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    Partita - Score and Parts - Philip Sparke

    Partita was written in 1989 to a commission from Eikanger/Bj?rsvik Musikklag (Norway) who were European Champions at the time.There are three movements.1 The first movement is almost a miniature concerto for band. It opens with a relentless quaver passage in the basses, which builds until the whole band is involved. Horns and baritones are first to take centre-stage in close harmony and the euphoniums and basses follow them. These forces combine to introduce the cornets that have a 10-part fanfare to themselves before the trombones interrupt. The opening quaver figure returns, somewhat ominously, and, after the full band recalls previous material, brings the movement to a close.2. Starts with a cornet solo over a pulsating accompaniment after which the band builds to a noble tune on the trombones. The full band takes over and brings back the opening cornet tune with which the soloist, with the aid of a euphonium counter-melody, quietly ends the movement, leading directly into:3. A sparkling vivo, which opens with the fanfare-like figures throughout the band until a solo cornet, emerges with an acrobatic tune. The whole band takes this up until horns; baritones and trombones introduce an energetic second subject, which leads to a full band climax in the form of a jubilant chorale. This died away to reintroduce the opening fanfare against a new theme from the trombones, which eventually leads back to a recapitulation. We are then thrown headlong into a 12/8 presto, which hurtles to a coda, which recalls the opening themes.

    Estimated delivery 12-14 days
  • £34.95

    Partita - Score Only - Philip Sparke

    Partita was written in 1989 to a commission from Eikanger/Bj?rsvik Musikklag (Norway) who were European Champions at the time.There are three movements.1 The first movement is almost a miniature concerto for band. It opens with a relentless quaver passage in the basses, which builds until the whole band is involved. Horns and baritones are first to take centre-stage in close harmony and the euphoniums and basses follow them. These forces combine to introduce the cornets that have a 10-part fanfare to themselves before the trombones interrupt. The opening quaver figure returns, somewhat ominously, and, after the full band recalls previous material, brings the movement to a close.2. Starts with a cornet solo over a pulsating accompaniment after which the band builds to a noble tune on the trombones. The full band takes over and brings back the opening cornet tune with which the soloist, with the aid of a euphonium counter-melody, quietly ends the movement, leading directly into:3. A sparkling vivo, which opens with the fanfare-like figures throughout the band until a solo cornet, emerges with an acrobatic tune. The whole band takes this up until horns; baritones and trombones introduce an energetic second subject, which leads to a full band climax in the form of a jubilant chorale. This died away to reintroduce the opening fanfare against a new theme from the trombones, which eventually leads back to a recapitulation. We are then thrown headlong into a 12/8 presto, which hurtles to a coda, which recalls the opening themes.

    Estimated delivery 12-14 days
  • £24.95

    A Swiss Festival Overture - Score Only - Philip Sparke

    The Berne Music Association commissioned a Swiss Festival Overture for the Bern Canton Music Festival held in Langenthal in 1989. It was composed both for brass and wind bands as both types of band took part in the contest.The overture starts with a noble and spacious fanfare based on a Bb triad. A quieter moment follows with a long theme unfolding from echoes of the fanfare and this builds to a climax where the fanfare returns. Over a stained chord this triad figure echoesin free time and introduces a short euphonium cadenza. This leads back to the opening, which accelerates into a lively Vivo. Percussion hammers out a new rhythm and after a few bars a rhythmic accompaniment starts up over which a perky tune which starts quietly is then taken up by the full band. A short bridge passage on the horns leads to a legato tune from the middle of the band which is again taken up by the full band. After a climax this subsides to a sustained bass note with rhythmic echoes of the first vivo tune. Bit by bit this reappears until the a full-blown recapitulation leads to a short Coda based on the opening fanfare.

    Estimated delivery 12-14 days
  • £59.95

    Variations on an Enigma - Score and Parts - Philip Sparke

    Variations on an Enigma was commissioned by Howard Snell for the Desford Colliery Band and first performed by them in Gillingham, Dorset, England in September 1986.The 'Enigma' is a short snatch of a phrase taken from a well-known brass band test piece - a phrase which caught the imagination of the composer who took it as the basis of a sort of concerto for band with each section featured in turn. First the cornets have their turn, with a 'moto perpetuo', and they are followed by the horns and flugel whose variation is delicate and decorative. Trombones follow, each having there own tune in turn and then combining them together. Euphoniums and baritones have an expressive funeral march which is interrupted by percussion and basses who share a rhythmic, syncopated variation. A climax is reached and this is followed by a fugue (based on the theme) against which snatches of the preceding variations appear. The fugue heralds what turns out to be the theme on which all the variations are based, appearing in full at last, whose first five notes are derived from the 'enigma' theme. The piece ends with an emphatic final statement by the timpani.

    Estimated delivery 12-14 days
  • £29.95

    Variations on an Enigma - Score Only - Philip Sparke

    Variations on an Enigma was commissioned by Howard Snell for the Desford Colliery Band and first performed by them in Gillingham, Dorset, England in September 1986.The 'Enigma' is a short snatch of a phrase taken from a well-known brass band test piece - a phrase which caught the imagination of the composer who took it as the basis of a sort of concerto for band with each section featured in turn. First the cornets have their turn, with a 'moto perpetuo', and they are followed by the horns and flugel whose variation is delicate and decorative. Trombones follow, each having there own tune in turn and then combining them together. Euphoniums and baritones have an expressive funeral march which is interrupted by percussion and basses who share a rhythmic, syncopated variation. A climax is reached and this is followed by a fugue (based on the theme) against which snatches of the preceding variations appear. The fugue heralds what turns out to be the theme on which all the variations are based, appearing in full at last, whose first five notes are derived from the 'enigma' theme. The piece ends with an emphatic final statement by the timpani.

    Estimated delivery 12-14 days
  • £59.95

    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

    Estimated delivery 12-14 days