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    Revelation - Score Only - Philip Wilby

    Symphony for Double Brass on a theme of Purcell 1995 marked the tercentenary of Purcell’s death, and my new score Revelation has been written as a tribute to his music and the ornate and confident spirit of his age. There are five major sections: 1 Prologue 2 Variations on a ground bass I 3 Fugue 4 Variations on a ground bass II 5 Epilogue and Resurrection The score uses many features of the Baroque Concerto Grosso, and arranges players in two equal groups from which soloists emerge to play in a variety ofvirtuoso ensembles. It quotes freely from Purcell’s own piece Three Parts on a Ground in which he has composed a brilliant sequence of variations over a repeating six-note bass figure. This original motif can be heard most clearly beneath the duet for Cornet 5 and Soprano at the beginning of the 2nd section. There is, of course, a religious dimension to Revelation as the title suggests, and the score is prefaced by lines by the 17th century poet John Donne. His Holy Sonnet paraphrases the Book of Revelation in which the dead are raised at the sounds of the last trumpet. Donne’s trumpets are themselves placed stereophonically “. . . At the round Earth’s imagined corners” and it is this feature that today’s players represent as they move around the performing area. Their final apocalyptic fanfares can be heard at the close of the score, as Purcell’s music re-enters in a lasting tribute to England’s first composer of genius. Philip Wilby September 1995 At the round Earth imagined corners, blow your trumpets, angels, and arise, arise from death, you numberless infinities Of souls, and to your scattered bodies go. All whom the flood did, and fire shall o ‘erthrow All whom war, dearth, age, agues, tyrannies, Despair, law, chance hath slain, and you whose eyes Shall Behold God, and never taste death woe. John Donne after Revelation Ch. 11 v.15

    Estimated delivery 12-14 days
  • £44.95

    Song Of Courage - Eric Ball

    Inspired by his own song 'A prayer for courage' (which forms the central movement of the Tone Poem) written on the eve of war in 1939, this is music that would merit close inspection by any band.

    Estimated delivery 12-14 days
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    Partita for brass band

    Prelude – Scherzo – Canzona - RondoIn the late 1940’s. after returning from war service in the RAF, Heaton composed his first major workintended for performance by brass band outside The Salvation Army. This was a four movement Suite,comprising a short, arresting Prelude, a fleet-footed Scherzo, a lyrical Canzona and a brilliant Rondo.Heaton signed the work with the pseudonym Paul Krask and dedicated it to Eric Ball, to whom he sentthe manuscript. The work has never been performed in this version or in the orchestral versioncompleted in 1950. After the success of Contest Music in 1982, this re-casting as Partita wasprepared for Howard Snell and the Desford Colliery Band. The short scherzo was replaced by themodern orchestral movement. Partita is a work of symphonic scale and complexity.Grade 6Duration: 26 minsScore and parts: ?95 plus postage and packing Score: ?15

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    Partita for brass band (score)

    Prelude – Scherzo – Canzona - RondoIn the late 1940’s. after returning from war service in the RAF, Heaton composed his first major workintended for performance by brass band outside The Salvation Army. This was a four movement Suite,comprising a short, arresting Prelude, a fleet-footed Scherzo, a lyrical Canzona and a brilliant Rondo.Heaton signed the work with the pseudonym Paul Krask and dedicated it to Eric Ball, to whom he sentthe manuscript. The work has never been performed in this version or in the orchestral versioncompleted in 1950. After the success of Contest Music in 1982, this re-casting as Partita wasprepared for Howard Snell and the Desford Colliery Band. The short scherzo was replaced by themodern orchestral movement. Partita is a work of symphonic scale and complexity.Grade 6Duration: 26 minsScore only: ?15 plus postage and packing.

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    Broadway Boogie - Dave Collins

    Broadway Boogie was commissioned by Leigh Baker and was premiered by the Carlton Main Frickley Colliery Brass Band as part of their 2014 Brass in Concert programme at the Sage, Gateshead. The work is inspired by Piet Mondriaan’s Broadway Boogie-Woogie, which was his last fully completed picture. Mondriaan arrived in New York in 1940, one of the many European artists who moved to the United States to escape World War II. He fell in love with the city immediately, as well as Boogie-Woogie music – to which he was introduced on his first evening in New York.Broadway Boogie is an exciting, dynamic work that is directly influenced by the work of Piet Mondriaan. The atomized bands of stuttering chromatic pulses, interrupted by light grey, create paths through the work suggesting the city’s grid, the movement of traffic, and blinking electric lights – as well as the rhythm of jazz.

    Estimated delivery 5-7 days
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    Silent Night - Franz Gruber

    In 1816, a Roman Catholic priest called Josef Mohr composed a short six-stanza poem for his Christmas service which he entitled Stille Nacht. On Christmas Eve in 1818 the church organ at St Nicholas Church, Oberndorf had broken down and he happened to show his organist and choirmaster Franz Gruber the poem he had written, wondering if it could be set to music which would not require the organ.Gruber spent that afternoon composing, what would become the most loved Christmas carol of all time. It was first performed that very Christmas Eve, with the church choir and Gruber accompanying them on guitar.Although Gruber's original melody has altered little since 1818, it was originally performed as a sprightly 6/8 dance. Over the years the melody has been slowed down and we now recognise it most commonly as a gentle, meditative lullaby.The song's lyrics have been translated into around 140 different languages and it has been used extensively, in countless guises all over the world.Perhaps its most poignant use however was during the First World War Christmas Truce in 1914, where it was sung simultaneously by French, English and German troops stationed on the front line, being the only carol they all new.This new arrangement for brass band yet again breathes new life into this timeless classic. Lush harmonies and its reflective texture will make this a welcome addition to any festive program.

    Estimated delivery 5-7 days
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    A Letter Home - Jonathan Bates

    A Letter Home was composed for Kirsty Abbotts and the Carlton Main Frickley Colliery Band for their opening set at the 2014 Brass in Concert Championships, held at the Sage Centre in Gateshead.The music isn't the setting of the text, but is inspired by a select of the words of much cherished World War I poet, Siegfried Sassoon's poem of the same name.

    Estimated delivery 5-7 days
  • £29.95

    Cadillac of the Skies - John Williams

    Cadillac of the Skies is taken from the score to 1987 film Empire of the Sun, by John Williams. As Jim, played by a young Christian Bale, watches in amazement as the P-51 aircrafts attack the camp, he is overcome by the majestic spectacle of the aircraft and screams out joyously, "P-51, Cadillac of the Skies!" with the serene and beautiful music of the scene being wonderfully juxtaposed with the surroundings of war.

    Estimated delivery 5-7 days
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    ANTHEM OF THE FREE (Brass Band Set) - Dean Goffin

    Prior to becoming a Salvation Army officer, Dean Goffin was the first Salvationist composer to gain a degree in music composition. This march was originally written for the 4th Brigade Band of the New Zealand Armed Forces (which Goffin conducted during World War Two) and called Bel Hamid before being adapted for Salvation Army use. The march contains the gospel song Ring the bells of heaven (...pealing forth the anthem of the free).

    Estimated delivery 12-14 days
  • £44.95

    SONG OF COURAGE (Brass Band Set) - Eric Ball

    Inspired by his own song 'A prayer for courage' (which forms the central movement of the Tone Poem) written on the eve of war in 1939, this is music that would merit close inspection by any band.

    Estimated delivery 12-14 days