Tooting my own horn!
The following pieces below have been arranged by me, Dr. Jim Fox.
This trombone trio is an arrangement of the opener from the Broadway Musical "Hairspray." It is a difficult piece and required three excellent bone players. The first bone must be able to play quite high for most of the four minutes of the tune. In fact it comes with a the part written in Tenor Clef for those trombonists who can read that clef. I will help them by making them read less ledger lines. It has a true bass trombone piece that is fast moving and low part. The second part is an embouchure work out.
It was difficult to reduce a full symphony score to three parts, but I thing I did a relatively decent job. This arrangement is done under full copyright permission. The piece is for sale at Sheet Music Plus.
- This a British style brass band arrangement of Brahms' Trio, Opus 8 (for piano, violin, viola) that uses the major themes from Movement 1. It runs around 5 1/2 minutes long, has deep chords, running triplets, and some incredible themes. Brahms was a master at filling and changing chords by using techniques such as running triplets.
- Other parts are filled with full, deep chords made by the brass band that is much deeper than the original piano accompaniment and give a unique sound that only a brass band can provide.
- Instead of using the full Movement 1 as Brahms wrote it, just the melodies were used and woven throughout the piece.
- It is a difficult piece with an extensive Marimba part as the primary percussion part. If after purchasing the score, you have trouble with the parts, email me at the address listed on the cover page. Speaking of the cover, Brahms had a love affair with early trains.
Brass Band Music for Sale
The pieces below come from Sheet Music Plus and/or Score Exchange. These pieces in many cases could and should be sold by major publishers - but as anyone has found out it is hard to "break in" with a publisher.
The need has become so acute, that highly quality composers and arrangers have turned to these companies to publish some great pieces that you cannot find anywhere else.
Also, if your band buys a selection from this page, the radio station receives a percentage which goes into the donation coffers.
I have several projects I would like to add to the station. A system to view the Album Covers of the tracks playing is a top project, but will take some fancy programming which I will have to pay a programmer. Some other nice functions I also have in mind.
Below are some fairly priced and good independent Brass Band arrangements from www.sheetmusicplus.com & www.scoreexchange.com. Music is a large expense to some bands. Hopefully, some of these may ordered or downloaded by bands that will give them some interesting music and help the radio station.