Welcome to the Blow & Believe Publications website.
Our vision is to fill the world with music.
Our mission is to provide affordable music to musicians of all ages and abilities.
Blow & Believe Publications was founded in 1995 as an outlet for the compositional output of Andrew Mackereth. Andrew had been arranging music since his late teens but had very little success in attracting the interest of brass band publishers. It was a friend that admired one of his arrangements for young band that suggested that other bands might also be interested in buying graded music that would appeal to their less experienced musicians.
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We are delighted to announce that we are working in partnership with the Salvation Army (Africa) Publishing Company to provide a creative outlet for African composers of music for brass and voices in the African style.
Visit us again soon for further details of how the partnership will evolve.
www.blowandbelievepublications.com is an e-Confident company working towards a paperless future.
We are pleased to announce that due to popular request, we are now expanding the wedding music writing service.
This Spring sees the launch of the NUNSAB Ministry Series of pieces. These are taken directly from the repertoire of the Nuneaton Band of the Salvation Army. Under the direction of Bandmaster Andrew Mackereth since 1999, the band has maintained an effective ministry to their community.
The small band is comprised some very talented players who, though few in number, wish to play music that is as engaging and challenging to play as it is enjoyable to listen to. The pieces are typically short, often humorous and contain a clear Christian message. Each piece is playable with five players but divides when possible. There is usually no written percussion part but absolute licence to improvise!
This song accompaniment was inspired by the forthcoming visit of the Salvation Army Symphonic Wind Ensemble (SASWE) to Brighouse. In essence, it is an upbeat arrangement of All Things Bright and Beautiful with hints of the English Traditional: Floral Dance.
Early trials would seem to indicate it will be very popular with church, garden party and bandstand audiences with minimal rehearsal.
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From Monday 18th August, the score and parts for the latest compositional outpouring from Andrew will be available for sale.
Provisionally entitled, Concerto in Bb, the work is in three movements for trombone and concert band along the compositional lines of the iconic Rimsky-Korsakov Trombone Concerto.
Please email for further details.
BBP are pleased to announce that following customer feedback we have added an additional search facility that includes a listing for Solos. We hope that this will make the site a lot easier to navigate.
We are pleased to announce that from Monday 25th February 2013, the Rhapsody for Trombone: Song of Joy will be available for Concert Band. This is in direct response to requests from bands. It is hoped that this will enable the work to reach a wider audience. At £35 for a score and parts it also represents exceptional value for bands on a budget.
Blow and Believe Publications is delighted to announce that the renowned trombonist; Brett Baker will be recording a brand new work by Andrew Mackereth in the Spring of 2013. For his latest recording project, Brett is to be accompanied by the legendary Enfield Citadel Band under the baton of maestro, Bandmaster Jonathan Corry.
The new work is entitled; Song of Joy and is based on an old gospel song. Further details can be found here.