MUSIC FOR CONCERT BAND

I VOW TO THEE, MY COUNTRY

Series: Music for Concert Band 

Category: Concert repertoire, Music for Events & Occasions

Difficulty: B

Performance time:  2'30''

This instrumental arrangement features the hymn tune, Thaxted by Gustav Holst, based on the stately theme from the middle section of the Jupiter movement of his orchestral suite, The Planets. The arrangement has two verses, each preceded by a brief introduction. 

REVERIE FOR FLUTES

FOR 2 SOLO FLUTES AND CONCERT BAND

Series: Music for Concert Band 

Category: Concert repertoire

Difficulty: Solo Flutes: C;   Concert Band: C 

Performance time:  4'10''

Reverie for Flutes is a relaxed and melodious addition to the concert band repertoire. It features two solo flutes demonstrating both rich and sonorous timbres as well as their bright and buoyant upper register. While Reverie for Flutes is a real showpiece for two accomplished flautists, the demands for soloists and band are not excessive, making the music easily accessible for concert bands of a moderate or higher standard.  

ARMISTICE HYMN

Series: Music for Concert Band 

Category: Music for Events & Occasions

Difficulty: C

Performance time:  4'20''

This wordless hymn for concert band with optional part for organ was written in 2018 to commemorate the centenary of the Armistice of November 11, 1918. It is a reflective yet powerful musical statement in tribute to the fallen of the 1914-1918 Great War. 

COMMEMORATION HYMN

 

Series: Music for Concert Band

Category: Music for Events & Occasions

Difficulty: C

Performance time:  3'42''

This effective wordless hymn for concert band and optional organ provides a highly appropriate piece for the commemoration of past significant events or remembered achievements and service of individuals.

HALEZFAX Concert March No.2

 

Series: Music for Concert Band

Category: Marches

Difficulty: D

Performance time:  3'50''

A powerful opening section gives way to a jaunty march theme while, in contrast, a hymn-like melody with almost Edwardian overtones alternates, before the final last flurry brings the music to a dramatic close.

ENCORE: VIVACE GIOCOSO!

 

Series: Music for Concert Band

Category: Opening & Closing Music

Difficulty: D

Performance time:  1'50''

A brief, jovial and exuberant  encore for your concerts. This rousing piece gallops along with an element of humour in the over-stated ending and heavy repeated chords which will leave the audience in no doubt that a conclusion has been reached!

A CHRISTMAS SALUTE

 

Series: Music for Concert Band

Category: Christmas music

Difficulty: C/D

Performance time:  4'20''

A Christmas Salute is an arrangement of some well-known Christmas carols. These include Gloucester Wassail; I Saw Three Ships; In the Bleak Mid-Winter; God Rest Ye Merry, GentlemenGood King Wenceslas; Angels, from the realms of glory;  We Wish You a Merry Christmas and Past Three O’Clock.

MERRY GENTLEMEN MIX

 

Series: Music for Concert Band

Category: Christmas music

Difficulty: D

Performance time:  3'00''

This arrangement for concert band is based on the traditional carol God Rest You Merry, Gentlemen. Following a brief  statement of the original refrain, the music is given a lively and jazzy upbeat treatment.

ANOTHER MIDNIGHT CLEAR

 

Series: Music for Concert Band

Category: Christmas music

Difficulty: D

Performance time:  4'00''

This new arrangement takes the traditional carol, It came upon the

midnight clear and presents it in a new light.

Beginning gently with restrained resources, the piece grows to a powerful climax which includes a soaring descant for solo trumpet.

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