The American Band Journal’s annual Christmas issue features works by Stephen Bulla, Ruben Schmidt, William Himes, and Eric R. Dina.
Les Misérables has been entertaining thousands of people all over the world since its premiere in Paris in 1980. With a soundtrack of memorable songs, Empty Chairs at Empty Tables is one of the more reflective works from the musical. This brass band arrangement is by Cathryn Rogers.
Composed by British Composer Award winner Chris Long, this new piece takes a simple hymn as its starting point, developing into an emotional experience which is suitable for concerts, memorials, and remembrance events.
A brass band arrangement by Dorothy Gates of the Beatles song, originally created for the New York Staff Band in 2007 at the request of Staff Bandmaster Ron Waiksnoris.
A gentle Christmas lullaby composed by David Catherwood with new words by William Hastings. This version may be sung in unison and has an optional second part. The song is also available in an SATB version.
Lassus Publications (musicforbrass.com) provides high-quality brass music for a wide variety of instrumental combinations in downloadable formats at reasonable prices. Here are their new releases for September 2017.
This is the first release of ten tunes in the second phase Brass Crest Two-Part Hymn Series. All of these simple two-part arrangements are free to download and use. There are now a total of 130 tunes available (120 in Phase 1 and 10 in Phase 2).