© 2018 Kevin Ackford
(Brass Band Composer/Arranger/Conductor/Tutor)
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Marches & Openers
Solos with Piano
A slow dreamy opening followed by a pop/rock finish. Great fun to play, the percussion section can let their hair down and audiences love it.
Celtic Rock (Score & Parts)
ISMN 9 790708 175070
A beautiful medley of four traditional Cornish songs: The May Dance (incorporating The Morning Song), Sweet Nightingale and to finish the Cornish anthem Trelawny. A wonderful addition to your concert repertoire.
Four Cornish Songs (Score & Parts)
ISMN 9 790708 1750294
A stunning ballad for band which has all the ingredients need to send shivers down the spines of audiences. Its beautiful melody and pure emotion makes this piece a must for any concert programme
Goodbye My Love (Score & Parts)
ISMN 9 790708 175100
A very tongue in cheek arrangement of this carol. Beginning with solo EEb Bass it then ambles through various styles including Cartoon, Rock & Roll and Swing. This is great fun to play and goes down really well with audiences.
In The Bleak Midwinter (Score & Parts)
ISMN 9 790708 175124
New Beginnings was written as a follow up to Goodbye My Love. This beautiful melody is simple but very effective and had its first public performance conducted by Dr. Goff Richards.
New Beginnings (Score & Parts)
ISMN 9 790708 175148
This haunting melody from the pen of G. F. Handel was once used in a television advert for a well known brand of jeans. A great addition to your concert programme.
Sarabande (Score & Parts)
ISMN 9 790708 175162
Great fun for your Junior Band where just about everyone gets to have a go at the melody.
Junior Bobby Shaftoe (Score & Parts)
ISMN 9 790708 175131
Reflections Of Love started out as a song without words for piano. Kevin had taken this beautiful melody and transcribed it for Brass Band to great effect.
Reflections of Love (Score & Parts)
ISMN 9 790708 175155
This is the second piece of Kevin's space trilogy which takes you on a journey from lift off to exploring space, the journey home and finally landing back on Earth.
Another wonderful addition to your concert repertoire, and audiences love it.
Voyage to the Stars (Score & Parts)
ISMN 9 790708 175193
Windermere is a beautiful descriptive piece in five continuous movements and written as a 4th Section test piece. The movements are as follows: Dawn Of A New Day, The Great Lake, Water Sports, The Storm and Reflections.
Although written as a test piece Windermere Suite also makes a great addition to your concert programme.
Windermere (Score & Parts)
ISMN 9 790708 175209
(Lullaby of Takeda)
Takeda no Komoriuta
A beautiful Japanese folksong telling the story of a young girl who was forcibly sent to work for a rich family on the other side of a mountain to where her village was. Every day as she worked with a baby on her back she was reminded of her family and sang this song to comfort herself.
ISMN 9 790708 175179
A selection from 6 of Johan Strauss II best known waltzes: An Artist's Life/Wine, Women and Song/A Thousand and One Nights/Wiener Blut/Tales from the Vienna Woods and The Blue Danube.
A great classical addition to your programmes. Duration approx. 8:15
Viennese Delights (Score & Parts)
ISMN 9 790708 175186
Said to have been written by S. S. Wesley while sat under a tree in a park in the town, this beautiful melody has been brought up to date by Kevin and was arranged for the Holsworthy Town Band to celebrate their Centenary. With it's modern feel and lilt this is a great addition to your concert programme.
Holsworthy Church Bells (Score & Parts)
ISMN 9 790708 175117
A Suite in 4 movements written for Junior/Training Band and depicting the area around St. Minver in Cornwall. This piece can either be used as a whole or the individual movements work well as standalone pieces.
The movements are: (1) Pityme Parade (2) St. Menafreda (3) Lowlands’Dance (4) Rock Rocks
Sen Menvra Suite (Score & Parts)
ISMN 9 790708 175377
A beautiful modern arrangement of Handel Parker's Hymn complete with Drums and obbligato for Horns and Soprano on the last verse. A huge hit with audiences.
Deep Harmony (Score & Parts)
ISMN 9 790708 175087
A beautiful atmospheric arrangement which takes this Carol back to it's original form which is quite different from the modern day version. Beginning and ending with Flugel, Solo Horn, 1st Baritone and Tenor Drum this is a great addition to your Christmas Repertoire.
Coventry Carol (Score & Parts)
ISMN 9 790708 175414
E Da Sa Qaqa (We Have Overcome) a traditional Fijian Gospel Song made famous in 2016 when the Fijian Rugby Team sang it during the World Cup. This arrangement has given it a twist by adding a reggae beat to this beautiful melody. A real crowd pleaser. Playable by all sections of band
E Da Sa Qaqa (Score & Parts)
ISMN 9 790708 175452