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Zadok the Priest - Concert Band

Tuesday, 05 June 2018

Zadok the Priest, composed by George Frideric Handel (1685-1759), is the most popular of the four Coronation Anthems he composed for the coronation of George II and sung at every subsequent coronation. The well-known, and deceptively simple introduction, explodes dramatically with the entrance of the chorus. This revised instrumental version in Bb major, arranged by Geoff Kingston for concert band, retains all the power and energy of the original score and ideal for concert programs both sacred ...


Funeral March - Tchaikovsky - Concert Band

Friday, 08 June 2018

Funeral March' is taken from Tchaikovsky's Twelve Piano Pieces - Op.40'. Tchaikovsky wrote a number of shorter works for Piano. Many of these seem to display certain sadness and it is easy to believe that Tchaikovsky expressed his own feelings in these works; the Funeral March is certainly full of pathos tinged with heroic majesty. Arranged by Geoff Kingston this little know work explores the full dynamic range and colour of the Concert Band. This is ideal for an occasion where a grand work is r...


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