Use this music sales page to have a closer look at the catalogue of music from Morthanveld Publishing Ltd – whether you want something for Christmas, a short concert item, an unusual solo, a major work to build a concert or CD around, or use for a contest, or something really off the wall, there’s almost certainly going to be something to interest you!

  • Perseverance

    Commissioned by Middleton Band to mark their 140th anniversary in 2016, supported using public funding by the National Lottery through Arts Council England, and featured on Middleton Band's CD of the same name.
  • The Once and Future King

    A three movement suite for brass band, suitable for bands of third section standard and upwards. The Once and Future King has been selected as the set test-piece for the 3rd sections of the Swiss National Brass Band Championships in 2007, the Regional Championships of Great Britain in 2009 and the NIBA Championship of Ireland in 2012.
    The Once and Future King is a superbly written, atmospheric piece with a thrilling climax - Rodney Newton, British Bandsman
  • An antiphonal composition using spatial effects and mutes; winning composition in the 2014 Foden's Band composition competition
    Haunting timbres... resonating, mixing and flowing with a deeply satisfying alchemy -
  • An exciting and dynamic work ideal for opening a concert or creating an impact!
    ...thrill a minute style! - Iwan Fox,
    A PDF download version of this work is available.
  • Christmas Concerto

    This arrangement of Corelli's famous Concerto Grosso Opus 6 No. 8 (known as the "Christmas Concerto") features soprano cornet, two solo cornets and solo euphonium playing the 'concertino' parts, and is playable by all grades of band. A PDF download option of this piece is available.
  • Kopanitsa

    Kopanitsa is an exciting virtuoso solo for percussion (vibraphone, tuned drums, cymbals and xylophone) with brass band and/or piano accompaniment, commissioned by Gavin Pritchard and featured on the Cory Band's 'Enter the Galaxies' CD
  • Canzona XIII

    Canzona XIII (a.k.a. Canzon Septimi Octavi Toni a 12) is music composed for St Mark's Venice by the renaissance master Giovanni Gabrieli, arranged here for a brass band split into three 'choirs.
  • The Cistercians is a concert overture which was written for (and won) Morecambe Band's centenary composition competition in 2004.
  • …and the winter moon rises

    ...and the winter moon rises is a slow, descriptive musical postcard of a winter journey as recorded by the Virtuosi GUS Band on their CD '80 Years in the Making'
    Andrew Baker's portrayal of winter over the Yorkshire moors is evocatively brought to life - Malcolm Wood,
    A PDF download version of this work is available.
  • strange geometry is a virtuosic showpiece for brass band commissioned by Hammonds Saltaire Band for the 2015 Brass in Concert Championship.
    It's a full on journey through our Solar System. Descriptive, intense and dramatic -
  • Es ist ein Ros Entsprungen is a simple arrangement for brass band of Praetorius’s chorale, with countermelodies and a small amount of added percussion, suitable for bands of all standards.
  • This arrangement of Boccherini's charming suite of Spanish folk tunes features four of the original seven movements, including the famous Passe Calle which featured in the final scenes of the film Master and Commander.
  • Canzonetta

    A simple, relatively easy melodic solo for tenor horn and brass band. Also available with a piano accompaniment. This work is available as a PDF download.
  • The Sunne Rising is slow, melodic solo for euphonium in a Romantic style.
  • The Sword and the Star is a concert overture for brass band which features the Scottish lament "The Flowers of the Forest". It was written for Middleton Band and the title refers the Assheton family crest which features in the arms of the town, and the 'Flodden Sword' captured at the battle in 1513 and still kept in St Leonard's Church in Middleton.
  • Dragon Dances

    Dragon Dances is a virtuosic showpiece solo for tenor horn, commissioned by Owen Farr and featured on his 2014 solo CD 'A New Dawn'
    Dragon Dances is one of the most exciting and energetic pieces to be written for the tenor horn - Owen Farr
    PDF download options are available for this work.  
  • Coventry Carol

    This version of the famous 16th century Coventry Carol is a new and exciting arrangement of the traditional carol, available in versions for full brass band or smaller ensemble
  • Land Under Wave is a challenging extended solo for cornet with piano accompaniment, inspired by the 'Wee Free Men' books by Terry Pratchett.
  • gemini

    gemini is a virtuosic solo for unaccompanied cornet - ideal for student recitals - inspired by the constellation of the same name.
  • Sonata Pian’e Forte

    Sonata Pian’e Forte is by the Venetian composer Giovanni Gabrieli and was probably written to be played as part of a service at St Mark’s, Venice. This is the earliest known piece to specify both the instruments to be played AND the dynamics in the written music. This arrangement is available for full brass band or 8-piece brass ensemble.
  • Scarborough Fair

    Scarborough Fair is a traditional English ballad about the Yorkshire town of Scarborough, famously recorded by Simon and Garfunkel. This arrangement is available in versions for full brass band, concert band or 8 piece brass ensemble plus percussionist.
  • f/m

    f/m is an aleatory work for brass band exploring unconventional harmonic effects inspired by the internet cartoon ‘frequency’ by the artist Randall Munroe.
  • Isti Mirant Stella was written in 2015, this work uses modal and serial sounds to depict the feeling of nervousness and fear surrounding the appearance of Halley's Comet before the Norman invasion of 1066.
  • Ring'd with the Azure World is a brass quintet for brass band instruments commissioned by the Harmonia Brass quintet for their final recital at the University of Huddersfield in 2016. An alternative version for orchestral brass is available.
  • At last…’s published! On the 50th anniversary of its premiere at the Royal Festival Hall, London, Edward Gregson's Concertante for Piano and Brass Band,  the work that launched the composer’s career in the brass band world is now finally published. Having been withdrawn from public performance in the 1980s the work has remained unavailable until now. It’s a wonderful opportunity to explore a new genre. From its dramatic opening Prelude, to its tender and lyrical Nocturne, and the final rhythmic and joyful Rondo, this eighteen minute work is an exhilarating showcase for both pianist and brass band.
    This 50th anniversary release is a very welcome publication that should prove highly attractive to both performers and audiences. A master musician has revisited his youth and resurrected a gem for all to savour and enjoy! - Ronald W. Holz, The Brass Herald, August 2018
  • Ave Maria

    Ave Maria by Bach/Gounod is a popular setting of the well-used Latin text and was originally published in 1853 as Méditation sur le Premier Prélude de Piano de S. Bach. The piece consists of a melody by the French Romantic composer Charles Gounod that he superimposed over a very slightly changed version of the Prelude No. 1 in C major from J.S. Bach’s The Well-Tempered Clavier, written 137 years earlier. Gounod improvised the melody, and his future father-in-law Pierre-Joseph-Guillaume Zimmermann transcribed the improvisation and in 1853 made an arrangement for violin (or cello) with piano and harmonium. In 1859 the setting was published with the familiar Latin text. This arrangement features the tenor horn and was commissioned for Sheona White and the Brighouse and Rastrick Band to perform at the 2017 Brass in Concert Championships by their conductor Dr David Thornton, at which Sheona won the prize for best tenor horn. It was subsequently adapted into versions for B flat solo instruments (euphonium, tenor trombone or baritone) and with percussion accompaniment only.
  • Endurance

    Commissioned by Kapitol Promotions as the 3rd section test-piece for the 2020 Regional Championships of Great Britain, Endurance is a set of 'narrative variations' for brass band inspired by the story of Ernest Shackleton's epic journey across the Southern Ocean in 1914-16.
  • Ariel

    An exciting, rhythmically driven and highly percussive work with huge chorales and opportunities for staging or choreography - ideal for opening a concert or creating an impact!
    The premiere of 'Ariel' was a very effective opener — neatly choreographed and played with zestful spirit and waspish edge -
    A PDF download version of this work is available.
  • This outstanding CD contains all of Edward Gregson's significant works for Symphonic Brass, including the seminal Brass Quintet, the Symphony in two movements and Music of the Angels, performed by some of the UK's leading professional brass musicians.
  • The World Rejoicing (Symphonic Variations on a Lutheran Chorale) was jointly commissioned by the British Open Brass Band Championship, and the National Brass Band Associations/Federations of the Netherlands (NBK), Belgium (VLAMO), Switzerland (SBBV) and Norway (NMF), to be used as the top section test-piece for their National/Open brass band competitions in 2021-23. It is a set of variations on the chorale Nun danket alle Gott written around 1636 by Martin Rinkart and set to music around 1648 by Johann Cruger.
  • Written in memory of Philip Jones, this short work was first performed at his memorial concert held at the Royal Northern College of Music in 2000. Scored for Brass Quintet, it was performed by former members of the Philip Jones Brass Ensemble. Instrumentation:
    • 2 Trumpets in C
    • Horn in F
    • Trombone
    • Tuba
  • Edward Gregson: Two Fanfares

    This set includes two short fanfares for six-piece brass ensemble, Flourish for an Occasion (1981) and Fanfare for PL (2014). Instrumentation:
    • 3 Trumpets in B flat
    • 2 Tenor Trombones
    • Bass trombone
    This work is also available as a PDF download.
  • This set includes three fanfares by Edward Gregson for symphonic brass and percussion ensemble,
    • Fanfare for a New Era
    • Fanfare for the North
    • Fanfare for Europe.
    Instrumentation: See details below for exact instrumentation for each fanfare This work is also available as a PDF download.
  • Fanfare for a New Era was originally written for Symphonic Brass and Percussion, and was commissioned to celebrate the Royal Opening of The Stoller Hall at Chethams School of Music in April 2017. That original version has been commercially recorded on the Chandos label (CHAN 20127) by London Brass, conducted by Rumon Gamba. This new version for Brass Band and Percussion was commissioned by Youth Brass 2000.
  • Music of the Angels is a reworking of a composition originally written for brass band, organ, and percussion. Under the title of The Trumpets of the Angels, that work was commissioned by Nicholas Childs and the Foden’s Band for their centenary concert at Manchester’s Bridgewater Hall in 2000. However, in 2019 the composer decided to rework and rescore some of the original material, transforming it into a new conception for Symphonic Brass and Percussion - Music of the Angels -which was undertaken specially for a recording on the Chandos label with the internationally renowned ensemble London Brass. It is dedicated ‘In tribute to Olivier Messiaen.’ Duration: c.16 minutes Instrumentation:
    • 1 Trumpet in E flat (Trumpet 5)
    • 6 Trumpets in B flat (Trumpet 4 doubling Flugel Horn)
    • 4 Horns in F
    • 3 Tenor Trombones
    • 1 Bass Trombone
    • Euphonium
    • 2 Tubas
    • 2 Timpani (Percussion 3 doubles Timpani 2)
    • Percussion (3 players): 3 Tam-tams, 3 Suspended Cymbals, Bass Drum, Tenor Drum, Snare Drum, Tubular Bells.
  • For the brass music connoisseur we are able to offer a discounted package that includes both a copy of the score of Gregson's masterful Music of the Angels for symphonic brass and percussion, and the critically acclaimed London Brass CD recording of the work (along with many other brass ensemble works, many in their premiere recording).


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