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Black Dyke marks Remembrance
Whilst bands across the UK are unable to perform as part of Remembrance Services, Black Dyke Band and Canon Wendy Wilby present a virtual Remembrance Service for all to enjoy.
Tune in today, Sunday 8th November 2020, at 12 noon, to hear a programme of music that will include Dambuster’s March, the Last Post and Reveille, and the evocative Nimrod.
Join Black Dyke in honouring the servicemen and women who gave their lives for our freedom.
Lest we forget.
May 2020 edition of Brass Band World now available
Cory's 'IMG Anthem - Unity' launch
Virtual Brass Band Summer School launch
BBC Wales Today - Gwent Music teachers abandoned by Council
April 2020 edition of Brass Band World now available
Six A Cappella Studies by Peter Graham
Six A Cappella Studies were written during the Covid-19 crisis as practice material for brass players. The composer states: "As a source/starting point I’ve used motifs from some of my test-pieces for brass band and followed where instinct led." The studies can be performed by any brass instrument of the same pitch and the sheet music is available to download free of charge by clicking on the study title. The performances given by the musicians in the videos below are the pemière recordings, made at the request of the composer.
No. 2 - A Time for Love (From The Essence of Time) - Sheona White (Tenor Horn)
No. 3 - Ablaze! (After The Torchbearer) - David Childs Robert Childs (Euphoniums)
No. 4 - Adagio (After Prisms) - David Bremner (Trombone)
No. 5 – Descent (After Journey to the Centre of the Earth) - James Gourlay (Tuba)
No. 6 - Reminiscence (After The Triumph of Time) - Richard Marshall (cornet) and Zoe Lovatt-Cooper (flugel)
2020 British Finals test-piece selections
CHAMPIONSHIP SECTION: Bruce Broughton's Heroes
SECTION 1: Edward Gregson's Connotations
SECTION 2: Thierry Deleruyelle's Lions of Legends
SECTION 3: Philip Sparke's Kaleidoscope - Five Variations on the Brugg Song
SECTION 4: Dan Price's An Elgar Portrait - currently no link available
Massed Bands of Her Majesty's Royal Marines: Mountbatten Festival of Music 2020
Watch one of the finest military bands in the world perform an exciting programme of music including Sir Tom Jones, Gloria Estefan, Two Steps From Hell and music from the critically acclaimed film Gladiator by Hans Zimmer. There truly is something for everyone! This virtual concert was recorded on the 7th March 2020, before the UK Government lockdown.
Editor's Pick: Social Distance Music Videos
Woodfalls Band: Abide with Me
Evelyn Glennie and Llwydcoed Band: A Little Prayer
University of North Texas Brass Band: Starburst
RPO Trombone Section: Nimrod
Cory Band: Somewhere
49 Trumpets: Somewhere Over the Rainbow
Matthew Williams: Strasbourg - St. Denis
Brass Band of the Western Reserve: God and Country
GUS Band: Malaguena
Stavanger: Don't Speak
Michelmersh Silver Band: Happy
Tylorstown Band: The Rainbow
National Youth Concert Band: Happy
Fountain City Brass Band: Brass Machine
Cory Band: Hallelujah
Foden's Band: Song for the Frontline by John Barber
Orchestre Philharmonique de Marseille: Corona Wars
Gwent Music - Chris Turner: Bugler's Holiday
Orchestre national du Capitole reinventing themselves: The Damnation of Faust
The Brighouse and Rastrick Band present The Bare Necessities!
Belgian National Orchestra: Egmont Overture - Symphony of Hope
R.E.T. Brass Band: Brass Empire
Orchestre national d'Île-de-France: Marriage of Figaro
Whitburn Band: Stars and Stripes
London Trombonists in Lockdown: Little Girl Blue
Down for the Count Swing Orchestra: Let's Face the Music and Dance
Llareggub Brass Band: Don't Stop Me Now!
Grimethorpe Colliery Band: Danny Boy
Strasbourg Philharmonic Orchestra: Carmen
Riot Jazz Brass Band: Say My Name (social distance performance)
Wantage Silver Band: Somewhere Over the Rainbow
Brass Band MG Reiden with Giuliano Sommerhalder and Thomas Rüedi: Chliini Händ
Baltimore Symphony Orchestra: Ending of Mahler's Third Symphony
Bristol University Symphonia: Bugler's Holiday
Langaard Brass Band: Uptown Funk
Cold Ash Brass: March Black Dyke
Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama Cornet Department: Simon Dobson' Fanfare No.2
From across South East Wales - The Banding Family and Friends of Elise Davies: One Way or Another (Happy Birthday!)
Brassband Pro Rege Heerenveen: Eventide (social distance performance)
Simon Gray: The Show Must Go On (Lockdown 2020 - Covid 19) #LockDownBrass
Jaguar Land Rover Band: One Voice (social distance performance)
University of Bristol Brass Band: The Floral Dance (social distance performance)
Enderby Band: Mr. Jums (social distance performance)
Brass Band BlechKLANG: The Floral Dance (social distance performance)
James Gourlay: Eric Ball’s Quartet for tubas, 2nd and 3rd movements
Milnrow Band: Rochdale Coconut Dance (social distance performance)
Besson Italian Euphonium Ensemble: Eric Whitacre's Lux Aurumque (social distance performance)
Cory Band: Wake Me Up (social distance performance)
Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra: Elgar's Nimrod (social distance performance)
Brighouse and Rastrick and Friends!): Floral Dance (social distance performance)
The New Zealand Army Band: Friend Like Me (social distance performance)
Brass of the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra: A Song for Health
Les Coniques Brass Band: Amazonia from Windows of the World (social distance performance)
New York Philharmonic: Bolero (social distance performance)
Fairey Band: Slane - Lord of All Hopefulness (social distance performance)
Jason Evans: Stars and Stripes Forever (social distance performance)
Foden's Band: The Muppets Show Theme Tune (social distance performance)
Bristol University Band: The Floral Dance
Dávur Juul Magnussen: Blackbirds in the Close (social distance performance)
Foden's Band: Seaside Rendezvous (social distance performance)
Carol Jarvis: Somewhere Over the Rainbow (social distance performance)
Dobcross Silver Band: Let Me Entertain You (social distance performance)
32 Trumpet Stars: A Hope for the Future (social distance performance)
Elland Silver Band: Always Look on the Bright Side of Life (social distance performance)
Easington Colliery Band: Gresford and Blaydon Races (social distance performance)
Opera North Orchestra: Also Sprach Zarathustra (social distance performance)
Cory Band: Don't Stop Me Now! (social distance performance)
Besson European Euphonium Ensemble: Set Me As A Seal (social distance performance)
Brighouse and Rastrick: The Floral Dance (social distance performance)
Cory Band: Chitty Chitty Bang Bang (social distance performance)
Riot Jazz Brass Band: Mardi Gras (Live in Quarantine)
Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra: Ode to Joy (social distance performance)