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05:00-10:00 Brass Band Concert Band Fanfare Band Grade 3

From the Sea

From the Sea is a work in three sections based on land reclamation. The first section (The New Land) expresses feelings of expectation and excitement that come with the new land. The second section (The Old Sea) is a nostalgic retrospect to the (old) sea. A sea that was sometimes turbulent, but also a source of life. In the third section (The Future Land) captures the joy of life on the new land to the present day.

The work was written for the combined music ensembles of the Noordoostpolder.

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05:00-10:00 Brass Band Fanfare Band Grade 4

Fanfare de Angelis

Fanfare de Angelis is a concert opener for brass band. The fanfare theme, as well as the choral theme, are based on the first four notes of the Kyrië from the Missa de Angelis (F-A-Bb-C). The mass itself is intended for feasts and commonly used in the Christmas mass. Therefore, next to being a great opener for your concerts, it can also be used during Christmas.

The piece starts with a fanfare opening that develops to a big climax after which the theme is exposed. The theme is presented by the flugelhorn, tenor horn and euphonium and taken up by the back row cornet section, giving them a chance to shine. The piece ends with a recapitulation of the fanfare juxtaposed with the choral theme.

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< 5:00 Brass Band Grade 6

Express to Murder

The Oriënt Express rushes through Europe to Constantinople and the unsuspecting travellers enjoy their surroundings and music. But, there is a killer among the passengers and one of them will not make it to the end of the journey.

Express to Murder is a concert work that can not be missed on a themed concert about travel, trains, mysteries and others.

This piece was commissioned for Brass in Concert 2018 by the Carlton Main Frickley Colliery Band.

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05:00-10:00 Brass Band Concert Band Fanfare Band Grade 3

Epitaph

Epitaph is a slow work in memory of lost family members. Feelings of anger, grief and acceptance are part of the process of losing someone. However, fond memories and joyous moments can also be part of the final goodbye.

The final moment of rest is signified by the hymn tune Deep Harmony.

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05:00-10:00 Brass Band Concert Band Fanfare Band Grade 4 Ten Piece Brass Ensemble

Eilean Nan Gobhar

Eilean nan Gobhar was commissioned by the Symposium Symphony of Soils. “Our soil is not doing well, which has a major impact on our food security, climate and health.” The answer is living agriculture, without artificial fertilizers and chemicals! “

The unspoiled Scottish landscape and the view of Eilean nan Gobhar or Goat Island was the inspiration for this work. The island is the gateway to Loch Ailort and is a beautiful sight from Roshven.

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Ten Piece Brass Ensemble

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05:00-10:00 Fanfare Band Grade 3

Dutch Medley

Dutch Medley is a medley on Dutch folk songs. Merck toch hoe sterck, Al die willen te kaapren vaaren, In een blauw geruite kiel and Ferme jongens, stoere knapen are showcased in different styles.

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> 15:00 Brass Band Grade 6

Dante’s Descent

Dante’s Descent is based on parts of Dante’s novel. It is a musical sketch of the composer’s imagination of the first part: Inferno.

The piece contains six scenes’s in five sections. The first section sets of the story with  “mi ritrovai per una selva oscura”  (“I found myself in a dark wood “) exposing some of the main musical material for the rest of the piece, quickly leading to the entrance of hell, ”Lasciate ogni speranza, voi ch’intrate” (“Abandon all hope, you who enter here “). The second section,  “In la palude va c’ha nome Stige” (“A marsh it makes, which has the name of Styx “), is a quirky waltz featuring solo’s in the cornet, trombone, E flat Bass and flugelhorn. The mood gets more uneasy in the third section “Omai, figliuolo, s’appressa la città c’ha nome Dite “ (“My son, the city that bears the name of Dis is drawing near”). The ostinato motives portray the constant recurring terrors inside the city of hell. The ninth circle of hell is a very cold place portrayed in the fourth section “mettine giù, e non ten vegna schifo, dove Cocito la freddura serra.” (“do set us down below, where cold shuts in, Cocytus and do not disdain that task.“) A few damned souls get a voice in solos for trombone and cornet, all leading to the final cadenza where the three-headed Lucifer is portrayed by the trombone section. After climbing Lucifer we find ourselves on our way out of hell in the fifth section “E quindi uscimmo a riveder le stelle” (“and thence we came forth to see again the stars”), where memories of the journey still linger but eventually get conquered.

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05:00-10:00 Brass Band Concert Band Fanfare Band Grade 4

Carols of Old

Carols of Old is a fantasy on two Christmas carols: Lo, how a Rose and the Coventry Carol. Both carols seem to originate in the sixteenth century, hence the title. The carols are exposed in their original form as well as transformed in a rhapsodic manner. The work can be performed with or without a choir.

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05:00-10:00 Brass Band Grade 4 Solos

As Night Falls

As Night Falls is a solo for cornet. As the day comes to an end and the mind starts relaxing, the creative minds start working. Though upon though enter the mind and must be caught. Great ideas have sprung from these late endeavours. The excitement builds as this seed of creativity has been planted. This work is dedicated to all night owls.

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05:00-10:00 Brass Band Concert Band Grade 3

A Tallis Anthem

A Tallis Anthem is based on If Ye Love Me by Thomas Tallis (1505-1585). He was one of the first who set English words to the Rites of the Church of England. If Ye Love Me is a classic example of the new English anthems: mainly homophonic, but with brief moments of imitation.

The opening is a triumphant version of the first homophonic phrases of the song, interrupted by a calm melody build with material from a motive from the original. The anthem is played by a quartet placed in front of the band or off stage for effect.  This is followed by a more modern anthem leading to a triumphant finale.

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