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  1. Websters PPP; Preparation, Practice, Performance

    A concise approach based on the physiology, methodology and psychology of brass playing. Forward by James Gourlay; ‘Roger Webster, as almost everyone involved in the World of brass playing will know, is internationally renowned as a soloist who combines impeccable technique with unparalleled artistry. He is also a respected pedagogue who combines his vast experience as a performer with research into the World's best teaching methods. I am therefore delighted to recommend this book, which combines science with common sense, wisdom with practicality. It should become an indispensable tool for teachers of all brass instruments, who might use it to develop their skills, and, of course, for students, who will, through the daily application of the principles contained herein, find the path to self-development and fulfilment as musicians. Dr. Webster should be justly proud to have made such an important contribution to brass pedagogy.’ CD included.
    £19.95
  2. The Proclaimers

    A History of the New York Staff Band A revised and updated edition of the earlier publication, Heralds of Victory.
    £14.95
  3. The Best of Brass

    Those that count themselves part of the 'brass band movement' cannot live and work for long before coming across Roy Newsome. As a conductor, broadcaster, composer, teacher, adjudicator and entrepreneur, Roy has been a centre-pin of the movement since the Second World War and his influence is enormous. This autobiographical volume is as compendious as his career is all-embracing, charting his early days in Elland, his golden period at Black Dyke, his journeyman years in command of some of the world's greatest bands and fulsome times working tirelessly with Brass in Concert, Salford University, the National Youth Brass Band of Great Britain and BBC Radio's Listen to the Band. Now enjoying a hectic retirement, we are grateful to 'Dr Roy' for finding time to share his memories. In this volume of reminiscences, Roy Newsome reveals more of himself, more of the man that others admire, and draws an affectionate picture of the movement that he has served and shaped in equal measure for so long.  
    £14.99
  4. The Best of Both Worlds

    In The Best of Both Worlds, Salvation Army officer Colonel Brindley Boon delves deep into memories covering nine decades to provide a record of an extraordinary life. His twin loves of music and journalism provide the framework for this fascinating autobiography. But, more than that, every experience he recollects seems to shine with his love for God and his desire to serve Him.  Colonel Boon died in March 2009.
    £9.99
  5. Portraits: A Month in the Life of The Salvation Army

    Portraits: A Month in the Life of The Salvation Army is a fascinating insight into the life, work and mission of The Salvation Army in the United Kingdom and Republic of Ireland today. During October 2011 Salvation Army corps (churches) and centres were invited to take 'snapshots' of their ministry. While some images were specially commissioned, most of the pictures in this book were taken by those at the grass roots of the organisation: members, employees, volunteers and service users.Portraits is a record of the Army through their eyes. With 160 pages and more than 500 images in both full colour and black and white, this high-quality hardback publication includes messages from Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and the current international leader of The Salvation Army, General Linda Bond. This book is not just for those associated with The Salvation Army; it is for anyone interested in an historical movement that continues to make its mark in the 21st century. Published to coincide with the centenary of the final public address of the Army's Founder, General William Booth, in May 1912,Portraits contains inspirational images, stories and quotes which demonstrate that God, who raised up The Salvation Army, is still at work in the world.
    £14.95
  6. New York Staff Band

    A new, 100 page, 'coffee table' book with high quality images that offers current history of the New York Staff Band in its 125th year, including the band's March 2012 appearance at Carnegie Hall with The King's Singers and Philip Cobb.
    £14.95
  7. ISB120...The Story

    This book takes a 'behind-the-scenes' look at that mission-led occasion when all eight Salvation Army staff bands of the world joined together to celebrate the 120th anniversary of The International Staff Band. The book reflects how the whole of The Salvation Army world became engaged and energised into creating a sense of community, goodwill and optimism by this ground-breaking event. With a foreword by General Linda Bond, an introduction by International Staff Bandmaster Stephen Cobb and a multitude of photographs to remind us of the unique occasion, the book contains input from a broad variety of people who witnessed the occasion. As well as contrubitions from a chosen member of each staff band, it includes relevent insight from Commissioner Betty Matear (UK and Ireland Territorial leadership), Dr Ronald Holz (overseas guest),Andrew Woodhouse (former International Staff Bandsman),Dudley Bright (composer), Sue Blyth (music leader at Westminster Central Hall), Philip Biggs (Cadogan Hall and Royal Albert Hall audience member), Major Paul Johnson (a view from The Mall) and Lance Corporal Glen Little (a Salvationist and a musician in the Band of the Scots Guards, on duty in the Buckingham Palace).
    £19.95
  8. In Good Company

    In Good Company covers a wide expanse of time and space in Salvation Army history. The author, Lieut-Colonel Norman Bearcroft, was born in the UK in 1926 and now in retirement serves his Lord in the USA. His memoirs take the reader on a fascinating journey from Wallsend to New York via Alderney, London, Canada, Ukraine, Zimbabwe and Australia, to name just a few stops along the way. The book covers such ground as the first National School of Music, the re-formation of the Canadian Staff Band, the founding of The International Staff Songsters and much more besides. His personal insights and powers of storytelling bring historical events to life. As Lieut-Colonel (Dr) Ray Steadman-Allen OF writes in his Foreword: 'The book is not only about Norman but also a first-hand account of his Army world, its personalities and occasions. It makes a humorously-laced, informative and inspiring read.'
    £9.99
  9. From Bible Class to World Class

    Brass bands and their music have woven a golden thread in the tapestry of British cultural life for approaching 200 years. Wingates Band is one of the oldest and finest of the thousands of bands which have thrilled generations with their stirring sounds. From Bible Class to World Class  chronicles the band's truly compelling story which began in the middle of Queen Victoria's reign! 
    £13.95
  10. Cory, Cory, Hallelujah!

    Cory, Cory, Hallelujah! traces the proud history of the legendary Cory Band, from its pioneering days as the Ton Temperance Band through 125 years of change to its current status as world leaders in the brass band movement. This substantial book features more than 200 pages and over 150 colour photographs. It also lists hundreds of past members as it records the trials and tribulations of Wales' premier band.  Cory, Cory, Hallelujah! lifts the soul with inspirational tales of success and also captures some of the dark, sad times including the sudden death of T.J. Powell as he conducted a BBC radio broadcast and the tragic bandroom fire of 1990. As the band celebrates its 125th year, Dr Robert Childs povides a compelling and unique insight into the colourful history of Cory Band and also brings the reader up to date with an insight into his working methods.
    £14.95
  11. Brass Bands of The Salvation Army

    In Volume II of Brass Bands of The Salvation Army, Ronald Holz provides detailed study of SA band music and its composers, in the post-World War II era. Following a review of SA instrumentation and scoring, the author analyses a wide range of works, from shorter arrangements to major concert pieces. The volume contains extensive musical examples, charts, and supporting documents. Many works given particular attention are classics such as Just As I Am (Heaton), The Holy War (Steadman-Allen), The Light of The World (Goffin) and The Call of the Righteous (Condon). Volume II will long serve as the source for the study, enjoyment and understanding of the best in SA brass music.
    £14.95
  12. Billy's Band - The Pirates

    Billy is the finest conductor who ever lived. Come and join him and his wonderful band in the second of a series of musical adventures. Billy's Band will entertain children and inspire them to pick up a musical instrument and have a go. Learning an instrument has proven benefits - it helps develop creativity and memory, and compliments the learning of other subjects. Billy believes all children are musical. The activities on the Billy's Band Camp CD cover pitch, tempo, dynamics, duration, texture, timbre and improvisation. This gives children, parents and teachers the opportunity to be imaginative and inventive, whilst having lots of musical fun. The Pirates Come on board for a brand new swashbuckling story in the ‘Billy’s Band’ series. Will Billy and his band of brilliant buccaneers escape a pirate ambush, or will they have to walk the plank? Shiver me timbers! Dan Newell Dan Newell started playing the trumpet at the age of 5 and went on to study trumpet at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama. He has worked with all the major orchestras in the UK and is a member of the London Philharmonic Orchestra and London Brass. He has played on over 50 soundtracks for films including Harry Potter, Lord of the Rings and Shrek movies, Love Actually and Hugo. He has also played with artists including Muse, Elbow, Bryan May, Peter Gabriel and Sir Paul McCartney. Dan has worked in hundreds of schools promoting music and leading workshops. He believes passionately that all children should have the opportunity to enjoy the experience of making music.
    £8.99
  13. Billy's Band - The Jewel Thief

    Billy is the finest conductor who ever lived. Come and join him and his wonderful band in the second of a series of musical adventures. Billy's Band will entertain children and inspire them to pick up a musical instrument and have a go. Learning an instrument has proven benefits - it helps develop creativity and memory, and compliments the learning of other subjects. Billy believes all children are musical. The activities on the Billy's Band Camp CD cover pitch, tempo, dynamics, duration, texture, timbre and improvisation. This gives children, parents and teachers the opportunity to be imaginative and inventive, whilst having lots of musical fun. The Jewel Thief Valerie is thrilled to be playing a solo at the band's next performance, but when world-famous soloist Ivor Nikalot turns up, she has to take a back-seat. Billy assures her that her time will come, and it comes sooner than she thinks when a jewel thieft strikes in Sunnyvale! Dan Newell started playing the trumpet at the age of 5 and went on to study trumpet at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama. He has worked with all the major orchestras in the UK and is a member of the London Philharmonic Orchestra and London Brass. He has played on over 50 soundtracks for films including Harry Potter, Lord of the Rings and Shrek movies, Love Actually and Hugo. He has also played with artists including Muse, Elbow, Bryan May, Peter Gabriel and Sir Paul McCartney. Dan has worked in hundreds of schools promoting music and leading workshops. He believes passionately that all children should have the opportunity to enjoy the experience of making music. John Blackshaw started playing the cornet aged 8, playing in brass bands in Yorkshire including Hammonds Sauce Works. He then went on to study the trumpet at Trinity College of Music, London. After completion of his studies, he stayed in London to freelance and spent many a happy year touring with the New D'Oyly Carte Opera Company. He then moved to Manchester to take part in the production of The Phantom of the Opera. While in Manchester he worked with the Halle, Royal Liverpool, Manchester Camerata, Northern Chamber and Opera North orchestras. He is now a member of the BBC Concert Orchestra. Ryan Weaver has illustrated, designed and animated professionally since 1997. He studied Fine Art at Wimbledon School of Art and then later completed a post-graduate degree in Computer Imaging and Animation at The Sir John Cass Department of Art, Media and Design. In addition to specialising in publishing digital products for childrens education, advertising and entertainment, Ryan has worked on projects for M & C Saatchi, Publicis, Disney and the BBC. He is also a keen musician who plays the cornet to a very high standard!
    £8.99
  14. A Decade Beating Time

    Marking a decade as Music Director of Black Dyke Band, and charting his accomplishments with other high profile bands and musicians across the world, this is Nicholas Childs' 10 Year Diary. Introdued by Philip Wilby, written by Alan Jenkins with photographs from a variety of sources including British Bandsman magazine's John Stirzaker.
    £9.99
  15. 150 Golden Years

    In the history of brass bands, one name stands alone. With a heritage almost as long as the banding movement itself, Black Dyke Band's record stands unequalled by any other band. What makes it so special? Who are the characters that have helped mould this phenomenon? In the band's 150th anniversary year, Dr. Roy Newsome provides a unique insight into this great institution.
    £14.95
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