The samples below are from commercial CD recordings of Iain Rayner's music recorded by various brass bands. All of these pieces are available from our store where you can also see score samples. To hear each sample simply click on the orange PLAY button and wait a few seconds then it will begin.

Listen - Commercial recordings


Concertino for

Tenor Horn and Band

(3rd Movement)

Salvo Brass CD - '10 Years'

Horn Soloist: Sheona White



Cornet Trio - Sea Breezes


Bedford Town Band CD - 'Around the World'




Listen - Scratch recordings

These pieces are live performances or bandroom recordings of Iain's pieces

This is a live 'bandroom' recording which was done during a rehearsal at Bedford Town Band. It is one of Iain's more substantial works which is called Variations on Diademata and was written as a test piece for 1st or 2nd section bands. The piece is available on our Store page.


The sound samples selected here are provided for you to get a taste of what the music sounds like as they have yet to be commercially recorded. Although these are taken from Sibelius files, we have recently invested in NotePerformer3 which gives the piece a much better sense of realisim, as brass sounds are usually found wanting in score writer sound sets. Please feel free to listen, enjoy and even comment on any of our sound files using the contact page.

If the piece you are interested in is not here, please contact us and we will endeavour to put the sample onto the website.

Listen - Samples

Concert Pieces for Band


The Chase

An engaging piece of programme music that reflects a chase between predator and prey.

A Cavendish Suite

A great descriptive three-movement suite based on Bolsover Castle - also a 4th section Test Piece.

Allegria Juvenil

This is a lively and fun Latin-style piece written for Youth Brass 2000 and features solos for flugel, cornet and euphonium.


An English Fantasy

A work written very much as an homage to Vaughan-Williams.


A wistful, reflective concert work to bring a sense of calm and serenity.

The Water is Wide

A simple, but effective arrangement of the tune 'O Waly, Waly'


Row, Michael Row

A superb swing number featuring the gospel song Michael, Row the Boat Ashore.

She's Like The Swallow

A beautiful arrangement of the Newfoundland folk song.

Celebration Overture

Another great concert work for band in three sections.


Instrumental Solos with Band Accompaniment


Baritone Solo - Under an Open Sky

A new, beautiful slow-melody baritone solo

Burlesca for Baritone

A fun and challenging solo for baritone and band

Euphonium Solo -

On the Mull Of Galloway

A lovely descriptive slow melody euphonium solo in the style of a Scottish Air


Cornet Solo -

Soul-Celansing Blood

An exciting Cornet solo written in SA style based on a couple of old hymn tunes

Trombone Solo -

Jesus, Good Above All Other

A thoughtful trombone solo based on the traditional hymn tune

Cornet Solo -

Swing Low, Sweet Chariot

An easier solo for the emerging cornet soloist based on the Spiritual, with full band accompaniment.

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