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    ALPINE ECHOES (Cornet Solo/Concert Band) - Windsor, Basil - Bashford, R

    Alpine Echoes was composed by Basil Windsor at the turn of the last century to feature the echo cornet. It was a famous part of Harry Mortimer's repertoire when he was principal cornet of the Fodens Motor Works Band from 1925 to 1940. It is an incredibly taxing but colourful work. Grade: Medium

  • £76.00

    Jonny Makes Waves - Max Stannard

    Jonny Makes Waves - Max Stannard - 3'15'' - BVT129 CORNET SOLO Jonny Makes Waves is an exciting cornet solo with jazzy influences which is based around traditional sea songs. The main melody, A Life on the Ocean Wave, is the regimental march of the Royal Marines, while Heart of Oak , the official march of the Royal Navy, is quoted in the middle of the piece. These two melodies are given new harmonies and extensive quasi improvised sections by the soloists, in addition to call and response sections allowing all the band to join in. This fun filled piece is guaranteed to get your feet tapping.

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  • £64.00

    Sometime, Somewhere - George Shutack - Klaas van der Woude

    An arrangement of George Shutack piano piece Sometime, Somewhere for Cornet solo and brass band. In this 'Rock Ballad' the soloist is given the opportunity to show off his musical talent leaving the audience to float off on a romantic cloud.

    Estimated delivery 10-12 days

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  • £148.00

    Rubicon - Bert Appermont

    The Rubicon is a river in Northern Italy which Julius Caesar crossed with his army in 49 BC in defiance of the leaders of Rome, who feared his power. A civil war against rival Pompey ensued, which culminated in Caesar seizing power as the absolute ruler of Rome. The phrase "crossing the Rubicon" therefore refers to any person committing himself irrevocably to a risky, decisive and irrevocable of course of action.The work consists of three parts that deal with this important moment in history. Part 1 (Meditation) symbolises Caesars request to the Gods to assist him in his difficult choice. In a slow introduction we hear the melancholy and beseeching sounds of the duduk (alternatively, this part can be played by a soprano saxophone) and of the soprano solo singer over the bourdon accompaniment. The soprano solo singer then sings "dona tibi pacem" (give him rest) in a melodious and probing theme.In Part 2 (Battle of Pharsalus) trumpets and trombones resound alternately in a stately Roman fanfare, producing a stereophonic effect. This develops into a martial theme in which Caesars impressive army goes to battle against the army of rival Pompey. While the theme of Caesars army fades away, Pompeys theme emerges as a naive dance in six-eight time. His army is definitely in the majority and it believes it can easily defeat the enemy. Suddenly trumpets and trombones clash on two sides of the orchestra: Caesars army advances and attacks. A fierce battle ensues in which the two themes are played alternately as well as simultaneously. Thanks to his shrewd battle tactics, Caesar manages to win this legendary battle after all: his theme resounds ever louder in trumpets and horns until everything dies out and changes into a kind of reconciliation between the soldiers of the two armies. The melancholy "dona tibi pacem" from part 1 now serves as a reconciliation theme.Caesar is now the sole ruler of the New Roman Empire, which would be destined to leave its mark on our Western civilisation to this day. The third part is a sparkling succession of dance music (Dance) with many Greek and Roman elements in which Caesars victory is praised and celebrated. It is common knowledge that the culture (arts, gods, etc.) of the Romans drew heavily on Greek culture. I have therefore used an authentic Greek theme (the Seikolos song) several times in this part (bar 17 in the euphonium, bar 60 in the base section, bar 68 in the soprano saxophone) to suggest the music of that era and to evoke the right atmosphere. After a gradual increase in tempo in the entire orchestra, the opening melody gloriously resounds once more, surrounded by virtuoso dance music. The work ends with bombastic brass fanfares in which Caesars theme triumphs once more.NOTE FOR THE CONDUCTOR:The Armenian duduk and the monochord that are used in the introduction give a special tone to the music, but could be substituted (soprano saxophone instead of the duduk) or left out (monochord). The soprano solo is also doubled within the orchestra and could therefore also be left out if necessary, although it does provide the work with an extra dimension. The male voices in the introduction and the finale could possibly be replaced with a synthesizer with choral setting.As a visual and acoustic element in part 2, the trumpets, the e-flat cornet, the small drum and trombones can be stood up and placed at two sides of the orchestra (bar 80).Seen from the point of view of the conductor, put the trumpets, the e-flat cornet and the small drum in the left section and the trombones in the right section of the orchestra. This also helps to create a visual contrast between the two themes of the second part. The players can be seated again at bar 97 or bar 121. The soprano soloist can be placed in or in front of the orchestra, depending on what gives the best result. For the conclusion of the work the soprano solo can be sung from afar (from the wings) to create additional atmosphere.This work was composed especially for the "St Joseph" brass band from Pey/Echt (Belgium) with conductor Mark Prils.

    Estimated delivery 10-12 days

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  • £51.00

    Side Partners - By Herbert L. Clarke / arr. David Marlatt

    Clarke wrote Side Partners as a duet for cornet and euphonium. He also performed it as a solo and as a duet with another cornet player. This is the first time this work has been available with a full conductor score rather than a piano reduction. Alternate parts have been provided for cornet, euphonium, and alto saxophone to allow for the maximum in flexibility.

    Estimated delivery 3-5 days

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  • £51.00

    Petite Piece Concertante (Little Concert Piece) - By Guillaume Balay / arr. David Marlatt

    This is a standard piece in solo trumpet repertoire that is used on countless festivals and competitions. The beautiful opening weaves its way through several key centers leading to the March where fast fingers and light articulations come into play. A great piece to show the capabilities of the cornet (or trumpet).

    The original was scored for cornet and piano and this arrangement for band allows for a wider range of timbres in the accompaniment.

    Estimated delivery 3-5 days
  • £45.00

    Eine Kleine Morgenmusik - Bruce Fraser

    An "unintended" play on words on the title of Mozart's famous composition forms the basis of this solo piece. It was composed in 2004 by the Scottish composer, Bruce Fraser, and features a solo for flugel or cornet. It is not a very difficult piece for both the soloist and the band, but is that always necessary? A lovely, highly recommended intermezzo for your concert.

    Estimated delivery 10-12 days

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    Andante et Allegro - By Joseph Guy Ropartz / arr. David Marlatt

    This is a standard piece in solo trumpet repertoire that is used on countless festivals and competitions. Ropartz was a French composer who studied with Csar Franck. The terrific contrast between the slow lyrical playing and the bright fanfares makes this piece a great one for demonstrating everything the trumpet can do.

    The original was scored for cornet and piano and this arrangement for band allows for a wider range of timbres in the accompaniment.

    Estimated delivery 3-5 days