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  • £94.00

    The Power of the Megatsunami - Carl Wittrock

    The word 'tsunami' is of Japanese origin. When you look it up in a dictionary, you will find that it means 'a great sea wave produced by submarine earth movement or volcanic eruption'. A megatsunami is the superlative of this awesome expression of power that nature can create, and has catastrophic consequences. When Carl Wittrock completed this composition not many such big earth movements had occurred, but since then we have become all too familiar with the disastrous consequences which a tsunami may have. On the 26th of December 2004 a heavy seaquake took place near the Indonesian island of Sumatra. Tidal waves 10 meters in height ravaged the coastal regions of many countries for miles around. The tsunami took the lives of thousands of people and destroyed many villages and towns. There are more areas which run the risk of being struck by a tsunami, such as the island of La Palma, one of the Canary Islands. This island is based on oceanic crust at a fracture zone and as such is one of nature's time bombs. The consequences of a natural calamity like a megatsunami are immense. In the case of La Palma, the tidal wave will move in the direction of South America, where it may reach 50 km inland, destroying everything on its way. In his composition Wittrock describes an ordinary day which will have an unexpected ending. Right from the beginning there seems to be something in the air, the music creating an oppressive atmosphere of impending disaster. Themes are interrupted, broken off suddenly, followed by silence, suggesting the calm before the storm. Suddenly a short climax (glissandi in the trombone part) indicates the seaquake, and the megatsunami is a fact. Hereafter follows a turbulent passage symbolising the huge rolling waves. After nature's force has spent itself, resignation sets in and the composition ends with a majestic ode to nature.

    Estimated delivery 10-12 days

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  • £87.00

    Friendly Takeover - Oliver Waespi

    Friendly Takeover was composed for the 2016 Swiss Wind Band Convention in Montreux. In this three movement piece the composer experiments with lyrical motives combined with rhythmical pulses in different meters throughout the piece. In the finale, the musical scene is taken over completely by groove-based rhythms. This takeover, however, is of a friendly nature, as the various beats are not being conceived as rivals of the lyrical motives, but are rather supposed to infuse energy and vitality to the latter. Thus, one gets the impression of an ongoing acceleration throughout the piece.

    Estimated delivery 10-12 days

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  • £79.00

    Expectation - Geir Sundbo

    "Expectation" is composed in a traditional ABA-form. The A-part exploits different rhythmical elements, mixed meters and dissonances while the B-part is calm and melodic with harmonies that challenge the players to "accept" dissonant tones as a colouring element. The composer wishes that this piece makes young musicians curious and interested in the exiting field of new contemporary music.

  • £63.00

    Rhythm Studies for Band - James Curnow

    Eight carefully crafted mini-compositions that begin with simple time signatures and rhythms and work up to mixed meters and complex rhythms. The exercises are musically rewarding and fun to play, and will give your students the practice they need to develop rhythmic accuracy.

    Estimated delivery 10-12 days
  • £63.00

    Rhythm Builders for Developing Bands - James Curnow

    Your program will definitely improve with this set of 14 studies designed to aid in the teaching and development of good rhythmic reading abilities! These carefully crafted musical mini-compositions begin with simple time signatures and rhythms and work to more complex rhythms and meters. Musically rewarding, these pieces are meant to be studied on a daily basis, and will help your students develop basic rhythmic skills.

    Estimated delivery 10-12 days
  • £24.95

    CWM RHONNDA (Brass Band Set) - Noel Brooks

    Using syncopation, irregular meters and several style changes, the arranger has transformed this well-known tune into a unique and original setting.

    Estimated delivery 12-14 days
  • £24.95

    Cwm Rhonnda (Brass Band - Score and Parts) - Brooks, Noel

    Using syncopation, irregular meters and several style changes, the arranger has transformed this well-known tune into a unique and original setting.

    Estimated delivery 12-14 days
  • £12.50

    Cwm Rhonnda (Brass Band - Score only) - Brooks, Noel

    Using syncopation, irregular meters and several style changes, the arranger has transformed this well-known tune into a unique and original setting.

    Estimated delivery 12-14 days
  • £24.95

    Cwm Rhonnda - Noel Brooks

    Using syncopation, irregular meters and several style changes, the arranger has transformed this well-known tune into a unique and original setting.

    Estimated delivery 12-14 days