Band Music

Autumn 2018

Something to Remember

Obviously, this November marks 100 years since the end of World War 1. We have written some original music and arranged some classics for this occasion. You can review the scores and listen to Finale renditions by following the links to our website.

In Flanders Field This is a sensitive arrangement for a modern brass band of Sousa's setting of John McCrae's poem "In Flanders Field the Poppies Grow" composed in 1917.

1918 Remembered Is an original composition with an opening section featuring bugle calls and a resultant melody from the parts played by the cornets, horns and euphoniums reminding us of the WW1 spirit of adventure and uncertainty that the soldiers shared going to the front. A slower lament forms the middle section and more traditional victory march forms the final section.

A fresh arrangement of WW1 favourites including excerts from Oh! I hate to get up in the morning (I Berlin), Pack up your troubles (F Powell), It's a long way to Tipperary (J Judge & H Williams), Keep the home fires burning (I Novello), In Flanders field (J P Sousa), Goodbye-ee (R P Weston & B Lee), Take me back to dear old Blighty (A J Mills, F Godfrey & B Scott).

Mars subtitled "The Bringer of War" was written in 1914 although the suite was not completed until 1916 and not performed until September 1918 (when WW1 was in its final months). This arrangement is designed to be playable by lower section brass bands.

1918 Victory March is an extended version of the Victory March from the final section of 1918 Remembered which can be substituted. The inserted trio is different and memorable!

Autumn Specials

We have a number of popular music arrangements available at half price ($22.50 or approximately 16) including:

A sympathetic arrangement of the Kelly Clarkson hit Breakaway with a really nice Vibraphone/Glockenspiel part. Our arrangements of Because of You and Stronger are available at the normal price.

The Artic Whale Hunt composed by Henry Mancini for the film The White Dawn (1974) which builds to a climatic ending. Why not have a listen? Other arrangements of film music including the Sam Smith song Writing's on the Wall - the theme from SPECTRE and an arrangement the Adele number Skyfall are not discounted.

A great arrangement of this 1983 van Halen song with a driving bass line Jump with a Cornet solo as the bridge and an opening Trombone solo! We have a wide range of other hits from the 1980s.

The Tears for Fears classic Mad World. Our other Tears for Fears numbers Everybody wants to rule the world and Shout are not available at the discounted price. Visit our website for a full list of Autumn Specials.

Music for Pleasure

We have a wide range of arrangements of popular music (with permission of Hal Leonard) as well original compositions and arrangements of classics for Brass Bands on our website. We also have smaller selections for Concert Bands and Flexible Wind Ensembles. New releases are available most months. If you would us to compose or arrange something for you, please contact us using our website or send us an email.