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    The Year of the Dragon (Score Only)

    The highlight of Cory's centenary celebrations throughout 1984 was a concert held in St. David's Hall, Cardiff, in March. The band, with the aid of funds provided by the Welsh Arts Council, commissioned Philip Sparke to write a work for first performance at this concert. The result was "The Year of the Dragon" of which the composer writes:"At the time I wrote The Year of the Dragon, Cory had won two successive National Finals and I set out to write a virtuoso piece to display the talents of this remarkable band to the full."The work is in three movements:TOCCATA opens with an arresting side drum figure and snatches of themes from various sections of the band, which try to develop until a broad and powerful theme from the middle of the band asserts itself. A central dance-like section soon gives way to the return of this theme, which subsides until faint echoes of the opening material fade to a close.INTERLUDE takes the form of a sad and languid solo for trombone. A chorale for the whole band introduces a brief spell of optimism but the trombone solo returns to close the movement quietly.FINALE is a real tour-de-force for the band with a stream of rapid semi-quavers running throughout the movement. The main theme is heroic and march-like but this is interspersed with lighter, more playful episodes. A distant fanfare to the sound of bells is introduced and this eventually returns to bring the work to a stirring close.

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    Songs of the North & South - Andi Cook

    BrassFesk UK is back for 2022 after a break following the pandemic and with it, comes the traditional new commission and anthem. Recorded by the European Champions, the Cory Band, this year's anthem is an arrangement of well-known UK traditional songs to coincide with the Queen's Jubilee. The work has been written in the style of Gordon Langford, one of the Brass Band world's leading arrangers and so as you expect, there are some fantastic parts to play for all areas of the band to enjoy. This foot-tapping release continues to follow the previous BrassFest UK anthems that have gone before it, ensuring a fun piece of music to both play and listen to. You can see Cory Band performing the work here:- https://youtu.be/MrqVf328tFI

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    The Year of the Dragon (Brass Band - Score and Parts)

    Butlins 2018 Champsionship Section.Recorded on Polyphonic QPRL051D EUROPEAN BRASS BAND CHAMPIONSHIPS 1992.Movement 2 Recorded on Polyphonic QPRL227D SHOUT! (Brett Baker - Trombone & the PolySteel Band)

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    The Year of the Dragon (Brass Band - Score and Parts) - Sparke, Philip

    Butlins 2018 Champsionship Section.Recorded on Polyphonic QPRL051D EUROPEAN BRASS BAND CHAMPIONSHIPS 1992.Movement 2 Recorded on Polyphonic QPRL227D SHOUT! (Brett Baker - Trombone & the PolySteel Band)

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    The Year of the Dragon (Brass Band - Score only) - Sparke, Philip

    Butlins 2018 Champsionship Section.Recorded on Polyphonic QPRL051D EUROPEAN BRASS BAND CHAMPIONSHIPS 1992.Movement 2 Recorded on Polyphonic QPRL227D SHOUT! (Brett Baker - Trombone & the PolySteel Band)

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  • £29.95

    The Land of the Long White Cloud (Score Only)

    Dating from 1979, The Land of the Long White Cloud (Aotearoa) was Philip Sparke's first test-piece. It was commissioned by the New Zealand Brass Band Association for their 1980 National Championships (their centenary year) and set for the European Brass Band Championships, the same year, at the Royal Albert Hall in London. Aotearoa was the name given to New Zealand by its Polynesian settlers whose first sight of the islands was a long, flat cloud lying low over the land. The work has no specific programme although many have seen pictures of the surging ocean in the opening bars. A faster dance-like section leads to a slow, haunting solo for soprano cornet; this is taken up by the whole band before earlier material returns. The dance-like tune is, this time, given a fugal treatment and the opening bars return to close the work.Philip Sparke was born in London and studied composition, trumpet and piano at the Royal College of Music, where he gained an ARCM. It was at the College that his interest in bands arose. He played in the College wind orchestra and also formed a brass band among the students, writing several works for both ensembles.At that time, his first published works appeared - Concert Prelude (brass band) and Gaudium (wind band). A growing interest in his music led to several commissions, his first major one being this featured piece for the Centennial Brass Band Championships in New Zealand - The Land of the Long White Cloud. He has written for brass band championships in New Zealand, Switzerland, Holland, Australia and the UK, including three times for the National Finals at the Royal Albert Hall.In September 2000, he was awarded the Iles Medal of the Worshipful Company of Musicians for his services to brass bands and in 2005 Music of the Spheres won the National Band Association/William D. Revelli Memorial Band Composition Contest. In 2011, he received the BUMA International Brass Award for his contribution to brass music.His conducting and adjudicating activities have taken him to most European countries, Scandinavia, Australia, New Zealand, Japan, Taiwan, South Korea, Canada and the USA. In May 2000, he took the major step of becoming a full-time composer by founding his own publishing company, Anglo Music Press. The company is devoted to publishing his brass band, concert band, fanfare band and instrumental publications as well as recordings dedicated to his latest works.

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    Battle of the Planets (Score and Parts)

    70s anime-style cartoon Battle of the Planets, celebrates its 35th anniversary this year and all 85 episodes have been released in DVD box sets. Hoyt Curtin, composer of the main title theme, was one of America's most prolific composers of television c

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  • £25.50

    Into The Future - Max Stannard

    With the success of the inaugural BrassFest UK events last year and along with it, the commssioned work to celebrate the Brass Band movement, the event this year threw the doors open with a competition to compose the 2018 anthem for bands across the country to enjoy. Judged by Philip Harper, Gavin Somerset and Christopher Bond, this winning work by Max Stannard was written with a view to celebrating the youngsters and future of the Brass Band movement.Click Here for the Youth Band edition

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    Into The Future - Youth Band - Max Stannard

    With the success of the inaugural BrassFest UK events last year and along with it, the commssioned work to celebrate the Brass Band movement, the event this year threw the doors open with a competition to compose the 2018 anthem for bands across the country to enjoy. Judged by Philip Harper, Gavin Somerset and Christopher Bond, this winning work by Max Stannard was written with a view to celebrating the youngsters and future of the Brass Band movement.Click Here for the Senior Band edition

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    Ghost of Christmas Past - Trad - Jon Kenyon

    This effective new arrangement creates a haunting atmosphere for your concerts, as some of the most well-loved Christmas carols are scored in a way unheard of before. Opening with God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen in a cinematic scene, the work wouldn't feel out of place on the set of a Tim Burton film score. Carols of the minor key drift though the composition and take your audience on a journey to give them something completely different and fresh for your concerts this year. At 7 mins duration, the work is a perfect Overture alternative of the Macabre kind.

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