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    Antiphonal Overture - Arthur J Michaels

    Throughout Antiphonal Overture, different groups of similarly pitched woodwinds and brasses, instrument families, and other instrument combinations ‘answer’ one another in mainly two-bar phrases. This antiphonal style creates varying timbres and textures throughout the piece.Cues in critical places ensure that smaller groups and those with uneven can perform this piecesuccessfully.The ever-changing timbres and textures in Antiphonal Overture are sure to make this piece a popular, challenging work for players and a delight for audiences.

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  • £55.00

    Folk Dance and Carol - Tim Paton

    This music aims to capture the feeling of a Village celebration. It begins with a lively Jig, where the music joyfully dances around the band. It then settles down to two verses of that beautiful melody by Gustav Holst, “In the Bleak Mid-Winter”. It then quickly ‘gets on it’s feet’ again, and finishes off the celebration with the Dance and the Carol mingling together.A perfect choice for the festive season.

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    Freyja's Call - Andrew Duncan

    According to Viking mythology, following a battle the bravest souls of the slain would be divided between two Gods, Odin and Freyja. Freyja was the Goddess of Love and War and before going into battle many Viking warriors would pray that they would die bravely so that Freyja would take their soul to join her personal army made up of the souls of the bravest of men.‘Freyja’s Call’ describes one of these, a young Scottish soldier, going into battle as part of the Viking army who occupied parts of Scotland for four centuries. First, a slow theme is heard, Freyja’s theme, which is the soldier praying to Freyja to keep a watch on him. Then the drums introduce a new rhythm which announces the beginning of the battle.A Celtic Jig is used to describe the progress of the battle with the jig played quietly at first then gradually louder with more percussion being added until a full ff section signifies the soldier fighting the enemy directly.Suddenly, the music drops back to the quiet Jig theme. The soldier has been slain, but will he be chosen by Frejya? After a short time, Freyja’s theme is heard as the brave soldier is taken to Freyja’s heavenly army of brave warriors, and the piece then ends in triumph.

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    Hot Gospel - Tim Paton

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    March of the Toons - Tim Paton

    An exciting concert march, which is traditional, but also sounds a little different – in a cheeky sort of way!

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    Merry-Go-Round - Tim Paton

    Programme notes from the composer, Tim Paton:I heard a recording of a fairground organ playing a fabulous concert waltz from the early 20th century. It struck me that this music was in the same league as another popular concert waltz, “Nights of Gladness”. I aurally transcribed it, and set about creating an exciting piece, aiming to capture the ‘fun of the fair’.

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    Procession of the Regal Scepter - Arthur J Michaels

    Programme notes from the composer, Arthur J Michaels:“Procession of the Regal Scepter,” (Grade II level), captures the regal splendor and majestic grandeur of processions, inaugurations, coronations and other stately ceremonies past and present, here and abroad.The piece begins with dignified legato phrases. A middle section features the brass instruments in a more punched, staccato style, followed by the woodwinds’ antiphonal response. The piece then restates both the legato phrases of the beginning and the antiphonal staccato portions, and the piece ends in a stirring finish.“Procession of the Regal Scepter” is within reach of less experienced bands yet suitable for more experienced groups. Ample doubling and cues let bands with limited or uneven perform the piece successfully. The piece’s plentiful cuing allows for great performance flexibility. For this reason, “Procession of the Regal Scepter” works well in any concert program.

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    The Declaration of Arbroath - Andrew Duncan

    Programme notes from the composer, Andrew Duncan:Originally written for The West Lothian Schools’ Annual Concert 2006 and scored for Concert Band, Brass Band, Highland Bagpipes, Children’s Choir and Narrator. This version has been rescored for Concert Band with optional parts for Highland Bagpipes and Narrator. The piece celebrates the internationally renowned Declaration of Arbroath. The music begins in the uncertain times of Scotland’s early 14th century, following the Battle of Banockburn and the death of William Wallace. The narrator describes this scene and explains the origins of the Declaration. The music builds to a climax, but once again gives way to uncertainty, allowing the narrator to explain further the history surrounding the Declaration. A group of Scottish Nobles wrote the Declaration which was an appeal to the Pope to recognize Scotland’s independence. The piece then reflects a positive outcome following the Pope’s support of the Declaration. Further information is provided by the narrator which draws to a rousing build to express the emotive inspiration behind this composition.The original scoring (to include Concert Band, Brass Band, Highland Bagpipes, Choir and Narrator) is also available by request.

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    The Water of Tyne - Traditional

    A delightful setting of a traditional North East melody, arranged in a hauntingly pastorale style with all the skill we have come to expect from Philip Harper.Featuring the euphonium and principal cornet with the melody at first, the piece then builds to a passionate full band rendition which eases back to a tranquil, effective close. A great piece to offer every level of band the opportunity to add some stylish peace to their programme.

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    Two Giants and Ten Thousand Stones - Andrew Duncan

    A descriptive work by Scottish composer Andrew Duncan telling the dramatic story of the legendary stone throwing fight between Finn McCool and Finn Gael which formed the spectacular basalt columns of the Giants Causway in Ireland and Fingals Cave in Scotland.The piece was commissioned by and written for the the National School Band Association for the NSBA 2005 County Antrim Youth Band Festival, and is scored for large wind orchestra with additional four Bass Drum parts to be played in the four corners of the hall (amongst the audience) to represent the huge stones crashing into the ground.Scored for:Piccolo;1st Flute;2nd Flute;Oboe;Cor Anglais (English Horn);1st Bassoon;2nd Bassoon;Contra Bassoon;Eb Clarinet;1st Bb Clarinet;2nd Bb Clarinet;3rd Bb Clarinet;Bass Clarinet;Soprano Sax;1st Alto Sax;2nd Alto Sax;Tenor Sax;Baritone Sax;1st Bb Trumpet;2nd Bb Trumpet;3rd Bb Trumpet

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