original works for brass bands

Babb Music Publishing features the arrangements, transcriptions and original compositions of Michael Babb.

michael

sussex

lascelles

randolph

pictures from ‘avalon’

Variations on hymn tune. Theme, 4 variations and Finale. Duration approx. 7 mins — 22 pages of full score. Herbert Howells wrote the hymn tune on which these variations are based. The Copyright is held by Novellos. Recommended standard Sections 2 / 3

Rhapsodic variations. Theme, 4 variations and Theme (Finale). Duration approx. 7½ mins — 15 pages of full score.

Vaughan Williams included this melody in the English Hymnal. The variations are published with the co-operation of OUP, but BMP retains the copyright of these variations. Recommended standard Sections 2 / 3

Rhapsodic variations. Theme, 3 variations 4th variation includes the Finale. Duration approx. 8¼ mins — 27 pages of full score.

This lovely hymn melody has inspired a set of technically challenging variations. It is copyright by BMP. Recommended standard Sections 1 / 2

Theme and 4 variations.

Duration approx. 9¼ mins — 30 pages of full score.

Vaughan Williams composed this fine hymn tune, which is the copyright of OUP. The copyright of the work is held by BMP. Recommended standard Sections 1 / 2

Each of the four Pictures is preceded and followed by a linking theme.

Duration approx. 12½ mins — 28 pages of full score.

The opera ‘Avalon’ (music written by Michael Babb) tells the story of King Arthur’s marriage to Guinevere, the love affair between Guinevere and Lancelot, the feud with Arthur’s sister’s son Mordred, the battle between the Druidic Mordred and Christian Arthur, and their subsequent deaths, and concludes with an affirmation of the futility of war. The music invokes a series of “pictures” of the events. Recommended ‘own choice’ test piece — Sections 3 / 4

after-school years

A biographical selection. Featuring original compositions written by Michael Babb during his years as teacher. Duration approx. 11½ mins — 32 pages of full score. It is copyright by BMP.

perspectives

A biographical selection. Featuring original compositions written by Michael Babb during his early years during military service and as a student. It also includes excerpts from his opera, “Avalon” written during his retirement. Duration approx. 12½ mins — 34 pages of full score. It is copyright by BMP.

Six music sets for small brass groups

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The six music sets provide pieces specially prepared so that they can be played by full bands or with smaller groups as required.

See the conductors notes for more information about the scoring.

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