Back in the saddle after some downtime

Things have been fairly quiet recently for Iain on the composing/arranging front as he has been concentrating on his studies, having recently completed his Masters degree at the University of Sheffield and graduated in January 2018.

Now keen to get back into the swing of writing music again, he has recently completed a new Test Piece called 'Variations on Diademata' which is, as the title suggests a set of variations on the popular hymn tune with which we associate the words 'Crown Him with Many Crowns'. The piece is now available in our store on this website. Below is a 'bandroom' demo recording of the piece.

A new piece for intermediate band

We have been asked for music for youth or intermediate bands and so we are pleased to have just released a work for this type of ensemble. The piece entitled A Devon Waltz was written during a holiday to Devon in Summer 2015, hence the title.

It uses an original melody and is specifically written for a band of intermediate level (youth or 4th section brass bands +) as a pleasing concert work, or can be used by higher section bands that need a 'break' from the intensity of larger scale concert works.

Priced at £24.95, the piece is now available from our catalogue.

Take a look at our repertoire for beginner ensembles

Following the success of two previous suites for Beginner Brass ensembles Brass Works and Dances for Brass, we have two new additions to our repertoire - A Little Suite for Brass and A Little Christmas Suite. The first piece again is in three separate movements which can be played as a whole suite or as individual pieces. The three movements are 1. Simple Tune 2. Lullaby and 3. Circus March. The Christmas suite comprises 1. Good King Wenceslas 2. While Shepherds Watched and 3. Jingle Bells.

The ensembles are written in 6 parts consisiting of 1st & 2nd Bb cornet parts, Eb tenor horn, Bb baritone/euphonium, Bb trombone and Eb bass, but there additional parts included in concert pitch for parts 1 and 2, horn in F and bass clef parts for the remainder which makes the piece very adaptable to suit your ensemble. We would be happy to supply additional parts for other instruments such as flute, saxophone etc. on request at no additional cost. Please let us know your requirements.

Priced at only £19.95 per set, it is great value for money. Other pieces in this series have been used in local Music Festivals and at the Music For Youth National Festival in Birmingham. For more information, or to see a score and part sample, please visit our store page.

To listen to MIDI samples of three of the pieces, click below.

Dances for Brass

Brass Works Suite

A Little Suite for Brass