This lively new Concert March, “Friends of the Band”, was written in recognition of those friends and supporters of all Brass Bands whose help financially and in all other ways, are invaluable in the successful running of the organisations. There is a slight hint of the song, “Dear Old Pals, Jolly Old Pals” in the first section which again embeds the feelings all players and conductors have towards our band’s supporters. The work was originally composed for the Hook Norton Brass Band, when the composer’s wife gave so much of her time encouraging supporters to become friends. This is a great addition to all bands’ libraries and a way to pay tribute and thanks.
20 Titles for Brass Quintet with Optional Augmentation
Featuring stylish arrangements using a flexible format for a minimum of five brass players, this set of music for small ensemble covers a wide range of composers and styles. The collection includes music by Purcell, Bach, Verdi, Gounod, Sousa, Joplin, Botsford, Elgar, Gershwin, and others.
Using a unique approach to the scoring, the basic setup is for five players: two cornets/ trumpets, one horn, one trombone, and one bass tuba. Two optional “augment” players can be added using the “flugelhorn”, and/ or the “Euphonium” parts. Further expansion of the ensemble is possible by adding multiple players to each part.
Twelve parts are provided in total: 1st Bb Cornet, 2nd Bb Cornet, Eb Tenor Horn, French Horn in F, Bb Trombone or Baritone in treble clef, C Trombone in bass clef, EEb Bass, BBb Bass, C Tuba in bass clef, Bb Flugelhorn or Cornet (augment part 1), Bb Euphonium or Baritone (augment part 2), C Euphonium or Trombone in bass clef (augment part 2).
A Full score is available seperately at a cost of £35.00. Please contact [email protected] to order.
NOTE: Individual books are priced at £20.00 each. Please email [email protected] to order individual books.
Videos of these works being performed are available below:-
Asturias (Leyenda) from Suite Española No.1, Isaac Albéniz
Berceuse from “Jocelyn”, Benjamin Godard
1. Asturias (Leyenda) from Suite Española No.1, Isaac Albéniz 2. Bist du bei mir (Be Thou with Me), J. S. Bach 3. Chatterbox Rag, George Botsford 4. Grizzly Bear Rag, George Botsford 5. Jubilee Fantasy on God Save the King, Bernhard Brähmig 6. Chanson de Matin, Sir Edward Elgar 7. Pomp and Circumstance March No. 4, Sir Edward Elgar 8. But Not For Me, George Gershwin 9. By Strauss, George Gershwin 10. They All Laughed, GView More