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  • £139.00

    Grimm's Fairytale Forest Wind Band Set (Score & Parts)

    Based on the orchestral part of the play Es War einmal... (Once Upon a Time...) for narrator, actors, children's choir and wind band, there's now an 'enchanted' suite for band only ??" Grimm's Fairytale Forest, based on four famous tales of the Brothers Grimm. Some of the most colourful and varied themes and melodies from Once Upon a Time... reappear in this lovely instrumental suite by Jan Van der Roost. Welcome to the enchanted forest! 0:16:10

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    Et in terra Pax Wind Band Set (Score & Parts)

    This piece was commissioned by the 'Concert Band Vlamertinge' and is a plea for peace: the title translates as 'Peace on Earth'. This is expressed by means of the vocal contribution expected from the performers. In various places of the piece you can recognize, the words 'Et In Terra Pax' - an appeal for peace - at first jumbled together but later more rhythmically structured, developing into synchronized massed voices.The work starts with a pentatonic theme based on the notes D, E, G, A and C (taken from 'ConCErtbAnD VlAmErtinGE' and the name of the conductor, NiCk VAnDEnDriessChe). A somewhat sad melody is developed during an orchestral climax which leads to the first explosion of sound (measure 62 onwards). Suddenly the opening measures are recaptured, albeit with a differently colored sound: the words 'Et In Terra Pax' bring the first movement to a close. A restless Allegro follows which abruptly stops and is replaced by a calming cho-rale-like passage. A narrator reads aloud the poem 'Sonnet' by the young poet Charles Hamilton Sorley, who was killed during World War I. This poem fittingly puts into words the cruelty and senselessness of war. After the expanded recapitulation of the allegro, the broad, almost infinite atmosphere of the beginning returns. Clarinet and English horn play the pentatonic opening theme once more, this time broadly, while the words 'Et In Terra... Pax' are repeated again and again by the rest of the orchestra.The composer has purposely avoided all forms of aggression and bombastic sounds regularly used in works about war. Fear of violence and destruction can be heard and felt during the allegro passages. The charged opening makes way in the end for hope: May peacefulness replace cruelty in everyday life, too. 0:13:48

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  • £229.00

    The Book of Urizen (CD incl.) Wind Band Set (Score & Parts)

    The Book of Urizen is a work for concert band, solo soprano, and a male narrator in which sound collages of religious expressions are used. The piece is inspired by the compelling visionary poem of the same name (which the poet illustrated himself) by the Englishman William Blake (1757-1827), who occupies a unique position in western literature and the visual arts. He was not just a poet and a writer, but he was also a graphic artist, a painter, an illustrator, a spiritualist, a religious visionary, and a mystic philosopher. For the performance of this work, a professional sound system, including two microphones and a CD player, is needed. The three sound collages are three separate tracks on the enclosed CD and can be played easily at the right moment. The Book of Urizen bears resemblance to Genesis and Exodus, of which the contents form the basis of the Christian, Jewish, and Islamic faith. Blake adhered to the principle that all religions are in fact one, and that deities reside in human beings. In The Book of Urizen this is represented in "The Net of Religion," which is spanned over the earth by Urizen. The sound collages, compiled by Jacob de Haan in the studio, find their origin in Jerusalem, the Holy City, where the afore-mentioned faiths "come together." In the first movement of this composition, The Vision, Urizen prepares his vision of the world, and he presents this to the "Eternals." His vision is rejected, and Urizen locks himself up in his own abstract world. When he does emerge again, he is confronted with rage by the gathered Eternals. Urizen flees the wrath of the Eternals, "the flames of eternal fury," and enwombs himself in his own world. When the Eternals see Urizen in his "stony sleep," they wonder if this is death. The blacksmith Los is torn by grief because of the isolation of Urizen. It brings him to rouse his fires, prepare his forge, and to give Urizen's world concrete form. In the second movement, The Creation, Urizen's world, but also man, woman, and child are created. Los is horrified with the appearance of Urizen's body. He mourns and pities Urizen, and from his blood a female form comes into being, with the name Enitharmon. The Eternals, fearful of the female form, decide to erect a tent to obstruct their view to eternity. Enitharmon and Los beget a son, called Orc. Los baptizes him as a child of the "fallen world." Orc is fed at Enitharmon's breast, which makes a girdle of jealousy restrict Los' chest. He takes the child to the top of the mountain and chains him down. The cries of Orc awaken Urizen, who explores his world creating instruments of scientific measurement to do so. Los encircles the face of Enitharmon from the sight of Urizen and Orc. She then populates the earth by giving birth to an enormous race.The Web, third movement of The Book of Urizen is now available: DHP 1125252 0:28:00

  • £154.00

    El Quijote Wind Band Set (Score & Parts)

    El Quijote is based on Cervantes novel Don Quixote. This gem of Spanish literature has captured the whole world, and is widely acclaimed to be not only one of the most influential and emblematic work in the field of Spanish literature, but more generally a founding work of modern Western literature. Ferrer Ferran composed the symphonic fantasy El Quijote on the occasion of the 400th anniversary of this literary work. The composition can be performed with an optional narrator who declaims from Cervantes? work. 16:06

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  • £74.95

    SCENES FROM THE NATIVITY (Prestige Concert Band Parts only) - Hingley, Barrie

    Parts only. Score available separately . 'A Nativity Ballet' was commissioned for the National Youth Ballet of Great Britain. 'Scenes from The Nativity' is a version for wind band intended for performance in its own right with optional narrator or as supporting music for a Nativity Play, for which a fuller version of the narrative is supplied. (Grade 5) Performance time 10'00

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  • £25.00

    SCENES FROM THE NATIVITY (Prestige Concert Band Score only) - Hingley, Barrie

    Score only. 'A Nativity Ballet' was commissioned for the National Youth Ballet of Great Britain. 'Scenes from The Nativity' is a version for wind band intended for performance in its own right with optional narrator or as supporting music for a Nativity Play, for which a fuller version of the narrative is supplied. (Grade 5) Performance time 10'00

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  • £253.00

    The Little Prince (Le Petit Prince) - Angelo Sormani

    Musical tale for Narrator and Concert Band. "What is essential is invisible to the eye," tells the fox, and the little prince will repeat those words, which emphasize how anything can hide a treasure, a mystery to be unraveled. One must uncover the essence beyond appearances using the heart. The musical story The Little Prince, based on the famous work by Saint-Exupry, addresses both children and adults. Various levels of meanings make the story enjoyable for everyone and offer themes for reflection to people of any age. In the present work, the relationship between words and music creates the magic that accompanies the journey of the little prince among asteroids and planets. Wind band, narrator, and projection of images combine to make the performance a unique experience, which intimately ties narrative, expressive, and communicative aspects. Offered for Concert Band, the musical story The Little Prince, with its evocative and passionate features, will turn the concert into an unforgettable and emotional experience.People who buy this item, will receive a link to download for free the images to be projected during the show. Please contact us on [email protected] for more information.

    Estimated delivery 10-12 days
  • £152.00

    Grimm's Fairytale Forest - Jan Van der Roost

    Based on the orchestral part of the play Es War einmal... (Once Upon a Time...) for narrator, actors, children's choir and wind band, there's now an 'enchanted' suite for band only ??" Grimm's Fairytale Forest, based on four famous tales of the Brothers Grimm. Some of the most colourful and varied themes and melodies from Once Upon a Time... reappear in this lovely instrumental suite by Jan Van der Roost. Welcome to the enchanted forest!

    Estimated delivery 10-12 days

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  • £76.00

    A More Perfect Union - The Legacy of James Madison - Larry Clark

    Commissioned by the James Madison University Wind Symphony, Dr. J. Patrick Rooney, Larry Clark have produced a dynamic original piece for Narrator and Band that uses words by and about James Madison, the fourth President of the United States and principal author of the Bill of Rights. A patriotic piece with a characteristically "American" sound, A More Perfect Union is a challenging piece for band that will be a welcome alternative to Copland's A Lincoln Portrait, for directors seeking a patriotic selection using a narrator. Duration: 8'

    Estimated delivery 12-14 days