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Brass Monkey's American Tour (BM3)

Composed by Gavin Somerset

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It is well known that our learners learn much quicker if they can recognise the music that they are playing. The 'Brass Monkey's American Tour' ensures that your ensemble, whatever its size, will have fun and learn, whilst playing these well-known American classics. Melodies are passed around the band (with appropriate doubling up on parts) to ensure that every player has a chance to shine and contribute to the music. This selection is the perfect choice for teaching and performing. OH SUZANNA YANKEE DOODLE DANDY HOME ON THE RANGE WHEN JOHNNY COMES MARCHING HOME

Full score and parts: £19.50

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Brass Monkey's Christmas (BM7)

Composed by Gavin Somerset

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With so many bands now using the Brass Monkeys publications with their training bands, this latest release of the 'Brass Monkeys' series is our largest to date and includes a variety of works from the festive season. In this substantial publication of music, simple carols are included that can be performed to accompany an audience singing, or as standalone items. Some novelty choices of music have been included too. The 'Little Drummer Boy' is designed to give your budding percussionist the limelight they've craved all year around, whilst 'O Holy Night' will teach your front row the importance of the 12/8 time signature. Of course, no Christmas compilation would be complete without 'Jingle Bells' & 'We Wish You A Merry Christmas'. This publication will ensure your Brass Monkeys are not left out in the cold this Christmas! Music included is... AWAY IN A MANGER (Cradle Song) HARK, THE HEARALD ANGELS SING (Mendlesshon) LITTLE DRUMMER BOY (Carol Of The Drum) – playable without percussion IN THE BLEAK MIDWINTER (Cranham) JINGLE BELLS WHILE SHEPHARDS WATCHED (Winchester Old) O HOLY NIGHT WE WISH YOU A MERRY CHRISTMAS

Full score and parts: £23.50

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Brass Monkey's Classical (BM6)

Composed by Gavin Somerset

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This release from the 'Brass Monkeys' series introduces your training band to some of the best-loved classical music around. Each piece contains a different challenge and something new to learn. With an opening from Clarke, marches from Tchaikovsky & Elgar, a lullaby from Brahms and memorable music from Dvorak & Holst, this is the perfect way for your learners to start playing some of the world's most famous melodies. The music in this publication is also a great way for your training band to join in on concerts with the senior band. This final item, 'Jupiter' from Holst's 'The Planets' has as well as the main melody, an optional, slightly more difficult section so the players have something to work towards even after conquering the main bulk of the work. Music included is… TRUMPET VOLUNTARY (Prince Of Denmark's March) MARCH SLAVE GOOD EVENING, GOOD NIGHT (Brahms' Lullaby) LARGO (From The 'New World Symphony') POMP & CIRCUMSTANCE No.1 (Land Of Hope & Glory) JUPITER (From 'The Planets')

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Brass Monkey's Ensemble Workout (BM4)

Composed by David White

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This selection of music is the perfect all-in-one workout for your training band. Each piece contained within the selection serves a definite purpose (all of which are given below and are printed in the score). The "Ensemble Workout" balances musical exercises and pieces of music to ensure that the end result is a better ensemble performance over all. The pieces keep the players entertained whilst ensuring they listen and work with the other players around them. Drum Kit and Percussion parts are also included. The pieces (and their objectives) included are… UNISON WARM UP & HYMN TUNE A MINOR TUNE - no key or time signature, no dynamics, accidentals for some (sharp) PLODDING ON - time signature but no key signature, no dynamics, accidentals for some (sharp, flat natural) staccato / legato playing LITTLE WALTZ - time signature & key signature, accidentals & dotted minims & ties D.S. al Fine & repeats with 1st & 2nd time bars no dynamics LAZY LATIN - time & key signature, dynamics & accidentals, staccato / legato playing styles, sectional repeats with 1st & 2nd time bars THE AIKIN DRUM - 6/8 compound time, March style playing, D.C. al Coda

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Brass Monkey's Occasions (BM5)

Composed by Gavin Somerset

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Never be caught out again on a concert with this selection that caters for just about every occasion. Your training band will be prepared to perform anything from a Fanfare to the National Anthem and even 'He's A Jolly Good Fellow'. The music included in this publication is used all over the world, all year around. "Land Of Hope & Glory" is also included, in the same key as the popular senior band arrangement (by J. Ord Hume) so your training band can join in with the senor band in a proms concert finale. This release puts well-known, often requested tunes in one publication letting your training band shine, whatever the occasion. Music included is… FANFARE NATIONAL ANTHEM (God Save The Queen/King) ROYAL NAVY HYMN (Melita) HARVEST HYMN (St. George's Windsor) ONWARD CHRISTIAN SOLDIERS (St. Gertrude) DANNY BOY (Londonderry Air) HE'S A JOLLY GOOD FELLOW F.A. CUP THEME (Eventide) LAND OF HOPE & GLORY (Pomp & Circumstance March No.1)

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Brass Monkey's Selection I (BM2)

Composed by Kevin Riley

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This selection introduced your learning band to a March and a Waltz. There is also a spooky item and an arrangement of the well-known and loved "Grandfather's Clock". PENNINE MARCH GOOLE-Y-GHOST WAKEFIELD WALTZ GRANDFATHER'S CLOCK

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Brass Monkey's Selection II (BM8)

Composed by Various

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This selection contains four cracking little pieces from the pen of Jonathan Bates, Liam Riley and Martin Geovess. Each piece poses a different challenge for your training band, whilst ensuring they're fun to play and great to listen too. Jonathan Bates composed the 'Summer Hymn' and 'White Rose Dances' after being commissioned by the Deepcar, Thurlestone and Skelmanthorpe training bands for a massed event and are now available within this publication… SONG OF THE VOLGA BOATMEN SUMMER HYMN WHITE ROSE DANCES WENSLEYDALE RAG

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Brass Monkey's Soloists (BM9)

Composed by Martin Geovess

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The main goal of any training band is to eventually see the players progress through the ranks and ultimately, be placed within the senior band. This latest instalment of the Brass Monkeys series, aims to bring that goal much closer and boost the confidence of the learners. The 'Brass Monkey's Soloists' publication features four specially composed works which allows the young soloists to perform a feature piece with accompaniment from the senior band. There is no bigger confidence boost than playing up alongside the big band. The specially tailored solo parts are written at an advanced training band level, whilst the senior band parts will keep them busy as they aid the future generations to come. This publication features...

THE OLD 'F' AND 'C' - (Solo for Cornet / Flugel)
LAZY DAYS - (Solo for Trombone)
DANNI'S SONG - (Solo for Tenor Horn)
THE SHOWMAN - (Solo for Euphonium / Baritone / Xylophone)


Full score and parts: £23.50

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Brass Monkey's Warm Ups (BM1)

Composed by Gavin Somerset

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Warm Ups The perfect way to get your learners to warm up before a rehearsal. This publication features 4 warm up pieces that get players moving together and listening to the tuning of each other...
  1. Ups & Downs
    Crotchets moving over 4 notes in sections and then the whole band in unison.
  2. Scales Away
    Crotchet scales that also provide harmonies with each other.
  3. Crispy Quavers
    Get your band playing Quavers together whilst moving over 3 notes.
  4. Slide Along
    An exercise requiring very little movement of the fingers, just the lips!
These 4 exercises are then followed by 3 hymn tune arrangement of Belmont, Crimond & Blaenwern which can also be used as concert items by your band.

Full score and parts: £19.50

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Brass Monkeys Jazz Workout (BM10)

Composed by Paul H Traves

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This huge release brings together a selection of music composed by Paul H Traves that introduces your learners to the different style of Jazz that is available. Naturally, the rhythmic work required to play such styles means that this publication will push your learners on and will challenge them at a new level. Syncopation and swing are at the heart of the music in this collection and it is the perfect way to get your learners playing in new styles not always covered by training band music. This title offers excellent value for money with seven titles included. This publication features:

Full score and parts: £25.50

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