Concert band - Grade 5
Opus 53. Composed by Malcolm Arnold (1921-2006). Arranged by D. Bloodworth. The Best Original Compositions for Concert Band. Molenaar Original Compositions. Recorded on Teabreak (ML.311053720). Full set. Duration 7 minutes, 33 seconds. Published by Molenaar Edition (ML.012190070).
Item Number: ML.012190070
Sir Malcolm Arnold (1921) put an end to his career as leading trumpeter with several famous London symphony orchestras to become a full-time composer. He became world famous with his soundtrack music for 'The Bridge over the River Kwai', but he composed a lot of orchestral, vocal, ballet and chamber music. He wrote several works for wind band and for brass band, such as three 'Little Suites for Brassband'. The 'Little Suite Number 1' Opus 53 for orchestra (followed by the Second Opus 78) consists of a 'Prelude' (Maestoso), a 'Dance' (Allegretto) and a well-known 'March' (Allegro con brio). The march is still on the concert repertoire of many British military bands.