© 2017 Kevin Ackford
(Brass Band Composer/Arranger/Conductor/Tutor)
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Marches & Openers
Soprano Cornet Solo
This beautiful melody is a mixture of old and new. The solo starts in the traditional style before being brought up to date with the accompaniments changing to more of a modern ballad style, the piece then reverts to the traditional style to finish.
A must have solo for your Soprano player.
Adagio (Score & Parts)
Tenor Horn Solo
One of the most popular Hymns of all time. This arrangement from Kevin has a touch of something different about it. A great crowd pleaser.
Amazing Grace (Score & Parts)
Bb Cornet Solo
Kojo no Tsuki (Moon over the Ruined Castle) is a beautiful haunting Japanese melody. Starting with solo instrument then introducing the simple but effective accompaniments, this arrangement is very atmospheric and a great addition to your solo repertoire.
Kojo No Tsuki (Score & Parts)
A timeless melody that never fails to please an audience. This stunning arrangement is suitable for all standards of soloists.
Londonderry Air (Score & Parts)
A beautiful melody that shows the soloist's musicality to the full. Written in the style of a modern ballad, this solo has everything in a slow melody. Both soloists and audiences love it.
Serenade (Score & Parts)
(Tenor Horn Solo & Piano Accompaniment)
Another fine example of Kevin's skill as a melody writer. The full chording, subtle rhythm and beautiful melody pleases audiences of all ages. A fantastic addition to your Horn solo repertoire
Solace (Score & Parts)
Feature for Horns & Flugel
Sonata No.8 "Pathétique" 2nd Movement
(Score & Parts)
The stunning 2nd movement from Beethoven's Piano Sonata No.8 beautifully and subtly arranged to feature your Horns and Flugel. Percussionists can have a rest during this feature. A must have feature for your band
(Bb Cornet Solo & Piano Accompaniment)
One of the most popular and beautiful Christmas Carols. This is a fantastic addition to your Christmas repertoire, playable by all sections of bands.
Silent Night (Score & Parts)
A stunning melody to feature your Flugelhorn player with easy accompaniments making it accessible to all sections of bands.
Cornish Morn. (The Mist in the Valley)
(Flugelhorn Solo & Piano Accompaniment)
Cornish Morn. (the Mist in the Valley)
Let your audience sit back and relax with thoughts of sitting in the sunshine with a nice cold drink on a hot summer's afternoon while listening to this dreamy melody.
Playable by all standard of bands. Duration approx. 3:20
Lazy Summer Afternoons
(Eb Tenor Horn Duet with Piano Accompaniment)
Jacques Offenbach's beautiful Barcarolle from Act II of Les Contes d'Hoffmann
Duration approx. 3:05
Dedicated to my partner Barbara "An Huni a Garav" is Cornish Language for "The one that I Love." This beautiful melody will fit well into any concert programme. Horn legend Gordon Higginbottom said “Lovely piece…a nice change to have a good melody not ruined by loads of twiddly bits…A real beauty”.
An Huni a Garav