Solos with piano accompaniment

(unless otherwise indicated)


ALARUM
Edward Gregson
£13.95

(In association with Intrada Music Publishing UK)
For unaccompanied tuba, this brilliant work was commissioned for and recorded by virtuoso James Gourlay.

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AWAY IN A MANGER
arr. Graham
£13.95

The traditional carol in a beautiful yet simple setting for flugel horn (or Bb instrument) and piano.

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BRASILIA
Robin Dewhurst
£13.95

From the Robin Dewhurst collection, this multi-talented young composer has produced a simply wonderful solo for trombone and piano. Premiered by virtuoso Brett Baker, this latin-styled work reaches its climax in a stunning cadenza for soloist supported by percussion section. (Also available with wind/brass accompaniment).

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Bravura

BRAVURA
Fantasy on British Folk Songs Peter Graham
£13.95

For euphonium solo with piano - companion piece to Brillante (see below).
Brass and Wind Band accompaniments available.

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BRILLANTE
Fantasy on Rule Britannia Peter Graham
£13.95

Originally written as a duet for the legendary duo The Childs Brothers, the solo version of Brillante has become a classic of its type and the vehicle of choice for the aspiring euphonium virtuoso. Recorded by almost every major euphonium artist, this version with piano accompaniment now increases the accessibility of the work. (Orchestral, Brass and Wind Band accompaniment available from Winwood Music)

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David Childs performs Brillante (YouTube)
Cityscapes

*CITYSCAPES
£11.95

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As the title suggests, this collection of 10 solos with piano accompaniment is presented in the form of a musical travelogue with visits to Moscow, New York, Buenos Aires, New Orleans, San Juan and Paris being among the destinations reached.

The music makes reference in pastiche to composers forever associated with these cities, from Gershwin (New York) to Satie (Paris), ensuring a familiarity for the performer and listener alike.

The collection is progressively graded, making it suitable for beginners through to performers at medium advanced level.

Cityscapes is available for Horn in F and for any Bb or Eb instruments (Bb and Eb versions supplied with both treble and bass clef soloist parts - F version treble clef only).

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* Now in the 2013 Associated Board syllabus for Horn in F, Tenor Horn Eb, Euphonium/Baritone and Tuba. For more details download the complete brass syllabus from www.abrsm.org

GRAMERCY LYRIC ALBUM
£13.95

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A new collection of slow melodies by Peter Graham for any Eb or Bb brass instrument with piano accompaniment. Please state Bb or Eb version when ordering.

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Gramercy Practice Pad

GRAMERCY PRACTICE PAD
£9.95

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Over the years Gramercy Music has received numerous requests for solo instrumental parts to our bestselling titles for the purposes of individual private practice.

We are now delighted to present this collection which brings together fourteen of these pieces in a single volume for the first time.

A variety of music has been included; from concert openers, hymn tune arrangements and classical transcriptions to extended concert music and advanced test-pieces. Should you need added incentive to practice, all of the items exist in readily available recorded formats, so why not load up your favourite band and play along?

Collection includes:

Summon the Dragon, Rondeau, Windows of the World, Gaelforce, Hine e Hine, On Alderley Edge, Procession to the Cathedral, Seize the Day, Dear Lord and Father (Repton), Journey to the Centre of the Earth, Shine as the Light, On the Shoulders of Giants, The Torchbearer and Swedish Folk Song.

Please select above Cornet, Horn or Euphonium.


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*GRAMERCY SOLO ALBUM
£13.95

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A collection of solos by Peter Graham for any valved brass instrument with piano accompaniment. Please state Bb or Eb version when ordering.

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* Now in the 2013 Associated Board syllabus for the following instruments:
** Eb Horn, Baritone/Euphonium Grade 6 ABRSM ^^ Eb Horn Grade 6 ABRSM *** Baritone/Euphonium Grade 8 ABRSM

*THE HOLY WELL
Peter Graham
£13.95

The main theme from On Alderley Edge was commissioned for euphonium solo by Riki McDonnell. Recorded by both Riki and Morgan Griffiths.

(Piano transcription by Margaret Antrobus.)

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* Now in the 2013 Associated Board syllabus for Euphonium/Baritone (Grade 7).

In League with Extraordinary Gentlemen

IN LEAGUE WITH EXTRAORDINARY GENTLEMEN (Concerto for Euphonum)
Peter Graham
£24.95

(Supplied with treble and bass clef solo parts)

In League with Extraordinary Gentlemen combines two of composer Peter Graham's life interests - composition and 19th century popular fiction. Each of the concerto’s three movements takes its musical inspiration from extraordinary characters who have transcended the original genre and have subsequently found mass audiences through film, television and comic book adaptations.

The first movement follows a traditional sonata form outline with one slight modification. The order of themes in the recapitulation is reversed, mirroring a plot climax in the H.G. Wells novella The Time Machine (where the protagonist, known only as The Time Traveller, puts his machine into reverse bringing the story back full circle).

The Adventure of the Final Problem is the title of a short story published in The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes by Arthur Conan Doyle. This is an account of the great detective’s final struggle with his long-time adversary Professor Moriarty at the Reichenbach Falls in Switzerland. The music takes the form of a slowed down ländler (a Swiss/Austrian folk dance) and various acoustic and electronic echo effects call to mind the alpine landscape. The final bars pose a question paralleling that of Conan Doyle in the story – have we really seen the last of Sherlock Holmes?

The final movement, The Great Race, follows Phileas Fogg on the last stage of his epic journey “Around the World in Eighty Days” (from the novel by Jules Verne). The moto perpetuo nature of the music gives full rein to the soloist’s technical virtuosity. As the work draws to a conclusion, the frantic scramble by Fogg to meet his deadline at the Reform Club in Pall Mall, London, is echoed by the soloist’s increasingly demanding ascending figuration, set against the background of Big Ben clock chimes.

In League with Extraordinary Gentlemen was first performed by Steven Mead and the Osaka Municipal Symphonic Band, conductor Kazuhiko Komatsu, in The Symphony Hall Osaka, Japan, on June 6, 2008.

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Panache

PANACHE
Robin Dewhurst
£13.95

Another superb solo from Robin Dewhurst, the easy listening light jazz style employed here is a perfect addition to the repertoire. Panache was commissioned by virtuoso euphonium player Steven Mead.

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Radio City

RADIO CITY (For Trombone)
Peter Graham
Score and parts: £16.95

As youngsters growing up on the west coast of Scotland, my brother and I fell heir to an old valved radiogram which provided us with our first experiences of radio broadcasts. On the short wave signal, and through the static, we could pick up a whole range of programmes from across the Atlantic. I particularly recall the baseball games, the American accents of the announcers providing a window to a evocative world far removed from our small Ayrshire town. These memories form the basis of Radio City.

The work is set in three movements, each introduced by a pastiche radio announcer narrative written by Philip Coutts. The first, City Noir, is a nod towards Raymond Chandler's eponymous private eye Philip Marlow and the dark cityscape of 1940s California.  

Movement two, Cafe Rouge, takes its title from the main restaurant in New York's famous Hotel Pennsylvania. Two of the most famous band leaders of the 1940s, trombonists Glenn Miller and Tommy Dorsey, broadcast live from the cafe on numerous occasions and the movement echoes with a collage of imagined sounds from the period.

The finale, Two-Minute Mile, derives from an event dubbed in the USA as  "the most exciting two minutes in sport", namely the Kentucky Derby. The virtuoso soloist figurations have their roots in Kentucky bluegrass fiddle music, with the galloping bluegrass clog-dancing rhythms providing the backdrop.

Peter Graham

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Extracts performed by Brett Baker (trombone) with the Black Dyke Band, conductor Dr Nicholas Childs.
Full recording available on Radio City from World of Brass.com


The Red Novae

THE RED NOVAE
Peter Graham
£14.95

The title The Red Novae is derived from two sources; the description of a stellar explosion thought to be caused by the merger of two stars, and as a form of anagram of the dedicatee’s name (Dave Thornton).
The work offers the soloist an opportunity to exploit a variety of sound worlds including the use of optional electronics. (Supplied with treble and bass clef soloist parts).

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Tango

TANGO (Por Una Cabeza)
Gardel arr. Peter Graham
£14.95

Por una cabeza, literally translated as "by a head [of a horse]" in Spanish (meaning a horse winning a race by one head's distance), is one of the most famous and popular Argentine tangos.
Composer Carlos Gardel (11 December 1890 – 24 June 1935) was a singer, songwriter and actor, and is perhaps the most prominent figure in the history of tango. The music has appeared in numerous TV and Film soundtracks, perhaps most memorably in the famous dancing scene featuring Al Pacino in Scent of a Woman.
This extended arrangement for cornet (or trumpet) incorporates a cadenza and newly written interludes.

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Extracts performed by Stuart Lingard and the Brighouse and Rastrick Band, conductor David King.
Full recording available on War of the Worlds - The Music of Peter Graham from World of Brass.com