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277 product(s) found in Concert Band - Genre - Opening Pieces
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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
A Golden Jubilation This work was composed as a commission by the Aikodai Meiden High School Symphonic Band, for the 50th anniversary of their annual concert; the title A Golden Jubilation is a reference to this. The close friendship between Hiroki Ito, the conductor of the band, and Satoshi Yagisawa resulted in this brilliant and exhilarating fanfare of approximately two minutes in length; the piece is ideal to use as a concert opener. The original composition was arranged for an extremely wide range of instruments and a band of 200 musicians, including a separate ‘banda’, harp and a variety of special instruments. This new version has been rescored for standard band instrumentation by the composer himself.
DHP 1175792-010 A Golden Jubilation
Satoshi Yagisawa | De Haske Publications | Concert Band/Harmonie | Set (Score & Parts)
€ 82,00
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
Nordic Fanfare and Hymn As the title suggests, this opening work consists of a fanfare and a hymn. This work was written for the opening ceremony of the FIS Nordic World Ski Championships in Oberstdorf (Allgäu, Germany) and can be played in four different versions depending on your needs or the players available. You can use a complete version, a short fanfare played just by trumpets (cornets), trombones and timpani, a double fanfare (extended with tutti-band) or a fanfare version followed by the hymn. Nordic Fanfare and Hymn is an extremely practical and versatile ceremonial opening piece.
DHP 1053861-010 Nordic Fanfare and Hymn
Jacob de Haan | De Haske Publications | Concert Band/Harmonie | Set (Score & Parts)
€ 82,00
Intrada Eroica This powerful and festive opening work features a heroic brass fanfare and a lyrical theme based on four descending notes. It is ideal to be programmed as an opener for your concert, or as a ‘musical wakeup call’.
BMP16011653 Intrada Eroica
Bert Appermont | Beriato Music Publishing | Concert Band/Harmonie | Set (Score & Parts)
€ 88,00
Imperial Overture The Imperial Royal State Railways was the first rail company in the Austro-Hungarian empire. Imperial Overture tells the tale of a tourist who visits Austria and travels by rail across Austria. During his journey, the train passes through the Vienna Woods and the beautiful scenery of Lower and Upper Austria, stopping for a short while in Wels before reaching Salzburg, Mozart’s home town.
2015-15-010 M Imperial Overture
Otto M. Schwarz | Mitropa Music | Concert Band/Harmonie | Set (Score & Parts)
€ 135,00
Caldas da Rainha The city of Caldas da Rainha lies on the west coast of Portugal. The name refers to the thermal baths (caldas) as well as to the word for queen (rainha). This festive work depicts several beautiful venues of ‘Rainha’, and can be seen as a tribute to the queen Eleanor, who founded the settlement at the end of the 15th Century. The city of Caldas da Rainha lies on the west coast of Portugal. The name refers to the thermal baths (caldas) as well as to the word for queen (rainha). This festive work depicts several beautiful venues of ‘Rainha’, and can be seen as a tribute to the queen Eleanor, who founded the settlement at the end of the 15th Century.
DHP 1155639-010 Caldas da Rainha
Overture for Winds | Jacob de Haan | De Haske Publications | Concert Band/Harmonie | Set (Score & Parts)
€ 105,00
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
Festival Bells Festival Bells is a fast-paced and demanding opening work. The uplifting mood of the piece describes the anticipation of a festival in Austria. Within the middle section, the Upper Austrian anthem is incorporated into the music. This composition was commissioned by the Upper Austrian regional music directorate on the occasion of the Upper Austrian regional music festival, and was premièred at the Brucknerhaus in Linz by the Salzkammergut Bläserphilharmonia under the direction of the composer. A festive, cheerful and spectacular piece of music!
2079-16-010 M Festival Bells
Thomas Doss | Mitropa Music | Concert Band/Harmonie | Set (Score & Parts)
€ 125,00
Atlantic Overture Atlantic Overture is a sparkling piece symbolising a journey by ship from Europe to the Americas. The music tells the story of a ship leaving the European coast on a journey that depicts the beauty of the open sea and the sunlight on the horizon. Finally, the main theme returns in a brilliant ending that heralds the arrival in America.
DHP 1155617-010 Atlantic Overture
Thierry Deleruyelle | De Haske Publications | Concert Band/Harmonie | Set (Score & Parts)
€ 88,00
DHP 1115085-010 Fanfare - HAYABUSA
Satoshi Yagisawa | De Haske Publications | Concert Band/Harmonie | Set (Score & Parts)
€ 82,00
Nabucco Giuseppe Verdi is one of the most famous composers of Italian opera. Here, Cesarini has masterfully arranged Nabucco.
0169-95-010 M Nabucco
Giuseppe Verdi | Franco Cesarini | Mitropa Music | Concert Band/Harmonie | Set (Score & Parts)
€ 130,00
Generations Fanfare Generations Fanfare was written in a film-musical style on commission for the Bezirksblasmusikverband (Wind Music Federation) Imst in Tirol, Austria. The composer, Otto M. Schwarz, composed this grade 3-4 standard piece in an attempt to make his film-musical language accessible to concert bands. In the distance trumpets and percussion make their melodic entrance, followed by the whole band. This opening piece is appropriate for every festive occasion.
1087-04-010 M Generations Fanfare
Otto M. Schwarz | Mitropa Music | Concert Band/Harmonie | Set (Score & Parts)
€ 76,00
Black Forest Overture This striking overture provides a wealth of variety and teaching material in an attractive setting that students will love to play.

Hal Leonard's innovative Flex-Band series is designed to provide exciting music for bands with incomplete or unbalanced instrumentation. Written using just five parts (plus percussion), these arrangements will work with virtually ANY combination of brass or woodwinds – even strings. Dur: 3:15
HL04002627 Black Forest Overture
Michael Sweeney | Hal Leonard | Concert Band/Harmonie | Set (Score & Parts)
€ 57,00
Spirals of Light This refreshing, lively composition by the Japanese composer Naoya Wada is an ideal opening work, but it can equally provide a boost of energy later in your concert programme. Brilliant themes supported by virtuoso runs and energetic counter melodies ensure that each section, including percussion, is given a chance to shine.
BMP10021468 Spirals of Light
Naoya Wada | Beriato Music Publishing | Concert Band/Harmonie | Set (Score & Parts)
€ 88,00
Firework Firework is a composition commissioned by Musikkapellen Energie-AG and Magistratskapelle Stadt Linz.This sparkling work shows that from time to time Thomas Doss is happy to produce music of sheer entertainment.Fireworks are always joyful and festive. Whether big or small, we all love watching fireworks. In this piece of music, the audience experiences not so much a visual feast as a spectacle in sound—a star-burst of colourful melody and rhythm that guarantees high spirits and a good mood.
1933-13-010 M Firework
Thomas Doss | Mitropa Music | Concert Band/Harmonie | Set (Score & Parts)
€ 140,00
Take Off You take your place in an aeroplane and wait expectantly for the motors to spark into life and for the plane to taxi onto the runway. Then it’s full throttle and with a roar of the engines you leave everything behind you. Below, the world is in miniature, you thrill at the freedom of flying high and take in the spectacular drama of the clouds. It’s moments such as these that Daniel Weinberger has captured in music in Take Off.
BMP13011588 Take Off
Daniel Weinberger | Beriato Music Publishing | Concert Band/Harmonie | Set (Score & Parts)
€ 82,00
DHP 0971084-010 Alpina Fanfare
Franco Cesarini | De Haske Publications | Concert Band/Harmonie | Set (Score & Parts)
€ 88,00
Opening Music Gilbert Tinner composed the three-movement Opening Music specifically with incomplete and smaller ensembles in mind. Fanfares ring out as the main theme makes its first appearance, accompanied by majestic rhythms. The calm and refl ective second movement lets the audience catch its breath before the festivities (and main theme!) return, leading to a resounding and exciting finale!
1748-10-010 M Opening Music
Gilbert Tinner | Mitropa Music | Concert Band/Harmonie | Set (Score & Parts)
€ 82,00
Montana Fanfare This piece was composed as a birthday present for the Austrian conductor Walter Rescheneder to acknowledge the strong support he has given to the composer, Thomas Doss. Doss drew the inspiration for this fanfare from a mountain hike in the Salzkammergut. A powerful fanfare reveals enthusiasm and triumph. It is an exulting feeling and gives boundless freedom to look down into the depths from high up giving a view of the stunning landscape. The main melodic theme represents the feeling of vastness one experiences by taking just one quick glance into the distance. A musical treat!
0891-02-010 M Montana Fanfare
Thomas Doss | Mitropa Music | Concert Band/Harmonie | Set (Score & Parts)
€ 88,00
A Christmas Herald Designed to open a Christmas concert, A Christmas Herald starts with a fanfare that introduces a lyrical theme, which eventually turns out to be a descant to Hark, the Herald Angels Sing, which is subsequently introduced by trombones and euphoniums. The famous carol then gradually transforms back into the fanfare, which closes the work as it began.
AMP 247-010 A Christmas Herald
Philip Sparke | Anglo Music Press | Concert Band/Harmonie | Set (Score & Parts)
€ 76,00
Fanfare for the Champions Fanfare for the Champions was commissioned by the municipal concert band of Landeck under the direction of Helmut Schmid on the occasion of the 375th anniversary of the band. The orchestra, which premiered Nostradamus (a key work of the composer), and which also commissioned Mantua - Freedom of the Eagle, has forged a friendship with the composer over a period of many years. This orchestra has participated in the major European competitions and has always performed with distinction—thus the title of the work Fanfare for the Champions.The fanfare, which is written in a style typical for the composer, should convey a feeling of happiness: the feeling to have created or accomplished something special. Don’t resist that feeling!
1901-12-010 M Fanfare for the Champions
Otto M. Schwarz | Mitropa Music | Concert Band/Harmonie | Set (Score & Parts)
€ 88,00
DHP 0840021-010 Five Intradas
Jan de Haan | De Haske Publications | Concert Band/Harmonie | Set (Score & Parts)
€ 76,00
Highdays and Holidays Highdays and Holidays was commissioned by the South Berks Concert Band to celebrate its 40th anniversary in 2016. The band rehearses in the village of Mortimer, which has a long and fascinating history dating back to, and beyond, the Bronze Age. Mortimer is famous for The Mortimer Revel, an annual event which was apparently a fairly rumbustious and sometimes violent affair. Highdays and Holidays seeks to capture some of this festive event in the form of an energetic overture, which explores a variety of moods including the somewhat chaotic atmosphere of the Revel.
AMP 451-010 Highdays and Holidays
The Mortimer Revel | Philip Sparke | Anglo Music Press | Concert Band/Harmonie | Set (Score & Parts)
€ 115,00
Marchissimo Marchissimo will make a fantastic opening piece for any concert. It does however come with a twist! It can be played simply as written, but is really designed to be ‘staged’ with players coming on the concert platform one by one as they begin to play. The piece actually consists of three marches in one, each of which highlights a section of the band. The piece culminates in a final climax where all three march themes are played simultaneously.
AMP 062-010 Marchissimo
Philip Sparke | Anglo Music Press | Concert Band/Harmonie | Set (Score & Parts)
€ 94,00
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