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New Release: The Masters' Carol - Masters In This Hall
Steven Ponsford has taken the well-known French carol and delivered an concert piece which is full of energy and flourish, perfect for any festive occasion. Those familiar with Hans Zimmer’s music for Pirates of the Caribbean will appreciate this skilful arrangement with its driving rhythms throughout the 12/8 time-signature which is sure to get feet tapping at your Christmas concerts.
Rhapsody for Brass & PercussionFor bands searching for an ‘Overture’ kind of work to programme into their Christmas concerts, look no further. “The Coventry Carol” dates back to the 16th century and is one of three songs from a nativity play entitled “Pageant of the Shearman and Tailors” which was traditionally performed in Coventry. The carol itself depicts the “Massacre of the Innocents” in the nativity narrative from the “Gospel of Matthew”, in which King Herod, orders the execution of all baby boys under the age of two in the vicinity of Bethlehem. In this Rhapsody, Karl Whelan takes the familiar tune and turns it into an impressive showcase for bands looking to give the audience something different and very enjoyable for their festive concerts. View More
Flugel SoloThe most well-known of carols, set to William Kirkpatrick’s melody, ‘Cradle Song’ first appeared in the late nineteenth century. It is known the world over and synonymous with the sounds of children singing this gentle, lyrical song. Arranged here as a flugel solo with warm harmonies and accompaniments from the band, this is a great addition to any Christmas concert programme. View More
Released in 1975, this well loved song was written intentionally by as a protest about the commercialisation of Christmas. The release saw it shoot to No.2 in the charts and remains Greg Lake's only hit solo release. The instrumental riff used between verses is the tune from "Troika" by Sergei Prokofiev that has aided its popularity. This piece is familiar to all audiences, perfect to get them in the mood for your Christmas concerts & get them singing along.
NEW RECORDING ADDED:- Get your audience on their feet in this ultimate Christmas Concert finale. Jingle Bells gets the Michael Buble Big Band treatment in this arrangement which will appeal to bands of all levels. There is plenty for every player to enjoy and there is no doubt that this finger clicking good piece will leave your audiences cheering for more. A must for all bands wanting to give their audience something different this Christmas season.
NEW RELEASE:- Add something different to your Festive programmes this year with this light-hearted work featuring well-known carols of a Spanish flavour. The work contains three carols, Fum,Fum,Fum, A la Nanita Nana & Arre Borriquito. The music is skilfully arranged in an entertaining work that is sure to engage all players and draw in your audiences as their feet tap along to the Spanish feel of Christmas.View More
A Christmas CrackerNEW RECORDING ADDED:- Every year, bands look for something new for their Christmas programs, well, look no further! This classic carol has been arranged and playable by most standards of bands. Starting with a carillon effect from the cornet section which continues as the melody flows underneath before the whole band join, after which, the piece explodes into a fast lively rock style before returning to a grand finale in the original style. This piece is sure to get your audiences foots tapping!