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  • £87.00

    A Fanfare of Bells - Hermann Pallhuber

    A Fanfare of Bells is festival music composed for a particular occasion: in 2012 the young 3BA Brass Band from Germany took part in the champion section of the Flemish Open Brass Band Championship in Mechelen, Belgium, for the first time: a festival of premieres. A Fanfare of Bells, accordingly, is music that creates festival atmosphere. Big melodies designed to touch the heart are cut through with brilliant fanfares. The piece contains lyrical and melodic passages that bring the skills and general musicianship of the 3BA Brass Band to the fore, along with various technical passages that spotlight the excellence of the individual musicians. Peels of bells at the start and end of the work ring in a new atmosphere for brass band music in Germany and Austria. A Fanfare of Bells is, however, also a tribute to the wonderful sound of brass instruments, that blend together to create the most subtle sonorities: bells as a symbol of the beauty of the instruments—both sonically and visually: let the bells ring...

    Estimated delivery 10-14 days

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  • £55.00

    Purcell Variations - Kenneth Downie

    Purcell Variations, composed in 1995, the year of the tercentenary of the death of the great English composer, was a watershed work in that it was Downie's first extended composition to be published independently of The Salvation Army and intended for wider use. For his theme, Downie has chosen what has come down to us as the hymn tune Westminster Abbey, which is in fact an adaptation made in 1842 by Ernest Hawkins, who was a Canon of Westminster Abbey where Purcell himself had been organist. Purcell’s original is actually the closing section of an anthem, O God, Thou art my God, where it provides the final paean of praise, sung to repeated ‘Hallelujahs’. Purcell’s tune, particularly the opening triadic gesture, is used as a source of thematic and harmonic material – a quarry for ideas if you like: “I was obsessed with the intervals of thirds in Purcell’s tune, rather like Brahms in his Third Symphony”, the composer says.There are five variations, preceded by an extended introduction and theme. In the first variation, Purcell’s lilting dance pulse has been transformed into a bright, playful sequence, in which each phrase of the melody is given its own transformation. In the second, Purcell’s opening gambit is extended into a graceful, flowing waltz, featuring solo and first horn at the top of the register. The composer offers a range of metronome speeds in this movement, in which he is emulating the wistful elegance of Erik Satie’s famous Gymnopedie. We enter the world of big band jazz in variation three, where Purcell’s tune strides along with added syncopation and bluesy major/minor thirds to the fore. After the breathless energy and blazing brass of the big band, Downie moves into his ‘home territory’ for a beautifully worked lyrical variation. There is an enhanced urgency about the final variation, which opens with an extended reprise of the work’s introduction. Purcell’s second and third phrases provide the preparation for the exuberant return, in customary triumph of Purcell’s ‘Hallelujah’.

    Estimated delivery 12-14 days
  • £15.25

    Merry-Go-Round - Philip Sparke

    Merry-Go-Round is a mini concerto for band in which each section takes a turn as soloist. On a merry-go-round the viewpoint is constantly changing, this being portrayed by different instrumental groups playing variations on the main theme, continually coming to the fore. This attractive work will bring all the excitement of the fairground to your concert.

    Estimated delivery 10-14 days

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  • £32.00

    Elegy - Keiron Anderson

    A piece for brass band featuring the soprano cornet. Slow and solemn, yet dignified and graceful, this allows the soloist to shine in front of the whole brass band. The band stays in the background for just about the whole piece, coming slightly to the fore in the more turbulent middle section. Lasting 4'30'' a nice change of pace for a concert.

    Estimated delivery 10-14 days
  • £32.00

    Elegy

    A piece for brass band featuring the soprano cornet. Slow and solemn, yet dignified and graceful, this allows the soloist to shine in front of the whole brass band. The band stays in the background for just about the whole piece, coming slightly to the fore in the more turbulent middle section. Lasting 4'30" a nice change of pace for a concert.

  • £11.25

    Trumpeter's Lullaby - Leroy Anderson - Naohiro Iwai

    Leroy Anderson is part of American cultural heritage and he is often compared to such masters as Gershwin and Copland. Trumpeter's Lullaby was written for The Boston Pops Orchestra of which he was the conductor. This new arrangement for brass band gives your three cornet soloists a chance to 'take to the fore' in a variety of up-tempo jazz styles. Once performed this item will become a favourite that you will use time and time again.

    Estimated delivery 10-14 days

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  • £40.00

    Drei Konige - Peter Cornelius - Robert van Beringen

    With his arrangement of Drei Konige, originally composed for voices, Robert van Beringen makes a welcome contribution to the christmas repertoire for bands. In this work by the German composer Peter Cornelius (1824 - 1874) the mediaeval choral Wie schon leuchtet der Morgenstern comes to the fore as a counter melody.

    Estimated delivery 10-14 days
  • £42.50

    Drei Konige (Three Kings) (Brass Band - Score and Parts) - Cornelius, Peter - Beringen, Robert van

    With his arrangement of Drei K?nige, originally composed for voices, Robert van Beringen makes a welcome contribution to the Christmas repertoire for bands. In this work by the German composer Peter Cornelius (1824 - 1874) the medieval choral Wie sch?n leuchtet der Morgenstern comes to the fore as a counter melody.Duration: 2:10

    Estimated delivery 12-14 days

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  • £54.99

    Trumpeter's Lullaby (Cornet Trio with Brass Band - Score and Parts) - Anderson, Leroy - Iwai, Naohiro

    Leroy Anderson is part of American cultural heritage and he is often compared to such masters as Gershwin and Copland. Trumpeter's Lullaby was written for The Boston Pops Orchestra of which he was the conductor. This new arrangement for brass band gives your three cornet soloists a chance to 'take to the fore' in a variety of up-tempo jazz styles. Once performed this item will become a favourite that you will use time and time again.Duration: 3:45

    Estimated delivery 12-14 days

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  • £20.50

    Wandrin' Star - Loewe arr John Iveson

    From the musical show 'Paint Your Wagon' this arrangement by John Iveson features the bass section as four Lee Marvin wannabees - they even split into four-part harmony on occasion! An opportunity for those four players at the back to come to the fore!

    Estimated delivery 5-7 days