Monthly Archives: October 2016

20 Duets for Brass

These favorite old duets by Richard Shuebruk have been cleaned up and edited by Andrew Clayden to make them more fluid for modern-day performances. Trumpet/cornet B♭, trombone, or baritone, with piano accompaniment.  Read more

Sortie in E♭

This tongue-in-cheek organ music from 19th-century France makes an exciting arrangement for brass. Scored for brass ensemble (trumpet E♭, three trumpets B♭, two horns, three trombones, and tuba).  Read more

Two Pieces (for brass quintet)

Two of Mussorgsky’s musical pictures, Near the Southern Shore of the Crimea and On the Southern Shore of the Crimea, arranged for brass quintet (two trumpets, horn, trombone, and tuba) by Joseph Chopp.  Read more

Recording Sessions for Birmingham Citadel Band

Birmingham Citadel Band recording session, 2016

Birmingham Citadel Band (Bandmaster Gavin Lamplough) has been privileged to make several recordings in recent years, and the lovely building of St. Michael’s Church in Boldmere was the setting for their latest sessions, held 30 September – 1 October 2016.  Read more

New Recording from Amsterdam Staff Band

On 29 October 2016, the Amsterdam Staff Band (Bandmaster Olaf Ritman) will release its new recording, entitled Vain Resistance. The recording features the title track, composed by the Staff Bandmaster. Several other arrangements by Ritman are also included, as well as items from soloists Michel Rosenquist, Jorijn van Hese, and Steef Klepke Jr.  Read more

Belfast Temple 126th Anniversary Concert

Belfast Temple Band (Bandmaster Jack Burch), 126th Anniversary Concert

The Belfast Temple Band (Bandmaster Jack Burch) celebrated its 126th anniversary on 8 October 2016 in fine form with special guests the Grosvenor Chorale (Conductor Edward J. Craig). The compère was one of the band’s own, Wilfred Pyper.  Read more

Two-Part Hymn Series - Ten More Items

The Brass Crest

Ten more items in the Brass Crest 2-Part Hymn Series are now available. These arrangements are free to download and use. See the Two-Part Hymn Series page for more information.  Read more

Dream Times

Steven Mead - Dream Times (2016)

Released in the summer of 2016, Dream Times is the first new album from Steven Mead in two years. Many of the works are brand-new compositions receiving their first performances, and others are new arrangements. The recording has a theme of music and dreams, giving it a fascinating feel.  Read more

Lyrical Virtuoso

Steven Mead - Lyrical Virtuoso (2016)

Renowned euphonium virtuoso Steven Mead teams up with Belgian ensemble Brassband Buizingen (Musical Director Luc Vertommen) for a set of euphonium solos, several arranged by MD Vertommen.  Read more


Philip Cobb - Fantasy (2016)

Philip Cobb, principal trumpet of the London Symphony Orchestra, plays a selection of trumpet solos, accompanied by the Central Band of the Royal Air Force. Released at the Championship Section National Brass Band Championships, Royal Albert Hall, 8 October 2016.  Read more