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433 product(s) found in Concert Band - Composer - Philip Sparke
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AR 031-3 A Colour Symphony
The Concert Band Music of Philip Sparke | Philip Sparke | Anglo Records | Concert Band/Harmonie | CD Only
€ 17,95
Spirit of Andalusia Spirit of Andalusia was commissioned by The Glasgow Wind Band. The brief was to create a fascinating 5-minute opener, however, during the compositional process, the piece started to take the form of a Spanish influenced composition. The composer decided to stick to this involuntary development and started producing a tribute to Spanish music, in particular, Flamenco - which originates from the region of Andalusia. He uses exciting rhythms and colours from the musical culture.
AMP 439-010 Spirit of Andalusia
Philip Sparke | Anglo Music Press | Concert Band/Harmonie | Set (Score & Parts)
€ 130,00
Song of Friendship Song of Friendship was commissioned by the Concert Band of Jumonji University, Saitama, Japan and their conductor, Yutaka Nishida. The commission marked the 50th year of Yutaka Nishida’s involvement with bands as a player, conductor and radio presenter. The ceremonial Song of Friendship opens with an extended fanfare, largely featuring the brass section. This leads to the main theme, which develops slowly until it is played by the full band. A change of key signals a contrasting central section containing a quiet woodwind chorale, which grows until the return of the triumphant sounding main theme. Elements of the opening fanfare then close the work.
AMP 452-010 Song of Friendship
Philip Sparke | Anglo Music Press | Concert Band/Harmonie | Set (Score & Parts)
€ 105,00
Zodiac Dances Zodiac Dances was commissioned by the Izumiotsu City Band, Osaka, Japan to celebrate their 50th anniversary. Sparke had previously written the piece, Prelude to a Celebration for the band, and in composing a new piece for their 50th anniversary wanted to personalise it to reflect the band’s history. He chose to write a set of six dance-miniatures based on the decades following the band’s foundation and the equivalent signs from the Japanese ‘Junishi’. During the piece, all aspects of true musicianship come to the surface. Energetic playing, phrasing, melodic music making, technique and a spectacular finale make this work a perfect test or concert work!
AMP 453-010 Zodiac Dances
Six miniatures based on animals from the Japanese 'Junishi' | Philip Sparke | Anglo Music Press | Concert Band/Harmonie | Set (Score & Parts)
€ 155,00
The Way to Heaven The Way to Heaven was commissioned by the Royal Air Force Music Services. 2015 was the 75th anniversary of the Battle of Britain, which took place between July and October 1940, when the courageous fighter pilots of the Royal Air Force thwarted Hitler’s ambitions to launch an invasion on the UK.
The Way to Heaven opens with fluttering woodwind figures and brass fanfares, which build to a climax before a change of key introduces a short quotation for the Polish National Anthem - Mazurek Dbrowskiego. This fades and you can hear the signal to scramble and the throaty sounds of the squadron’s Merlin engines bursting into life before they line up to take off. This leads to the main thematic material of the work, which depicts the heaven-bound flight of 303 Squadron as it climbs to intercept the incoming Messerschmitt 109s. A brief allusion to the Polish national anthem brings the piece to a triumphant close.
AMP 426-010 The Way to Heaven
Droga do Nieba | Philip Sparke | Anglo Music Press | Concert Band/Harmonie | Set (Score & Parts)
€ 110,00
A Klezmer Karnival Klezmer music originated in the ‘shtetl’ (villages) and the ghettos of Eastern Europe, where itinerant Jewish troubadours, known as ‘klezmorim’, had performed at celebrations, particularly weddings, since the early Middle Ages. Since the 16th century, lyrics had been added to klezmer music, due to the ‘badkhn’ (the master of ceremony at weddings), to the ‘Purimshpil’ (the play of Esther at Purim) and to traditions of the Yiddish theatre, but the term gradually became synonymous with instrumental music, particularly featuring the violin and clarinet. In recent years it has again become very popular and in A Klezmer Karnival Philip Sparke has used three contrasting traditional tunes to form a suite that will bring a true karnival atmosphere to any concert.
AMP 124-010 A Klezmer Karnival
Philip Sparke | Anglo Music Press | Concert Band/Harmonie | Set (Score & Parts)
€ 105,00
A Huntingdon Celebration This short and lively overture will make a fantastic opening piece for any concert. It begins with the fanfare-like main theme played by the clarinets and saxophones, which is taken up by the whole band. Following a slower central chorale the original tempo returns and the opening fanfares re-appear to bring the piece to a triumphal end.
AMP 043-010 A Huntingdon Celebration
Philip Sparke | Anglo Music Press | Concert Band/Harmonie | Set (Score & Parts)
€ 110,00
Merry-Go-Round Merry-Go-Round is a mini concerto for band in which each section takes a turn as soloist. On a merry-go-round the viewpoint is constantly changing, this being portrayed by different instrumental groups playing variations on the main theme, continually coming to the fore. This attractive work will bring all the excitement of the fairground to your concert.
AMP 023-010 Merry-Go-Round
Philip Sparke | Anglo Music Press | Concert Band/Harmonie | Set (Score & Parts)
€ 105,00
The Sun Will Rise Again The composer writes:"On March 11th 2011 a massive 9.0- magnitude earthquake occurred off the coast of north-eastern Japan.I'm writing these programme notes barely a week later and the death toll caused by the quake and resulting tsunami already exceeds 6000, with thousands of people still unaccounted for. I have many friends associated with many bands throughout Japan and one of these, Yutaka Nishida, suggested I write a piece to raise money to help those affected by the disaster. I was immediately attracted by the idea and have arranged Cantilena (a brass band piece recently commissioned by the Grenland International Brass Festival, Norway) for wind band, giving it a new title to honour my friends in the Land of the Rising Sun.I will be donating royalties from this piece to the Japanese Red Cross Society Emergency Relief Fund and am delighted to say that my distributors, De Haske, who will generously also donate all net profits from sales of this piece, have pledged a substantial advance payment to the Red Cross so that what little help this project generates can be immediate.It is my sincere wish that this 'Band Aid' project will allow wind bands around the world support the people of Japan, where bands are a way of life for many, in this difficult time".Philip Sparke
AMP 337-010 The Sun Will Rise Again
for the victims of the Japanese earthquake and tsunami, March 2011 | Philip Sparke | Anglo Music Press | Concert Band/Harmonie | Set (Score & Parts)
€ 88,00
And Still, the Spirit This work was commissioned by Dr. Robert Oertli from Möhlin, Switzerland, and is based on an earlier composition called Spirit of the Sequoia. The piece is inspired by how the human spirit can gain from setbacks: we become stronger after adversity. Sparke used the Californian redwood tree as a metaphor for this basic idea. The remarkable life cycle of these amazing trees involves them dropping seeds to the ground, which require heat to open their shells and germinate; the seeds require destruction in order to procreate. This piece is particularly suitable for younger bands - one of the last wishes of the initial commissioner.
AMP 425-010 And Still, the Spirit
Spirit of the Sequoia | Philip Sparke | Anglo Music Press | Concert Band/Harmonie | Set (Score & Parts)
€ 130,00
The Bandwagon Band director and radio presenter Yutaka Nishida hails from Tokyo and has long been a friend of composer Philip Sparke. As well as conducting bands and teaching, he also presents a weekly two-hour music program, focusing on both brass and concert bands, on the Japanese national radio station, Digital Radio Musicbird.The program is called The Bandwagon and the radio station commissioned Philip Sparke to write a march which could be used as a theme tune for the program. The result is this bright and breezy march in simple ABA form.
AMP 126-010 The Bandwagon
Philip Sparke | Anglo Music Press | Concert Band/Harmonie | Set (Score & Parts)
€ 82,00
The Unknown Journey The Unknown Journey was commissioned by Kwansei Gakuin University Symphony Band which was established in 1954 and has grown to become one of the top college bands in Japan. The composer chose the title as the piece seemed to create its own momentum as it developed, starting slowly and continuously increasing the tempo. Towards the end it gradually transmogrifies into the closing bars of Ravel’s La Valse, a piece which perfectly characterises the idea of unstoppable momentum. The Unknown Journey was commissioned by Kwansei Gakuin University Symphony Band which was established in 1954 and has grown to become one of the top college bands in Japan. The composer chose the title as the piece seemed to create its own momentum as it developed, starting slowly and continuously increasing the tempo. Towards the end it gradually transmogrifies into the closing bars of Ravel’s La Valse, a piece which perfectly characterises the idea of unstoppable momentum.
AMP 418-010 The Unknown Journey
Philip Sparke | Anglo Music Press | Concert Band/Harmonie | Set (Score & Parts)
€ 250,00
A Weekend in New York Philip Sparke was so inspired and moved by his first visit to New York, that he had to capture the moment in one of his compositions. At first a general picture of New York is presented as all the sights and sounds are taken it. Eventually the composer finds himself in Manhattan. Walking along a street, music can be heard wafting from one of the jazz-clubs. This musical representation of personal impressions creates an extremely memorable work.
AMP 268-010 A Weekend in New York
Philip Sparke | Anglo Music Press | Concert Band/Harmonie | Set (Score & Parts)
€ 160,00
A Colour Symphony Philip Sparke’s third symphony, A Colour Symphony, was commissioned by “sinfonischen blasorchester wehdel” conducted by Thomas Ratzek. In the four movements (white, yellow, blue and red) the composer creates links between the instrumentation and harmonic elements and the actual colour of the spectrum the movement stands for. In order to create the greatest richness possible, Philip Sparke used a very large instrumentation including low woodwinds, harp, piano and celli. A Colour Symphony is an impressive and iconic addition to the standard repertoire for large symphonic bands. Philip Sparke’s third symphony, A Colour Symphony, was commissioned by “sinfonischen blasorchester wehdel” conducted by Thomas Ratzek. In the five movements (white, yellow, blue, red and green) the composer creates links between the instrumentation and harmonic elements and the actual colour of the spectrum the movement stands for. In order to create the greatest richness possible, Philip Sparke used a very large instrumentation including low woodwinds, harp, piano and celli. A Colour Symphony is an impressive and iconic addition to the standard repertoire for large symphonic bands.
AMP 403-010 A Colour Symphony
Symphony No. 3 | Philip Sparke | Anglo Music Press | Concert Band/Harmonie | Set (Score & Parts)
€ 535,00
Time Remembered The initial idea was for a millennium piece, which it is, but rather than add to the many celebratory pieces that have understandably been written to salute the 3rd millennium, Philip Sparke thought it would perhaps be appropriate to think about the aspects of life that are constantly with us (such as faith and philosophy) rather than the exciting changes that the year 2000 has undeniably wrought. This calm meditative work will bring a moment of serenity and reflection to any concert.
AMP 006-010 Time Remembered
Elegy for Band | Philip Sparke | Anglo Music Press | Concert Band/Harmonie | Set (Score & Parts)
€ 150,00
Reflections on an Old Japanese Folk Song Reflections on an Old Japanese Folk Song is based on the tune Suiryo-Bushi, which comes from the shamisen tradition and opens with two contrasting statements of the melody followed by several variations each in an own style based upon the same tune, or sometimes only fragments of it. In one of the variants, the pentatonic scale is used. The final section is in the form of a scherzo, which eventually forms the accompaniment to a final presentation of the folk tune. Reflections on an Old Japanese Folk Song is based on the tune Suiryo-Bushi, which comes from the shamisen tradition and opens with two contrasting statements of the melody followed by several variations each in an own style based upon the same tune, or sometimes only fragments of it. In one of the variants, the pentatonic scale is used. The final section is in the form of a scherzo, which eventually forms the accompaniment to a final presentation of the folk tune.
AMP 443-010 Reflections on an Old Japanese Folk Song
Philip Sparke | Anglo Music Press | Concert Band/Harmonie | Set (Score & Parts)
€ 160,00
Music of the Spheres The piece reflects the composer's fascination with the origins of the universe and deep space in general. The title comes from a theory, formulated by Pythagoras, that the cosmos was ruled by the same laws he had discovered that govern the ratios of note frequencies of the musical scale. (‘Harmonia’ in Ancient Greek, which means scale or tuning rather than harmony - Greek music was monophonic). He also believed that these ratios corresponded to the distances of the six known planets from the sun and that the planets each produced a musical note which combined to weave a continuous heavenly melody (which, unfortunately, we humans cannot hear). In this work, these six notes form the basis of the sections MUSIC OF THE SPHERES and HARMONIA. The pieces opens with a horn solo called t = 0, a name given by some scientists to the moment of the Big Bang when time and space were created, and this is followed by a depiction of the BIG BANG itself, as the entire universe bursts out from a single point. A slower section follows called THE LONELY PLANET which is a meditation on the incredible and unlikely set of circumstances which led to the creation of the Earth as a planet that can support life, and the constant search for other civilisations elsewhere in the universe. ASTEROIDS AND SHOOTING STARS depicts both the benign and dangerous objects that are flying through space and which constantly threaten our planet, and the piece ends with THE UNKNOWN, leaving in question whether our continually expanding exploration of the universe will eventually lead to enlightenment or destruction.
AMP 028-010 Music of the Spheres
Philip Sparke | Anglo Music Press | Concert Band/Harmonie | Set (Score & Parts)
€ 305,00
Shalom! The long history of Jewish folk song has resulted in a rich and varied repertoire of songs which deal with religion, history, festival and celebration. The melodies featured in Shalom! reflect this panoply of subjects and range widely in mood, from lament to rejoicing.
AMP 016-010 Shalom!
Suite of Israeli Folk Songs | Philip Sparke | Anglo Music Press | Concert Band/Harmonie | Set (Score & Parts)
€ 140,00
A Medieval Christmas Christmas is full of customs and traditions, both old and new. This is especially evident in Christmas songs, some of which have been part of Christian worship for centuries. A Medieval Christmas combines three ancient melodies that are still popular around the world today. Philip Sparke chose Gaudete, a song of praise from the middle ages, Coventry Carol, an English song from the 14th century, and In dulci jubilo, which can also be traced back to the 14th century, to form this joyous suite.
AMP 324-010 A Medieval Christmas
Philip Sparke | Anglo Music Press | Concert Band/Harmonie | Set (Score & Parts)
€ 110,00
Flowerdale The seven-movement suite for brass band, Hymn of the Highlands was commissioned by David King and the Yorkshire Building Society Band and provides a series of themed movements which can act as a half-concert featuring a band’s soloists. Flowerdale is one of the solo movements. This solo is also available with piano accompaniment, edition no. AMP 285.
AMP 049-010 Flowerdale
from Hymn of the Highlands - for Bb Piccolo Trumpet (or Eb Cornet/Trumpet) Solo | Philip Sparke | Anglo Music Press | Concert Band/Harmonie and Trumpet | Set (Score & Parts)
€ 110,00
Exultation Exultation is a short and energetic concert opener that is similar to a palindrome. A fanfare opens the work, juxtaposing 3/4 and 6/8, reminiscent of Latin-American music. The main theme is first heard on the euphonium, horns and saxophones which is very bluesy. The contrasting second theme is short and spikey and played by the bass instruments of the band. A lyric melody emerges as the rest of the orchestra joins in. The second theme reappears which leads back to the ‘blues’ melody, which leads back to the opening fanfare. Palindromic!
AMP 279-010 Exultation
Philip Sparke | Anglo Music Press | Concert Band/Harmonie | Set (Score & Parts)
€ 88,00
The Camelot Chronicles The Camelot Chronicles is a series of contrasting musical tableaux,each describing the famous characters from the Arthurian legend. Noone knows exactly where Camelot was situated (favourite choices areTintagel and Glastonbury) but the story has passed into legend and isthe subject of many poems and novels, each of which have cloudedthe truth and added to the mystery. Let Philip Sparke?s music inspireyour band with this magical tale.
AMP 200-010 The Camelot Chronicles
Philip Sparke | Anglo Music Press | Concert Band/Harmonie | Set (Score & Parts)
€ 135,00
Suite from Hymn of the Highlands Suite from Hymn of the Highlands draws three expressive musical pictures of the Scottish highlands. The first movement, Ardross Castle, features solo passages for clarinet and bassoon and features a fascinating bagpipe melody. The second movement, Alladale, is a saxophone trio with an accompaniment featuring the percussion section. The final movement, Dundonnell, features two highly contrasting melodies, a wild presto and the bagpipe melody first heard in the first movement.
AMP 047-010 Suite from Hymn of the Highlands
Philip Sparke | Anglo Music Press | Concert Band/Harmonie | Set (Score & Parts)
€ 260,00
Three English Folk Song Miniatures England enjoys a rich folk song tradition. Composers such as Cecil Sharp and Vaughan Williams rekindled an interest in this heritage at the beginning of the 20th century by arranging numerous songs, some of which were transcribed for the _x001F_first time. Philip Sparke selected three songs from the 18th and 19 century for his Three Folk Song Miniatures: the _x001F_sherman’s song Dance to Your Daddy, the love song O Waly, Waly and Bobby Shafto, a song from the northwest of England.
AMP 377-010 Three English Folk Song Miniatures
Philip Sparke | Anglo Music Press | Concert Band/Harmonie | Set (Score & Parts)
€ 76,00
AMP 201-010 Symphonic Metamorphosis
on themes from Saint-Saëns' 3rd Symphony | Philip Sparke | Anglo Music Press | Concert Band/Harmonie | Set (Score & Parts)
€ 205,00
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