Economies in the brass world

James Yelland

Well-Known Member
Following on from arrivals at the Bandsman's ball.........

In these times of economic stricture we all need to tighten our belts. With this in mind, nominations for more economic versions of all things brass are invited. I have a few of my own to start us off...

From Edward Gregson, Of Men and Molehills.
An old testpiece classic, Diadem of Electroplated Nickel Silver.
Greyscales (formerly Gilbert Vinter's Spectrum).
Concerto Parvo (bit scholarly, that one).
The Model Shipbuilders.
My Modest Savings Account (formerly Wilfred Heaton's My Treasure).

Rent-As-You View Cory Band.
Besses o'the Shed Band.

The trombonist Lindsay Shilling becomes Lindsay Sixpence.

And will you please welcome Ronald Responsible-Drinking (formerly Ronald Binge).

Dave Payn

Active Member
Philip Sparke - Music for a Coffee Morning

Matthew Locke - Music for His Prince's Recorders and Pennywhistles

Music for the Common Man - Kenneth Downie - needs no change!

neither does George Gershwin - I Got Plenty O' Nuttin'

Ron Goodwin - 111 Squadron

Malcolm Arnold - Padstow Paddle-Steamer

Leroy Anderson - Buglers' Half Day Annual Leave

Leroy Anderson The Stencil Set (replacing The Typewriter)

Gilbert Vinter: James Cook - Cabin Boy


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Gareth Wood: A flower in a Welsh window box

Piet Swerts: Link

Denis Wright: Overture for a bit of a do

Gordon Jacob: Lion of youth

Philip Sparke: Between Windsor & Bracknell

Peter Graham: Harrison's Daydream

Arthur Bliss: An age of deuces

Derek Bourgeois: The imp and the pond

Ray Steadman Allen: On Ratcliff pavement

Philip Wilby: New Barnett

Irving Berlin: Alexander's one-man band

Arthur Bliss, arr Ball: Check!

Dave Payn

Active Member
John Cage - 2'11''

Vincent Youmans - Tea for Me

Katie Moss - The Weed Dance

Wagner - Elsa's Saunter to the Church Hall

Bryan Adams - Everything I Do, I Do it For Meself

Suppe: Peasant and Peasant

Brian Fahey: At the Sign of the Swinging Finger Cymbals

George Kleinsinger - Tubby the Tenor Horn


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Herbert L. Clarke: From the banks of the duckpond

Richard Rodgers: I could have danced a little bit longer

Rodney Newton: King of Elfland's steward's nephew's daughter

Paul Hindemith: Concert music for trumpet & violin

Cole Porter: Who wants to have a five-pound note?

Rodney Newton: The Prince Curates

George Gershwin: Wintergreen for Congress!


Edward Gregsons(Ed Cornish Pasty) : Dances and some little dittys I thought of on the way back home from the pub(Dances and Arias)

Percy Fletcher: S'n'alright tune that! (Epic Symphony)

Backyard of the sod of grass and a bit a spit on m'shoe! (Land of the Mountain & the Flood)

Cesar Frank (Some roman bloke):Some bloke with a pointy stick (The accursed huntsman)

Eric Ball;Pub quiz for some hunks of shiny metal (Tournament for Brass)

A few loud bangs...was nowt really! (Blitz)

Day of the small lizard thingy (year of the Dragon)

Some pedantic little bugger in a puddle (Devil and the deep blue sea)
Some graffiti on wall of chippy(English Heritage)

Dave Payn

Active Member
Former PJBE and London Brass trombonist David Purser becomes David Piggybanker

Baroque trumpeter Michael Laird becomes Michael Tenant

Way Down Yonder in New Buckenham

Rossini: The Italian Girl in Aldershot

Irving Berlin: And the Band Played One More Number and Bu**ered Off To The Pub

Irving Berlin: Annie Get Your Water Pistol

Franz Lehar: Bronze and Copper Waltz

Philip Wilby: The Homing Pigeon Descending

Partichela: Mexican Flat Cap Dance


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Die Garnele (shrimp)

Pink Floyd:

Some bloke:
The Girl from Ipswich
Farthings from Heaven
The Under-Scullery-Maid of Sheba
If I Were A Reasonably Well-off Man
Brass and Nickel Waltz
The Beautiful Blue Severn

I'm tired...

Dave Payn

Active Member
Handel: Music for the Back Garden Sparkler Display

Bach: Sheep May Safely Blaze (credit to Peter Schickele - alias PDQ Bach for that one)

Gershwin: S'Alright, I s'pose

Porter: Another Opening, Another Closure.

George Cory; I Left My Heart in Sandhurst

Rimsky Korsakov: The Flight of the Midge

Mozart: Eine Kleine Abend Mit Radio Zwei

Marvin Hamlisch: from the James Bond fillm, The Snitch Who Thought I was OK; Nobody Does it At All.

Irving Berlin: Flat Cap, S*ite Tie and T shirt

Well Worth It

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Cotton threads amongst the nylon ones.

Fête Music - (from Festival)

0.76 Trombones.



Wonderbrick (oasis)

No: Money, money, money. (ABBA)

Dave Payn

Active Member
Eton Paddling Song

London Derrière

Bantock: The Tadpoles of Aristophanes

Stravinsky: The Private's Tale

Prokofieff: Love of Three Satsumas

Prokofieff: Peter and the Poodle

Britten: Young Person's Guide To The Viola Section


Active Member
"The Slighty Singed Budgie" - Stravinsky

"Budgie On A Lower Perch" - Philip Wilby

"Entry Of The Fumigators" - Fucik

"Budgiesbush" (a Whit Friday favourite)

"Elsa Goes to Church By Taxi" - Wagner

"Music for the Royal Firelighters" - Handel

"March From The Twigs Of Rome" - Respighi


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Maybe it's because I once went to London on a day trip

Mahler: Symphony of a handful

Trumpets a little cross

Tipperary's just round the corner :oops:

Under a flag

Bourgeois: Thicket of Dean


Hoagy Carmichael - Starbucks
William Rimmer - The Aussies
Robert Simpson - Synergy
Derek Bourgeois - Saddam and the Deep Blue Sea



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Alan Hovhaness: And God created little dolphins . . .

A coin in the puddle

Arrividerci, Romney

Kurt Weill: the penny sing-along

Sir Arthur Sullivan: The lost note


Supporting Member
Gilbert and Sullivan - The Rowboatmen
John Gay - The Beggars Singalong
Andrew Lloyd Webber - Cat
Philip Sparke - A few bits of broken glass in a tube
David Heneker - 1/4 of a sixpence
Ennio Morricone - The Good and the Bad
Ennio Morricone - Gabriel's flageolet
Ennio Morricone - The Small Wesleyan Chapel
Led Zeppelin - Stepladder to the top of our stairs

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