New Junior Band Music Label

Discussion in 'Sponsor Announcements' started by Pennine Music Publishing, Feb 1, 2011.

  1. Pennine Music Publishing

    Pennine Music Publishing Member

    With most bands these days running their own junior/training bands, there is an increasingly important need for suitable music. This music, as well as being easy enough for the learners to play, must also teach and sound good to the ears of the players so they feel a sense of accomplishment.


    “Brass Monkeys” is the new innovation by Pennine Music Publishing. The music published under this label is designed specifically for junior/training brass bands. Each item is arranged for a full brass band, from soprano to BBb Bass and even includes Drum kit and Glockenspiel parts for your percussionists.

    Many of the parts are doubled up to ensure that you do not need a full compliment of players to perform these pieces. To help with the confusing aspect of the lower instruments written in treble clef, bass clef parts are also included for Baritones, Euphoniums, Trombones and Tuba, meaning that even though the brass band treble clef transposition isn’t primarily taught by teachers to new students, they can still join in as they will be familiar with bass clef.

    As well as all this, each “Brass Monkeys” publication comes with a license from us to the user to allow photocopying of any of the parts supplied with each publication (for use with the group or band that purchased the initial set). That way if you’re lucky enough to have 6 trombones & 5 basses – this isn’t a problem!

    In a nutshell, the “Brass Monkeys” publications feature…

    · Full Score and Full Brass Band Parts
    · Percussion & Tuned Percussion Parts
    · Easy Keys & Time Signatures
    · Bass Clef Parts for Baritones, Trombones, Euphonium & Tuba included
    · An Unlimited Photocopy License for the Purchasing Group or Band
    · Doubling of Parts & So Playable By Small or Large Ensembles
    · High Frequency of Rehearsal Marks So Rehearsal Time Isn’t Wasted
    · Original Compositions & Arrangement of Well Known Tunes
    · Optional Octaves (for your braver players!)

    Two publications are currently available as we launch the product, more are in the pipeline and will be released shortly...

    Warm Up’s

    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. Up’s & 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 excersise requiring very little movement of the fingers, just the lips!

    These 4 excersises are then followed by 3 hymn tune arrangement of Belmont, Crimond & Blaenwerm which can also be used as concert items by your band.

    Full score & parts: £17.95
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    Selection I
    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”.


    Full score & parts: £15.95
    Direct Link -


    Using the code "TMPBM" - Until 28th February 2011, purchase both these full sets for just £25.00.

    To use this code, please email to or ring on 0785 251 9763. PLEASE DO NOT try to order these copies through our web-site as you shall be charged full price for them.

    For more details on these pieces and to see/hear them as well as the rest of our catalogue, please visit our web-site at where you can order online or e-mail to, or ring us on 0785 251 9763
    Last edited: Feb 1, 2011
  2. GJG

    GJG Well-Known Member

    A pub, Surrey, UK
    Why is the rhythm of "Crimond" offset by one beat throughout ... ?
  3. Pennine Music Publishing

    Pennine Music Publishing Member

    The simple answer is...because the wrong 'Scorch' file was uploaded. The correct one is now up! ;-)

    Thank you for letting us know!
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