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  • £86.00

    Addio Napoli - Wil van der Beek

    Addio Napoli is a medley of well-known Neapolitan melodies, including Torna a Surriento by Ernesto de Curtis (1875-1937), Neapolitan Dance by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky (1840-1893) - which he used in his famous ballet, Swan Lake - Maria, Mari!, a Neapolitan song by composer Eduardo di Capua (1865-1917), and of course, Funicul, Funicul by composer Luigi Denza (1846-1922). This cheerful medley by the renowned arranger Wil Van der Beek is ideal for all of your concerts!

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    Tchaikovsky Highlights - Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky - Wil van der Beek

    Pjotr Iljitsj Tchaikovsky is famous for his fantastic moving melodies. Different to many of his other romantic Russian contemporaries, Tchaikovsky had a particular feel for the European music taste of music, which made him immensely popular. In this accessible compilation, arranger Wil van der Beek uses a selection of Tchaikovsky's most beautiful melodies from works including Capriccio Italien, String Quartet No. 1 and his famous Piano Concerto No.1.

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  • £59.00

    Barcarolle - Jacques Offenbach - Wil van der Beek

    The famous Barcarolle from Offenbach's The Tales of Hoffmann opens the fourth act of the opera, which takes place in Venice. For this reason Offenbach chose a barcarolle - a Venetian gondolier song with its characteristic swaying rhythm. Wil van der Beek's arrangement gives this romantic song an alternative, lighter beginning, making it suitable for almost any wind orchestra.

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  • £55.00

    Triglav - Julius Fucik - Wil van der Beek

    Julius Fucik wrote over 100 compositions: chamber music and piano pieces as well as works for symphony orchestra and choir. Aside from this he created countless compositions for wind band, earning himself the nickname 'Bohemian Sousa'. Triglav (opus 72) is an original march for wind band from 1900, named after the highest peak of Slovenia. Wil van der Beek has arranged this march for modern wind band instrumentation.

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  • £93.00

    Puccini Highlights - Giacomo Puccini - Wil van der Beek

    Giacomo Puccini was one of the all time great opera composers andis especially famed for his wonderful, warm-blooded melodies, hiscolourful instrumentations, his compelling dramatics, his musicalfantasy and his power to reflect exotic ambiences in sounds. ForPuccini Highlights, Wil van der Beek has made use of musical materialfrom the tenor aria 'E lucevan le stelle' (Tosca), the choral aria 'Girala cote' (Turandot) and the soprano aria 'Un bel di vedremo' (MadamButterfly). An operatic masterpiece that will go down a storm at anyconcert.

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  • £64.00

    Transeamus usque Bethlehem - Joseph Schnabel - Wil van der Beek

    The German composer Joseph Ignaz Schnabel (1767-1831) was a descendant of a musical family. During his lifetime he occupied several musical posts including Violinist, Organist, Concertmaster, Conductor, Music Teacher and managing director of the Royal Institute for Church Music. Schnabel composed masses, hymns, vespers, military music and a clarinet concerto. His choir work Transeamus usque Bethlehem is still widely performed and Wil van der Beek has produced this excellent arrangement for concert band which does justice to the original.

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  • £93.00

    Donna Diana - Emil Nikolaus von Reznicek - Wil van der Beek

    Emil Nikolaus V. Reznicek was born on May 4,1860. Though he was originally destined for ajudicial career, his nature (that of a true musician)soon pointed him in the direction of music. As anorchestral conductor and a highly regarded musicteacher he made his mark in a number of cities,including Mannheim and Berlin. As a composer hesprang to fame with his opera Donna Diana(1894), a lasting success which placed him in theforefront of German composers. The overture toDonna Diana is unique in its freshness and sunnycheerfulness. Wil van der Beek, who has alreadywritten many arrangements of classical pieces forwind band, has maintained the spirit of theoriginal composition.

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  • £50.00

    Marche Pontificale - Charles Gounod - Wil van der Beek

    In 1950, Pope Pius XII selected Marche Pontificale from the OrganSymphony No. 1, by French composer Charles Gounod, as the officialhymn of the Vatican. The first rendition of the official hymn took placein the same year, in Saint Peter?s Square in Rome, played by sevenmilitary bands. To celebrate the 80th birthday of Pope Benedict XVI in2007, Wil van der Beek has produced a first-class arrangement of thisfamous work for concert band.

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  • £64.00

    Cavatina - Charles Gounod - Wil van der Beek

    Goethe's Faust has already been set to music by various renowned musicians, such as Berlioz, Busoni and Spohr, and indeed Charles Gounod, who built his eponymous opera around the tale. Gounod's Faust is primarily known for its lovely melodies and its beautifully expressive vocal parts and subtle orchestrations. One of the high points of this opera is doubtless this impressive Cavatina ("Salut, demeure chaste et pure"). Wil van der Beek has arranged the Cavatina with the euphonium as solo instrument.

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    The Last Rose of Summer - Traditional - Wil van der Beek

    The Last Rose of Summer is a popular Irish folksong. The original text was written by Thomas Moore (1779-1852) and the melody is a traditional air titled The Groves of Blarney. The German composer Friedrich von Flotow (1812-1883) cleverly used this song in his opera Martha, a light-hearted, successful work that is still regularly performed. The melancholy character of The Last Rose of Summer still appeals to many people in the present day and this arrangement by Wil van der Beek certainly does justice to the beauty of the melody. A wonderful item to change the mood of any performance.

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