Seascapes was commissioned for the National Brass Band Championships of Great Britain in 1988.Seascapes takes its inspiration from the poem 'Cargos' by John Masefield. In the first movement, a gentle lyric theme, set against a pulsating background is contrasted with a dance. The dance reaches its climax and the music concludes with a quiet theme. The second movement has something of the nature of a sarabande, with a central section, which is a little lighter but retains a Spanish flavour. The composer adds a whimsical thought of his own that there may also have been a party of monks aboard. A variety of ingredients blend in the third movement: the coaster engines, the sea, some jovial shanty-music and the storm element through which the coaster steadily chugs.Suitable for Championship Section bands.In stock: Estimated delivery 1-2 days
Duration: 11:45 Includes: Maestoso; Grave; Brioso Recorded on Polyphonic QPRL068D Triumphant RhapsodyIn stock: Estimated delivery 1-2 days
As the title suggests, the phoenix was a fabulous mythical bird, who every morning at dawn, sang a song so enchanting that even the sun God, Apollo, would stop and listen. The bird would live for a hundred years, and at the end of its life, would build a pyre, set it on fire and be consumed by the flames. After three days, the phoenix would be reborn from the ashes, to sing once more.This work was commissioned by Clifton and Lightcliffe Band and reflects the difficulties and rebirth of the band to make music once more.Suitable for second section bands and above.In stock: Estimated delivery 1-2 days
Includes:ChaconneIntermezzoMarchIn stock: Estimated delivery 1-2 days
A three-movement suite in the composer's approachable style. Though not difficult to play the whole band is fully employed throughout making both rehearsal and performance enjoyable.Suitable for fourth section bands and above.In stock: Estimated delivery 1-2 days
Regionals 2019 CD
This CD features recordings of all 5 test pieces for the 2019 Regional Championships competitions.