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Relevant Music arrangements and compositions are proud to grace the repertoires of such ensembles as:

Fanfare v.d. EersteliefdesNacht (Amsterdam, Holland)
Fanfare NemFaNemFum (Famalicao da Serra, Portugal)
The Peace Artists (Bradford, England)
A Banda Nova (Lisboa, Portugal)
Le Grande Ordinaire (Perigueux, France)
Fanfare Sacabuxa (Castanheira, Portugal)
The Carnival Band (Vancouver, B.C., Canada)
10th Ave. Band (Newcastle, England)
The Royal College of Music (London, England)
The Yellow Hat Band (Seattle, Wash.)
The Sedentary Sousa Band (Seattle, Wash.)
The Garberville Town Band (Garberville, Calif. USA)
Het Nederlands Blazers Orkest (Amsterdam, Holland)
Hubbub Club (Sebastopol, Calif.)
What Cheer? Brigade (Providence, R.I,)
South Fork High School Bands (Miranda, California)
Fortuna High School Bands (Fortuna, Calif.)

Instrumentation
This collection is arranged for the following instrumentation:

Flute (or piccolo)
Bb Clarinet 1
Bb Clarinet 2
Soprano Sax
Alto Sax
Tenor Sax
Baritone Sax
Trumpet 1
Trumpet 2
French Horn
Trombone 1
Trombone 2
Baritone Horn
Tuba
Percussion


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Arrangements
Originals
World Band Music

Originals Click on links to hear an example

Senhor Lucky – easy shuffle groove

Thak’s Lunch – tone poem describing a Neanderthal’s afternoon repast
Baud - a painless introduction to the wonderful world of odd meters, in 5/8
Heavy Me’ao – heavy metal for band . . . metal . . get it?

Shithooks – fast folk march

Alentejanos Novos – in the style of Portuguese bands
Redondo Vila de Encantos – the Portuguese style again with a Brazilian bridge
NewHouse – house music for band

DogHouse – more house music for band

Enter Big Ears – beautiful miserably slow processional

Lumberjack – minor shuffle fantasy

Ab-Nahin – in the style of the Brass Bands of India, challanging

Self-Reliance – waltz with a reggae solo section

Pedras Nobres – another beautiful processional
Boo-Ka-Cha - an 'instant arranging' experiment based on West African Mandingo rhythms, easy

7a Geração – easy reggae like groove
Cavalheiros de Alpreada – heroic theme

Rafa Danse – strange half-funk, half-reggae

Ratos de Rio (River Rats) – beautiful reggae march

Plenty Bozo Fish – more Mandingo based music

A Skruncho Fantasie – showtime with a tango middle

Viriato – monster music, mostly percussion with open horn repeats, bombastic

Minhota – schizophrenic but beautiful

Beep-Beep Fingers – fast, energetic
Um Bom Tambor (A Good Drum) – more organinzed bombast
Milonga de la Ramona - passionate tango
The Runaway Train - klezmer chase music
Popolo de Otono - clown music
Querida Inêcita - french-ish waltz

World Band Music
Click on links to hear an example
Ekremov Cocek – Serbian slow 7/8
Berovsko Oro
Elvisov Cocek
Mustafovo Oro
Kocani Orkestar - Macedonia
Deverov Cocek

Romski Cocek -
Bubumara -
Bukovina -
Niska Banja -
Fiju, Fijo Kolo - Serbia
Sumanski - Macedonia
Stiglic Kolo
Serbian fast, faster and even faster
El Nino Perdido
México
El Novillo Despuntado
México
Danza de Moros - Mexico
Torito para Castillo –
México
El Ninõ Perdido  -
Mexico
Orgulhosa - Bolivia
Puticum, Puticum
- Bolivia
Gracias - Bolivia
Highlife Hymn
African gospel
Morenada - Peru
Marinera
Peru
TrujillanaPeru
Mariposa -
Danza de Moros - Mexico
Torito para Castillo –
México
El Ninõ Perdido  -
Mexico
Disco Bhangra - India
Mere Hathon Mein - India
Hawa-Hawa - India
Shyam - India
Lal Chola Maa Kia -
Pinzon - Suriname
O Delegado Prenderaon - Brasil
Vassourinha - Brasil
Hino da Troça - Brasil
Anakkon - Indonesia

 

Folk Music

Polly Wolly Doodle -
Rocky Top -
The Willow Tree -
Six Hand Reel -
Jacky Tar -
Bay a Glezele Masch -
No Mo' Rockin' -
Barbados Carnival -

Etc.

Fairground – the name says it. Wonderful ‘happy’ music from English pianist Dave Holland
Auld Lang Syne – traditional Scots theme forever tied to New Years Eve
Blue Delft – easy jazz theme of Dutch saxophonist Vera Vingerhoeds
Pictures at an Exhibition – the Mussorgsky hit

Jane – anti-nuke song of English actor/pianist Jon Beedell w/lyrics
The Wayward Alsatian – fake arab folk music from Ewen Shiels of Sons of the Desert
Bombay Calling – exotic jazz by San Francisco saxophonist Vince Wallace, featured by the group It’s A Beautiful Day (remember them?)
Mi Bella Princesa – classic Spanish pasodoble

Nkosa Sikele – theme song of the African National Congress, outlawed for many years by the apartheid regime.
Sumer is Acumin In – ancient English folk song and first recorded example of written notation . . . (and NOT Finale!)
Moleando Café – Brazilian Samba
Medyatsiner Waltz – beautiful Klezmer waltz
Hang ‘Em High – Dominic Frontiere’s theme from the western of the same name
Grândola, Vila Morena - beautiful theme from portuguese composer José Afonso, signaled the start of the 1974 Revolution
Pachebel -
Washington Post -
Anchors Aweigh -
Amazing Grace -
Atilla Marcel -
It's Me -
Marriage - French Style -
The Sicilian Clan -
The Wedding -

 

Christmas Music

Adeste Fidelis -
God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen -
Good King Wenceslaus -
Hark! The Hearld Angels Sing -
Jingle Bells -
Oy Dir Kind - klezmer greensleeves
Silent Night -
What Child is This? -
White Christmas -