1. MUSIC FOR BRASS

     (alphabetical order of composer)

 

Johann Sebastian Bach arr Bevan

PRELUDE 12 in F minor, BWV 881

2 trumpets, Horn, Trombone, Tuba. Duration: c. 1’15”.

 

[Difficult] A delightful gavotte-like movement which could be used in a suite of baroque pieces as a foil to more grandiose movements ‘. . . tastefully and effectively arranged’.— Winds.

 

PP0026. Score & 5 parts (including F/Eb Horn, bass clef/Bb Trombone, Tuba/Eb Bass) £9.90; US$18.60.

 

PRELUDE 12 in F minor, BWV 881 (£9.90)



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Johann Sebastian Bach arr Bevan

SELECTIONS FROM 48 PRELUDES & FUGUES, Vol. 1

4 Bass Tubas. Duration: c. 11’ 30”.

 

[Advanced] Fugue 5, Fugue 15, Fugue 9 and Prelude 7 from Book 2, freely arranged for four players. May be played separately or, in the printed order, as a suite. Excellent for ensemble practice (and improving stamina).

 

PP0031. Score & 4 parts (bass clef only) £12.84; US $24.00.

 

SELECTIONS FROM 48 PRELUDES & FUGUES, Vol. 1 (£12.84)



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Johann Sebastian Bach arr Bevan

TOCCATA & FUGUE in D minor, BWV 565

3 Tubas or Euphonium & 2 Tubas [original arr 3 Serpents]. Duration: c. 4’00”.

 

[Advanced] Possibly the best-known of all Bach’s organ works. First performed in this version by the London Serpent Trio at the 1991 St Albans

Organ Festival where it delighted an audience of organ fanatics. ‘. . . the experienced musician should have little problem’.— TUBA Journal.

 

PP0012. Score & 3 parts (bass clef only) £7.80; US $15.00.

 

TOCCATA & FUGUE in D minor, BWV 565 (£7.80)



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Hector Berlioz

COMPLETE OPHICLEIDE PARTS

(Including Tuba & Serpent)

 

PP0027. Volume 1: Single Ophicleide (or multiple ophicleides in unison throughout). Includes notes on first performances, performing practice,

etc. Benvenuto Cellini; Le corsaire; Harold en italie; Huite scènes de Faust; L’Impèriale; Lèlio; March marocaine; Messe solennelle; Le roi Lear; Romèo et Juliette; Scène héroïque (orch); Scène héroïque (band); Tristia: 3. Marche funèbre pour la dernière scène d’Hamlet; Vox populi: 1. Le menace des francs; 2. Hymne à la France; Waverley.

 

PP0028. Volume 2: Multiple Ophicleides not in unison throughout.

La damnation de Faust; Grande symphonie funèbre et triomphale; Les francs-juges; Hymne des Marseillais; Symphonie fantastique; Grande messe des morts; Resurrexit; Te Deum.

 

Set of two volumes £21.00; US $42.00.

 

COMPLETE OPHICLEIDE PARTS (£21.00)



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Clifford Bevan

carols4brass (to order online, please see the carols4brass page, or go to the fun4brass home page)

 

[Easy] Twenty traditional Christmas carols, hymns and songs arranged for four-part beginner brass ensemble. A free leaflet is available with details

of the titles, keys, etc. and an order form with a list of the 14 different instrumental parts from which you can choose. Please request

FUN4BRASS LEAFLET for your copy. (Also available online.)

 

PP0039. 88-page score & any 8 parts £32.00; US $55.00 (extra parts £2.70; $6.00).

 

Clifford Bevan [editor]

THE ENGLISH SOLO OPHICLEIDE REPERTOIRE

Ophicleide& Piano.

 

[Moderately Difficult – Advanced] Arne: Rule, Britannia!; Braham: The Death of Nelson;Bellini arrBottesini: Fantasy on Airs from ‘La Sonnambula’; Handel: O Ruddier Than the Cherry [versions in original key and A minor]; Locke:Incidental Music for ‘Macbeth’.With 9 pages of notes on the music and its players.

b PP0071. £11.40; US $40.00.

 

THE ENGLISH SOLO OPHICLEIDE REPERTOIRE(£11.40)



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Clifford Bevan

fun4brass (to order online, please see the fun4brass page, or go to the fun4brass home page)

 

[Beginner] A progressive course for four-part brass ensemble, introducing beginner players who can play five notes (from C to G) to the joys of playing together. A free leaflet is available with details of the titles, keys, etc. and an order form with a list of the 14 different instrumental parts from which you can choose. Please request FUN4BRASS LEAFLET for your copy. (Also available online.)

 

PP0032. 44-page score & any 8 parts £20.00; US $38.00 (extra parts £2.70; $6.00 each).

 

Clifford Bevan

G. F. HANDEL’S THIRD TUBA CONCERTO

Tuba & Piano. Duration: c. 5’50”.

 

[Moderately difficult] An Allemande, Sarabande and Gigue reminiscent of the great master who died almost 80 years before the tuba was invented. Curiously, a well-known nursery song appears at the end of the final movement. ‘Although probably not recommended for a doctoral recital, it

can reach a wide audience, and is not too difficult to play’.—TUBA Journal.

 

PP0002. Tuba (bass clef only) & Piano parts complete £5.75; US $11.50.

 

G. F. HANDELS THIRD TUBA CONCERTO (£5.75)



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Clifford Bevan

holst&elgar4brass (to order online, please see the holst&elgar4brass page, or go to the fun4brass home page)

 

[Varied difficulty] Ten pieces by Holst and ten by Elgar for four-part intermediate-level brass ensemble. A free leaflet is available with details of

the titles, keys, etc. and an order form with a list of the 14 different instrumental parts from which you can choose. Please request

FUN4BRASS LEAFLET for your copy. (Also available online.)

 

PP0068. 120-page plastic ring-bound score & any 8 parts £40.00; US $75.00 (extra parts £3.60; $7.20 each).

 

Clifford Bevan

marches4bassclef

Bass clef instruments in 4 parts.

 

[Varied difficulty] Twenty marches based upon marches4brass intended for intermediate standard players. The lowest part is cued to enable it to

be used by instruments incapable of playing below the C beneath the stave. ‘. . . an essential addition to anyone’s tuba/euphonium

ensemble library’.— ITEA Journal.

 

PP0059. 68-page score and one each of Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4 £32.00; US $55.00 (extra parts £3.30; $6.00 each).

marches4bassclef (£32.00)



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marches4bassclef extra parts (£3.30)



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Clifford Bevan

marches4brass (to order online, please see the marches4brass page, or go to the fun4brass home page)

 

[Varied difficulty] Twenty famous marches for four-part brass ensemble, introducing intermediate players to this most enjoyable of repertoires. A

free leaflet is available with details of the titles, keys, etc. and an order form with a list of the 14 different instrumental parts from which you

can choose. Please request FUN4BRASS LEAFLET for your copy. (Also available online.)

 

PP0047. 96-page score and any 8 parts £38.00; US $72.00 (extra parts £3.30; $6.60 each).

 

Clifford Bevan

morefun4brass (to order online, please see the morefun4brass page, or go to the fun4brass home page)

 

[Beginner] Twenty pieces arranged to progress through the same levels of difficulty as those in fun4brass, although sometimes these pieces

are rather longer. A free leaflet is available with details of the titles, keys, etc of the pieces and an order form with a list of the 14

different instrumental parts from which you can choose. Please request FUN4BRASS LEAFLET for your copy. (Also available online.)

 

PP0058. 54-page score and any 8 parts £27.00; US $53.00 (extra parts £2.70; $6.00 each).

 

Clifford Bevan

NOT SILENT NIGHT

2 Trumpets, Horn, Trombone. Duration: c. 2’00”.

 

[Intermediate] Within two minutes four carols come tumbling one upon the other. Fun to play and sounds like real music!

PP0025. Score & 4 parts (including F/Eb Horn and bass clef/Bb Trombone) £5.80; US $10.80.

 

NOT SILENT NIGHT (£5.80)



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Clifford Bevan

SONATINA FOR BASS TROMBONE & PIANO

Bass Trombone & Piano. Duration: c. 8' 45".

 

[Difficult]. Three movements: a lively vivo followed by an accompanied cadenza, a mesto movement giving scope for the instrument's lowest notes, and a jolly allegro moderato where some double-tonguing could be useful.

PP0075. Bass Trombone & Piano parts complete:b £6.60; $12.60.


SONATINA FOR BASS TROMBONE & PIANO (£6.60)



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Clifford Bevan

SONATA FOR OPHICLEIDE & PIANO

Ophicleide& Piano. Duration: c.10’30”.

 

[Advanced] Three movements paying homage to various aspects of the ophicleide’s origins and popular use.Composed for the first-known full-length recital by these instruments given by the composer with Alison Pink (piano)at the Horniman Museum, London on 11 November 1990.

PP0070. £7.80; US $15.60.

 

SONATA FOR OPHICLEIDE & PIANO (£7.80)



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Clifford Bevan

3somes. Book 1

Any 3 same-pitch treble clef brass instruments.

 

[Beginner-ABRSM Grade 2] 58 pieces of three-part ensemble music progressing from unison four-beat Gs (second line) to Bizet’s ‘Habanera’.

Each element of notation, pitch, articulation, tempo or dynamics is introduced gradually and the pieces cover a range of styles from folk tunes

to marches, jazz standards to rounds. A free leaflet is available with details of the titles, keys, etc.

 

PP0069. Plastic ring-bound 48-page playing score £7.80; US $15.60.

 

3somes (£7.80)



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Clifford Bevan

VARIATIONS ON ‘THE PESKY SERPENT’

Euphonium & Piano or Bass Trombone & Piano [original Serpent & Piano]. Duration: c. 5’00”.

 

[Moderately difficult] Possibly the first piece ever composed for serpent with piano accompaniment, it presents the traditional American song

‘The Pesky Sarpent’ in various guises.

 

PP0036. Serpent & Piano parts complete £6.60; US $12.60.

 

Recorded by Douglas Yeo with Deborah Dewolf Emery on LE MONDE DU SERPENT (BHB 101 CD.) This includes a reading of the words in an

authentic New England accent.

 

VARIATIONS ON THE PESKY SERPENT (£6.60)



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Clifford Bevan

WHAT SHALL WE DO WITH A DRUNKEN SERPENT?

3 Euphoniums or 3 Tubas [original 3 Serpents]. Duration: c. 2’00”.

 

[Moderately difficult] First European performance by the London Serpent Trio at Wavendon. The USA première was given by the Columbia Broken Consort (tuba, serpent and bassoon) which disbanded immediately afterwards. ‘. . . fun to play, once the players have the syncopation down steady, and is sure to please any audience’.— Serpent Newsletter.

 

PP0003. Score & 3 parts (bass clef only) £5.76; US $11.40.

 

WHAT SHALL WE DO WITH A DRUNKEN SERPENT? (£5.76)



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Ben Ellin

A CLOSE ENCOUNTER

2 Trumpets, Horn, Trombone, Tuba. Duration: c. 12’00”.

 

[Difficult] A demanding work, composed by a gifted young musician. The piece presents some strikingly unusual sonorities and makes both

technical and musical demands, but these never lie beyond conventional techniques.

 

PP0061. Score & 5 parts (including Horn in F/Eb, Trombone bass clef/Bb, Tuba/Eb Bass) £11.40; US $21.60.

 

A CLOSE ENCOUNTER (£11.40)



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Frescobeardy

BIRTHDAY FUGUE (Fuga Quattrocento a 5)

2 Euphoniums & 3 Tubas [original 5 Serpents]. Duration: c. 2’00”.

 

[Intermediate] A double fugue, first performed in 1990 at the celebrations of the serpent’s 400th birthday in St John’s Smith Square, London. ‘Composed in the style of the clean-shaven Frescobaldi, this double fugue slowly unfolds possibly the most famous tune known on this planet’.— TUBA Journal.

 

PP0011. Score & 5 parts (bass clef only) £7.80; US $16.80.

 

BIRTHDAY FUGUE (Fuga Quattrocento a 5) (£7.80)



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George Hall

BRASS COCKAHOOP

2 Cornets, Horn, Euphonium, Tuba. Duration: c. 3’20”.

 

[Moderately difficult] A jolly encore, composed for an unusual quintet combination including both euphonium and tuba, with plenty of semi-

quavers along the way.

 

PP0054. Score & 5 parts (including bass clef/Bb Euphonium, Tuba/Eb Bass) £9.00; US $16.80.

 

BRASS COCKAHOOP (£9.00)



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George Hall

CONCERTANTE FOR Eb TUBA & BRASS BAND. Duration: c. 5’00”.

 

[Moderately difficult] A solo for tuba with brass band that will be found particularly suitable for school and community bands.

 

PP0045. Eb Bass (treble clef), full score & brass band parts complete £19.00; US $36.00.

 

CONCERTANTE FOR Eb TUBA & BRASS BAND. (£19.00)



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George Hall

CONCERTANTE FOR Eb TUBA & BRASS BAND arr for Tuba & Piano by the composer. Duration: c. 5’00”.

 

[Moderately difficult] An arrangement by the composer of this work originally written for tuba with brass band.

 

PP0056. Tuba (bass clef/Eb Bass treble clef) & Piano complete £3.36; US $6.60.

 

CONCERTANTE FOR Eb TUBA & BRASS BAND (arr. for piano and tuba) (£3.36)



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Albert Ketèlby arr Humphries

IN A PERSIAN MARKET

3 Euphoniums [original arr for 3 serpents]. Duration: c. 5’00”.

 

[Moderately difficult] A brilliant arrangement for three low brass of this popular descriptive piece by the leader of the London Serpent Trio.

 

PP0046. Score & 3 parts (bass clef only) £7.80; US $15.00.

 

IN A PERSIAN MARKET (£7.80)



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Henri Kling

THE ELEPHANT AND THE FLY (Piccolo & Tuba with Piano)

 

[Difficult] A version with tuba of this turn-of-the-century duo caractéristique originally for piccolo, trombone and light orchestra. ‘. . . would make

a good light-hearted item in a concert’.— Pan.

 

PP0043. 3 parts (Tuba bass clef only) complete £10.20; US $20.00.

 

THE ELEPHANT AND THE FLY (Piccolo & Tuba with Piano) (£10.20)



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Josef Kronk

MR BUMBLE

2 Trumpets, Horn, Trombone, Tuba. Duration: c. 3’00”.

 

[Moderately difficult] A Charleston-inflected tuba feature, with opportunities for horn and trombone players to demonstrate their musical skill

and feeling. ‘. . . this musically humorous work will be a show-stopper at any concert’.—Winds.

 

PP0009. Score & 5 parts (including F/Eb Horn, bass clef/Bb Trombone, Tuba/Eb Bass) £11.40; US $21.60.

 

Recorded by Kevin Morgan with ensemble on VIRTUOSO TUBA (ASV CD WHL 2098).

 

MR BUMBLE (£11.40)



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Josef Kronk

MR BUMBLE

4 Trumpets, Horn, 3 Trombones, Tuba, Percussion. Duration: c. 3’00”.

 

[Moderately difficult] Lots of scope for 20s sounds in this tentet version of the popular quintet, first played by Bentley Brass at Hanley’s Mitchell Memorial Theatre.

 

PP0019. Score & 10 parts (including F/Eb Horn, bass clef/Bb Trombones, Tuba/Eb Bass) £15.30; US $29.50.

 

MR BUMBLE Tentet (£15.30)



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Josef Kronk

TEMPERANCE SEVEN GRAND SYMPHONIC CHRISTMAS MEDLEY

4 Trumpets, Horn, 3 Trombones, Tuba, Percussion. Duration: c. 3’00”.

 

[Moderately difficult] A mini-Savoy Orpheans medley first played by the Temperance Seven at the Marine Ballroom, Morecambe and then on

BBC Radio in December 1961. Optional tubular bells, band vocal and tuba solo add glitter to the festive feeling.

 

PP0030. Score & 10 parts (including F/Eb Horn, bass clef/Bb Trombones, Tuba/Eb Bass) £12.96; US $25.00.

 

Hear the original version on PASADENA AND THE LOST CYLINDERS (Lake LACD 77).

 

TEMPERANCE SEVEN GRAND SYMPHONIC CHRISTMAS MEDLEY (£12.96)



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Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy

COMPLETE OPHICLEIDE, SERPENT, BASS HORN AND TUBA PARTS

 

Athalie (Athalie) ophicleide; Elias (Elijah) ophicleide; Festgesang an die Künstler (Festival Song: to the Artist) ophicleide and tuba; Ouverture

für vollstände Harmonie-Musik (Overture for Full Wind Band) bass horn; Ouverture: Meerestille und Glückliche Fahrt (Overture: A Calm Sea

and Prosperous Voyage) serpent; Paulus (St Paul) serpent; Ein Sommernachstraum (A Midsummer Night’s Dream) ophicleide

(as published); Symphonie 5 ‘Reformation’ (Symphony 5 ‘Reformation’) serpent; Trauer-Marsch (Funeral March) bass horn.

 

PP0049. 52 Pages, including notes on first performances, performing practice, etc. £9.00; US $17.40.

 

COMPLETE OPHICLEIDE, SERPENT, BASS HORN AND TUBA PARTS (£9.00)



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Otto Nicolai arr Bevan

THE MERRY WIVES OF WINDSOR OVERTURE

4 Euphoniums, 4 Tubas [original arr 8 Serpents]. Duration: c. 6’20”.

 

[Moderately difficult/difficult] An edited version of this popular overture. The combination of well-known melodies and lots of jolly scales for

everyone makes this arrangement well worth the effort.

 

PP0060. Score & 8 parts (bass clef only) £15.30; US $29.50.

 

THE MERRY WIVES OF WINDSOR OVERTURE (£15.30)



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Raymond Parfrey

PRELUDE & CAPRICE

3 Tenor Trombones, 1 Bb/F Trombone [or Tuba]. Duration: 5’ 00”.

 

[Difficult] A substantial three-movement quartet. Players will find the music idiomatic, while audiences will find it refreshingly different.

 

PP0015. Score & 4 parts (bass clef only) £11.40; US $21.60.

 

PRELUDE & CAPRICE (£11.40)



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Raymond Parfrey

THREE TUBA PIECES

Tuba & Piano. Duration: c. 7’ 30”.

 

[Difficult] Three contrasting pieces which may be played either sequentially or individually. Each successfully demonstrates various aspects of

the tuba’s immense range of expressive powers.

 

PP0016. Tuba (bass clef only) & Piano parts complete £10.20; US $19.80.

 

THREE TUBA PIECES (£10.20)



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Stuart Scott

SONATA FOR BRASS

2 Trumpets, Horn, 2 Trombones, Tuba. Duration: c. 13’ 00”.

 

[Advanced] A significant three-movement work for the somewhat unusual combination of brass sextet. First performed by The Northern

Brass Ensemble, its striking sonorities and driving rhythms make it an ideal piece for six players in search of something different and challenging.

 

PP0041. Score & 10 parts (including F/Eb Horn, bass clef/Bb Trombones, Tuba/Eb Bass) £16.20; US $31.20.

 

SONATA FOR BRASS (£16.20)



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Robert Steadman

DELTA IV

4 Trumpets. Duration: c. 2’45”.

 

[Difficult] Spatially separated trumpets: a modern companion to Canzon Cornetto. ‘A fine piece, and one which may steal the show’.— Brass Bulletin.

 

PP0005. Score & 4 parts £11.40; US $21.60.

 

DELTA IV (£11.40)



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Robert Steadman

SONATA IN ONE MOVEMENT

Tuba unaccompanied. Duration: c. 3’25”.

 

[Advanced] An unusual and demanding work, set for the Tuba Class in the 1991 Geneval International Competition for Musical Performers. ‘This is

a good piece for college and professional recitals’.—TUBA Journal

 

PP0004. Tuba part (bass clef only) £4.20; US $8.40.

 

SONATA IN ONE MOVEMENT (£4.20)



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Tim Stevenson

POP!

Trumpet, Horn, Trombone. Duration: c. 2’50”.

 

[Difficult] A worthy successor to Poulenc’s Sonata for the same three instruments, this is a sophisticated, rhythmically exciting recomposition of

‘Pop Goes the Weasel’. ‘. . . a most palatable work . . . delights as a trio brim full of humour’.— Winds.

 

PP00018. Score & 3 parts (including F/Eb Horn, bass clef/Bb Trombone) £9.00; US $17.40.

 

POP! (£9.00)



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Arthur Sullivan arr Bevan

THE LOST CHORD

3 Tubas or 1 Bb Trombone, 2 Bb/F Trombones [original arr 3 Serpents]. Duration: 2’30”.

 

[Moderately difficult] A Victorian parlour song arrangement premièred by the London Serpent Trio in St Albans Abbey. For the first time in 900 years

 a congregation (during the Organ Festival) erupted into spontaneous and sustained laughter. ‘Should find a niche in any tuba

ensemble’s repertoire’.—TUBA Journal.

 

PP0013. Score & 3 parts (bass clef only) £6.60; US $12.60.

 

THE LOST CHORD (£6.60)



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Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky arr Bevan

OVERTURE SOLENNELLE ‘1812’
Brass band low brass (2 Euphoniums, 2 Baritones [Euphoniums], 2 E
b Basses, 2 BBb Basses) + unison tutti parts: 6 Bb, 3 Eb, 1 bass clef provided; with optional cannon, bells and audience participation. Duration: c. 7’00”.

 

[Moderately difficult/difficult] This arrangement for brass band low brass is compatible with, though not identical to, the bass clef tuba

version PP0029. The tutti play the big tune at the end and can consist of any other brass players who happen to be on hand.

 

PP0044. Score & 18 parts £15.30; US $29.50.

 

OVERTURE SOLENNELLE 1812 (£15.30)



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Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky arr Bevan

OVERTURE SOLENNELLE ‘1812’

4 Euphoniums, 4 Tubas + Tutti [original arr 8 Serpents + Tutti] with bells and cannon. Duration: c. 7’00”.

 

[Moderately difficult/difficult] Can involve the audience: at St John’s Smith Square with pins and balloons; at the RNCM and Bromley Music

Centre with paper bags to explode. ‘One of the most successful arrangements for massed tubas I have heard, it should work well with any group

from high school up . . .’ —TUBA Journal.

 

PP0029. Score & 12 parts (bass clef only; tutti parts bass & treble clefs) £15.30; US $29.50.

 

Hear Douglas Yeo in a multi-tracked performance with bells and cannon at http://www.yeodoug.com (free mp3 download).
OVERTURE SOLENNELLE 1812 (£15.30)



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