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    Four Cities Symphony - Rodney Newton - -

    This piece was commissioned by the National Contesting Council as the 4th section test piece for the 2008 Regional Brass Band Championships of Great Britain. This symphony (the composer's 12th) has four movements played without a break. The first centres on two aspects of the city of London: its history and pageantry and its role as a busy modern metropolis.The second movement depicts Paris, its street cafes and boulevards and riverside walks, in the form of a romantic waltz. The third movement is constructed around the Gregorian chants of the Lord's Prayer (Pater noster, qui es in caelis) and the Creed (Credo in unum Deum) in an evocation of the city of Rome. After a powerful climax, mysterious tramping footsteps are heard as the ghosts or a Roman legion march through the city by night. The vision fades and the pater noster is heard once again, before the movement is brought to a close with the ancient Ambrosian chant, Christus Vincit, Christus Regnet, Christus Imperat.The final movement is an evocation of the city of Moscow, with its great historic buildings, its turbulent history and its fiery traditional music. At the outset a rather dour folk-like melody is heard which is transformed into a lively Cossack dance.This work is dedicated to Howard Wilson, former principal euphonium of City of Coventry Band who, in 1972, introduced the composer to top section brass band contesting.Rodney Newton, September 2007

    Estimated delivery 5-7 days
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    European Brass Band Championships 2013

    Disc 11Myth ForestStig NordhagenCory Band18.002In Perfect PeaceKenneth DownieNorwegian National Brass Band4.273MikkelOle Edvard AntonsenOle Edvard Antonsen (Trumpet) with Norwegian National Brass Band4.244Morning from Peer GyntEdvard Grieg arr. Howard LorrimanBlack Dyke Band4.005In the Hall of the Mountain KingEdvard Grieg arr. Howard LorrimanBlack Dyke Band2.106Seabird Mob, Fly On! (3rd movement)Idar TorskangerpollEuropean Youth Brass Band2.577One VoiceBarry Manilow arr. Ray FarrEuropean Youth Brass Band3.428Fragile OasisPeter MeechanLeyland Band15.489When Thunder CallsPaul Lovatt-CooperBlack Dyke Band4.52Disc 21Perihelion - Closer to the SunPhilip SparkeCory Band19.082CavaquinoErnesto Nazareth arr. Howard SnellEuropean Youth Brass Band2.343AndantinoJean Sibelius arr. LaaksonenAura Brass Band3.364Symphony in two movementsEdward GregsonBlack Dyke Band18.535Salute to Youth - III. RelaxationGilbert VinterEuropean Youth Brass Band4.526Finale from Symphony No. 3 (Organ)Camille Saint-Saens arr. Philip WilbyMassed bands5.237SpiritiThomas DossEikanger-Bjrsvik Musikklag16.35

    Estimated delivery 12-14 days
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    Sinfonietta (Score only) - James Curnow

    Sinfonietta for Brass Band is basically a short symphony in three movements. The maestoso opening of the first movement introduces the melodic, harmonic, and rhythmic material from which the entire work is structured. The first movement, allegro vivace, is a brilliant capriccio built upon two contrasting melodic lines that are developed throughout the movement. The form is sonata-allegro and it creates an atmosphere of energy and drive. The percussion section opens the second movement and presents the underlying rhythmic ostinato on which this brief but expressive siciliano (pastorale) is developed. Movement three is a rollicking rondo that challenges the technical and rhythmic control of the whol;e ensemble. The brilliant closing fanfare is based on material which has been developed in all three movements.

    Estimated delivery 5-7 days
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    Sinfonietta (Parts only) - James Curnow

    Sinfonietta for Brass Band is basically a short symphony in three movements. The maestoso opening of the first movement introduces the melodic, harmonic, and rhythmic material from which the entire work is structured. The first movement, allegro vivace, is a brilliant capriccio built upon two contrasting melodic lines that are developed throughout the movement. The form is sonata-allegro and it creates an atmosphere of energy and drive. The percussion section opens the second movement and presents the underlying rhythmic ostinato on which this brief but expressive siciliano (pastorale) is developed. Movement three is a rollicking rondo that challenges the technical and rhythmic control of the whol;e ensemble. The brilliant closing fanfare is based on material which has been developed in all three movements.

    Estimated delivery 5-7 days