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for Wind OrchestraPolka Furiant Sousedska Skocna
Bohemian Revelry is a tribute to the verve and vigour of the music of the people of the Czech Republic. It is also a celebration of the artistic and social freedom of a people without ties or responsibilities who are always ready to party whenever and wherever possible as so vividly and memorably painted in the second act of Puccini's timeless masterpiece, 'La Boheme'.
The work is in four movements each based on a well known Czech dance. The first is a Polka, a dance in a moderate duple tempo, in this case with an unexpectedly violent conclusion. The second is a Furiant - a very fast dance in triple time with a more nostalgic middle section. The furiant eventually fades away taking us directly into the Sousedska, a more pastoral movement in 3/4. The forth is a Skocna - a fast and lively dance which incorparates a hymn like melody drawn from a famous Czech Christmas carol.
If you liked 'Yiddish Dances' or 'Dances from Crete' you will love Bohemian Revelry!
Duration: c: 14.30 minutesMC0179Set of parts and score £85.00MC0179C Score only £24.00
for Wind EnsembleOn a day, alack a day! Love, whose month is ever May, Spied a blossom passing fair Playing in the wanton air
Love Transforming is an extended slow movement charting the progress from strident despair to peaceful fulfilment through the expressions and emotions associated with love, isolation, confusion, turbulence, resolve, poignancy and finally rapture. Materials in the piece are not developed, simply presented from different angles and include lines from Shakespeare's 'Love Labour's Lost' sung by two female members of the ensemble: 'Love whose month is ever May'; but in this instance the love is not lost but gained.
Duration: c: 14.30 minutesMC0180Set of parts and score £59.00MC0180C Score only £15.50
Suite for Concert BandPreludio Maestoso Corrente Ritmico Sarabanda Triste Giga con Slancio
The goal of Partita Fantastica was to take - as a starting point - titles of movements that are usually found in the suites of the Baroque period and stylise the music that those titles describe instead of concocting a simple 'pastiche'. For example, the Corrente Ritmico is full of syncopation; the Sarabanda Triste is more of an extended reverie rather than a tightly structured slow movement; and the Giga con Slancio is a playful light-hearted finale.
Each movement is based on some material (be it harmonic, rhythmic or melodic) that appears in the short, fanfare-like Preludio Maestoso. Indeed, the opening four note motif of the work uses four letters from the word "dance". The Giga leads directly to a short Postlude that revisits the Prelude's opening music. The music is designed to be accessible and colourful.
Duration: c: 16 minutesMC0178Set of parts and score £80.00MC0178C Score only £22.00
Symphonic Elegy for Wind Orchestra
The tragedy which struck Aberfan in the mid sixties will never be forgotten, claiming the lives of one hundred and sixteen children and twenty eight adults. Martin Ellerby's elegy is an epitaph and memorial to that catastrophic event. A heartrendingly beautiful score, compelling, deep and full of emotion.
Duration: c: 6 minutesMC0177Set of parts and score £55.00MC0177C Score only £15.00
from Master Humphrey's Clock
for Wind Orchestra
Master Humphrey's Clock was inspired by the weekly periodical produced by Charles Dickens in which appeared a miscellany of articles and short sketches. Malcolm Binney's work was commissioned for the Kent County Wind Orchestra, it therefore seemed appropriate that a piece especially for Kentish performers, should draw, for inspiration on the literary works of one of the County's most famous inhabitants. The Boz Dances (Boz was a pseudonym under which Dickens wrote) are taken from all four parts of the extended work and explore the miriad of personalities, childhood fantasies of theatre, fairy tales and imagined scenes so loved by Dickens. Great fun, inspired, exhilarating and thrilling to listen to!
Duration: c: 10 minutesMC0176 Set of parts and score £62.50MC0176C Score only £18.75
Downtown Blues for Trombone and Wind Band (Big Band)
Piano Reduction by the composer.
Downtown Blues is the second movement of Adam Gorb's work for trombone and wind orchestra, Downtown Diversions. It's scoring has not been tampered with in any way and is noticably that of a Big Band line up. The addition of this long awaited piano reduction now makes Downtown Blues rehearsable away from the band and also available as a recital piece. "A gentle, bluesy movement, some of the best 'cod jazz' you will ever hear" and a wonderful introduction to the more complicated extended work.
Duration c:4-5 minutesMC0156PR Piano Reduction £11.95see also: MC0156 Downtown Blues parts and score
The Broken Sea
for Wind Orchestra
...... "A cold, a moon-struck place" ......"Waves, hooded, raging, thunder, hiding contagious guilt" ......"Still, still the moon pulls on the waves" ......"Beside the magnificent, quiet, sinister, terrible sea". "The Broken Sea" is taken from a poem by the Welsh poet Vernon Watkins (1906-1967), one of the 'Kardomah Boys' (along with Dylan Thomas, the artists Frederick Janes and Ceri Richards and the composer Daniel Jones). It is a description of a brooding sea at night-time as it moves from a cold landscape to a furious storm followed by a sorrowful dawn calm before it's power returns renewed. One of the most imaginative and evocative pieces for Wind Orchestra written in the last decade and destined to be a 'wind band classic'; not to be missed by any serious wind ensemble.
Duration 26 minutes.MC0175 Set of parts and score £110.00MC0175C Score only £32.50
Gustav Mahler - Adam Gorb
from Symphony No.9
transcribed for Wind Orchestra
Mahler was at the height of his powers when he wrote his 9th Symphony in 1909 declaring 'I am thirstier for life than ever'! His great admirer Alban Berg thought it "the expression of an unheard love for this earth and the longing to live in place upon her.......before death comes". Indeed Leonard Berstein described each movement as a 'farewell', and the third (Rondo Burleke) as a particular farewell to urban society. The Rondo Burleske appears as the second scherzo of the symphony. In character it is at first sprightly then suddenly hysterical and finally demonic. The 'burlesque' element reflects the reality and grotesqueness of the city culture surely referencing the extremes of Mahler's own artistic experiences in Vienna. In this transcription Gorb faithfully represents the exhilarating character and textures of Mahler's writing lending his own imaginative flair for colour to the orchestration and in doing so triumphantly bringing Mahler's artistic achievement to the wind orchestra repertory.
Duration 12.30 minutesMC0174 Set of parts and scoreMC0174C Score only
for Symphonic Wind Ensemble
. . . . "My first thoughts were to write a kind of 'history of the world in four chapters' beginning with primitive barbarity, moving through greater refinement and sophistication before ending in brutality bringing the work full circle". . . . A.G.
Repercussions - not for the feint hearted but hugely exhilarating and rewarding.
Duration: 16.00 minutesMC0172 Set of parts and score £85.00MC0172C Score only £24.00
Concertino for Alto Saxophone and Piano
The Concertino for Alto Saxophone and Piano is a transcription of the composer's original work for Alto Saxophone and Wind Ensemble. It fulfils the role of piano reduction for the wind ensemble version and with it's 'pianistic' piano part an independent work for the recital hall.Duration: 14 minutesMC0173PR Alto Saxophone and Piano £13.50see also MC0173Concertino for Alto Saxophone and Wind Ensemble
Visions of Light
Five movements for Wind Ensemble
Five contrasting movements for sixteen players form a sparkling suite of miniatures celebrating the different aspects of the play of light and shade. Each cameo is a triumph of deft, transparent scoring and scintillating sonorities. (Alternate Saxophone parts in lieu of Horns.) Simply a joy to play!
Duration: c: 12 minutesMC0031Set of parts and score £39.50MC0031C Score only £15.00
A new series for Choirs and Winds
Maecenas has a ground breaking selection of serious new works for choir, soloists and winds. Have a look at and listen to the following titles by clicking on the hyperlink
Daniel Basford Night Journey, A Cantata for Baritone, Chorus and Concert Band
Fergal Carroll A New Songs Measure for Choir (SSATB) and Wind Band
Philip Wilby A Passion for Our Times for Narrator, Mixed Chorus, Youth Choir, Symphonic Wind Orchestra (or Brass Band) and Organ (with ad. lib. dancers and audience / congregation participation)
Adam Gorb and Ben Kaye Eternal Voicesfor Narrator, Soloists, Chorus and Wind Orchestra
for Narrator, Soloists, Chorus and Wind Ensemble
Words by Ben Kaye
A living memorial to all the men and women from the armed forces who have fought, died and been injured on the front line. Adam Gorb and Ben Kaye sensed that to take any particular stance on war would be inappropriate, so neither tub-thumping jingoism nor anti war agitprop are evident; they simply hoped to communicate the intimacy and devastation of families who's lived have been changed forever. A major work of unbelievable depth and importance..
Duration: 35 minutesMC0170 Set of parts and score £95.00MC0170C Score only £30.00MC0170PR Vocal Score £8.95
for Concert Band
Jubilo meaning 'joyful' was commissioned to celebrate the birthday of a man who "loved life and lived well"! Carroll's fingerprint (very Irish) rhythmic style is in evidence but remarkably user friendly - no perceived difficulties here. A piece technically suitable for a reasonable school band (two high "G"s for Horns 1 and 3) and which has prominent parts for the percussion section.
Duration: 5 minutesMC0169 Set of parts and score £45.00MC0169C Score only £12.50
Concertino for Alto Saxophone and Wind Ensemble
"Delightful". Everything here from full driving jazz licks to light classical and full on stylish contemporary! A wonderful palette of sounds.
Duration: 14 minutesMC0173Set of parts and score £62.50MC0173C Score only £15.50MC0173S Solo part £6.95MC0173PR Saxophone and Piano £13.50
for Wind OrchestraParadeFantasia
The Z word refers to fraturnal twins, two creatures from the same egg that divides and is fertilized in two directions. The idea describes the basic relationship between Parade and Fantasia. A compelling work which has enormous subtlety and invention. It is easily within reach of a wide range of bands and indispensible repertoire for all serious ensembles. The movements may be performed separately.
Total duration: 15 minutes (Parade: 5 minutes, Fantasia: 10 minutes)MC0171 Set of parts and score £85.00MC0171C Score only £24.50
The Snake Oil Peddler
A Ragtime Fantasy for Band
Medicine shows traveled around small-town America throughout the 1800s and even into the early 1900s. These were often elaborate affairs with several different musical acts, perhaps a juggler or magician or comedian, and culminating in the presentation of a miracle elixir which became known as "Snake Oil" - for sale for a limited time only and said to cure everything from baldness to death of less than two weeks! What a subject for a piece! Tortuous transformations take the heavy road weary caravan to the fever pitch and excitment of the Snake Oil Peddler's weaving malicious spells. Exciting, infectious, a great entertainment for both band and audience alike.
Duration c: 14 minutesMC0167 Set of Parts and Score £65.00MC0167C Score only £20.00
for Saxophone Ensemble
Burlesque for Saxophone Ensemble is a re-scoring by the composer of his original work for Clarinet Choir. It is a kaleidoscopic piece which exploits the entire saxophone family in every conceivable colour and mood, lyrical, violent, joyous, strident, tranquil and at times grotesque. A brilliant, serious piece and a perfect addition to the repertoire
Duration 13 minutesMC0168 Set of Parts and Score £40.00MC0168C Score only £14.50
for Symphonic Winds
"Jump Start" was not only inspired by the bursting energy of the spark needed to "jump-start" a vehicle, but also by the individual words of "jump" and "start" which instilled a feeling of leaping to go. The piece bustles with a jazzy, lively energy and features an angular, leaping melody filled with starts and stops that occur in fits and spurts. The melody runs throughout the piece and is explored not only through jazzy big-band flourishes and weaving textures, but also through warmly glowing, reflective and slightly bluesy chords that peacefully linger and allow the melody's lyrical qualities to shine.
Duration c: 7 minutesMC0166 Set of Parts and Score £49.00MC0166C Score only £15.00
Philip Wilby,Concertino Pastorale for Flute and Symphonic Wind Ensemble
MC0067PR Piano Reduction£12.95
Highlights from Klavier's New 'state of the art' Wind Orchestra Recordings
Ottorini Respighi United States Air Force Band, Col. Lowell Graham conductorThe Fountains of Rome (arr. Odom)The Pines of Rome (arr. Odom)Roman Festivals (arr. Odom)
A Tent for the Sun University of Colorado Wind Symphony, Alan MacMurray conductor
Pann: Serenade for Winds
Pann: Concerto Logic
Kellogg: A Tent for the Sun
Kellogg: Pyramus and Thisbe
Concerto for Marienthal Unlv Wind Orchestra, Thomas G Leslie conductor
Gould: Fanfare for Freedom
Kamen: Concerto for Saxophone
Halvorsen: In Memoriam, Op.30
McAlister: This Is the Day
Tchaikovsky: None but the Lonely Heart
La Bounty: Prayer for Asia
Arnold: Tam O'Shanter Overture
Robert Washburn Keystone Wind Ensemble, Jack Stamp conductor
Partita, Quintet for Brass, Symphony for Band, Suite for Woodwind Quintet, Concertino for Wind and Brass Quintets, Kilimanjaro, Interview with the composer (Stamp)
Celebration United States Air Force Band, Col. Lowell Graham conductor
Copland: Outdoor Overture
Schuman: New England Triptych
Holst: Hammersmith, Op.52
Bennett: Suite of Old American Dances
Creston: Celebration Overture, Op.61
Proclamations USAF Heritage of America Band, Lowell Graham conductorWilliams: The PatriotsSmith: Danse folatreDello Joio: Fantasies on a Theme of HaydnBarnes: Fantasy Variations on a Theme of Nicolo PaganiniNixon: Fiesta del PacificoHolsinger: To Tame the Perilous Skies
Vegas Maximus UNLV Wind Orchestra Thomas G Leslie conductorBarnes: Scarlet and Silver JubileeTanouye: Kokopelli's DancePuccini: Turandot: Introduction and Aria "Nessun dorma" (arr. Suzuki)Grantham: Baron Cimetiere's MamboWeber: Hungarian Fantasy, Op.35 (arr.Rogers)La Bounty: Le SentierTchaikovsky: Dances from "The Oprichnik" (arr. Bourgeois)Smith: FlightWhitacre: The Eternal Flame (arr La Bounty)
Leroy Anderson: The Phantom Regiment and Other Tales Keystone Wind Ensemble, Jack Stamp conductorBugler's Holiday, The Phantom Regiment, Blue Tango, Irish Suite, Sandpaper Ballet, Belle of the Ball, Horse and Buggy, Serenata, A Trumpeter's Holiday, Ticonderoga March, The Girl in Datin, The Bluebells of Scotland, March of the Two Left Feet, A Christmas Festival, Sleigh Ride
Statements USAF Heritage of America band,Col. Lowell Graham conductorVaughan Williams: Flourish for BandVaughan Williams: Toccata MarzialeSchmitt: Dionysiaques, Op.620McAlister:A Summer FlourishForte: Dance Suite on Spanish and Latin RhythmsStamp: With Trump and WingBarber: Commando MarchHartley: Hallelujah FantasyPersichetti: Symphony for Band (no.6), Op.69
Innovations United Staes Air Force Band, Col. Lowewll Graham conductorStravinsky: Fireworks (arr. Rogers)Grainger: The Warriors (arr. Pappajohn)Shostakovitch: October, Op131 (arr. Mitchell)Barber: Medea'sDance of Vengeance, Op.23a (arr. Bader)Bartok: The Miraculous Mandarin - Suite (arr. Rogers)
Bestselling Chamber Music from Masters Music
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Flute and Piano
Two Pieces: Sicilienne; Madrigal
Flute, Cello and Piano
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Beethoven, Ludwig van
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Eight Pieces, Op.83, Vol.2
Horn and Piano
Glazunov, Alexander Konstantinovich
Nielsen, Carl August
Tuba and Piano
Grieg, Edvard Hagerup
Handel, George Frideric
The Wedding Album, Book 2
The Wedding Album, Book 3
Beethoven, Ludwig van
Saint Saens, Charles-Camille
Sherborne Summer School of Music
formerly Canford Summer School of Music
BASBWE Wind Conducting Course
in association with the BASBWE Education Trust
28 July - 4 August 2013
Mark Heron & Russell Cowieson with guest tutor Bjorn Sagstad
soloists Paul Goodey oboe and Paul Vowles clarinet
This internationally recognised course is for conductors at intermediate and advanced levels with an interest in wind repertoire, or a desire to immerse themselves in issues relating to conducting wind and brass instruments. Up to twenty-five students will be accepted as "active" participants. Observers are also encouraged and will be fully involved in the course, but they will only conduct at the discretion of the tutors. An integral feature of the course is that all active participants receive podium time with an ensemble each day and a performance opportunity at the end of the week.
Participants will explore the physical language, score preparation, rehearsal technique and repertoire knowledge. All conducting sessions are videoed and students receive a DVD of their work at the end of the week as well as regular review sessions during it. The course runs concurrently with the Wind Ensemble Course and there will be close liaison between the two including the opportunity for selected participants to work with that ensemble. All participants should bring with them any instruments they play in order to accommodate ensemble work within the class. Students should, as a minimum, prepare thoroughly the works marked with an asterisk before commencement of the course. You may then wish to select further pieces from the remaining repertoire - it is usually more beneficial to know some of the music well, than all of it not so well. More experienced students may also wish to prepare works from the Wind Ensemble repertoire list.
Carroll Song of Lir, *Kozhevnikov Symphony No.3, Gorb Awayday, *McNeff Ghosts, Gorb Bridgewater Breeze, *Mozart Serenade in E flat, K375, Hesketh Danceries, MendelssohnOverture for Winds, Op.24, Holst Suite in F, Op.28, No.2
in association with BASBWE
28 July - 4 August 2013
Mark Heron & Russell Cowieson with guest tutor Bjorn Sagstad
The Wind Ensemble is designed for experienced amateurs and students to rehearse and perform significant repertoire written for the medium. Some of the repertoire will be studied in depth and form the basis for one or more of the several concerts the Wind Ensemble gives during the week. The remainder will be played in repertoire sessions. There will be opportunities for chamber music and there is close liaison with the BASBWE Wind Conducting Course. We are delighted to welcome Paul Goodey, Head of Wind, Brass & Percussion at the Royal Northern College of Music as co-soloist in Gary Carpenter’s Doubles Concerto alongside Sherborne regular Paul Vowles who gave the premiere of the work in 2009.
Alwyn arr EllerbyDesert Victory, Holst Hammersmith, Carpenter Doubles, Thorpe-Davie The Wee Cooper O’ Fife, Gorb Awayday, Ticheli Postcard, Hesketh Danceries, MendelssohnOverture for Winds, Op.24, Grainger Lincolnshire Posy
Other courses of interest to wind players and directors
28 July - 4 August
Wind Chamber Music- Angela Malsbury & Laurence Perkins
Practical Conducting- Rodolfo Saglibeni & Denise Ham
Chamber Orchestra- John Georgiadis
Composers' Workshop- Malcolm Singer
4 - 11 August
Mixed Chamber Music - Members of the Delme String Quartet with Sarah Francis oboe and Wendy Phillips bassoon
A Journey through Jazz- Mike Hall & Gareth Huw Davies
The George Hurst Conductors' Course- Rodolfo Saglibeni, Denise Ham, Robert Houlihan,Toby Purser.and John Longstaff
Symphony Orchestra- Malcolm Binney