Grading system

Grade 1 - beginner

Grade 2 - junior bands

Grade 3 - youth/school & community bands

Grade 4 - higher school bands, community and university bands

Grade 5 - university and professional/elite bands

Grade 6 - professional/elite bands



Bohemian (grade 4)

Solo for Tenor Horn and Brass Band by Richard Rock

The second movement from the Heroes of Erin suite this tenor horn solo brings together Irish with Middle Eastern(Arabic) music.. Premiered by Chris Sanders with Pemberton Old JJB Wigan band Conducted by Mark Bentham.

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Cloak & Dagger (grade 5)

for Brass Band by Richard Rock

This piece was commissioned by the Hammonds Saltaire Brass Band for their new cd 'The Sorcerer's Apprentice'

‘Cloak and Dagger’ tells the story of confrontation, painting a picture of subterfuge, deception and alarming drama.

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Dawn of a New Age (grade 4)

Fanfare & Theme for Brass Band by Richard Rock

A rousing musical statement heralding the beginning of a new era. The piece is short, opening with a fanfare which is present throughout, and includes a theme representing pride and achievement.

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Elegy (grade 3)

Cornet/Flugel solo from 'The Hidden Soul of Harmony' for Brass Band by Richard Rock

This piece is part of a suite commissioned by Fitjar Skulekorps and their conductor Sveinn Koppang from Norway which took the soloist prize at it’s premiere in the Sotrafestivalen contest in 2011.

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Fiero (grade 5)

Cornet solo with Brass Band by Richard Rock

Written for Iain Culross in 2007 the piece explores technical an lyrical aspects of playing for both soloist and band. The piece has mood swings ranging from wild and argumentative to smooth and sensitive, but is always performed with ‘Fiero’ – the Italian word for ‘proud’.

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Heroes of Erin (grade 4)

Suite for Brass Band by Richard Rock

A suite of Irish music commissioned by Prof. David King for the University of Salford Brass Band. The suite is in 4 movements 'Mo Ghile Mear' - full band with small flugel feature, 'Bohemian' - Horn Solo, 'Lucht Siuil' - Cornet Solo and 'Molly's Wake' - Band feature.

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Island of the Setting Sun (grade 4)

for Brass Band by Richard Rock

Premiered by the Salford University Brass Band Conducted by Howard Evans. Inspired by a book of the same name from Mythical Ireland

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Kronos (grade 5)

for Brass Band by Richard Rock

Recorded on the Wingates CD "Extremes" under Andrew Berryman.

This piece portrays the character of Kronos.

Kronos is a character taken from Greek Mythology, a Titan God, who killed his own father, Uranus, in his lust for power and who also tried to kill his own offspring upon learning from an oracle that one of his children would overthrow him....

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Lucht Siúil (Walking People) (grade 3)

Cornet solo from 'Heroes of Erin' for Brass Band by Richard Rock

During the famine, as Irish people emigrated to Europe, Australia and America, moving on from place to place, searching for somewhere to settle, the main mode of transportation was by foot, after arriving by ship. This is a solemn tune using wandering tonality to suggest the scene at the time.

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Meeting of the Waters (grade 3)

Solo for Flugel/Cornet and Brass Band arranged by Richard Rock

Inspired by the Vale of Avoca, Thomas Moore wrote the song The Meeting of the Waters to an old Irish air, The Old Head of Dennis. The Meeting of the Waters is where the Avonmore and Avonbeg rivers come together to form the river Avoca where the dark wooded river valley of the Vale of Avoca begins.

Recorded on the Fairey Tales Volume 1 - Mike Eccles (Flugel) with The Fairet Band.

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Mo Ghile Mear (grade 3)

for Brass Band by Richard Rock

'My Gallant Darling', first movement from Heroes of Erin. Features flugel and band in an arrangement from a traditional Irish song.

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Molly's Wake (grade 4)

for Brass Band by Richard Rock

Finale to Heroes of Erin. This piece is a combination of a Jig and a Hornpipe.

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One Small Step (grade 3)

for Bb soloist and Brass Band by Simon Oliver

Premiered by Black Dyke's principal euphonium Gary Curtin the piece is a relaxing drift through zero gravity.

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The Bold and the Brave (grade 3)

for Brass Band by Richard Rock

Written for Fitjar Skulekorps and performed at the Sotrafestivalen contest in Norway (2012). The work is adventure music for band telling the story of a hero who rises from the ashes after the death of his parents.

Three Movements - Into the Unknown, A New Hope, The Final Chapter. This piece is 4th section standard.

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The Fire and the Flood (grade 5)

for Brass Band by Richard Rock

A piece based on natural cataclysmic disasters which occur on earth depicting tremors, quakes, volcanic eruptions and tsunamis. This piece is 1st section standard.

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The Hidden Soul of Harmony (grade 3)

for Brass Band by Richard Rock

Written for Fitjar Skulekorps and performed at the Sotrafestivalen contest in Norway (2011). The work is inspired by Peter Graham's Windows of the World, Cry of the Celts and Call of the Cossacks to bring similar sounding works to a new generation of players.

Four Movements - Salsa, Baltic Dance, Elergy & Jambouree

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The House on Haunted Hill (grade 3)

for Brass Band by Richard Rock

Written for Fitjar Skulekorps and performed at the second section school band championships in Stavanger, Norway.

Three movements Premonition, Sanctuary and The Chase. This piece is 4th section standard.

'On a crisp and clear Halloween night, anticipation bubbles and excitement stirs as a fearless young group of pioneers prepare to venture bravely into the wilds of their neighbourhood....'

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Sample Sound Mvmt 2&3: (Sanctuary & The Chase)

The House on Haunted Hill conducted by Nick Childs Watch clip

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The World of Tomorrow (grade 3)

for Brass Band by Richard Rock

Commissioned by the Greenfield Brass Band for a tour to Germany in August 2010.

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Violin Concerto - 2nd Movement (Mendelssohn) (grade 5)

Solo for Trombone and Brass Band arranged by Richard Rock

Recorded on the Harlem Nocturne - Brett Baker (Trombone) with Ratby Co-operative Band.

Felix Mendelssohn's Violin Concerto in E minor, Op. 64 is his last large orchestral work. It forms an important part of the Violin repertoire and is one of the most popular and most frequently performed violin concertos of all time.

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