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Latest Additions to the catalogue

Latest additions

picture of score Dalmeny Stones "The Dalmeny Stones" - SATB choir and brass band

This is a piece for SATB choir and brass band in 6 movements inspired by Dalmeny Kirk near Edinburgh, and the stonework around its south doorway. The movements are Procession; Plainsong; The King; Manticore; Agnus Dei; Terrebolen; Procession (reprise).  There is much more more information on the piece here. If you go to that page, you will find information the inspiration for the piece, a further link to view a PDF of the band and vocal score, and links to mp3s of the individual movements. Click here to visit "The Dalmeny Stones" information page.

   

 

 

Fair Rosamond in her BowerThe "Fair Rosamond" Trilogy - SATB choir and piano/organ

Three choral works based on ideas surrounding the legend of Rosamond Clifford, the mistress of Henry II, and the mystery surrounding her death.

There's more information and links to  scores, parts, and MP3s here.   

 

 

 

   Supernatural Ballads - Choir (SATB) and Brass Band

    Settings of 3 Scottish supernatural ballads:

Sir Patrick Spens: The Twa Corbies; and The Wife of Usher's Well 

There's more information and links to  scores, parts, and MP3s here.  

 

 

 

 

glasgow 2014 logoQueen's Baton

An original march for use in connection with the Commonwealth Games to be held in Glasgow 2014.  Traditional structure with an optional trio section.  Lasts 2'20" without the trio and DC, 6'02" with. Not difficult.

See the score here in Sibelius Scorch or here in PDF

Complete sets are also available in the same key for Chamber Orchestra and Wind Band which means it should be possible to put together a collection of parts for whatever instruments you are using.  More information and download links can be found here.

 

                       

Spooked!

An original Hallowe'en composition for all levels of bands.  Jazzy feel and heavily rhythmical with lots of cued parts to cater for player absences.  There's also a piano part for rehearsal purposes or for smaller groups.  Listen to an mp3 here on Soundcloud.

See the score here in Sibelius Scorch or here in PDF

 

  

Picture of ticker-tape parade in New YorkThe Ticker-Tape March

This is an up-tempo march in a typical "quick march" tempo of minim = 144.  You can take it a bit slower if you wish, however.  It's good to listen to, and not too difficult to play.  Lasts about 3'30"

See the score here in Sibelius Scorch or here in PDF

 

 

picture of JesusMiserere

An arrangement of Gregorio Allegri's setting of Psalm 51.  This version adheres to the idea of 4 soloists set apart from the 5 part chorus, but reduces the length of the original piece to around 4 minutes. There is flexibility in the scoring to allow subtle changes of timbre in the chorus and "chant" sections. 

See the score here in Sibelius Scorch or here in PDF

 

 

 

Image of the crossCrucifixus

An arrangement of the breathtakingly beautiful choral piece by Antonio Lotti.  In this arrangement (like the original, free of dynamics, etc) the basic piece is for 8 solo instruments replicating the 2 sopranos, altos, tenors and basses of the original.  Other instrumental parts are included so that the conductor has free rein to bring in other colourations where desired, or indeed throughout the piece.

See the score here in Sibelius Scorch or here in PDF

 

 

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Intermezzo from Cavalleria Rusticana

A firm favourite for Easter, this wonderful tune has been arranged to feature flugel and horns for the first section, then cornets and euphoniums and baritones take over for the famous melody. In total, lasts about 2 minutes 30 seconds.

See the score here in Sibelius Scorch or here in PDF

 

 

3 tenor horns imageThe Three Tenors

An original composition for horn trio in three sections - an opening 4/4 movement with melodic horn theme counterposed by a rhythmic band accompaniment, followed by a tricky 2/4 virtuosic section for the horns, finishing off with a restatement and short coda.  See the score here in Sibelius Scorch or here in PDF

 

 

Madame butterfly imageHumming Chorus from Madame Butterfly

This is an easy arrangement for full band of the haunting and beautiful "Humming Chorus" from the end of the second Act of Puccini's opera, Madame Butterfly.

It uses a simple approach: cornets, then cornets and baritones and euphoniums take the melody, while the other instruments provide the rhythmic accompaniment.

See the score here in Sibelius Scorch or here in PDF

 

 

Image of W A MozartAve Verum Corpus  

An arrangement of this beautiful Mozart composition which allows you to play the piece either as a feature for full band, or as a quartet with band accompaniment. 

See the score here in Sibelius Scorch or here in PDF.

 

 

Image of robin adairRobin Adair  

A traditional Scottish folk air with words by Lady Caroline Keppel c 1755. Here, it is arranged as a cornet solo. 

See the score here in Sibelius Scorch or here in PDF