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Christmas Overture

This Christmas medley features the tunes: Come, Children Come Quickly, Noel and Angels from the Realms of Glory.


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Product Code:BBP60
£ 12.00
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Gold Bringer

This setting of We Three Kings for small band reminds us that the Magi were the very first secret agents.


Arranged by Frank Insence & And Myrrh


Categories: Brass Band, Brass Band-Builders, Small Brass Band, Uncategorized
Product Code:BBP59
£ 10.00
THE CRADLE

This simple setting of a German traditional carol is sometimes sung to the English words; We Gather ‘Round the Manger Bed.


Categories: Brass Band, Brass Band-Builders, Music for Schools, Seasonal, Small Brass Band
Product Code:BBP58
£ 10.00
Swingin' in the Hall of the Mountain King

A swing arrangement of the melody by Grieg, available for small band or brass quintet. Please specify when ordering.


Categories: Brass Band, Brass Band-Builders, Small Brass Band
Product Code:BBP57
£ 15.00
A TUNE A DAY

This piece is a massed participation piece written for three distinct levels of playing ability and having further simple parts. It was premiered at Warwick University by a workshop band of over 200 players and features tunes from the iconic tutor method of the same name.


Categories: Concert Band, Music for Schools
Product Code:BBP56
£ 50.00
All Things Bright and Floral

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


The music is cross-cued to make it viable with 6/7 players. The percussion part adds a lot of character to the music but is not essential. Similarly, the addition of a tambourine etc. is encouraged.


Score and Parts


Categories: Brass Band, Small Brass Band
Product Code:BBP55
£ 10.00
An Argentine Christmas

UNA NAVIDAD ARGENTINE, is 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


Categories: Brass Band, Brass Band-Builders, Seasonal, Small Brass Band
Product Code:BBP54
£ 15.00
CORNET SOLO - HEAVEN CAME DOWN

This tour de force solo by Andrew R. Mackereth was described by Mark Murray as ‘Arban meets Godzilla.’ The piece comprises a series of variations on the gospel song: ‘Heaven came Down (and Glory Filled my Soul).’ The lyrical middle section draws on an even older song; He Came right Down to Me.’

Difficult.

Score and Parts £25


Categories: Brass Band, Solos
Product Code:BBP53
£ 25.00
Count Your Blessings

This piece by Andrew R. Mackereth is a feature for the Euphonium & Baritone sections of the band. The accessible writing style ensures it maximises the appeal whilst minimising the time needed for rehearsal! The scoring is such that it is playable with two, three or four soloists. At the request of the Haaglanden Salvation Army Band an additional, entirely optional fifth part has been added to the full band set.


Categories: Brass Band, Small Brass Band, Solos
Product Code:BBP52
£ 15.00
Tocatta: I Will Sing His Praises

This piece is a parody of Tocatta in D Minor by JS Bach using the song: ‘I Will sing his Praises.’

The horns will love it!


Categories: Brass Band
Product Code:BBP18
£ 15.00
COWBOY SUITE

This suite is made up of three separate pieces by Alan Laken: HOEDOWN, WAGON TRAIL and COWBOY ROUND-UP.

Score and parts.


Categories: Brass Band-Builders, Small Brass Band
Product Code:CS27
£ 20.00
COWBOY ROUND-UP

Explore the ‘Big Country’ in this arrangement featuring the sounds of the plains and prairies. This arrangement by Alan Laken works well as a stand-alone piece and as the final section of a three-piece suite when combined with Wagon Trail and Hoedown.

Score and Parts


Categories: Brass Band-Builders, Small Brass Band
Product Code:CS26
£ 8.00
WAGON TRAIL

Wagon Trail is a beautiful slow melody depicting the steady amble across the prairie. This arrangement by Alan Laken works well as a stand-alone piece and as the centre section of a three-piece suite when combined with Cowboy Round-Up and Hoedown.

Scored for 2 Cornets 2 Horns Baritone/Trombone Euphonium and Bass.

Score and Parts


Categories: Brass Band-Builders, Small Brass Band
Product Code:CS25
£ 8.00
COSSACK CAVALRY

Once again, the master of character pieces: Alan Laken brings us a charming slavic march.

Scored for 2 Cornets 2 Horns Baritone/Trombone Euphonium and Bass.

Score and Parts


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Product Code:CS24
£ 8.00
HOEDOWN

This attractive arrangement by Alan Laken incorporates all of the best rhythmic and harmonic magic of Aaron Copland and creates an enjoyable concert piece. This arrangement works well as a stand-alone piece and as the first section of a three-piece suite when combined with Cowboy Round-Up and Wagon Trail.

Scored for 2 Cornets 2 Horns Baritone/Trombone Euphonium and Bass.

Score and Parts


Categories: Brass Band-Builders, Small Brass Band
Product Code:CS23
£ 8.00
A Portrait of St Ives

This music was written using the outline of a photo of Porthmeor beach in St. Ives Cornwall. The music is an original tune but draws inspiration from Philippians: 4 v5, “Let your gentleness be evident to all, the Lord is near”


The flowing accompaniment parts, represent the soft breaking of the ocean on the beach whilst the sustained notes represent, the continuous stretch of sand that is shown in the picture. The shape of the melody was created by sketching the outline of the rooftops of houses that overlook the beautiful Porthmeor beach.


The music is designed to be an “aid to Worship” and its thin score allows band and listener to take time out and be transported to their own place of quietness.


Score and Parts


Categories: Brass Band, Small Brass Band
Product Code:BBP17
£ 15.00
In all your Ways Acknowledge Him

This setting for small brass band by Andrew R. Mackereth is based on an original melody associated with the words of Proverbs 3 Verse 6. Scored in 5 parts with optional Soprano and Bass Trombone this makes an excellent epilogue to any band programme, with or without words.


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Product Code:CS22
£ 8.00
Tenor Horn Solo: Bonny at Morn

This setting by Andrew R. Mackereth of the North-East traditional melody is dedicated to Trevor Winch. The setting moves freely between major and minor modes. The soloist part comes with an ossia passage to provide a simple or more advanced solo option.


Categories: Brass Band, Solos
Product Code:BBP16
£ 15.00
Flugel Solo - Great is Thy Faithfulness

This blues style treatment was inspired by Robert Foster, legendary flugel horn player and soloist of the International Staff Band of the Salvation Army.



Also available for Trumpet/Cornet as the “Brindley Venables Edition.’


Categories: Brass Band, Solos
Product Code:BBP14
£ 15.00
Easter Morning!

This march medley by Andrew R. Mackereth attempts to capture some of the atmosphere and euphoria associated with the first Easter morning. It features the songs: He Lives! and Up From the Grave He Arose. This piece is totally cross-cued making it playable with reduced forces. Moderate difficulty.


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Product Code:BBP15
£ 15.00
Trombone Rhapsody - Song of Joy

This rhapsody for trombone and band was commissioned by the world famous trombonist: Brett Baker. The inspiration and template for the piece comes from the Leslie Condon composition: Song of Exuberance, published in the late 1960’s. This new work is based on the nineteenth century children’s song: He Loves me, Too.

Score and Parts: £25

Song of Joy

Commissioned by Brett Baker 2012

Influences upon the composer

My earliest musical training was gained through the Salvation Army. By the time I had learnt to play the trombone at around 14, I was already keenly interested in every aspect of music, including composition. The trombone solos I was raised on where the staples of that time which for me included; Concert Piece: Alexandre Guilmant transcribed by RS-A, Song of Exuberance: Leslie Condon and the Eternal Quest by Ray Steadman-Allen. Through my classical trombone studies I was introduced to the popular works of the time principally; Hommage à Bach by Bozza, the Rimsky-Korsakov Trombone Concerto and a number of works by Jacques Ed Barat.

When I look at Song of Joy now, I can see the influence of Barat in the slow movement with the lush harmonies incorporating parallel sevenths and ninths and unexpected harmonic progressions.

During my music degree I developed a particular appreciation of the music of Stravinsky and Shostakovich and whilst I had not intended that they would influence this composition in any way, I was struck by how much the off-beat basses at letter G and again at I, were reminiscent of Spring Rounds from Rite of Spring and a strong hint of Shostakovich Festival Overture in bars 161-165!

Trombonists:

In addition to learning the repertoire, I was privileged to observe at close quarters the performance style of a number of trombone greats. Most notably: Brian Midgley, Leslie Piper and Stephen Pearson.

Stephen was the Principal trombonist of the ISB during my formative years and his performance of Song of Exuberance at Scarborough Methodist Church in the early 1980’s began my love affair with the piece.

Thematic Material

I wanted to mirror the choice of thematic material of Song of Exuberance. ‘He loves me Too’ is a long-since forgotten melody and lyric, more familiar to church goers of a bygone era. It has the same pentatonic and repetitive nature of the ‘Trusting Jesus Now’ which features in the former.


Lyric

God sees the little sparrow fall,

It meets His tender view;

If God so loves the little birds,

I know He loves me, too.

He loves me, too,

He loves me, too,

I know He loves me, too!

Because He loves the little things,

I know He loves me, too.

He paints the lilies in the field,

Adds perfume to each bell;

If He so loves the little flowers,

I know He loves me well.

God made the little birds and flowers,

And all things big and small;

He’ll not forget His little ones,

I know He loves us all.


Words: Maria Straub Music: S.W. Straub 1874


Form and Structure:

This piece was written as a close relative of Leslie Condon’s Song of Exuberance, a piece recorded and admired by Brett. This informed the choice of chorus, minor key and strongly contrasted middle section. Like Song of Exuberance, unusual rhythmic/harmonic twists are prominent.


1-8 Introduction Cm Low chord clusters or ‘grunts’ and an organic figure in the horns that expands outwards from a unison

9-30 First Subject Cm (Dorian) Triplets against organic motif

30-48 First Subject Cm With baritones in echo – interrupted by the ‘confidence’ chord

49-68 First Theme Proper Bb He Loves me Too

69-84 Bb He Loves me Too – Band tutti

85-98 First Subject Cm Against imitation in the Euphonium

99-105 Transition C Tonic major alternating with dominant minor – a sense of harmonic searching before settling in Dm

106-121 Second Subject Dm Based on 3-note motif from the 1st subject in a developed retrograde

122-129 Second Subject Dm Trombone obligato over the 2nd subject in the Euphonium stressing the intervallic importance of the octave

130-135 Recapitulation Ebm A brief recapitulation of the 2nd subject – tutti

136-122 Cadenza Reprising earlier material – incorporating the multi-phonic chord

138-144 Transition Bb Transition to Third Subject based on melodic fragment ‘Loves me too’

145-153

Third Subject Bb Pentatonic melody again emphasising a 3-note motif

159-165 Third Subject Bb In a modified form

166-170 Third Subject Bb In contracted form

171-187 Theme Bb Reharmonised

188-End Coda Bb Third theme


The percussion section has an important role to fulfil in the piece. The rhythmic figure on the bongos in the opening bars is something of a leitmotif.

The melodic use of the Bb Bass in 29-30 is a technique ‘borrowed’ from Song of Exuberance.

Harmony

The music is largely diatonic but makes use of pentatonic clusters – a common feature of my harmonic style.

Motifs and references

There are three basic melodic subjects each emphasising a three-note motif, all of which are pentatonic and derived from each other.

First subject: 9th – Root – Dominant

Second Subject: (root octave) 9th – Dominant – Root

Third Subject: Dominant – 6th – Root

The ‘confidence’ chord comprising a major third, major third, minor third (bar 43-44, 45-46, 47-48, and 136).

Letter C makes a nodding reference to George Gershwin’s ‘I Got Plenty of Nuttin.’ Itself, a song of boundless optimism.

The melodic figure in bar 119 shows the influence of J. Ed Barat.

The piece was composed over the weekend 7th/8th April 2012.


Categories: Brass Band, Solos
Product Code:BBP2012
£ 25.00
Flugel Solo - How Deep the Father's Love

A solo for Flugel Horn and small brass band by Andrew R. Mackereth.


Categories: Brass Band, Solos
Product Code:BBP13
£ 10.00
Though Your Sins Be As Scarlet

Set as Horn feature with brass band accompaniment by Andrew R. Mackereth. Easy but effective.


Categories: Brass Band, Solos
Product Code:BBP12
£ 10.00
Witnesses

After Romans 12 this overture by Andrew R. Mackereth takes the idea of Christian witness through the metaphor of a living flame. Featuring words and melodies from the early days of the Salvation Army. Difficult (but worth the effort) – Duration 10 minutes.


Categories: Brass Band
Product Code:BBP11
£ 25.00
A Great and Mighty Wonder

Theme and Variations on the song of the same name by Andrew R. Mackereth. Difficult – Duration 10 minutes.


Categories: Brass Band, Seasonal
Product Code:BBP10
£ 35.00
Genesis: 911

This arrangement by Andrew R. Mackereth was written for the elementary band at the world-famous Star Lake Music Camp in New York. It is based on the song: The Lord Told Noah to build Him an Ark. Level 2 (There is an optional break-out section in the middle that can be enhanced with percussion or omitted)


Categories: Brass Band-Builders, Small Brass Band
Product Code:CS21
£ 8.00
Ever Faithful

This free march by Andrew R. Mackereth is dedicated to bandsmen and women that maintain a Christian witness though old in years or few in number. Level 3

To obtain a FREE copy of this piece you can also email: info@blowandbelievepublications.com with Ever Faithful in the subject line.


Categories: Brass Band-Builders, Small Brass Band
Product Code:CS21
£ 0.00
Angel of the North

Angel of the North was written by Andrew R. Mackereth as a tribute to his Grandma; Edith Mackereth. It consists of three short movements, each having a subtitle:


Symbol of Strength


Symbol of Hope


Symbol of Joy


The first movement represents the awesome power and majesty of the statue. The frenetic movement of letter D representing the frenzy of activity on the A1 dual carriageway below.


The second movement is based on a two-note motive which when written in concert pitch are E, D. This is the name by which most people knew Edith; Edie.


The third movement is a frolic based on ‘When the Boat comes in’ for ever synonymous with his beloved Tyneside.


Intermediate difficulty


The UK premiere was given by The Felling Band at Gateshead Town Hall on April 9th 2011.


Categories: Brass Band
Product Code:BBP09
£ 25.00
Shadow of a Lark

A dark, brooding opening gives way to brilliant scherzando finale. Based on “A Lark in the Clear Air.” Laken at his skilful best.
Intermediate Difficulty


Categories: Concert Band
Product Code:WB02
£ 50.00
Richmond Waters

A beautiful haunting melody for the pen of Alan Laken. The score is effectively cross-cued making it playable by small and inexperienced players.
Moderate difficulty


Categories: Concert Band, Music for Schools
Product Code:WB1
£ 20.00
Fanfare for Christmas

This exhilarating fanfare by Andrew R. Mackereth uses thematic material from Joy to the World.


Categories: Brass Band, Seasonal
Product Code:BBP08
£ 15.00
Exaltation

This concert opener was written by Andrew R. Mackereth for the tour of the United Kingdom by the Melbourne Staff Band of the Salvation Army in 2001.


Categories: Brass Band
Product Code:BBP07
£ 25.00
Swingin' in the Sheaves

A lively swing setting of the traditional Harvest/Thanksgiving song: Bringing in the Sheaves by Andrew R. Mackereth.


Categories: Brass Band, Seasonal
Product Code:BBP06
£ 15.00
The Endeavour Series

The Endeavour Series has been devised as a natural extension of the Challenger Series. Each piece has been attractively written to engage players and listeners alike. Conceived in 8 basic parts (with optional Drum-Kit and Percussion) each piece is playable with octet or full brass band, cued to sound full regardless of instrumentation limitations. In addition to making an interesting and unusual programme selection, the design of these arrangements with their mixture of elements from traditional and contemporary music make them an ideal teaching aid. Every effort has been made to keep these pieces free from complicated rhythms and phrases. Where they do appear, an alternative has been provided. Provision is made within the copyright agreement for the purchasing institution to photocopy additional parts for rehearsal purposes only.


Instrumentation


Part 1 Cornet 1

Part 2 Cornet 2

Part 3 Horn 1

Part 4 Horn 2

Part 5 Baritone/ Trombone

Part 6 Baritone/ Trombone

Part 7 Euphonium

Part 8 Bass Eb/ Bb

Part 9 Drum Kit (Optional)

Part 10 Timpani/Tuned Percussion (Optional)


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The Sandleheath March

An original march by Alan Laken.

Level 2


Categories: Brass Band-Builders, Small Brass Band
Product Code:CS19
£ 8.00
Trombone solo - Saints on the Slide

A rip-roarious setting of the spiritual by Andrew R. Mackereth.

Level 3


Categories: Brass Band-Builders, Small Brass Band, Solos
Product Code:CS18
£ 8.00
Kum ba Yah

Solo for instrument in Bb or Eb by Andrew R. Mackereth.

Level 3


Categories: Brass Band-Builders, Small Brass Band, Solos
Product Code:CS17
£ 8.00
God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen

A rock treatment of the well-known Christmas carol by Andrew R. Mackereth.

Level 3


Categories: Brass Band-Builders, Seasonal, Small Brass Band
Product Code:CS16
£ 8.00
In the Lord's Army

Ride with the Cavalry in this march by Andrew R. Mackereth

Level 3


Categories: Brass Band-Builders, Small Brass Band
Product Code:CS15
£ 8.00
Joy Because of You

The energetic song of Trevor Davis arranged for 8 trombones by Andrew R. Mackereth.


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Product Code:TBN-Joy
£ 1.00
March in Faith

An impressive concert march by Alan Laken. Ideal for introducing compound time.

Level 3


Categories: Brass Band-Builders, Small Brass Band
Product Code:CS14
£ 8.00
Scarborough Fair

A setting of the haunting folk-song by Gawan Roberts. Ideal for introducing chromaticism.

Level 3


Categories: Brass Band-Builders, Small Brass Band
Product Code:CS13
£ 8.00
New Horizons

An attractive journey piece by Andrew R. Mackereth. Ideal for youth bands and features the percussion section. Moderately Difficult


Categories: Concert Band
Product Code:CS12
£ 35.00
Festoso

Commissioned by the Performing Rights Society, Winner of the Bernard Brown Memorial Composition Prize 1987. A flamboyant tour de force for the whole band. An ideal finale to any concert. By Andrew R. Mackereth


Categories: Brass Band
Product Code:BBP05
£ 30.00
This Little Light

By Gawan Roberts

Level 3


Categories: Brass Band-Builders, Small Brass Band
Product Code:CS11
£ 8.00
Solo - Berceuse

Goddard arranged Gawan Roberts

Level 2


Categories: Brass Band-Builders, Small Brass Band, Solos
Product Code:CS10
£ 8.00
He is Lord

By Andrew R. Mackereth

Level 2


Categories: Brass Band-Builders, Small Brass Band
Product Code:CS9
£ 8.00
In the Army

By Andrew R. Mackereth

Level 2


Categories: Brass Band-Builders, Small Brass Band
Product Code:CS8
£ 8.00
Nativity Swing

By Gawan Roberts

Level 2


Categories: Brass Band-Builders, Seasonal, Small Brass Band
Product Code:CS7
£ 8.00
Onward!

By Gawan Roberts

Level 2


Categories: Brass Band-Builders, Small Brass Band
Product Code:CS6
£ 8.00
Away in a Manger

By Andrew R. Mackereth

Level 2


Categories: Brass Band-Builders, Seasonal, Small Brass Band
Product Code:CS5
£ 8.00
Entrance of the Emperor and His Court

Transcribed from the orchestral score of Zoltan Koldaly.


Score and Parts


Categories: Brass Band
Product Code:BBP01
£ 25.00
Solo: Steal Away

This is a simple solo for soloist in Bb or Eb.

Written by Andrew R. Mackereth

Level 1


Categories: Brass Band-Builders, Small Brass Band, Solos
Product Code:CS3
£ 8.00
Jericho

Based on the melody: Joshua Fit the battle of Jericho

Written by Alan Laken

Level 1


Categories: Brass Band-Builders, Small Brass Band
Product Code:CS2
£ 8.00
New Horizons

An attractive journey piece by Andrew R. Mackereth. Ideal for youth bands and features the percussion section. Moderately Difficult


Categories: Brass Band, Music for Schools
Product Code:BBP03
£ 20.00
Zamunda

Mythical Island of mystery and adventure, written in the style of a film score by Andrew R. Mackereth.

Intermediate Difficulty


Categories: Concert Band, Music for Schools
Product Code:BBP04
£ 30.00
Running Over

Written by Andrew R. Mackereth

Level 1


Categories: Brass Band-Builders, Small Brass Band
Product Code:CS1
£ 8.00
God is Good to Me

A simple setting of a Sunday school song.

Written by Andrew R. Mackereth

Level 1


Categories: Brass Band-Builders, Small Brass Band
Product Code:CS20
£ 10.00
Swing Low (Bass Trombone or Tuba)

Written for Marco Beeldman and the Amsterdam Staff Band, this swing-based solo romp is based on the spiritual song of the same name. There is a cadenza which can be repeated or interpretted freely.


Extensively featured by Tuba solist: Les Neish.


Categories: Brass Band, Solos
Product Code:BBP02
£ 25.00
The Challenger Series

The Challenger Series has been specifically written to aid the musical development of small and young bands. Each piece has been attractively written to engage players and listeners alike. Conceived in 5 basic parts (with optional Drum-Kit and Percussion) each piece is playable with quintet or full brass band, arranged to sound full regardless of instrumentation limitations. In addition to making an interesting and unusual programme selection, the design of these arrangements with their mixture of elements from traditional and contemporary music make them an ideal teaching aid. Every effort has been made to keep these pieces free from complicated rhythms and phrases. Where they do appear, an alternative has been provided.

Provision is made within the copyright agreement for the purchasing institution to photocopy additional parts for rehearsal purposes only.

Explanation of Levels

Level 1 Simple time, basic rhythms, up to 1 flat/sharp

Level 2 Some quaver movement, wider range of notes, more frequent accidentals

Level 3 Compound time, faster tempo, more advanced harmonically.

Level 4 Advanced, extended compositions over a wide range, technically demanding.

Instrumentation

Part 1 Cornet 1

Part 2 Cornet 2/ Horn 1

Part 3 Horn 2/ Baritone/ Trombone

Part 4 Euphonium

Part 5 Bass Eb/ Bb

Part 6 Drum Kit (Optional)

Part 7 Timpani/Tuned Percussion (Optional)


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