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Compositions

Acentos Oscuras

- Grade 5. Duration 8.00.

A powerful, brooding piece in minimalist style More Info

Blue & Orange

- Grades 3 - 5. Total Duration 7.29.

A song and dance for flute with wind band accompaniment.

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    - Band Grade 3; Soloist Grade 4. Duration 3.15.


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    - Band Grade 4; Soloist Grade 5. Duration 4.14.

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Blue Jeans

- Band Grade 3; Soloist Grade 4. Duration 3.30.

A slow, bluesy trombone solo with wind band accompaniment.More Info

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Chalumeau

- Grade 4. Duration 4.19.

An unusual, cool, Latin-jazz clarinet solo with wind band accompaniment. More Info

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Chase the Sun

- Grade 4. Duration 5.05.

A bright and attractive concert overture. More Info

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A Chiltern Overture

- Grade 4. Duration 7.20.

A concert overture dedicated to the Chiltern Concert Band. More Info

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Cloud Drift

- Band Grade 3; Soloist Grade 4. Duration 4.19.

 

A quiet, expressive bassoon solo with wind band accompaniment. More Info

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Clouds

- Grade 3. Duration 3.30.

A quiet, impressionistic piece for band. More Info

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Coach Ride

- Grade 4. Duration 3.06.

A manic journey on a bus – obviously not taking in the M25! More Info

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Cornish Pastiche

- Grade 4. Total Duration 13.05.

A three movement suite depicting aspects of Cornish life and culture. More Info

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Defrost the Fridge

- Grade 5. Duration 3.51.

A fast and florid Latin-influenced concert number. More Info

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Grenadiers!

- Grade 4. Duration 3.45.

An exciting concert prelude based on regimental tunes associated with the Grenadier Guards. More Info

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High Spirits

- Grade 4. Duration 7.14.

A bright and attractive concert overture. More Info

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Homage Fanfare

- Grade 3. Duration 1.48.

An extended fanfare for wind band.More Info

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Hopak

- Grade 4. Duration 2.45.

An impassioned, fiery dance. More Info

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Hope

- Grade 4.5. Duration 10.00

Energetic, wide-ranging and stimulating in its musical ideas, Hope is a ten minute work of considerable interest to both listener and performer. More Info

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Kyrie

- Grade 3. Duration 4.20

A tranquil and atmospheric setting of Kyrie eleison, (‘Lord, have mercy’). More Info

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Lágrimas

- Band Grade 3; Soloist Grade 4. Duration 3.45

A tranquil and expressive solo for Cor Anglais with wind band accompaniment. More Info

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The Legend

- Band Grade 3; Soloist Grade 4. Duration: 3.30.

A slow expressive cornet solo with wind band accompaniment. More Info

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(De) Madrugada

- Grade 3.5. Duration: 2.32.

A short piece depicting dawn in the village of San Felipe Neri near Alicante in Spain. More Info

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A Manx Lullaby

- Grade 3. Duration: 3.20.

A quiet, gentle piece dedicated to the Isle of Man Wind Orchestra. More Info

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Pagan Ritual

- Grade 4. Duration 5.36.

An exciting programme item with musical interest for the whole band. More Info

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The President's

- Grade 3. Duration 3:31.

A march written for the Royal Air Force Association Band – The President’s. More Info

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Principio

- Grade 4. Duration 3.40.

A vivacious concert opener.More Info

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Reed it and Weep

- Grade 4. Duration 4.25.

A vibrant and rhythmic saxophone section feature. More Info

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Retrograde Inversion

- Grade 4. Duration: 3.53.

An unashamed (well, maybe a little ashamed!) look back to the disco era. More Info

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The Royal Gunners

- Grade 4. Duration 3.50.

A concert prelude based on tunes strongly associated with the Band of the Royal Artillery. More Info

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SAR Force March

- Grade 3. Duration 2.50.

A traditional march written for the RAF Search and Rescue Force. More Info

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Serenade

- Grade 4. Duration 3.20.

A calm and elegant piece for band. More Info

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Shout!

- Band Grade 4; Soloist Grade 6. Duration: 3.51.

Being a fine trombonist it was inevitable that Rob Wiffin would eventually write a winning trombone solo. More Info

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Spider Legs

- Grade 4. Duration 3.57.

A vibrant Latin dance number. More Info

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St. Clement's Prelude

- Grade 4. Duration 4.28.

A concert prelude loosely based on the nursery rhyme 'Oranges and Lemons say the bells of St. Clement's'. More Info

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Stella

- Grade 3. Duration 3:22.

A light and bluesy programme piece. More Info

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Still Waters

- Grade 4. Duration 4.05.

An atmospheric solo for oboe with band accompaniment. More Info

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Suite: Stories and Dreams

- Grade 4. Duration 11.15.

Energetic, wide-ranging and stimulating in its musical ideas, Stories and Dreams is a work of considerable musical interest to both listener and performer. More Info

Summer Afternoon

- Grade 4. Duration 4.58.

A cheerful piece full of rhythmic vitality. More Info

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Tiptoe Tune

- Grade 4. Duration 3.47.

A tribute to the Mambo King – Tito Puente. More Info

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The White Russian

- Grade 4. Duration 3.25.

A Russian-flavoured march commemorating the achievements of No.47 Squadron RAF. More Info

Arrangements

Adagio

- Grade 3.5. Duration 4.0.

An arrangement for full band of the well-known Adagio from Marcello’s Oboe Concerto in D minor. More Info

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Barber Queue Sauce

- Grade 3.5. Duration 3.33.

A Salsa arrangement of Rossini's overture The Barber of Seville. More Info

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Berceuse from Dolly Suite

- Grade 3. Duration 3.31.

This beautiful melody by Gabriel Fauré became synonymous with the BBC radio programme Listen with Mother. More Info

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Big Spender

- Grade 3. Duration 1.50.

An arrangement of the famous song written by Cy Coleman and Dorothy Fields for the musical Sweet Charity. More Info

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The Blue Danube

- Grade 4. Duration 4.00.

An arrangement of parts of the famous waltz composed by Johann Strauss II. More Info

Canarios

- Grade 3.5. Duration 3.50.

A vibrant and rhythmic dance in traditional Spanish style. More Info

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Chanson de Matin

- Grade 3.5. Duration 2.38.

An arrangement of the enduringly popular Elgar work. More Info

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Crimbledance

- Grade 4. Duration 3.48.

A selection of Christmas music recast in Riverdance form. More Info

Czardas

- Grade 4. Duration 3.15.

An arrangement of Dance Hongroise by Delibes More Info

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Dance Away

- Grade 3.5 Duration 3.04.

A creative and lateral tilt at a well-known folk tune.More Info

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The Dancing Master

- Grade 4. Duration 4.45.

An arrangement of three country-dancing tunes from Playford's The Dancing Master. More Info

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Dancing & Drumming

- Grade 3. Duration 2.49.

Tylman Susato's Pavanne Bataille with contemporary rhythmic backing. More Info

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Drummers Drumming

- Grade 3. Duration 2.22.

A Christmas version of Dancing and Drumming. More Info

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Einsamer Hirte

- Grade 3. Duration 3.35.

The Lonely Shepherd – an arrangement of this well-known tune for pan flute and band. More Info

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Fairy Doll

- Grade 4. Duration 3.40.

A version of Bizet's Farandole using Christmas melodies. More Info

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Farandole

- Grade 4. Duration 3.40.

A version of the famous Bizet work. More Info

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Fireworks

- Grade 4. Duration 3.13.

A concert opener based on the music of George Frideric Handel. More Info

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Going Hunting

- Grade 3. Duration 2.49.

A version of the Hunter's Chorus featuring the percussion section. More Info

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Heavier Water

 

- Grade 3.5. Duration 3.50.

A funk arrangement of excerpts from Handel's Water Music. More Info

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Hejre Kati - Trumpet Section

- Band Grade 3.5; Soloist Grade 4.5. Duration 2.48.

An arrangement of the famous violin solo for trumpet section and band. More Info

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Hejre Kati - Clarinet Solo

- Band Grade 3.5; Soloist Grade 4.5. Duration 4.30.

An arrangement of the famous violin solo for solo clarinet and band. More Info

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Here's a Health

- Grade 3.5. Duration 3.31.

A brilliant concert prelude based on the seventeenth century song. More Info

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Infant Holy

- Grade 3. Duration 3.56.

An atmospheric setting of the traditional Polish Christmas carol. More Info

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Jerusalem

- Grade 4. Duration 2.10.

An arrangement of this famous anthem. More Info

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Maccabeus

- Grade 4. Duration 4.05.

An arrangement based on Handel's Judas Maccabeus. More Info

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Marching 'round the Nursery

- Grade 3.5. Duration 3.42.

A marching selection of children's tunes arranged for the 2006 Party at the Palace. More Info

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My Ain Folk

- Grade 3.5. Duration 2.50.

An arrangement of the well-known Scottish song. More Info

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Nessun Dorma

- Grade 3. Duration 2.45.

The famous Puccini aria arranged as a cornet solo with wind band accompaniment. More Info

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Pastime with Good Company

- Grade 3. Duration 2.55.

Rob has taken this classic work – attributed to King Henry V – and given it an exciting yet delicate percussion feel which make for a great opener – or closer! More Info

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Reverie

- Grade 3.5. Duration 4.22.

From the French word for dream, this lyrical oboe solo is a great change of pace for your concert. More Info

The Royal Duke

- Grade 3. Duration 2.28.

The Royal Duke is a martial piece of true pageantry which will make an ideal concert opener. More Info

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Salut D'Amour

- Grade 3.5. Duration 2.40.

An arrangement of Elgar's popular work. More Info

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Savages

- Grade 3.5. Duration 2.50.

An arrangement of the Rameau dance from Les Indes Galantes. More Info

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Shenandoah

- Grade 3. Duration 2.44.

The traditional American folk song arranged for solo flute and symphonic band. More Info

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Siciliano

- Grade 3. Duration 3.44.

An arrangement of the middle movement of Bach’s Sonata in E-flat major for flute or recorder and harpsichord. More Info

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Skye Boat Song

- Grade 3. Duration 2.08.

The haunting Scottish song arranged for band. More Info

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Tambourin

- Band Grade 3; Soloist Grade 4. Duration 1.30.

An arrangement of the well-known flute solo. More Info

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Trumpet Tune and Air

- Band Grade 3; Soloist Grade 4. Duration 3.00.

Purcell's famous Trumpet Tune. More Info

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Winter

- Grade 3. Duration 2.35.

An arrangement of a slow movement from Vivaldi's The Four Seasons. More Info

Please note, titles in blue are live recordings, whilst titles in red are computer sound files and therefore the sound quality is inferior.