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The Triumphonic Collection
The Triumphonic Collection features major works for brass band. The works are intended for advanced bands and present a rewarding challenge to instrumentalist and conductor alike. Sold as individual titles.


Latest Release

    Kingsfold (Len Ballantine)   $45.00
     

    "Kingsfold" is the name given to a British folk melody associated with the words of Jessie Adams’ hymn, “I feel the winds of God today, today my sail I lift.” The tune was originally arranged for church use by Ralph Vaughan Williams who loved to use folk influences in his larger orchestral works. This setting for brass band attempts to highlight both the sea imagery of the text and the modal harmonic world of Vaughn Williams’ writing. In doing so, we are confronted by the wistful longing of the soul to find faith and safety in the nearness of Christ’s presence. Thought by some scholars to date back to the Middle Ages, Kingsfold is a folk tune set to a variety of texts in England and Ireland. The tune was published in English Country Songs (1893), an anthology compiled by Lucy E. Broadwood and J. A. Fuller Maitland. After having heard the tune in Kingsfold, Sussex, England (thus its name), Ralph Vaughan Williams introduced it as a hymn tune in The English Hymnal (1906) as a setting for Horatius Bonar's "I Heard the Voice of Jesus Say" (488). Shaped in classic rounded bar form (AABA), Kingsfold has modal character and is both dignified and strong. It is well suited to either unison or harmony singing. (Time 8:30)


Instrumentation
  Full Score (1)
Soprano Eb (1)
Solo Cornet (4)
1st Cornet (2)
2nd Cornet (2)
Flugelhorn Bb (1)
Solo Horn Eb (1)
1st Horn Eb (1)
2nd Horn Eb (1)
1st Baritone Bb (1)
2nd Baritone Bb (1)
1st Trombone Bb (1)
2nd Trombone Bb (1)
Bass Trombone (1)
Euphonium Bb (2)
Bass Eb (2)
Bass Bb (2)
Percussion (2)
 
A Christmas Fanfare (Dorothy Gates)   $39.95
 
A Christmas Fanfare was written in 2002 for the New York Staff Band of The Salvation Army. It is based on the Christmas carol Joy to the World. Originally scored for four trumpets and four trombones, this lively fanfare reflects the joy evident in the carol at the birth of the Savior.

Ad Optimum: To the Highest... (Peter Graham)   $29.95
 

Peter Grahamn's symphonic overture is a work in which he pays tribute to the high purposes, motivations and intentions of Salvation Army music and its bands: to glorify God and proclaim the Christian Gospel. His own song, The Name of Jesus, serves as the uniting motive and is surrounded by Laudes Domini ("May Jesus Christ be praised") and Richmond ("O for a thousand tongues to sing"). The latter sounds out in augmentation in the concluding bars, accompanied by swirling reiterations of the uniting motive. (Time: 6:30)

Agape (Dorothy Gates)   $29.95
 
Agape was written to express the joy in the composer's heart because of Jesus. It features the songs "Jesus Paid It All", "Such Love" and "For God So Loved the World". In the music, you will experience the composer's attempt to express through music, the wonder of God's love for us. It is exciting and fun to play.
Euphonium Solo - Air 'N Variations (Stephen Bulla)   $39.95
 
This virtuoso work for solo euphonium and brass band is set in the time honored form of a theme followed by a variety of contrasting variations. The facility required by the soloists is considerable, as the variations explore many areas of technique while also showcasing the lyrical quality and wide range of the instrument. The theme that forms the basis for the piece is an old Victorian era tune from 1886 known as "A Happy Day". This simple melody with its period lyric ("Before I found salvation I was sunk in degradation...") provides ample contrast to the complex variations that the soloist will encounter, alongside a good deal of grand musical gestures from the band accompaniment. (Time: 8:00)
All Glorious (Dorothy Gates)   $29.95
 

The hymn tune used in this short treatment is Hanover.  Some of the words associated with this tune are, “O worship the King all glorious above.”  The thought of our King being ‘all glorious’ fascinated the composer who set out to create a sound world of splendor.   The music is very energetic and effervescent, springing from a heart full of praise to our King for His great love for us.

O worship the King, all glorious above;
O gratefully sing His power and His love;
Our shield and defender, the Ancient of Days,
Pavillioned in splendor and girded with praise.

Also Sprach Zarathustra (Strauss, arr. Peter Graham) $39.95
 
Also Sprach Zarathustra was first performed on November 27, 1896 under the baton of the composer in Frankfurt. It is one of Richard Strauss' five tone poems for orchestra and is based on a large philosophical poem by Nietzche. The introduction, depicting a spectacular sunrise, can stand alone and as such has been widely used in television and cinema. Peter Graham's transcription is a welcome addition to the brass band repertoire.
Tuba/Euphonium Solo - Badinage (Kevin Norbury)   $39.95
 

Kevin Norbury features a handful of motifs from Leslie Condon's Celestial Morn as the basis for this solo. The title of the piece is a French word which has been absorbed into the English language and means "playful raillery or banter". It was written for a recording project, Blazing Brass, featuring the New York Staff Band and renowned tuba soloist Patrick Sheridan (Time: 5:00)

Building the Faith (Brian Bowen)   $39.95
 

Following Christ's final words on earth (Acts 1:8), the Christian faith was to take hold in all parts of the world as the Holy Spirit worked in the lives of devoted followers. Brian Bowen's powerful extended work is a commemoration of the acts of courage and dedication evidenced in the lives of faith builders throughout the ages. The work utilizes Henry Purcell's tune "Westminster Abbey", the worlds of which are "Christ is made the sure foundation, Christ the head and cornerstone." (Time: 9:00)

Carol of the Bells (Eric Alexander) *ABJ Scoring* $49.95
 
This unusual, jazzy 5/4 arrangement of the Christmas staple is adapted for brass band from the arrangement originally written for the Spiritual to the Bone III CD.
City of God, The (Norman Bearcroft) $49.95
 

The Christian belief that God in Christ will dwell in the hearts of those who accept Him gives new meaning to verses four and ten of Psalm 46. His grace is the river whose streams flow to us in abundant measure when our hearts become His dwelling place:

There is a river whose streams make glad the city of God, which the Most High has made His dwelling. There is a river whose streams make glad the city of our God; He is in the midst of her, She shall not be moved, and He will help her at the break of day.

Be still, be still and know that I am God. Be still, be still and know that I am God.
Be still, be still, be still.

Cry of the Warriors, The (Ralph Pearce)   $39.95
 

Dedicated to the composer's father, the late Major Ralph C. Pearce, the music is a depiction of what the great old hymn, "Soldier, Rouse Thee!" by Charlotte Elliott (1789-1871) describes as "fightings within and fears without". The work came about after a request from Bandmaster Ronald Waiksnoris for the New York Staff Band's tour of Great Britain in 2003. The title is taken from the verse of the song:

Hark I hear the warriors shouting;
Now the hosts of hell we're routing.

Duke Street Intrada (Carmichael, arr. Philip Rayment)   $49.95
 

Duke Street Intrada is a lively opener for brass band, based on a 1970's arrangement by Ralph Carmichael for brass choir.Carmichael is an American composer/arranger who also wrote orchestral, choral and jazz works throughout his career. He was one of the pioneers of taking well known hymns and creating crossover arrangements in big band style. The song text which forms the basis of this arrangement is Jesus Shall Reign.

Cornet Ensemble - Eternal Song (Joseph Turrin)   $59.95
 

Eternal Song was written for Chris Jaudes, trumpet soloist and The Salvation Army's New York Staff Band for a recording project in 2005. The composition is based on the song, Colne. It features a cornet section of six players, which includes Eb Soprano Cornet and five Bb cornets. Accompanying the six cornets are two baritones, three trombones, two euphoniums, Eb Bass, Bb Bass and three percussion. The main tune is introduced by the cornet section and written in a 3/4 jazz waltz style. As the piece develops, it moves out of 3/4 from time to time and expands on some of the rhythmic and melodic qualities of the original hymn tune.

First Suite in Eb (Holst, arr. Keith Wilkinson)   $49.95
 

Gustav Holst’s First Suite in Eb for Military Band was composed in 1909 and is universally regarded as a classic of the symphonic band literature.  This transcription was prepared in response to a request from Staff Bandmaster Ronald Waiksnoris for the 2003 UK Tour by the New York Staff Band.

Cornet Solo - Flashback (Brian Bowen)   $39.95
 
The origin of this solo dates back to 1962 when it was first titled In My Saviour's Care. Soon after, however, the music was withdrawn from circulation and discarded. Many years later a copy of the score was found and in 1987 the composer decided to make the present revision. Recollection of bygone days and the solo's retro air-and-variations form prompted the current, more succint title.
Flourish and Dances (Kevin Norbury)   $29.95
 

Stylized aspects of 16th-century dances and ceremonial music provide the underpinning to this suite by Kevin Norbury. The suite is divided into four secions: the brilliant "Flourish", a "Pavane" which is slow and processional-like, the delightful "Basse Dance" and the exquisite "Hornpipe" -- a lively dance with a decidedly Scottish flavor to it which gets quicker and quicker. (Time: 6:30)

Hymn for Diana (Joseph Turrin)   $29.95
 

In the days and weeks following Diana's death, American freelance composer Joseph Turrin found himself wishing to pay tribute to the Princess and her life's work. This composition is the result of his desire to express not only his own personal sense of loss but also of hope. While the piece does not seek to convey any particular relgious meaning, listeners and performers alike will feel their spirits lifted by the elegant melodies found therein. (Time: 5:30)

Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring (Bach, trs. Erik Leidzen)   $39.95
 

Erik Leidzen first transcribed this famous chorale prelude for the famed Goldman Band of New York City. Carl Fischer, Inc., published this pace-setting arrangement for wind band within months of its 1936 premiere in Central Park. It has long been hailed as a model of elegant, economical wind band scoring in which the arranger masterfully handles the many colors of the modern concert band. Leidzen completed the brass band version in the early 1950's as part of a larger series of Bach transcriptions written either for the New York Staff Band or for the Star Lake Band at Star Lake Musicamp.

*NEW* Kingsfold (Len Ballantine)   $45.00
 

"Kingsfold" is the name given to a British folk melody associated with the words of Jessie Adams’ hymn, “I feel the winds of God today, today my sail I lift.” The tune was originally arranged for church use by Ralph Vaughan Williams who loved to use folk influences in his larger orchestral works. This setting for brass band attempts to highlight both the sea imagery of the text and the modal harmonic world of Vaughn Williams’ writing. In doing so, we are confronted by the wistful longing of the soul to find faith and safety in the nearness of Christ’s presence. Thought by some scholars to date back to the Middle Ages, Kingsfold is a folk tune set to a variety of texts in England and Ireland. The tune was published in English Country Songs (1893), an anthology compiled by Lucy E. Broadwood and J. A. Fuller Maitland. After having heard the tune in Kingsfold, Sussex, England (thus its name), Ralph Vaughan Williams introduced it as a hymn tune in The English Hymnal (1906) as a setting for Horatius Bonar's "I Heard the Voice of Jesus Say" (488). Shaped in classic rounded bar form (AABA), Kingsfold has modal character and is both dignified and strong. It is well suited to either unison or harmony singing. (Time 8:30)

Trombone Feature - My Shepherd (Brenton Broadstock)   $29.95
 

Isaac Watts' hymn paraphrase of Psalm 23 ("My Shepherd will supply my need") was anonymously wed to an American folk humn tune back in the 1800's. It has attracted the attention of many composers and arrangers ever since. Noted Australian symphonist Brenton Broadstock's gorgeous treatment for trombones will be a worthwhile addition to any brass band's repertoire. (Time 4:00)

Odyssey (Kevin Norbury)   $44.95
 
Kevin Norbury's powerful major work was selected as the Championship Section test piece of the 1999 European Brass Band Championships held in Munich. The piece was inspired by the ancient Celtic hymn "Be Thou My Vision" and Dante's Inferno. The mood of the music at its commencement is brooding and troubled, with angular melodic lines, dissonant harmonies and pounding rhythms. The work undergoes a number of stylistic changes in the course of its progress -- from the seriousness of the opening to exuberance and triumph at the end. (Time: 12:30)
Praise the Lord with Drums and Cymbals for Organ and Brass Band (Elert, arr. Kevin Norbury) $29.95
 
Sigfrid Karg-Elert (1877-1933) was a prolific composers of music for both the kunstharmonium and organ. Much of his music is well established in the organist's repertoire. This festive piece became popular in an arrangement for organ and brass quintet. Kevin Norbury's arrangement is scored for organ and brass band or soli brass band. (Time: 4:30)
Ravenhill Suite (Dorothy Gates)   $39.95
 
The suite is based on three well-known Irish folk songs, I’ll Tell Me Ma, My Lagan Love and The Flower of Sweet Strabane.  These three songs loosely represent various times in the composer's life while growing up in Belfast, Northern Ireland.  The piece, while dedicated to the Ayr Paris Band, is also dedicated to the memory of her family home on the Ravenhill Road in Belfast (across from the river Lagan).  Some happy memories, some sad, but always . . . always . . .  good times!
Rhapsody Noel (Joseph Turrin) $44.95
 
Rhapsody Noel was commissioned by the New York Philharmonic Brass Quintet and premiered on December 10, 2006 at Avery Fisher Hall in a joint concert with the Canadian Brass. Although composed for double brass quintet and percussion, it was transcribed by the composer for brass band in 2007. The piece is based on the following carols: Hark! The Herald Angels Sing, Joy to the World, Deck the Halls, Angels We Have Heard on High, Good King Wenceslas, Jingle Bells and We Wish You a Merry Christmas.
Saved to Serve (Norman Bearcroft) $29.95
 
The inclusion of the song, "On we march with the Blood and the Fire, to the ends of the earth we will go", could be the theme song of SAWSO (Salvation Army World Services Organization), for which this was written upon the retirement of its leader, Major Harden White.
Shine as the Light (Peter Graham)    $39.95
 

Peter Graham's return to the famed Star Lake Musicamp in 1996 was marked by the wildly successful premiere of this composition -- a piece which is dedicated to the memory of New York Staff Bandsman Al Honsberger. The piece features three songs relating to light, "The Candle of the Lord", "Walk, Walk, Walk in the Light" and "The Light Has Come" which concludes the work. The unfolding of the symphonic development leads to a literal blaze of sound, and, symbolically, spiritual enlightenment. (Time: 8:00)

Trombone Feature - There Is a Redeemer (Ralph Pearce)   $39.95
 

On Thursday, September 6, 2001, Bandmaster Ronald Waiksnoris called the composer and asked him to consider setting the worship song There Is a Redeemer for trombones. Work was commenced on the evening of September 10, 2001. Upon waking on September 11, 2001, the composer was confronted, as was the rest of the world, by the obscenity of the attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon. Suddenly, this request for the New York Staff Band took on a different life. It is a tribute to those fellow Salvationists who serve those who serve. It is also a personal statement, as the composer believes that Jesus, our Redeemer, is the only solution to the world's problems:

There IS a Redeemer.

Cornet Duet - To Set the People Free (Bruce Broughton) *ABJ Scoring*   $44.95
 
The joy of freedom is the main feature expressed in this cornet duet, the title of which refers to the ringing bells of Heaven "pealing forth the anthem of the free." The song "Sweet Chiming Bells" introduces the soloists and is heard throughout as a countermelody to the variations on the main theme, "Ring the Bells of Heaven."
Truth Aflame (Kevin Norbury)   $49.95
 
Kevin Norbury takes a late 19th-century Salvation Army song, "Thou Christ of burning, cleansing flame ... send the fire!" as the central idea of this spectacular overture. He presents two contrasting settings of this holiness anthem. The first is a recent praise and worship style rock setting that appears as the secondary subject of the initial exposition. The second, the slower moving congregational tune appears in the latter section. Fragments of both provide, along with some original music, the basis of the symphonic argument. (Time: 9:00)
Euphonium Solo - You Raise Me Up (Loveland/Graham, arr. Dorothy Gates)   $39.95
 
You Raise Me Up has become popular recently with singers like Josh Grobin (US) and Westlife (UK). Aaron Vanderweele, principal euphonium with the New York Staff Band, requested the composer to arrange this song for his solo CD Air 'N Variations (2005). (Time: 5:00)
Young Crusaders (Andrew Mackereth) *ABJ Scoring* $39.95
 
This flexible arrangement for elementary players was written for the Profile Night 30 festival in 2008. That performance featured approximately 180 young musicians from the Greater New York area. The piece can be presented as an instrumental solo, duet or double band feature. The music is based on the tune Ascalon ("Fairest Lord Jesus") but quotes respectfully from the march Crusaders by Sir Dean Goffin.

 





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