Wind Solos and Ensembles


Gramercy Music for Wind

BRASILIA
Robin Dewhurst
Score and Set: £59.95

Additional Score: £24.95

From the Robin Dewhurst collection, this multi-talented composer has produced a simply wonderful solo for trombone and concert band. 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 piano accompaniment).

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BRAVURA
Peter Graham
Score and parts: £59.95

Additional Score: £24.95

Bravura is a companion piece to the composer's earlier euphonium display piece Brillante, utilising the same traditional 19th century "fantasy variation" structure, familiar to generations of brass soloists. Folk songs from the four corners of Great Britain are featured; Oranges and Lemons, (England), The Blue Bells of Scotland, The Minstrel Boy (Ireland) and the famous Welsh anthem Men of Harlech.

The solo is a conflation of the original version, written for the 2002 Royal Albert Hall Gala Concert, which followed the National Brass Band Championships of Great Britain. On that occasion the combined talents of virtuosi David Childs, Derick Kane, Steven Mead and David Thornton (with guests Robert and Nicholas Childs) were on display, each personalising the cadenza section towards the end. This version incorporates a published cadenza, though soloists should feel free to improvise their own material at this point.

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CATNAP
Peter Graham
Score and Parts: £34.95

Additional Score: £11.95

Catnap is part of Cats Tales which pays tribute to four wonderful musicians who shared a love of jazz and New York City. New York born George Gershwin provides the inspiration for Catnap which is a jazz “contrafact” treatment of one of his most familiar songs. (Features solo trombone).

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In League with Extraordinary Gentlemen

IN LEAGUE WITH EXTRAORDINARY GENTLEMEN (Concerto for Euphonum)
Peter Graham
Score and Parts: £119.95
Supplied with treble and bass clef solo parts

Additional Score: £34.95

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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Soloist (bass clef) Click on individual titles for mp3 files (performed by Steven Mead and the Osaka Municipal Symphonic Band, conductor Kazuhiko Komatsu).
Orchestral version available on request.
Also available for Alto Sax and wind band (see below).

IN LEAGUE WITH EXTRAORDINARY GENTLEMEN (Version for Alto Saxophone)
Peter Graham
Score and Parts: £119.95

Additional Score: £34.95

The alto saxophone version of In League with Extraordinary Gentlemen was first performed by Tim Watson and The Band of the Royal Marines (Collingwood), conductor Lieut-Col Nick Grace, in St Mary's Church, Fratton, on February 25th 2010.

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MEDITATION (For Trumpet and Trombone with Wind Band)
Peter Graham
Score and parts: £49.95

Additional Score: £24.95

Meditation is the central theme from The Triumph of Time, a work commissioned for The Black Dyke Band by Music Director Nicholas Childs.
The original brief was for a piece which would showcase the talents of the band's many fine soloists, among them Zoe Hancock on Flugel horn and Baritone soloist Katrina Marzella.
This version is scored for Trumpet and Trombone, although a number of options can be explored at the discretion of the conductor (eg. Flugel and Euphonium etc.)

Applying indicated cuts and cues the work can also be performed as a Trumpet Solo.

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Performed by Zoe Hancock (Flugel Horn) and Katrina Marzella (Baritone Horn) with The Black Dyke Band, Music Director Nicholas Childs.


PANACHE
Robin Dewhurst
Score and Set: £59.95

Additional Score: £24.95

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. (Also available with piano accompaniment).

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WHIRLWIND
Peter Graham
Score and parts: £49.95

Additional Score: £24.95

An exciting cornet display piece, recorded by Richard Evans of the Coldstream Guards Band on The Red Machine.

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Ensembles


NORTHERN LANDSCAPES
For Brass Quintet and Wind Band
Peter Graham
Score and Parts: £69.95

Additional Score: £24.95

Northern Landscapes is scored for professional brass quintet and grade 3/4 wind band and was written as part of an education project sponsored by the Ulster Brass Quintet. The piece is designed to allow advanced players (the quintet) to perform with young musicians (the wind band). In the case of the Ulster Quintet the performance followed master classes and coaching sessions, Northern Landscapes providing the finale to the day's events.

The four movements provide musical mood pictures of various aspects of working life in Northern Ireland. 1) Industry opens the suite with the bustle of factory machinery, followed attacca by 2) Seascapes, which evokes the calmness of local waters during a fishing expedition. 3) Earth Dance references the mining industry where the blackness of the environment is mirrored by the darkness of the music. 4) Flight evokes the path of an aircraft on its maiden journey in this tribute to the aircraft industry.

Northern Landscapes was commissioned by the Ulster Orchestra Society, with funds provided by the Arts Council of Northern Ireland.

Recorded by The Royal Norwegian Navy band, conductor Nigel Boddice on Gaelforce DOYCD132

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TIMEPIECE
Peter Graham
Score and parts: £19.95

For brass quartet (2 Trumpets/Cornets, Horn Eb and Euphonium). Commissioned for the 1994 Swiss Quartet Championships. (Horn in F and Euphonium bass clef parts included).

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TIME-SHIFT
Peter Graham
Score and parts: £24.95

For brass quartet (2 Trumpets/Cornets, Horn Eb and Euphonium).

Time-shift was commissioned by The Swiss National Committee for the 2015 National Quartet Championships, held in Colombier, Switzerland.

The work is cast in three movements and develops themes taken from the brass band work The Triumph of Time. The three movements are I – Intrada, II – Meditation, III – Toccata.

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