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  • £34.95

    Canzona Bravura - Paul Lovatt-Cooper

    I always enjoy writing solos, because it is a new opportunity to compose a piece of music for an instrument to demonstrate its full musical capability. In ‘Canzona Bravura’ I was asked to compose something new and fresh for the euphonium that portrayed its technical ability and also the sonorous sound this fabulous instrument has to offer.The piece is in ternary form with sections A/B/A (fast/slow/fast). I wanted to write music that sounded fun to play and also music that the audience would enjoy listening to. I also wanted to give the music a more modern feel and so the relentless quaver pulse from the ensemble provides a continuous heartbeat for the soloist to sit on and show off its technical capability.The euphonium shows off its technical ability through the slurred quavers and running semiquavers. However, the lyrical playing which is prevalent throughout the slow B section gets an introduction during the fast A section at bar 38. It gives the listener a taste of the slow melody that is to come and also an opportunity to join the euphonium with its unfashionable cousin the baritone as they play a duet together.‘Canzona Bravura’ definitely offers plenty for the soloist to get their teeth into and also allows them the opportunity to enjoy their lyrical playing to the full. There is a lot of musical material which is passed between soloist and accompanying ensemble which forges a strong musical link within the music. It provides an excellent opportunity for the music to connect with soloist, ensemble and audience.Paul Lovatt-Cooper

    Estimated delivery 12-14 days
  • £19.50

    Hey Presto! - Gerry McColl

    This new gem of a solo for Euphonium is a rousing piece from start to finish. Starting with heavy syncopation from the band before the soloist can show off with this catchy little tune that you will be whistling for days (if you can whistle that fast!) The middle section then breaks into a beautiful legato tune for the soloist up in the top register, whilst the rest of the band keep on ploughing away underneath. The original tune then returns after a modulation and finishing with the soloist showing off their chromatic runs in the last couple of bars. This is one of the best new entertaining solos around.

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    TYPEWRITER (Cornet or Xylophone/Brass Band) - Duncan, Andrew

    A great chance to show off your Cornet or Xylophone soloist an this Leroy Anderson classic. Leroy Anderson has provided a collosal number of popular pieces. The Typewriter, arranged for brass band by Andrew Duncan as a cornet or xylophone solo, is probably most recognised now as the theme tune to the long-running BBC Radio 4 show "The News Quiz". Suitable for 3rd Section bands and above.

    Estimated delivery 12-14 days
  • £89.99

    Metanoia (Brass Band - Score and Parts) - Chaulk, David

    Metanoia - Greek for transformative spiritual change - is intended to be both a major concert work and a First or Second Section (B Grade) test piece for brass band. The work begins with a hymn-like theme that progressively moves from darkness to light as it challenges each soloist and section to overcome a series of musical problems. This piece will test any band's ability to show both technical and lyrical prowess and perform a wide range of styles. A strong percussion section, especially mallet players, will be needed to produce the best possible performance.

    Estimated delivery 12-14 days

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    Novus Vitae (Brass Band - Score and Parts) - Bartlett, Darren - Maunder, Peter

    Written for the Dedication or Christening of 2 young Nephews (Jake & Oliver) to celebrate their birth, giving thanks for their safe arrival. A beautiful melody transpired out of the love we all feel for our families and those who have a faith in God. The soloist should keep the melody moving and demonstrate the joy found within the music. Use of rubato is encouraged to show personality and expression. At the key change the listener needs to feel the excitement and anticipation of new life and long to be a part of the celebration

    Estimated delivery 12-14 days

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  • £41.00

    Sometime, Somewhere - George Shutack - Klaas van der Woude

    An arrangement of George Shutack piano piece Sometime, Somewhere for Cornet solo and brass band. In this 'Rock Ballad' the soloist is given the opportunity to show off his musical talent leaving the audience to float off on a romantic cloud.

    Estimated delivery 10-12 days
  • £45.00

    The Mayor's Blues - John Blanken

    Why should rock musicians have all the fun? Now your band can experience the thrill of playing a piece in a classic 12-bar blues style. Many players are given the chance to show off their skills as a soloist before the work builds to a grand fortissimo finale with the whole band playin' the blues!

    Estimated delivery 10-12 days
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    Babylon | Euphonium Solo | Kevin Bell

    A Euphonium Feature for Brass Band, and a good choice to showcase the talents of the bands Euphonium player, Babylon opens with a driving 3/4 time section led by trombones and percussion.The Euphonium solo begins with a flowing quaver melody which is rhythmically supported by the entire band, and builds until a change of pace.Moving into a slower 4/4 time section to show the lyrical quality of the Euphonium.This slower middle section continues to build encompassing the whole band, until the soloist takes over and brings us back to the opening 3/4 time again, gaining pace for a furious climax.A lively solo feature with a band accompaniment which is not too demanding.Instrumentation Euphonium Solo Brass Band Percussion parts (3): 1. Timpani 2. Drum Kit 3.Tambourine, Glockenspiel, Sus Cymbal and Mark TreeISMN: 979-0-708127-04-8

  • £21.50

    A Kit Of Fun - Gavin Somerset

    Drummers are now an integral part of the modern brass band that they accompany. However, there are not too many chances for your drummer to take the limelight. All that can now change with this light-hearted new release. A light swing piece in style, this entertaining work offers drummers the chance to show off their skills and more importantly, is accessible to players of many levels. Whilst a drum part is clearly written out, the soloist is advised to ‘ad lib’ throughout, allowing the player to make their part as easy or as complex as they wish. This is great showcase item that is just something different from the norm and suits all concert programmes.

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    Ding Dong Merrily On High - Darrol Barry

    Euphonium players will relish the chance this Christmas to perform one of the nations most loved Christmas carols in a solo skilfully penned by Darrol Barry. Marked ‘Giocoso’ in style, this jolly arrangement not only allows the soloist the chance to show off their virtuosic capabilities, but the band has plenty to enjoy too. A darker middle movement precedes an exciting finale which will have the audiences cheering. A must have for all euphonium soloists.

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