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  1. Eight Warm Ups for Concert Band

    Canadian Composer Ty Watson offers the perfect solution for conductors and bands who are tired of the same old scales, long note exercises and chorales. He's arranged eight new warm ups for wind (concert) band based on familiar tunes. Nothing to stretch the band's technique so appropriate for all levels. A great beginning to every rehearsal!
  2. Chilkoot Pass Overture (Concert Band)

    This is an original work depicting a prospector’s journey to the Yukon gold fields during the Klondike Gold Rush of the late 1890s. This composition is loosely arranged in 3 movements. The opening fanfare depicts the grandeur of the Coast Mountains leading to the first theme describing the anticipation and excitement of the journey ahead. In the second movement the tempo slows, the mood becomes more reflective to illustrating the emotions felt being away from family and friends during this arduous journey. The third movement signals the arrival in Dawson City and the renewed excitement of striking it rich during the great adventure known as the Klondike Gold Rush.
  3. Songs of Newfoundland (Concert Band)

    A selection of traditional folk songs from the Canadian island province of Newfoundland.
  4. Greezy (Concert Band)

    An original work for Grade 1 wind band.
  5. Conflict (Concert Band)

    The deliberately ambiguous title of Conflict is wide-ranging in its meaning. For some it could mean the scenario of an all out war, for others a small-scale, perhaps domestic dispute. It could also have a purely musical meaning of tension and release. I wanted to leave the final interpretation to the listener.
  6. Cast Adrift on a Bruise-Coloured Ocean (Concert Band)

    Starting simply, this descriptive work builds over time with complex rhythms and clever orchestration. The score requires a highly competent percussion section (including multiple mallet players) and includes a significant part for organ.
  7. March of the Centurions (Concert Band)

    An attractive, original march for early stage school or youth band. The scoring enables a satisfying performance even if the youth band doesn't the instrumentation to play full concert band scores.
  8. Prelude and Fanfare

    Prelude and Fanfare takes its inspiration from a piece of NASA video footage, where a camera is attached to a piece of debris and jettisoned into space from the space shuttle. Initially, the camera captures images of the shuttle flying off into the distance and out of sight and images of Earth from outer space, as the debris floats around. The Earth's magnetic field takes hold of the debris and it re-enters the atmosphere, gathering speed and plummeting towards the Earth all the while capturing video images of its journey. The work is a musical reflection of this journey, starting with a ‘weightless' lontano section. At figure A the trombones imitate the magnetic pull of the earth and bring the seemingly abstract musical sounds into a coherent direction. Figure C is a musical representation of the entry into the earth's atmosphere, and the brisk tempo and rhythmic quality of the main theme should convey images of accelerated speed and excitement which eventually climaxes to the inevitable final "thud" of both the musical and documented journey. This musical study explores the use of minimalist techniques and ideas within the confines of the brass band idiom. The overall structure of the piece is based on the shape of a crescendo, starting at the softest level the ensemble is capable of, finishing at the greatest. Within this structure smaller crescendo sections determine the different segments of the overall work.
    £64.95
  9. Holcombe Hill

    A traditional concert march in league with the great marches written by Rimmer, Allen and Alford. The name is taken from an area in Lancashire which is popular with walkers and is not far from where the composer lives.
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  10. Taps in Tempo

    Despite his European name, Jan Berenska was a Midlander and something of a youthful prodigy, playing piano, violin and cello and giving his first broadcast at the age of 15 from Station 5IT (based in Witton, near Birmingham) in the days of crystal sets. He made his professional debut as a multi-instrumentalist in 1919, playing in the pit at London's Drury Lane Theatre for a pantomime. In the 1920s, he became sub-leader of the fledgling City of Birmingham Orchestra (CBO) before forming his own Berenska Pianoforte Quintette in 1930, which broadcast regularly from the BBC'S Birmingham studios. In 1935, he formed a dance band which toured all over the country. His xylophone solo, Taps in Tempo, is dedicated to Leslie Lewis, principal percussionist of the CBO. Born in South Wales, Lewis was a protégé of the orchestra's legendary timpanist, Ernest Parsons, and was subsequently engaged by the BBC as percussionist with its Theatre Orchestra in London, only to die tragically of a heart attack at Euston Station on the day he was to take up his new appointment. Taps in Tempo is very typical of the type of xylophone solo heard on innumerable bandstands and in cafés and variety theatres throughout the 1930s and 1940s. It features a bright, catchy melody, dazzling arpeggios and scales and four-mallet chords to show off the xylophonist's technique. This arrangement was specially created for the virtuoso percussionist, Simone Rebello.
    £64.95
  11. Clouds

    The starting point for this point was some dramatic cloud formations the composer experienced while in Morrinsville, New Zealand. It was a brilliant sunny day, with occasional huge and interestingly shaped clouds floating past. They provided inspiration for the opening texture of Clouds, which is flowing and slowly unfolding in character. Clouds can assume many different shapes and characters. There are stormy ideas with strong rhythms, jagged ideas built from small motifs, mysterious ideas that suggest darker clouds and bright climaxes that suggest the sun bursting through. The solo trombone is rather like a small aeroplane, weaving its way through the clouds and enjoying a turbulent journey. Its part is soloistic but also integrated into the overall band texture and often under pinned by the percussion, who have an important role in sustaining the momentum for the piece.
    £54.95
  12. New World Sketches

    New World Sketches is a descriptive journey through the landscapes and images of America in the early part of the 20th century. The images and caricatures chosen epitomize all that is the ‘New World', and the musical language draws upon influences of sound and technique that American composers have introduced into the musical vocabulary. Includes: Sidewalk - The work opens with a busy street scene of 1930's New York, and the hustle and bustle of the city can be heard through percussive scoring of car hooters, trams and pedestrians going about their business, featuring elements of George Gershwin's American In Paris and Rhapsody in Blue. There is the sound of a Broadway show, a glimpse of a ‘Tom and Jerry' cartoon and the smoky sounds of Harlem. The Deep South - As the subtitle suggests, the second movement of New World Sketches evokes images of the 1890's Deep South beginning with a simple spiritual. Played first on unaccompanied solo euphonium the melody is then joined by bass trombone, depicting a slave "work song". An increase in tempo and a resounding tubular bell announces the arrival of a steam locomotive complete with "Love Chime" whistle. Rodeo - The final movement steers away from the jazz influences synonymous in America's musical history and turns towards the music of Aaron Copland for inspiration. The opening unison tune, played on piccolo, flutes, oboe, bassoon, tenor sax, trumpet and trombone accompanied by extensive poly-chords, creates a big-country sound while the fast pseudo-Irish Jig provides the energy and flair of a rodeo. New World Sketches is conceived as a single work however each movement works independently if so desired.
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