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PLAYDAY! – Concert March

Playday! is a concert march for wind band that displays the composer’s sheer joy at writing music. He was in fact writing another piece of serious music when a sudden burst of inspiration came to him – he knew he had to put the other piece aside to start work on this special march immediately. Excited to get his music into writing and share it with the world, the march was completed in just three short days. Full of fun and playful sounds, Playday! opens up many imaginative possibilities within the familiar concert march form.

Duration: 2’55”
Level of Difficulty: Grade 2.5
Publisher: Beriato Music – http://www.beriato.com/music/en/shop-detail.asp?ProdID=2816

Listen to full audio clip, performed by Luftwaffenmusikkorps 3, Münster, Timor Oliver Chadik, conductor:

VOYAGE TO THE END OF THE EARTH

A sequel to the previous published work “Flight”, this new work is a miniature tone poem for wind band that describes the voyage on a ship into the vast ocean. “Voyage to the End of the Earth” was commissioned by the St. Anthony’s Canossian Primary School Concert Band as their selection for the Singapore Youth Festival 2012—Central Judging of Concert & Brass Bands (Primary Level). The music opens with the impression of the ocean’s tranquility before the ship sets sail to embark on its journey towards the horizon. The sailor’s bell and ship’s horn are heard, signifying the beginning of the voyage, which is then followed by the lyrical Song of the Ocean where the beautiful maritime sight is accompanied by the calls of the surrounding whales and seagulls. Allow this work to conjure all of Mother Nature’s beauty to your imagination!

Duration: 5’20”
Level of Difficulty: Grade 3
Publisher: Beriato Music – http://www.beriato.com/music/en/shop-detail.asp?ProdID=2839

Listen to full audio clip, performed by Luftwaffenmusikkorps 3, Münster, Timor Oliver Chadik, conductor:

BACH TO THE BEAT!

What if famous Baroque composer Johann Sebastian Bach was born in the 20th Century or beyond? You might probably never hear J. S. Bach the same way again. Bach to the Beat! is an up-beat arrangement comprised of a selection of eight well-known tunes by J. S. Bach, all carefully constructed and put together in just over three and a half minutes – with apologies to Bach. This “Barock”-styled work will definitely be a great addition to any band concert programmes!

Duration: 3’30”
Level of Difficulty: Grade 2.5
Publisher: Beriato Music – http://www.beriato.com/music/en/shop-detail.asp?ProdID=2823

Listen to full audio clip, performed by Luftwaffenmusikkorps 3, Münster, Timor Oliver Chadik, conductor:

SYMPHONIC PRELUDE

SYMPHONIC PRELUDE
(Fanfare for a Sesquicentennial Celebration)

Commissioned by the St. Andrew’s Village for their 150th Anniversary Celebration.

Performed by the St. Andrew’s Village Combined Band.
Conducted by Benjamin Yeo (Composer)
22 MAY 2012 @ School of the Arts, Singapore.

JUBILANCE (Overture for a Celebration)

Previously the third movement of a major symphonic band work commissioned by the Xinmin Secondary School for their 65th Anniversary celebration concert, titled “Kaleidoscope”, this movement has been re-titled “JUBILANCE” (Overture for a Celebration) in its published version by Beriato Music.

The music is divided into three short episodes:
(i) Fanfare for a Celebration
(ii) Song of Hope
(iii) FINALE: A Glorious Future

Duration: 6’04”
Level of Difficulty: Grade 3-4
Publisher: Beriato Music – http://www.beriato.com/music/en/shop-detail.asp?ProdID=2722

Listen to full audio clip, performed by Rundfunk Blasorchester Leipzig, Timor Oliver Chadik, conductor:

Exuberante! (Concert March)

EXUBERANTE! (Concert March)

Previously the first movement of a major symphonic band work commissioned by the Xinmin Secondary School for their 65th Anniversary celebration concert, titled “Kaleidoscope”, this concert march has been re-titled “Exuberante!” in its published version by Beriato Music (Belgium). The march opens with a less conventional introduction from the traditional march music form. The slow and lyrical beginning marked “Andante Cantabile”, brings us back in time to the beautiful memories we have with our friends from school. A distant approaching drumbeat is then heard as it brings us back to the present. This is announced by the trumpeting fanfare statement at the start of the fast section. The rest of the march is characterised by a playful and cheerful theme, peppered with little hints of humour, portraying the traits of a happy youth.

Duration: 3’44”
Level of Difficulty: Grade 3
Publisher: Beriato Music – http://www.beriato.com/music/en/shop-detail.asp?ProdID=2679

Listen to full audio clip: