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                               ALBENIZ, Isaac                                                                                    ALWYN, William
                                 (1860-1909)
                                                                                                                                   (1905-1985)
                               Isaac Manuel Francisco Albéniz was a Spanish pianist and
                               composer, best known for his piano works that are based on                                        William Alwyn was born in Northampton on the 7th November
                               Spanish folk music. Born in Camprodon (Girona, Catalonia),                                        1905. He studied at The Royal Academy of Music where, at
                               Albéniz was a child prodigy who first performed at the age of                                     the age of 21, he was appointed Professor of Composition, a
                               four.                                                                                             position which he held for nearly 30 years. Amongst his works
                                                                                                                                 are five symphonies, concerti for oboe, violin, harp and two for
TANGO in D Op.165 No.2 (orch. Sir Malcolm Arnold)                                                                                the piano, various descriptive orchestral pieces, four operas and
Concert Classics Series GMCL116                                                                   much chamber, instrumental and vocal music. In addition to this Alwyn contributed
                                                                                                  nearly 200 scores for the cinema. He began his career in this medium in 1936 writing
Orchestration                                                                                     music for documentaries. In 1941 he wrote his first feature length score for Penn of
2 Flutes, 2 Oboes, 2 Clarinets in Bb, 2 Bassoons (2nd opt.)                                       Pennsylvania. Other notable film scores include: Desert Victory, The Way Ahead, Odd
4 Horns in F (3 & 4 opt.), 2 Trumpets in Bb, 3 Trombones                                          Man Out, The History Of Mr Polly, The Fallen Idol, The Crimson Pirate, The Winslow
Timpani, Percussion (Glockenspiel, Cymbals), Harp                                                 Boy, The Card and A Night To Remember. In recognition of his services to the film
Strings (Violin 1, Violin 2, Viola, Cello, Bass)                                                  medium he was made a Fellow of The British Film Academy, the only composer ever to
                                                                                                  have received this honour. His other appointments include serving as chairman of the
This Tango is probably the best known movement from Albeniz's Espana, originally a                Composers’ Guild of Great Britain, which he was instrumental in forming. He was a
collection of pieces for piano. This orchestration was done by Sir Malcolm Arnold in              director of the Mechanical Copyright Protection Society, a vice-president of the Society
1953 but this is the first time it has been published. It has been played regularly on the        for the Promotion of New Music (S.P.N.M.) and director of the Performing Rights
radio in the intervening years (from manuscript copies) and is included on a Sanctuary            Society. For many years he was one of the panel reading new scores for the BBC. The
Classics/ASV CD entitled "British by Arrangement Vol.2”                                           conductor, Sir John Barbirolli, championed Alwyn's first four symphonies and the first is
GMCL116 Duration: 2½ minutes Grade D                                                              dedicated to him. Alwyn spent the last 25 years of his life in Blythborough, Suffolk,
Pack £26.00 Extra Score £5.00 Extra Parts £1.50                                                   where he completed two operas, Juan, or the Libertine and Miss Julie. In addition to
                                                                                                  chamber and vocal music, he composed his last major orchestral works there. When not
                           ALFORD, Kenneth J.                                                     writing music he spent his time painting and writing poetry and an autobiography entitled
                                 (1881-1945)                                                      Winged Chariot. He died on the 11th September 1985 just two months before his
                                                                                                  eightieth birthday. He was married to Doreen Carwithen - see page XX for her works.
                               Lieutenant F. J. Ricketts was a British Army bandmaster who
                               later became the director of music for the Royal Marines at        SUITE OF SCOTTISH DANCES
                               Plymouth. He wrote under the pseudonym Kenneth J. Alford as        Concert Originals Series GMCO072
                               service personnel at that time were not encouraged to have a life
                               outside the military.                                              Orchestration
                                                                                                  Flute, Oboe, 2 Clarinets in A & Bb, Bassoon
COLONEL BOGEY MARCH (arr.& orch.Peter Lawson)                                                     2 Horns in F, Trumpet in C, Trombone
Concert Classics Series GMCL204                                                                   Percussion (Timpani, Tambourine, Side drum, Triangle,
                                                                                                  Bass drum)
Orchestration                                                                                     Strings (Violin 1, Violin 2, Viola, Cello, Bass)
2 Flutes (2nd db.piccolo), 2 Oboes, 2 Clarinets in Bb,
2 Bassoons, 4 Horns in F, 2 Trumpets in Bb, 3 Trombones,                                          The sources of the tunes from which these arrangements have
Tuba, Timpani, Percussion (4 players: Snare Drum, Triangle,                                       been made are two old books of Scottish airs and dances,
Cymbals (clashed), Tam-tam, Sleigh Bells, Tambourine, Bass                                        c.1790. To quote the title pages, these consisted of
Drum, Glockenspiel, Tubular Bells), Harp (or Keyboard)                                            "Favourite new country dances as danced at the Assembly",
Strings (Violin 1, Violin 2, Viola, Cello, Bass)                                                  and "Neil Gow's most fashionable dances as danced at
                                                                                                  Edinburgh in 1787 and 1788". There are 7 short dances in the suite - The Indian
Colonel Bogey is a march written in 1914. Supposedly, the                                         Queen; A Trip to Italy; Colonel Thornton's Strathspey; Reel - The Perthshire Hunt; Reel
tune was inspired by a military man and golfer who whistled a                                     - Loch Earn; Carleton House; Miss Ann Carnegie's Hornpipe. A recording of this suite
characteristic two-note phrase instead of shouting “Fore!”. It                                    played by the Royal Ballet Sinfonia conducted by Gavin Sutherland is available on
is this descending interval that begins each line of the melody. The name “Colonel                Sanctuary Classics "British Light Music Discoveries", number CDWHL2113.This score
Bogey” began in the later 19th century as the imaginary standard opponent; Edwardian              and parts have been reproduced from the original score and parts published by Oxford
golfers on both sides of the Atlantic often played matches against “Colonel Bogey”.               University Press.
Bogey is now a golfing term meaning “one over par”. The sheet music was a million-                GMCO072 Duration: 7 minutes Grade D
seller, and the march was recorded many times. At the start of World War II, “Colonel             Pack £40.00 Extra Score £9.00 Extra Parts £1.50
Bogey” became part of British way of life when the tune was used for the popular lyrics:
“Hitler Has Only Got One Ball”.                                                                       TRY SOMETHING NEW!
GMCL204 Duration: 4½ minutes Grade D
Pack £45.00 Extra Score £8.00 Extra Parts £1.50                                                        You may not have come across many of the titles
                                                                                                          listed here – or even some of the composers.
                                                                                                          You can hear most of these works and take a
                                                                                                                  look at the score on our website.
                                                                                                                        Try it – you might like it!

         ORCHESTRA GRADING                                                                                                  ALLEN, Chris (1954- )

Attributing a particular level of difficulty to an orchestral piece is awkward! A piece                                          Chris Allen was born in Gorleston, Norfolk in 1954. He
     may be easy for the strings but difficult for the brass; it may feature a tricky                                            studied clarinet at the Royal College of Music and worked as a
        instrumental solo but the other parts may be relatively straightforward.                                                 woodwind teacher in Bedfordshire until his retirement to Suffolk
                                                                                                                                 in 2009. He still devotes time to composition, arranging and
 However, we have now graded our orchestral titles from A (easy) to F (difficult).                                               music-copying; as an experienced clarinettist, he continues to
                     These levels should be taken as a guide only!                                                               play in orchestral and chamber music activities when
                      A = for players up to UK Grade 3 standard                                                                  opportunities arise. His hobbies include walking, cooking,
                          B = Grade 3 to 5 | C = Grade 4 to 6                                                                    painting (in oils, acrylics and pastels) and photography - to all of
                         D = Grade 5 to 7 | E = Grade 6 to 8                                      which he hopes to devote more time in retirement.
                                      F = Grade 7 upwards
                                                                                                  CONCERTINO for Alto Sax, Harpsichord & Strings
                 A PACK includes a full score                                                     Concert Originals Series GMCO028
                  and a complete set of parts
                 including strings 4/4/3/4/2                                                      Orchestration
                                                                                                  Solo alto saxophone
           S indicates that the work is written for, or                                           Harpsichord
                  can be played by STRINGS ONLY                                                   Strings (Violin 1, Violin 2, Viola, Cello, Bass)

                                                                                                  This piece may be for an unusual combination but it works

                                                                                                  very well! The concertino is in three sections; "fast - slow -

                                                                                                  fast" which might also be described as "exciting - reflective -

                                                                                                  cheeky". A reduction for alto sax & piano is also published by

                                                                                                  Goodmusic (catalogue number GM019).  S
                                                                                                  GMCO028 Duration: 8 minutes Grade D

                                                                                                  Pack £26.00 Extra Score £6.00 Extra Parts £1.50
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