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 Announcement, Edition Peters Concert Band Series

Recently launched, the Peters Concert Band Series offers an exciting new range of repertoire for symphonic bands. Curated and arranged by Series Editor Phillip Littlemore, this expanding series contains new arrangements of some of the most popular concert and choral works of recent years, from the exuberant joyfulness of Jonathan Dove’s Ring Out, Wild Bells or the folky, avant-pop of the Penguin Cafe Orchestra’s Perpetuum Mobile to the enraptured stillness of Ēriks Ešenvalds’ Stars. With this unique and distinctive catalogue, all bands are sure to find these powerful and effective works welcome additions to their repertoire. All works are available for sale, either as a full score or full score with set of performance material, including world parts. It is hoped by the series editor that this music will be introduced to a new and wider audience, and that the new Peters Concert Band Series will build a catalogue of concert band music that is second to none. Browse the new collection below.

A vision of childhood experienced through dreams, Eriks Ešenvalds' Only in Sleep is a work of subtly powerful expressiveness. Phillip Littlemore has here created a brilliant new version for concert band, sure to be every bit as popular as the choral original. (Approximately Grade 3.5)

Full Score and Parts also available.

Available Format: Sheet Music

The Penguin Cafe Orchestra, founded by composer Simon Jeffes, knew better than anyone how to create an incredibly catchy hook. This brilliant arrangement for concert band by Phillip Littlemore of Perpetuum Mobile will have audiences tapping in 15/8 all the way home. (Approximately Grade 4.5)

Full Score and Parts also available.

Available Format: Sheet Music

Salutation was originally composed for a cappella choir to a poem by Bengali poet and musician Rabindranath Tagore. The music takes up the spiritual message of the poem, that we live our lives in one salutation to God ending back in an eternal home. Phillip Littlemore's brilliant arrangement for concert band adds a work of great contemplative beauty to the repertoire. (Approximately Grade 2.5)

Full Score and Parts also available.

Available Format: Sheet Music

Full Score

One of the most popular of all contemporary choral works, Eriks Ešenvalds' Stars is a work of shimmering beauty, a vision of ‘beating hearts of fire’ seen overhead on a still, dark night. Phillip Littlemore's expert arrangement for concert band will bring a moment of rapt stillness to any concert programme. (Approximately Grade 3)

Full Score and Parts also available.

Available Format: Sheet Music

Long Road has the simple sincerity of a hymn yet is is both beautiful and lush. At the midway point a gentle susurration of bell-sounds, descant recorders and tin whistles appear over sustained brass. There is a brief downwards shift of a third, followed by an elated return to the home key before the evanescent tinkling ushers the piece to its close. Phillip Littlemore has here created a vivid new version for concert band. (Approximately Grade 4)

Full Score and Parts also available.

Available Format: Sheet Music

Jonathan Dove's thrilling and energetic showpiece was originally composed for the London Schools Symphony Orchestra (of which the composer was a member). Phillip Littlemore has expertly arranged the work for concert band, providing symphonic wind ensembles with a high-velocity joy ride. (Approximately Grade 5.5)

Full Score and Parts also available.

Available Format: Sheet Music

The Penguin Cafe Orchestra, founded by Simon Jeffes, created an instantly recognisable sound world, beautifully crafted to convey simple wonder and joy. Phillip Littlemore's arrangement for concert band of their famous Music for a Found Harmonium perfectly captures the exuberance of this uplifting music. (Approximately Grade 4)

Full Score and Parts also available.

Available Format: Sheet Music

Jonathan Dove's rousing setting of Tennyson's poem, made famous in his choral cycle The Passing of the Year is here given a thrilling new life as a concert band showpiece. Phillip Littlemore's exuberant arrangement is sure to provide concert bands with a show-stopper, a joyful and virtuoso celebration of life.(Approximately Grade 4.5)

Full Score and Parts also available.

Available Format: Sheet Music

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