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Great new music on offer — and still in time for Christmas!

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Following a number of enquires Birchfield Music have added a number of fantastic new brass quartet arrangements to the catalogue.


Scored for two cornets, tenor horn and euphonium, these arrangements are of some popular classical numbers and are ideal for different occasions which require a small ensemble such as weddings.

The titles include a selection of easy music and more advanced pieces which should be accessible to players of all standards.

New titles

There are currently seven new titles that include:

Arrival of The Queen of Sheba
The Entertainer
Rondeau from Purcell's 'Abdelazer'
The Heavens Are Telling from Haydn's 'Creation'
Two Hornpipes from Handel's 'Water Music'
Finale from 'William Tell' Overture
Two Baroque Shorts — Featuring Mouret's 'Rondeau' and Charpentier's 'Prelude to a Te Deum'

The music is priced at only £8.95 and £10.95 and includes a full score and individual parts.

Music on the Spot

Birchfield Music's Iain Rayner has responded to a number of requests and has been able to make these pieces available in a short time.

Such is his skill that he recently put together a duet for a customer during a quiet time at the Birchfield trade stands at the contest.


Iain said, "I was asked if I could consider writing a baritone and cornet duet for two young girls who were playing at the Foden's contest and I intended to look at something when I got home.

However, with a lull in the day's proceedings, I was able to arrange a duet from the slow section of my original work 'Barbican' much to the delight of the lady who requested it!"

It is Iain's intention to write more original quartet music and he is already underway with this task to publish very soon.

Birchfield Music's Iain Rayner has responded to a number of requests and has been able to make these pieces available in a short timeBirchfield Music

Site Enhancements

Meanwhile, Birchfield Music have added some important features to their website.

These include an updated store and an enhanced 'Listen' page where you can hear recordings of Iain's music, watch videos of live performances and listen to Sibelius samples of all the music on the catalogue.

This gives an invaluable idea of what all the music sounds like — particularly useful for those who may be looking to try something original.

More information

For more information on any of the music mentioned please visit www.birchfieldmusic.co.uk

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Sunday 19 November • All Saints’ Academy. Blaisdon Way. Cheltenham GL51 0WH

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Monday 20 November • Rotherham Minster - Rotherham s60 1pd

Foden's Band - Matt Ford - Lichfield Cathedral

Friday 24 November • 19A The Close, Lichfield WS13 7LD

Lofthouse Brass Band - Pudsey Churches Together Christmas Concert

Saturday 25 November • Pudsey Parish Church, Church Lane, Pudsey, LS28 7BD LS28 7BD

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Saturday 25 November • Lofthouse Methodist Church, Leeds Road, Lofthouse, Wakefield WF3 3NE

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Wakefield Metropolitan Brass Band

November 17 • FRONT ROW CORNET. SOLO TROMBONE. . The band have an exciting concert/contest/marching schedule ahead. We are looking for a committed front row cornet and solo trombone player to come and join us in the Yorkshire 1st Section! MD: Richard Larder.

Glossop Old Band

November 17 • SOLO TROMBONE. The Glossop Old Band Welcomes applications for the Solo Trombone Chair. The Band will be competing in the First Section as of 2018 and are looking to continue its progression back to the top levels of performance

Craig Roberts

BA (Hons), MA
Conductor / Adjudicator