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  • £90.00

    Torsion (Score & Parts) - Simon Dobson

    Torsion was commissioned by the Leyland Band and first performed on 23 January 2010 at the Royal Northern College of Music Festival of Brass, Manchester, by Leyland Band conducted by Jason Katsikaris.This colourful and dynamic work is the most personal and ambitious that Simon Dobson composed during his residency with the Lancashire brass band. The dictionary defines torsion as the state of being twisted and the composer interprets this as the imagined dis-torsions and con-torsions of Time, Light and Sound in three contrasting movements. Simon Dobson fuses the traditional brass band sound with drive and energy of pop and funk jazz with optional digitally distorted 'echoes' providing added aural confusion at the points of climax.Although composed as a substantial concert work, Torsion would also make a challenging test-piece for contesting brass bands in the elite divisions.

    In stock: Estimated delivery 1-3 days
  • £60.00

    Four Sketches - Simon Dobson

    Simon Dobson wrote his 'Four Sketches' at the request of Peter Bossano, Head of Brass at the Royal College of Music, in recognition of the 25th anniversary of Benjamin Britten’s death. The first movement, 'Fanfare',quotes directly from the opening violin melody from Britten’s song cycle Les Illuminations. This melodic line is superimposed upon sonorous Lydian mode chords to project a majestic sound. The second movement, 'Prayer', is adefinite contrast, being and much more reflective and pensive in it’s mood, and featuring a dream like euphonium cadenza. The third movement, 'Funeral March', builds from a soft chordal opening to a chaotic andconfusedfortississimo climax with flourishes in the cornets and pounding tri-tones across the basses, before plunging into silence for a flugel cadenza to finish. The final Finale movement is much more positive from the off, withits jaunty melodies over a Brittenesque ostinato. The block chordal passages offer a crashing climax, making for an exciting conclusion to an excellent new work for the medium. Simon Dobson’s 'Four Sketches' was the winningentry in the European Brass Band Composer Competition held in Brussels in March 2002.

    Estimated delivery 5-10 working days
  • £38.00

    Derby Central - Simon Kerwin

    Simon Kerwin's Derby Central is a delightful march that is not too challenging for most bands. An ideal march to showcase your cornet section's nimble playing.Forming part of the Devilish Publishing 'NEW' March Journal, Derby Central features some great Euphonium lines, and Trombone passages which are fanfare-like in style.

    Estimated delivery 5-7 days
  • £38.00

    Todmorden - Simon Kerwin

    An exciting March by the pen of Simon Kerwin, showcasing some fantastic writing throughout the band. Notable points are the decisive cornet fanfares, and the interplay between the horns, baritones and euphoniums.Todmorden is an impressive-sounding march and it will require a band of reasonable standard; there are many semi-quaver runs, particularly in the baritone and euphonium lines.In addition to being a fantastic march to play and listen to, conductors will also find this to be great learning ground to develop their band.

    Estimated delivery 5-7 days
  • £45.00

    Firefly (brass band score & parts) - Simon Dobson

    Firefly was composed by award-winning composer Simon Dobson (b.1981) to provide an entertaining up-tempo concert work for community and youth bands. Composed in funk-rock style, and is based on the groove beat with which it opens. Dobson says, “Firefly was written as a break from my more serious music and as a ‘hat tip’ to the various types of beat orientated music I listen to.” It was first performed by Oslofjord Brass in Norway and in its wind version by Harmonie Shostakovich, Switzerland. Duration: 5-6 minutes. INSTRUMENTATION: 1 Eflat Sop. Cornet, Solo Cornets (4), Bflat Rep. Cornet (1), 2nd Bflat, Cornets (2), 3rd Bflat Cornets (2); Flugel horn, Solo Eflat Horn, 1st Eflat Horn, 2nd Eflat Horn; 1st Bflat Bar., 1 2nd Bflat Bar., 1st Trombone, 2nd Trombone, Bass Trombone; Bflat Euphoniums (2); Eflat Tubas (2); Bflat Tubas (2); 2 percussion

    In stock: Estimated delivery 1-3 days
  • £19.99

    Little Hymn (Score & Parts) - Simon Dobson

    Little Hymn was composed by award-winning composer Simon Dobson (b.1981) to provide an alternative to the traditional hymn tune settings that provide one of the foundations of the brass band repertoire. This simple, haunting melody begins on a brass quartet without cornets. The full band joins for the second part, which rises to a richly textured climax before receding to a quiet, reflective close.

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  • £90.00

    A Symphony Of Colours - Simon Dobson

    A Symphony Of Colours contains four movements, which merge seamlessly together; Joy; Chroma (a journey through the composer’s perception of synesthesia); Endless Time (where tuned percussion features alongside extended solos for the euphonium); and the final, climactic Ascent. This virtuoso score won a BASCA British Composer Award in the Brass & Wind Band category for its composer, Simon Dobson.Brass Band Grade 6: Championship.Duration: 17 Minutes.Large format scores are available on request.

    In stock: Estimated delivery 1-3 days
  • £50.00

    Lock Horns/Rage On (Score & Parts) - Simon Dobson

    Simon Dobson’s dynamic and unusual concert march Lock Horns/Rage On was commissioned by the Leyland Band and their conductor Jason Katsikaris, and formed part of their programme for the Brass in Concert Championships, held at The Sage, Gateshead on 15th November 2009.Brass Band Grade 4/5: Premier Youth and 2nd SectionDuration: 4 minutes

    In stock: Estimated delivery 1-3 days
  • £60.00

    Four Sketches (Score & Parts) - Simon Dobson

    Simon Dobson wrote his Four Sketches at the request of Peter Bossano, Head of Brass at the Royal College of Music, in recognition of the 25th anniversary of Benjamin Britten’s death. It was the winning entry in the European Brass Band Composer Competition in 2002.Brass Band Grade: 5Duration: 10 minutes

    In stock: Estimated delivery 1-3 days
  • £24.95

    Eg Veit I Himmerik Ei Borg (Castle in the Sky) - Traditional - Simon Kerwin

    Eg Veit I Himmerik Ei Borg (Castle in the Sky) is an ancient Norwegian folk-tune, originating from the Hallingdal area of the country. The words however, are German. They were translated into Norwegian by Bernt St?ylen in 1905, and set as a hymn. The words tell of "a castle in Heaven, shining as the radiant sun, where no sins nor sorrows, crying nor tears are found." This reflective arrangement is from the pen of Simon Kerwin.

    Estimated delivery 3-5 days