© 2017 Kevin Ackford
(Brass Band Composer/Arranger/Conductor/Tutor)
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Marches & Openers
Crowning Glory was written for Denton Brass as their march for the annual Whit Friday March Contests. This bright energetic march has all the hallmarks of Kevin's march writing with obbligatos for the Soprano Cornet and Solo Horn.
A great concert opener for all standards of bands.
Crowning Glory (Score & Parts)
Written as the signature tune for Phillip Hunt's BBC radio programme "Sounds of Not a traditional march in the true sense of the word, but with its energy and drive it is a perfect opener for your concert programme or entertainment contest programme.
Recorded by Black Dyke on the CD Essential Dyke Volume VI.
Sounds of Brass (Score & Parts)
Again not a traditional march but a great opener. Stargazer is the third of Kevin's space trilogy. Again this piece shows all the hallmarks of Kevin's writing with a great melody and plenty of energy with a little twist, as in the middle section the title is spelled out in the cornets using Morse code. A must for any band.
Stargazer (Score & Parts)
The first piece of Kevin's space trilogy which was originally written for the Poynton Youth Band. This piece is a great opener with its strong drum rhythm at the beginning and it's flowing melody throughout.
Countdown (Score & Parts)
Crowning Glory pdf
Sounds of Brass pdf
Carnsmerry was written as the set march in the year 2000 for the 1st section at the West Of England Bandsmen's Festival contest held in the village of Bugle in Cornwall. Snippets of both the Floral Dance as well as the May Dance can be heard in this vibrant march, finishing with an obbligato for both the Soprano Cornet and Solo Horn this is a must for your concert programme.
Carnsmerry (Score & Parts)