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  • £29.50

    Ghost of Christmas Past - Trad - Jon Kenyon

    This effective new arrangement creates a haunting atmosphere for your concerts, as some of the most well-loved Christmas carols are scored in a way unheard of before. Opening with God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen in a cinematic scene, the work wouldn't feel out of place on the set of a Tim Burton film score. Carols of the minor key drift though the composition and take your audience on a journey to give them something completely different and fresh for your concerts this year. At 7 mins duration, the work is a perfect Overture alternative of the Macabre kind.

    In stock: Estimated delivery 1-3 days

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  • £24.95

    Ghost of Christmas Past, The - Jonathan Bates

    DURATION: 2'30". DIFFICULTY: 2nd+. Composed for Strata Brass in 2020 as part of their COVID-19 induced, virtually recorded 'A Christmas Carol' (a new suite for brass bandlasting around 30 minutes in total), 'The Ghost of Christmas Past' is a lively and virtuosic cornet solo portraying the visions Scrooge is shown of his childhood. Beginning in a jovial mood, the ghost then shows Scrooge his early love life, before showing how Scrooge's unsympathetic and callous ways lead to his loss of love and friendship throughout the years as the music gets gradually darker and darker with each passing section. .

    In stock: Estimated delivery 1-3 days
  • £39.20
  • £19.95

    Royal Air Force March Past - Davies

    Estimated delivery 5-10 working days
  • £19.95

    Royal Air Force March Past - Davies, Walford

    This set is march card sized

    Estimated delivery 10-14 working days
  • £25.50

    It Was A Very Good Year - Ervin Drake - Gavin Somerset

    Composed by Ervin Drake, this bestselling hit for Frank Sinatra (and later, Robbie Williams) tells of the performer’s life as they reflect upon their past, aged 17 to being ‘In the autumn of their years’. Now, arranged for the first time for brass band, using the original orchestration from the Frank Sinatra version, this stunning work is available for bands to perform with either a single soloist, or for added entertainment value, you can spread the years across various (aging?!) members of the band as several soloist parts are provided (both in Bb and Eb). This piece is a must have for bands looking to add something different to any concert or contest programme. *Also works with vocalist. To download the playback audio to play along to, please RIGHT CLICK HERE & Save As .

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    The Magic Flute - Mozart - David Kaye

    This ever popular overture by the master of classical composers is one that has past the test of time, still being performed and recorded by the worlds greatest orchestras. Composed in 1791, this wonderful arrangement accurately captures the thrill of this, one of the greatest overtures of all time.

    In stock: Estimated delivery 1-3 days
  • £19.50

    Sobre Las Olas - Juventino Rosas - Chris Gorman

    This is possibly one of the best-known tunes around the world and is speculated to heard in more motion pictures than any other song. However, if you asked someone to "name that tune", then most would probably struggle. This classic Waltz has mistakenly in the past thought to be Viennese and has frequently thought to be the work of Johann Strauss II. The music is the most famous work of the composer and has long been associated in the US with fair ground rides and trapeze artists. This arrangement of the original work by Chris Gorman makes a perfect classical "Overture" work for your concert program.

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  • £44.95

    The Storm Cone - Lucy Pankhurst

    The Storm Cone was commissioned from Lucy Pankhurst as a central part of an immersive artwork by Laura Daly, which considers our intrinsic relationship with the past.The project itself takes the form of a downloadable app, featuring geolocated augmented reality technology and binaural recordings. The music was performed and recorded remotely by the students, staff and friends of the University of Salford during the UK lockdowns in 2021.At its centre, is a journey through music and sound that charts the fading away of a brass band during the interwar years (1918 - 1939). Using new technologies to trace lost bandstands in their final days of mass popularity, we first encounter the band performing as a full ensemble, in 360?audio. Breath-taking detail can be heard from every instrument as you move amongst the absent musicians; proximity altering the perception of sounds as Pankhurst's score builds and then returns to a single note. From the powerful, collective sound of the band, the journey then follows the departed musicians into eight spatial sound works by Daly, where their fragile solo phrases merge and mutate in new environments. History, fiction, artifice and reality combine within this sensory encounter to confront the present with its past.This absorbing work takes its name from the title of Rudyard Kipling's 1932 poem that forewarned of WWII. It considers key aspects of the interwar period and the ensuing break-up and reshaping of communities in different parts of the country. Brass bands, with their strong industrial, religious and militaristic associations, lost many musicians to both World Wars, and the intervening years of shellshock, unemployment, economic migrancy, and industrial action. Their survival and the survival of brass music tells a story of working-class life during this epoch of deindustrialisation. Life, music and creative legacy all being sustained by breath. As the band's sound lingers in an absent-minded hum or whistle, it becomes both an imprint and portal to these past times.The Storm Cone commemorates the legacy of creativity, music and sound, the power of community and the importance of collective memory, history and storytelling. It highlights the emotive nature of the past and how it can also help foresee possible futures. Serving as warning shot, The Storm Cone contemplates the residual impact of the interwar period and the cyclical nature of history in terms of current events, including the economic downturn and the rise of populism, extremism, racism and antisemitism; problems seemingly exacerbated by the current pandemic. The resulting experience is an artwork that underlines human strength and fragility and is imbued with a sense of both loss and celebration.

    Estimated delivery 3-5 days
  • £61.00

    Reminiscences - Hans Offerdal

    "The past is never dead. It's not even past." - William FaulknerTo the conductor: Slurs in accompanying voices can be seen as indicating the phrasing only, thus breathing is possibe when necessary. It will be the challenge of the conductor to shape this as soft and sostenuto as possible (almost like strings), if needed assign appropriate places to breathe, depending on size and level of the band.Duration: 4 min

    Estimated delivery 12-14 days