*NEW* The Big Country - Perfect Opener

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  1. The Perfect Opener...

    The Big Country
    By Jerome Moross (Section 2+)

    The opening of the main theme from ‘The Big Country’ is as iconic as any western theme ever written. The flourish from the strings (or cornets in our case!) allow your band to show off with detailed playing that is sure to grab your audience’s attention from the word go. The film’s composer, Jerome Moross was nominated for an Academy Award for his work on the soundtrack, but lost to ‘The Old Man and the Sea’ scored by Dimitri Tiomkin. This arrangement by Andi Cook faithfully recreates the excitement from the main theme that is now known throughout the world. This title has never before been publicly available to brass bands until now and is sure to be a hit with bands and audiences.
    Full score & parts: £20.95
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    King Of The Road (Bass Trombone/Eb Bass SOLO)
    By Roger Miller (Section 3+)
    If there was one song that would encapsulate the laid back, easy-going nature of the bass trombone player - this is it! Roger Miller’s classic 1964 song has now been skilfully arranged by Lee Rogers which can feature either the bass trombone or Eb Bass. The band parts also enjoy the laid back nature of the soloist with the melody featuring throughout different sections. Recorded by Dean Martin, The Proclaimers, Jerry Lee Lewis & countless other, this item is pure entertainment and just begs for the soloist to endure the “hobo” look as the song’s lyrics describes. A must for all bands.
    Full score & parts: £20.95
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    *FREE SOLOIST PART ON REQUEST - EMAIL sales@penninemusic.com

    If We Hold On Together (Section 3+)
    from 'The Land Before Time'
    By James Horner & Will Jennings

    The music of James Horner is known around the world for his strong, heart-warming melody lines that featured in such films at 'Titanic' and 'An American Tail'. Released in 1988, 'The Land Before Time' was made by the same film creators of 'An American Tail' and so, James Horner and Will Jennings were the obvious choice to create the movie's soundtrack, following the success of 'Somewhere Out There' (from 'An American Tail'). They didn't disappoint, and the main title track 'If We Hold On Together' became a success both on the screen and off when it was released as a single by Diana Ross in 1989. Now arranged by Gavin Somerset, this release will take a generation back in time to the story of Littlefoot, who embarks upon journey with 4 friends as they search for the Great Valley. A great item for all bands

    Full score & parts: £20.95
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    For more details on these pieces and to see/hear these new releases as well as the rest of our catalogue, please visit our web-site at http://www.penninemusic.com where you can order online or e-mail to sales@penninemusic.com, or ring us on 0785 251 9763
  2. Blades4Ever

    Blades4Ever Member

    Steve Shimwell did an arrangement of "The Big Country" for Jaguar Cars (City of Coventry) Band for their American tour in 1987. The band also made a cassette recording in a New York studio which included "The Big Country".
  3. Brighouse also recorded the piece too. Unfortunatly, none of the arrangements were ever published or made available.
  4. ChrisHatch

    ChrisHatch Member

    Up until the last note I was going to suggest getting it. But when I saw the sop finished on a long top D I had a sudden change of mind.
  5. Not to worry, we can always provide your band with a score that has it taken down an octave (the MD will never know!!! ;-))
  6. trumpetmike

    trumpetmike Well-Known Member

    How many sop players will then just take it up because they are sop players :)
  7. Thirteen Ball

    Thirteen Ball Active Member

    The piece was arranged for the Skelmanthorpe band, at the request of their MD John Roberts. Their sop player, Mike Kilmartin considers that to be middle register.... ;-)

    It'd sound fine down the octave though.
  8. John Brooks

    John Brooks Well-Known Member

    The Big Country is a great theme; I''ve got an old recording made by Grimethorpe (arr. Stephens) and it works well with brass imho. Will look forward to hearing this arrangement.
  9. murr

    murr Member

    Will you be at Cheltenham with these pieces
  10. Yes, we'll be at Cheltenham & we'll also be at...

    Fleetwood Contest,
    St. Helen's,
    Leicester Contest

    & others too before the end of the year!

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