Shenandoah arrangement sought

Dave Euph

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Hey, I'm looking for an arrangement of the song "Shenandoah" for Brass Band that I can use with my band. However, I am looking for a specific arrangement that I played with my old youth band before I moved to Huddersfield.

Problem is, I haven't got a clue who arranged it! So, to see if anyone has an idea, I'll try to describe how it goes :) :

- Starts with octave basses before a 3-4 bar phrase by the whole band as an introduction.

- This moves onto a horn solo that plays the "theme" (the original shenandoah song) while the 1st baritone and euphoniums do counter-melodies. The cornets take over the theme before the end of the "verse".

- The next section is similar to the opening with the octave basses preceeding the rest of the band, which leads neatly to the second verse.

- This verse is much grander than before, with sweeping euphonium lines as an accompaniment (a couple of ascending scalic lines may jog some euph players memories :)).

It's not a lot to go on, although any suggestions on any arrangements that you know of (whether it's the right one or not) would be gratefully received. Thanks.
 

dyl

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Dave Euph said:
It's not a lot to go on, although any suggestions on any arrangements that you know of (whether it's the right one or not) would be gratefully received. Thanks.

It's not the one you want, but Leonard Ballantine's 'Mid All The Traffic' is by far the best one I've heard. Highly recommended.
 

HBB

Active Member
I think it's David Beale's from Headline Music (if I remember rightly - the title was writen in really curly script)
 
dyl said:
It's not the one you want, but Leonard Ballantine's 'Mid All The Traffic' is by far the best one I've heard. Highly recommended.

I agree, 'Mid all the Traffic' is gorgeous dave! The one we did at uni, get that one, get that one!!! xx
 

TIMBONE

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Flixton Band did the SA publication "Mid all the Traffic" on their CD, and wow, what an arrangement.
 

Dave Euph

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Alright, wicked, I've got a few promising leads now. Indeed, I agree 'Mid all the traffic is lovely, but I'm seeking the specific arrangement that I loved from my youth banding days, tho I daresay it would be a more than worthy alternative!

Thanks for the replies.
 

Andy_Euph

Active Member
Dave there is a euph solo version by Stephen Bulla, although I don't think thats the one you're after.

There is also an excellent arrangement by Alan Fernie
 

PeterBale

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Staff member
Just to add to the list, there's also a good arrangement by James Gourlay, recorded by him with Brass Band Berner Oberland on the cd "Mountain Song".
 

nickjones

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The Euph arrangement is by Steven Bulla , rosehill or windwood ( ta Mr Sparke) got a set and solo part if difficult to get hold of.
Sorry Peter no Shenedoah on the Mountain Song - BBO Recording
 

PeterBale

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nickjbeaumarisband said:
Sorry Peter no Shenedoah on the Mountain Song - BBO Recording

My mistake - it's on "Festive Brass", and the arrangement is published by Inter-Musique in Switzerland.
 

honey bun

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HBB said:
I think it's David Beale's from Headline Music (if I remember rightly - the title was writen in really curly script)

I think it is this one. We had to play it at Milton Kynes contest a few years ago as the set piece (when MK was entertainments contest) and had it played at my wedding - its really nice.
 

nickjones

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PeterBale said:
My mistake - it's on "Festive Brass", and the arrangement is published by Inter-Musique in Switzerland.
It's ok , just don't do it again..mods making mistakes whatever next..
Festive brass is a great cd , available from the BBO website ,it's a great Mix of JG arranements and brillaint orginal works like Jean Ballissat's 2nd Sinfionetta for Band.
Track listing is
Triple Champions! (Gourlay)
Shenandoah (Trad, arr.Gourlay)
Four Dances from Nutcracker (Tschaikovsky, arr.Gourlay)
Trombonology (Dorsey, arr.Clark)
Chanson Suisse (Trad, arr.Woodfield)
12th Street Rag (Bowman, arr.Gourlay)
Georgia on my Mind (arr.Clark)
The Cossack (Rimmer)
2nd Sinfonietta for Band (Balissat)
La Boda de Luis Alonso (Gimenez, arr.Gourlay)
Feierlicher Einzug (Strauss, arr.Gourlay)

But back on topic , if you can't get hold of set / score / solo part to Steven Bulla's Shenendoah drop me a line and I can get the set over to you.
Ta
 

winterman

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dyl said:
It's not the one you want, but Leonard Ballantine's 'Mid All The Traffic' is by far the best one I've heard. Highly recommended.

I second that.. Only a few weeks ago I dug out my ISB 'Manuscripts' CD to have a listen to it.. very good indeed.
 

Bryan_sop

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Anglo Music Press said:
It's a long time since I heard it, but Steven Bulla did one a few years ago (pub Winwood Music)

I just happen to be sorting our library out and I just happen to have this arr in front of me right now! It's a Euph Solo, Lower band only (Cornets/2nd Euph Tacet) Copyright 1981, published by Rosehill.
 
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