The Signature Series replaces the Music Department’s current Triumphonic Collection. It will feature three new pieces each year. The Heritage Series will consist of reprints of popular pieces from the American Band Journal that are out of print. It will feature one piece per year. Both publications will be released annually at the beginning of October.
Derek Lance, Dorothy Gates, and Aaron VanderWeele were on hand at the National Brass Band Championships of Great Britian at the Royal Albert Hall for the launch of both series.
These series, and other music publications ace available for sale at www.music.saconnects.org .
The first titles to be released include:
Americana (Martin Cordner) – Signature Series
This fantastic major work written for the New York Staff Band would be a great test for any band and a crowd-pleaser for any audience.
Living Power (Tom Davoren) – Signature Series
This piece, written for the Enfield Citadel Band, is a perfect concert opener that will excite any audience and get the band going right away.
Shenandoah (Dorothy Gates) – Signature Series
This cornet ensemble, written for the combined cornet sections of the New York Staff Band and Black Dyke Band, provides a beautiful opportunity for any cornet section to be featured with a well-loved tune.
Stars and Stripes Forever (John Philip Sousa, arr. Dave Wolpe, trans. Dorothy Gates) – Signature Series
The Stars and Stripes Forever like you have never heard it before … this big band arrangement transcribed by Dorothy Gates is great fun for all and puts a twist on the well-loved American march.
Heralds of Victory (Richard Holz) – Heritage Series
This cornet ensemble is perfeect for a concert opener or a cornet feature in the middle of any program. This classic piece has stood the test of time and continues to be of great user today.
Manhattan (Erik Leidzén) – Heritage Series
Although this march was written over fifty years ago, it continues to be just as exciting and effective as it was all that time ago. This classic Leidzén march can easily find a place on any concert program.
New York Staff Band web site