective slow waltz in a romantic style.

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