Category: Concert repertoire, Music for Events & Occasions
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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, Gentlemen; Good King Wenceslas; Angels, from the realms of glory; We Wish You a Merry Christmas and Past Three O’Clock.
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.