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



Blaze of Glory (grade 3)

for Brass Band by Richard Rock

Short fanfare and theme style piece

Commissioned by Fitjar Skulekorps in Norway for the opening of a Wind Farm.

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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.

Sample Score   Sample Sound   Bohemian Solo Part

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Collision Theory (grade 5)

for Brass Band by Stephen Richardson

Premiered by the University of Salford Brass band under Tom Davoren. The piece features electric guitars and synthesizers, this is a clash of music and science!

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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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Dance into the Light (grade 5)

Solo for Tenor Horn and Brass Band by Richard Rock

This piece was commissioned by Anita Milde and the Krohnengen Brass Band for SIDDIS 2015 and recorded by Owen Farr with the Fairey Band for Fairey Tales Vol. 2

This work is a virtuosic horn solo which takes inspiration from Synergy for cornet. This switches from a classical to bossa feel and remains upbeat throughout.

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£ 27.95

 


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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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Dick Tracy (grade 5)

Solo for Euphonium and Brass Band by Richard Rock

Comic book hero Dick Tracy springs to life in this musical adventure

Premiered by David Thornton at the Sonic Fusion Festival in 2014

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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 its 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 and 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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Greenwich Park (grade 3)

for Brass Band by Simon Oliver

A popular style concert item premiered at the Lowry Theatre in 2014

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£ 22.95

 


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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£ 59.95

 


Island of the Setting Sun (grade 4)

for Brass Band by Richard Rock

Commissioned by the Salford University Brass Band Conducted by Howard Evans. The piece follows a traditional ABA structure with energetic passages passing around the band to a lyrical centre based on Irish folk music. The piece is 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 who is a figure in 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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La Dolce Vita (grade 4)

for Brass Band by Simon Oliver

A beautifully crafted melodic work ideal for concerts

Premiered by the Kings Division Brass Band

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Lights on the Tyne (grade 4)

Tuba solo with Brass Band by Simon Oliver

Inspired by a walk along the Tyne at dusk the piece was commissioned by Joe Cook for his second 'Debut' album.

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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

Literally translated as 'My Gallant Darling', first movement from Heroes of Erin. Featuring flugel this is an arrangement from a traditional Irish song lilting in nature.

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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. Written in celeidh fashing the pieces celebrate the fictional character Molly Malone.

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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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£ 22.95

 


Pixie Dust (grade 5)

for Euph/Bari soloist and Brass Band by Richard Rock

Premiered by Brighouse and Rastrick with Ciaran Young on Baritone the piece is a short fantasyworld solo that takes influences from John William's 'Flight to Neverland', 'ET' and other genre filmscores.

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Synergy (grade 5)

for Cornet/Trumpet soloist and Brass Band by Richard Rock

'Synergy' is a combination of influences taken from solos such as 'Charivari' and 'Jubilance' among others to create a modern cornet solo while paying hommage to the classics.

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Sample Sound (I. Into the Unknown)

Sample Sound (II. A New Hope)

Sample Sound (II. The Final Chapter)

The Collapse of the Silver Bridge (grade 5)

trombone solo with Brass Band by Simon Oliver

Inspired by the 'Legend of the Mothman' this piece contains panic, chaos, tragedy, lament and celebration. Commissioned by Brett Baker for his Myths & Legends CD recorded with the Flowers Band

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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

Sample Score   Sample Sound (Elegy)

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£ 44.95

 


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.

The House on Haunted Hill is split into 3 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....'

Sample Score

Sample Sound Mvmt 1: Premonition

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

The House on Haunted Hill conducted by Nick Childs Watch clip

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The Legend of Sleepy Hollow (grade 5)

trombone feature with Brass Band by Richard Rock

A trombone featre commissioned by Brett Baker charactising the plight of Ichabod Crane, a superstitious schoolteacher as he ventures to the village of ‘Sleeply Hollow’

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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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£ 22.95

 


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

Solo for Trombone and Brass Band arranged by Richard Rock

Commissioned for Harlem Nocturne CD - 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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Client List

BBC

Sky Arts

CompanyPictures

Princess TV Productions

EMI Music

Manchester City FC

Smooth Operations

Centre Screen

 

The Fairey Band

Brighouse & Rastrick

Hammonds Saltaire

YBS Band

Brett Baker

David Thornton

Iain Culross

 

University of Salford

GM Hub

Fitjar Skulekorps

Krohnengen Brass Band

Bradford Youth Orchestra