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    Malcolm Arnold Variations - Score and Parts - Martin Ellerby

    MALCOLM ARNOLD VARIATIONS was commissioned by Philip Biggs and Richard Franklin for the 20th All England Masters International Brass Band Championship held in the Corn Exchange, Cambridge on 25 May 2008. The work is dedicated to Anthony Day, long time carer of Sir Malcolm Arnold in his final years. I first met Malcolm and Anthony in 1990 and remained in constant touch until Malcolm’s passing in 2006. Anthony, of course, remains a friend and plays his own role subliminally in this piece. The work is not based on any of Malcolm Arnold’s own themes, rather it is a portrait of him (and by association Anthony Day) through my eyes and as a result of my friendship with both parties over some 18 years. If there is any theme as such it is the personalities of the players, the protagonist and his carer placed together by my own efforts coloured and influenced by aspects of Arnold’s style and technique without recourse to direct quotation but through allusion and parody. It is of course designed as a brass band test piece but in my eyes is first and foremost a musical challenge. The pyrotechnical elements are there but always secondary to the musical thrust of the work’s structure. I have long beforehand submerged myself in Malcolm Arnold’s music and ultimately delivered this tribute. Music Directors will be advised to acquaint themselves with the composer’s personal music, particularly the film scores, symphonies, concertos and ballets: the solutions towards a successful interpretation of my piece are all in there – and YES, I want, and sanction, this piece to be interpreted, and therein lies the challenge for those of you ‘up front’! The challenge for players is that of virtuosity, ensemble and careful attention to where they are individually in relation to their colleagues – a question of balance, taste and insight. With regard to tempi, as is my usual custom, I have indicated all metronome marks with the prefix circa. I would suggest that the fast music is played at these tempos but that the more rubato moments can be allowed some freedom in expression and fluidity of line. With regard to the type of mutes to be employed – this decision I leave to the discretion of players and conductors. Structurally the work is cast as an Introduction, 20 Variations and a Finale. Some variations are self contained, others run into each other as sequences in the same tempo. In other variations, segments are repeated and developed. I could describe the overall concept as a miniature ballet or a condensed film score – there is much drama and character and the repeated elements assist this in driving the action forward. I have deliberately avoided the more extremely dark qualities of Malcolm’s own music in this, my celebration of this master-composer, as I have always viewed (and evidenced by my previous Masters scores Tristan Encounters and Chivalry) that the Cambridge contest is a ‘sunshine- affair’ and firmly believe that Malcolm Arnold would have had it no other way too!

    Estimated delivery 12-14 days
  • £39.95

    Malcolm Arnold Variations - Score Only - Martin Ellerby

    MALCOLM ARNOLD VARIATIONS was commissioned by Philip Biggs and Richard Franklin for the 20th All England Masters International Brass Band Championship held in the Corn Exchange, Cambridge on 25 May 2008. The work is dedicated to Anthony Day, long time carer of Sir Malcolm Arnold in his final years. I first met Malcolm and Anthony in 1990 and remained in constant touch until Malcolm’s passing in 2006. Anthony, of course, remains a friend and plays his own role subliminally in this piece. The work is not based on any of Malcolm Arnold’s own themes, rather it is a portrait of him (and by association Anthony Day) through my eyes and as a result of my friendship with both parties over some 18 years. If there is any theme as such it is the personalities of the players, the protagonist and his carer placed together by my own efforts coloured and influenced by aspects of Arnold’s style and technique without recourse to direct quotation but through allusion and parody. It is of course designed as a brass band test piece but in my eyes is first and foremost a musical challenge. The pyrotechnical elements are there but always secondary to the musical thrust of the work’s structure. I have long beforehand submerged myself in Malcolm Arnold’s music and ultimately delivered this tribute. Music Directors will be advised to acquaint themselves with the composer’s personal music, particularly the film scores, symphonies, concertos and ballets: the solutions towards a successful interpretation of my piece are all in there – and YES, I want, and sanction, this piece to be interpreted, and therein lies the challenge for those of you ‘up front’! The challenge for players is that of virtuosity, ensemble and careful attention to where they are individually in relation to their colleagues – a question of balance, taste and insight. With regard to tempi, as is my usual custom, I have indicated all metronome marks with the prefix circa. I would suggest that the fast music is played at these tempos but that the more rubato moments can be allowed some freedom in expression and fluidity of line. With regard to the type of mutes to be employed – this decision I leave to the discretion of players and conductors. Structurally the work is cast as an Introduction, 20 Variations and a Finale. Some variations are self contained, others run into each other as sequences in the same tempo. In other variations, segments are repeated and developed. I could describe the overall concept as a miniature ballet or a condensed film score – there is much drama and character and the repeated elements assist this in driving the action forward. I have deliberately avoided the more extremely dark qualities of Malcolm’s own music in this, my celebration of this master-composer, as I have always viewed (and evidenced by my previous Masters scores Tristan Encounters and Chivalry) that the Cambridge contest is a ‘sunshine- affair’ and firmly believe that Malcolm Arnold would have had it no other way too!

    Estimated delivery 12-14 days
  • £64.00

    The Right Stuff - B. Conti - Mike Kilmartin

    The Right Stuff - Bill Conti - arr. Mike Kilmartin - 2'30'' - BVT065 Conti began to compose film scores late sixties and became famous in 1976 with the movie Rocky. In 194 he won an Oscar for the movie The Right Stuff.

    Estimated delivery 10-14 days

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  • £39.99

    A Touch of Mancini (Brass Band/Score & Parts) - Henry Mancini

    celebrates the music of Henry Mancini (1924-1994), the Academy Award winning American composer, conductor and arranger best remembered as a composer of film and television scores. This medley featuresand (as featured in).

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  • £9.99

    A Touch of Mancini (Brass Band/Score) - Henry Mancini

    A celebrates the music of Henry Mancini (1924-1994), the Academy Award winning American composer, conductor and arranger best remembered as a composer of film and television scores. This medley features and as featured in )

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  • £100.00

    King Arthur (Brass Band/Score & Parts)

    was the first of 28 scores Benjamin Britten (1913??"1976) composed for radio between 1937 and 1947. It was an ambitious dramatisation of King Arthur's life and times ??" part pageant, part play, part cantata ??" written by D.G. Bridson.

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  • £19.99

    King Arthur (Brass Band/Score)

    was the first of 28 scores Benjamin Britten (1913??"1976) composed for radio between 1937 and 1947. It was an ambitious dramatisation of King Arthur's life and times ??" part pageant, part play, part cantata ??" written by D.G. Bridson.

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  • £39.99

    Overture for Brass (Score & Parts) (Brass Band/Score & Parts)

    From symphonies to big band jazz, and from chamber works to Latin American music and film scores, the music of Argentian-born composer and arranger Carlos Franzetti (b.1948) has won many prestigious awards. This exciting six minute overture, , was arranged by Mark Freeh and has been recorded by the GUS Band, conducted by Bramwell Tovey.

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  • £9.99

    Overture for Brass (Score) (Brass Band/Score & Parts)

    From symphonies to big band jazz, and from chamber works to Latin American music and film scores, the music of Argentian-born composer and arranger Carlos Franzetti (b.1948) has won many prestigious awards. This exciting six minute overture, ,was arranged by Mark Freeh and has been recorded by the GUS Band, conducted by Bramwell Tovey.

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  • £7.99

    Team Brass. Band Instruments Repertoire (Brass Band) - Richard Duckett

    The 'Team' series is suitable for use with both individuals or as a group tutor encouraging students to try ensemble playing from the very early stages. All of the books in the series are fully integrated allowing students using 'Team Brass' to play in ensembles with students using 'Team Woodwind', 'Team Percussion', 'Team Recorder' and 'Team Strings'. 'Team Brass Repertoire' contains 32 pieces in a broad range of styles from Baroque to Jazz and Swing. This book will take students from beginner level to Grade 4 standard and is an excellent supplement to any tutor. As with the main tutor ensemble playing is key to 'Team Brass Repertoire' and a number of pieces have been included in this volume provided with clear ensemble scores. In addition, appropriate pieces have chord symbols included to allow teachers to provide a simple piano accompaniment.

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