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:-
I'm delighted to announce the publication of some more new solos with piano accompaniment:-
The full list is:-
Flowerdale from Hymn of the Highlands
Lairg Muir from Hymn of the Highlands...
Following many requests, Anglo Music Press has now published
for Soprano Cornet (or Piccolo Trumpet) and Piano
This is available from De Haske:-
Also just released:-
for Eb Horn and Piano
I'm delighted to announce that my
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!
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...
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...
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...
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)
Woody English (Solo Trumpet, US Army...
Two popular euphonium solos are now available with piano accompaniment.
A follow-up to Pantomime, written for David Childs
SUMMER ISLES from Hymn of the Highlands
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
SEE AMID THE WINTER'S SNOW
O HOLY HIGHT
CAROL OF THE SHEPHERDS
all are within the scope of bands of all...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
A selection of Christmas numbers from the Anglo Music catalogue, all arranged by Philip Sparke
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
A short and slick Broadway-style march
A novelty march that can be used to bring players on stage one-by-one
A two-movement cornet solo describing a weekend in New York. The slow, bluesy movement can be played on its own
Variants on an...
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????