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  1. Anglo Music Press

    Whit Friday HELP!!!

    A band from Norway needs a baritone and Eb bass for the Whit Friday marches. Short notice, I know, but if anyone needs a blow tomorrow.......
  2. Anglo Music Press

    4BR article on recording performances at contests

    Further to my comments in the following article:- I would like to explain my views on the matter a little further. It is specifically mentioned in Soundcloud's terms and conditions:- that...
  3. Anglo Music Press

    New Solos with Piano by Philip Sparke

    I'm delighted to announce the publication of some more new solos with piano accompaniment:- The full list is:- SOPRANO CORNET Flowerdale from Hymn of the Highlands CORNET Lairg Muir from Hymn of the Highlands...
  4. Anglo Music Press

    New Solos with Piano Accompaniment

    Following many requests, Anglo Music Press has now published Flowerdale for Soprano Cornet (or Piccolo Trumpet) and Piano This is available from De Haske:- Also just released:- Capricorno for Eb Horn and Piano a new...
  5. Anglo Music Press

    4th Section Regional piece announced!

    I'm delighted to announce that my Saint-Saëns Variations has been selected for the 2010 4th section Regional Contests. It is available from directly from my distributors, De Haske, here:- Good luck to all 4th section bands!
  6. Anglo Music Press

    Everyone should see this!

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  7. Anglo Music Press

    New CD from Black Dyke

    A new Black Dyke CD will be released at the RNCM Festival of Brass - Jan 25-27 MUSIC FOR BATTLE CREEK The Music of Philip Sparke Black Dyke Band - Dr Nicholas J Childs I'm delighted to announce that the Black Dyke Band have just recorded a CD of my music on my Anglo Records label. If all...
  8. Anglo Music Press

    New for Christmas

    If you're looking for something new for your Christmas concerts, I've just published:- AN ENGLISH CHRISTMAS brass or concert band with optional SATB choir Based on 6 well-known English carols, this 9-minute fantasy can be played by band alone or by band and SATB choir. See the score and hear...
  9. Anglo Music Press

    Music For Battle Creek

    As has now been announced, I’m delighted to confirm that my new piece MUSIC FOR BATTLE CREEK commissioned by the Brass Band of Battle Creek from the USA, has been selected for this year’s National Championships at the Royal Albert Hall. Until the day of the contest, it will only be...
  10. Anglo Music Press

    New CD for all brass lovers!

    BRASS VIRTUOSI (AR 020-3) is a new CD featuring a collection of my latest brass solo pieces accompanied by wind band. The star-studded line up includes:- Stef Pillaert (Brass Band Willebroek) Euphonium Concerto No 2 David Childs (The Cory Band) Harlequin Woody English (Solo Trumpet, US Army...
  11. Anglo Music Press

    Two new euphonium solos by Philip Sparke

    Two popular euphonium solos are now available with piano accompaniment. ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- HARLEQUIN A follow-up to Pantomime, written for David Childs SUMMER ISLES from Hymn of the Highlands Perfect for...
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    Christmas Titles From Anglo Music Press

    Thinking about your Christmas concerts? Try these new arrangements by Philip Sparke IN THE BLEAK MIDWINTER ONCE IN ROYAL DAVID'S CITY UKRAINIAN BELL CAROL VENI IMMANUEL SEE AMID THE WINTER'S SNOW O HOLY HIGHT CAROL OF THE SHEPHERDS all are within the scope of bands of all...
  13. Anglo Music Press

    New Website: De Haske Online

    De Haske, distributors of my Anglo Music Press catalogue, have just launched a new website which enables you to buy my music and CDs (and theirs!) directly over the internet. Eventually it will be possible to hear sound samples before you buy, but this is a massive job as between us, we...
  14. Anglo Music Press

    New euphonium solo from Philip Sparke

    HARLEQUIN Very much a follow-up to Pantomime, this new solo was commissioned by David Childs. Brass band version now available. Concert band and piano versions to follow. Please contact your nearest dealer or get it directly from your local De Haske office...
  15. Anglo Music Press

    Study Score available for English Championships

    The new English Championships have commissioned me to compose a new test piece for the inaugural contest on July 1st. The piece, called DANCES AND ALLELUIAS, is only available to partaking bands until after the contest, but the full score and a study score have been published by Anglo Music...
  16. Anglo Music Press

    Am I a grumpy old man???

    Dear Readers, What would you do in my position?? A band recently asked me for some music, which I gave them free-of-charge. As they are using it in an entertainment contest, they felt they had to make some cuts for the sake of timing - which I understand, of course. They asked me if this was...
  17. Anglo Music Press

    Music of the Spheres wins major US award

    PRESS RELEASE The US National Band Association selects Philip Sparke’s MUSIC OF THE SPHERES as the winner of the 2005 NBA/William D. Revelli Memorial Band Composition Contest. The NBA Composition Contest has awarded prizes since 1977. It is the desire of the National Band Association that...
  18. Anglo Music Press

    Philip Sparke Christmas releases from Anglo Music

    A selection of Christmas numbers from the Anglo Music catalogue, all arranged by Philip Sparke Veni Immanuel Strong and powerful Mary's Boy Child Very simple, calypso-style Carol of the Shepherds A concert arrangement of the carol 'Quem Pastores Laudavere’ Ukrainian Bell Carol Also...
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    Latest Philip Sparke releases from Anglo Music Press

    MARCHES The Bandwagon A short and slick Broadway-style march Marchissimo A novelty march that can be used to bring players on stage one-by-one SOLOS Manhattan A two-movement cornet solo describing a weekend in New York. The slow, bluesy movement can be played on its own Variants on an...
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    Player psychology

    Some player opinions would be appreciated to the following question If an arrangement of (say) a baroque piece meant that it was difficult to find, for example, percussion and trombones a real role, would you prefer to sit the piece out or have only one or two notes to play and feel involved????