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Sparke - Summer Isles

Sparke - Summer Isles

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Difficulty:  III

Another beautiful solo from the pen of Philip Sparke. 

Hymn of the Highlands was commissioned by David King and the Yorkshire Building Society Band for first performance at the 2002 European Brass Band Championships Gala Concert in Brussels.
David King’s imaginative programming had already led to the writing of three such ‘concept’ pieces for brass band – Cry of the Celts, Voice of the Vikings and Windows of the World. The idea was to produce an extended and themed piece, which can act as a half concert to feature a band’s soloists. We decided on a Scottish theme but didn’t use any folk songs.
The entire suite in its brass band version comprises seven movements, all named after locations in the Scottish Highlands. Not all of these were considered suitable for transcription for concert band, so the composer has created Suite from Hymn of the Highlands, which comprises 3 movements: Ardross Castle, Alladale (featuring a saxophone trio) and Dundonnell. The Sword Dance, Strathcarron, and Summer Isles (Euphonium Solo) are also available separately for concert band and can be added to the Suite to form a four- or five-movement work.  This is a setting for euphonium and piano.
Sample:  PDF

Parts:  BC and TC

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