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    A Swiss Festival Overture - 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
  • £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

    Diversions (Variations on a Swiss Folk Song) (Brass Band - Score and Parts) - Sparke, Philip

    Suitable for 2nd Section Bands and aboveIncludes: 1. Vivo scherzando, 2. Subito meno mosso, 3. Lento expressivo, 4. Vivace.Recorded on Polyphonic QPRL204D Family Portrait, Point of Ayr Colliery Band

    Estimated delivery 12-14 days
  • £29.95

    Diversions (Variations on a Swiss Folk Song) (Brass Band - Score only) - Sparke, Philip

    Suitable for 2nd Section BandsIncludes: 1. Vivo scherzando, 2. Subito meno mosso, 3. Lento expressivo, 4. Vivace.Recorded on Polyphonic QPRL204D Family Portrait, Point of Ayr Colliery Band

    Estimated delivery 12-14 days
  • £12.50

    Moon Song, Sun Dance - Philip Sparke

    Moon Song, Sun Dance was commissioned by flugel horn virtuoso, Claude Romailler, and premiered by him at the Swiss National Solo and Quartet Championships in April 2012.As the title implies, the work is in two contrasting movements, which can be performed separately or together.Moon Song opens with a flowing modal theme, which the soloist embellishes before the band takes centre stage. A central section brightens the mood with a new melody over the lightest of accompaniments; this is once again developed by the soloist until the original theme reappears, played by the band. This introduces a cadenza for the soloist which either closes the movement, or can be extended to link directly to the second movement.Sun Dance is a vivace 6/8 scherzo which opens with a flourish from the band. The soloist then introduces the main theme, which in turn is taken up by the band. A short bridge passage heralds a change of key and a new melody from the soloist. A brief central interlude then introduces a change of meter and recalls the main melody of Moon Song, before a recapitulation leads to a florid coda, which brings the work to a close.Solo part: difficulty 5

    Estimated delivery 10-14 days
  • £59.95

    Triptych - Score and Parts - Philip Sparke

    Commissioned for the 1990 Swiss Brass Band Suitable for Championship section bandss and set for the 1991 3rd Section Regionals. A three movement work played without a break between movements: Pageant; Fantasy on One Note - taking a compositional idea f

    Estimated delivery 12-14 days
  • £29.95

    Triptych - Score Only - Philip Sparke

    Commissioned for the 1990 Swiss Brass Band Suitable for Championship section bandss and set for the 1991 3rd Section Regionals. A three movement work played without a break between movements: Pageant; Fantasy on One Note - taking a compositional idea f

    Estimated delivery 12-14 days