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    TOCCATA, OH THE BLESSED LORD (Brass Band Set) - Wilfred Heaton

    Originally written as a brass sextet, based on the American Spiritual 'Oh dem golden slippers', and eventually published for full band in 1973. It is hard to believe that this highly original and technically difficult composition could have first been conceived as long ago as 1938.

    Estimated delivery 12-14 days
  • £59.95

    HOLY WAR, The (Brass Band Set) - Ray Steadman-Allen

    Inspired by John Bunyan's allegory of the same name, the composer paints a sound picture of spiritual warfare between the forces of good and evil. Martin Luther's Reformation chorale Ein feste Burg (A Mighty Fortress is our God) serves as the rallying point for 'good' forces led by Mansoul. This brilliant score, A Salvation Army epic, serves as an example of marvellous invention, colourful scoring and compact formal symmetry.

    Estimated delivery 12-14 days
  • £24.95

    Ave Verum (Brass Band - Score and Parts) - Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus

    During his brief career, Mozart wrote much music of various types, but some of his most valuable contributions were dedicated to the Church. Here is his beautiful 'Ave Verum'. The music simply breathes adoration and reverence, and because of this, if handled sympathectically, can hardly fail to stir within us deeply spiritual emotions. Adopt a vocal style of playing and observe intelligently the degrees of force and treat accordingly.

    Estimated delivery 12-14 days
  • £29.95

    Deep River (Brass Band - Score and Parts) - Broughton, William

    An arrangement, in 'Count Basie' style, of the spiritual of the same name. The tempo indication on the original manuscript states "the slower the better" and therein lies probably the most difficult aspect of the piece.

    Estimated delivery 12-14 days
  • £14.95

    Deep River (Brass Band - Score only) - Broughton, William

    An arrangement, in 'Count Basie' style, of the spiritual of the same name. The tempo indication on the original manuscript states "the slower the better" and therein lies probably the most difficult aspect of the piece.

    Estimated delivery 12-14 days
  • £24.95

    He Can Break Every Fetter (Brass Band - Score and Parts) - Downie, Kenneth

    This is a setting of a chorus that the composer remembers being sung in Scotland as a child. The words encapsulate the truth of the Christian gospel in one sentence; 'He can break every fetter, He can set you free!'. Starting with trombone quartet, two more statements of the chorus follow, each in a new key. The final, extended, cadence emphasizes the spiritual release declared in the text.

    Estimated delivery 12-14 days
  • £12.50

    He Can Break Every Fetter (Brass Band - Score only) - Downie, Kenneth

    This is a setting of a chorus that the composer remembers being sung in Scotland as a child. The words encapsulate the truth of the Christian gospel in one sentence; 'He can break every fetter, He can set you free!'. Starting with trombone quartet, two more statements of the chorus follow, each in a new key. The final, extended, cadence emphasizes the spiritual release declared in the text.

    Estimated delivery 12-14 days
  • £39.95

    SUMMON THE RHYTHM (Trombone/Brass Band) - Davoren, Tom

    Trombone & Brass Band. Summon the Rhythm consists of four continuous sections: Incantation, Transformation, Manifestation and I am the Rhythm (based on tango dance rhythms). Each of these sections embody one of the Shamanic musical ideals, telling the story of contact with nature through the spiritual world.

    Estimated delivery 12-14 days
  • £34.95

    The Covenanters (Brass Band - Score and Parts) - Downie, Kenneth

    In 1638, many members of the Presbyterian Church of Scotland signed a document called the National Covenant. By doing so, they were declaring that they acknowledged only Jesus Christ as the spiritual head of their church, and not any king or queen. This had become necessary because the Stuart kings believed in the Divine Right of Monarchs and saw themselves as head of the church. In the previous year, Charles I had forcibly introduced the Book of Common Prayer, invoking the wrath of the common people who faced the threat of torture, transportation or execution if they did not use the new liturgy and worship at their local church. The net result of this was that many met illegally in the countryside or in barns and large houses. These meetings became known as 'conventides' and many took place in the south-west of the country. Anyone caught attending was at risk of execution by the muskets of the dragoons who were employed in the area for that specific purpose. This music was written to honour the bravery and loyalty of these Christians to their faith, in the face of extreme danger, in the hope that it will inspire us also to be faithful. There are overtones of military threat, secrecy and solidarity. An old pentatonic tune is used, which the composer heard as a boy being sung to the words The Lord's My Shepherd.

    Estimated delivery 12-14 days
  • £17.50

    The Covenanters (Brass Band - Score only) - Downie, Kenneth

    In 1638, many members of the Presbyterian Church of Scotland signed a document called the National Covenant. By doing so, they were declaring that they acknowledged only Jesus Christ as the spiritual head of their church, and not any king or queen. This had become necessary because the Stuart kings believed in the Divine Right of Monarchs and saw themselves as head of the church. In the previous year, Charles I had forcibly introduced the Book of Common Prayer, invoking the wrath of the common people who faced the threat of torture, transportation or execution if they did not use the new liturgy and worship at their local church. The net result of this was that many met illegally in the countryside or in barns and large houses. These meetings became known as 'conventides' and many took place in the south-west of the country. Anyone caught attending was at risk of execution by the muskets of the dragoons who were employed in the area for that specific purpose. This music was written to honour the bravery and loyalty of these Christians to their faith, in the face of extreme danger, in the hope that it will inspire us also to be faithful. There are overtones of military threat, secrecy and solidarity. An old pentatonic tune is used, which the composer heard as a boy being sung to the words The Lord's My Shepherd.

    Estimated delivery 12-14 days