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.
Pom, Pom, Pom
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.
Easter Morning! is an bright, optimistic march-style piece from the pen of Andrew R. Mackereth. The instrumentation is flexible enough to be played by large and small bands alike.
If you are looking for something a little different this Christmas have a look at UNA NAVIDAD ARGENTINE, a suite of traditional Argentine Christmas carols. This piece was written for the Young People’s Band of Birmingham Citadel so is written to be effective with 5 or more players.
1. Del árbol nació la rama
2. El Nacimiento
3. La Peregrinacion
It might seem a bit early to be promoting Christmas music but if you are working with young or inexperienced bands, every week of rehearsal counts!
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.
The latest BBP release is Count Your Blessings, a feature for the Euphonium and Baritone sections of the band. You won’t come across too many more pieces written for this combination!
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.