​Their Songs of Freedom

Brass band and narrator

Duration

15'

Year of Composition

2015

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Duration

15'

Year of Composition

2015

Purchase

A note from the composer...

There are so many distinctive anniversaries which commemorateimportant British events in 2015.  Andy Rashleigh’s narrationdraws them all together and excerpts from his words provide thetitles for each musical section, also for the work itself. The composer’s challenge is toreflect on these collectively.

A Torch that burns across the World: Magna Carta (1215) commemoratesthe legacy of the Magna Carta and its complexity, depicted with a certaingrandeur but also recognition of ‘Bad King John’.

Grace and Myght of Chyvalry: Agincourt (1415) drawson the words and music of the traditional ‘Agincourt Carol’, featuring cornets as Englishlongbows and the lower brass as the French cavalry. 

One Young Drummer Boy: Waterloo (1815) reflects the initiative in the battle swinging this way and that after the first attack fromwhich a lone drummer boy survived. 

Sustain a Hungry Nation: the Women’s Institute in WW1 (1915) featureslyrical echoes of a Welsh folk tune as well as Parry’s ‘Jerusalem’, sosynonymous with the WI. 

The Tribe: Churchill and WWII (1940, 1945, 1965) recognises thedeath of Churchill

(1965) and commemorates WWII events with rhythms inspired by his ‘FinestHour’ speeches (1940). It recalls the Battle of Britain, touches on the role of the Turing Bombe’s first Enigma code breakthroughat Bletchley Park (1940) and of course, celebrates with the people on VE Day(1945).

Their Songs of Freedom traces and commemorates many different roles – whether battleswon, the role of the Women’s Institute or that of a great leader.  Themusic seeks to be a tribute to those involved who – in their distinctive ways –helped change the course of our British history over 800 years. 

Liz Lane and Andy Rashleigh, 2015

A Hymn to the Virgin

Carol for unaccompanied SATB choir

A Hymn to the Virgin

Carol for unaccompanied SATB choir

Adam Lay YBounden

Carol for unaccompanied SATB choir

Adam Lay YBounden

Carol for unaccompanied SATB choir

Anniversary Fanfare

4 trumpets, horn, 4 trombones, tuba and 3 optional percussion

Anniversary Fanfare

4 trumpets, horn, 4 trombones, tuba and 3 optional percussion

Antiphonary

Symphonic brass ensemble

Antiphonary

Symphonic brass ensemble

Antiphonary

Brass ensemble

Antiphonary

Brass ensemble

Antiphonary

Wind dectet and piano

Antiphonary

Wind dectet and piano

Antiphonary

Brass band

Antiphonary

Brass band

Ballad

Piano

Ballad

Piano

Bright Lights

Trombone quartet

Bright Lights

Trombone quartet

Call

Trumpet, Horn and Trombone

Call

Trumpet, Horn and Trombone

Canzon à 8

Trombone octet

Canzon à 8

Trombone octet

Chameleon

Solo oboe or flute

Chameleon

Solo oboe or flute

Chorale Chant

Organ (two or three manual)

Chorale Chant

Organ (two or three manual)

Cloud Colours

4 trumpets, horn, 4 trombones, tuba

Cloud Colours

4 trumpets, horn, 4 trombones, tuba

Counting Stars

Trombone and Piano

Counting Stars

Trombone and Piano

Descent by Hot Air

Piano

Descent by Hot Air

Piano

Diamond Fanfare

Brass band

Diamond Fanfare

Brass band

Diamond Fanfare II

Brass band

Diamond Fanfare II

Brass band

FDNC Fanfare

Brass ensemble

FDNC Fanfare

Brass ensemble

Fanfair

Brass Quintet

Fanfair

Brass Quintet

Five Word-Picture-Music Stories for Chestnut Tree House

narrator and wind quintet

Five Word-Picture-Music Stories for Chestnut Tree House

narrator and wind quintet

Friends for all Seasons

8 part female and male voices barbershop

Friends for all Seasons

8 part female and male voices barbershop

Grand Union Waltz

brass band

Grand Union Waltz

brass band

Hall of Memory

Wind band

Hall of Memory

Wind band

I Have Heard Tell

(2.2.2.2 / 4.3.3.1. / 2 Perc. Timp / Hp. Strings)

I Have Heard Tell

(2.2.2.2 / 4.3.3.1. / 2 Perc. Timp / Hp. Strings)

In Flanders Fields

Anthem for unaccompanied SATB solo voices (or choir)

In Flanders Fields

Anthem for unaccompanied SATB solo voices (or choir)

Innovation 216

Brass band with optional training bands and SATB choir

Innovation 216

Brass band with optional training bands and SATB choir

Light a Candle

SATB choir and organ

Light a Candle

SATB choir and organ

Linear Lines

Solo Horn

Linear Lines

Solo Horn

Mirage: A Spanish Summer

String quintet, piano, percussion

Mirage: A Spanish Summer

String quintet, piano, percussion

My Star

Unaccompanied SATB choir (or solo SATB) or female voice quartet

My Star

Unaccompanied SATB choir (or solo SATB) or female voice quartet

My Star

Unaccompanied SATB choir or female voice quartet

My Star

Unaccompanied SATB choir or female voice quartet

Old Stones Remember

Children's voices, flute, bassoon, cello and harp

Old Stones Remember

Children's voices, flute, bassoon, cello and harp

On That Night

SATB choir and organ

On That Night

SATB choir and organ

Piece for Puds

Organ (two or three manual)

Piece for Puds

Organ (two or three manual)

Prelude for Patch

Organ (two or three manual)

Prelude for Patch

Organ (two or three manual)

Recitative and Aria

String Orchestra

Recitative and Aria

String Orchestra

Recitative and Aria

String quartet

Recitative and Aria

String quartet

Red Sky at Night

Carol for unaccompanied SATB choir

Red Sky at Night

Carol for unaccompanied SATB choir

Robin Robin

for euphonium and piano

Robin Robin

for euphonium and piano

Robin Robin

for soprano and piano

Robin Robin

for soprano and piano

Saint-Saëns The Swan

String Quartet

Saint-Saëns The Swan

String Quartet

Secret Flowers

Soprano and piano

Secret Flowers

Soprano and piano

Serenata

Trombone quartet

Serenata

Trombone quartet

Serenata

Brass band

Serenata

Brass band

Silver Rose

Brass band and soprano

Silver Rose

Brass band and soprano

Silver Rose

Brass band and narrator

Silver Rose

Brass band and narrator

Silver Rose

Brass band, narrator and baritone horn

Silver Rose

Brass band, narrator and baritone horn

Slate, Sea and Sky

Cornet and piano or Eb soprano cornet and piano

Slate, Sea and Sky

Cornet and piano or Eb soprano cornet and piano

Somewhere Unknown

(2.2.2.2 / 4.3.3.1. / 2 Perc. Timp / Hp. Strings)

Somewhere Unknown

(2.2.2.2 / 4.3.3.1. / 2 Perc. Timp / Hp. Strings)

Spirit of Africa

Soprano Soloist, SATB Choir and Chamber Orchestra

Spirit of Africa

Soprano Soloist, SATB Choir and Chamber Orchestra

Spirit of Africa

Soprano Soloist, SATB Choir, Piano and optional 3 Percussio

Spirit of Africa

Soprano Soloist, SATB Choir, Piano and optional 3 Percussio

Stars are not too far

Cornet solo and brass band

Stars are not too far

Cornet solo and brass band

Tactus

Harpsichord

Tactus

Harpsichord

The Alban Prayer

SATB choir, optional children's choir and organ

The Alban Prayer

SATB choir, optional children's choir and organ

The Eagle

Cornet and Piano

The Eagle

Cornet and Piano

The Flower

Mezzo soprano, piano and flute

The Flower

Mezzo soprano, piano and flute

The Grand Union Waltz

Brass band

The Grand Union Waltz

Brass band

The Magi

Carol for unaccompanied SATB choir with optional semi-chorus and 4 solo violins

The Magi

Carol for unaccompanied SATB choir with optional semi-chorus and 4 solo violins

The Wayfarers

Baritone and piano

The Wayfarers

Baritone and piano

Though We Are Many

Anthem for unaccompanied SATB choir (or solo SATB)

Though We Are Many

Anthem for unaccompanied SATB choir (or solo SATB)

Three Trinities

Organ (two or three manual)

Three Trinities

Organ (two or three manual)

Tide and Time

Brass band

Tide and Time

Brass band

Time Travel

(2.2.2.2 / 4.3.3.1. / 2 Perc. Timp / Hp. Strings)

Time Travel

(2.2.2.2 / 4.3.3.1. / 2 Perc. Timp / Hp. Strings)

Waltz

Piano

Waltz

Piano

Waterloo Bridge

Tenor voice and piano

Waterloo Bridge

Tenor voice and piano

Who is this boy?

Two part voices and organ

Who is this boy?

Two part voices and organ

Why Cats Sit on Doorsteps in the Sun

Wind dectet, piano and optional narrator and/or dancers

Why Cats Sit on Doorsteps in the Sun

Wind dectet, piano and optional narrator and/or dancers

Words, Wide Night

Tenor voice, piano and string quartet

Words, Wide Night

Tenor voice, piano and string quartet

​Slate, Sea and Sky

Cornet solo and brass band

​Slate, Sea and Sky

Cornet solo and brass band

​Their Songs of Freedom

Brass band and narrator

​Their Songs of Freedom

Brass band and narrator

Anniversary Fanfare

4 trumpets, horn, 4 trombones, tuba and 3 optional percussion

Anniversary Fanfare

4 trumpets, horn, 4 trombones, tuba and 3 optional percussion

Antiphonary

Symphonic brass ensemble

Antiphonary

Symphonic brass ensemble

Antiphonary

Brass ensemble

Antiphonary

Brass ensemble

Antiphonary

Brass band

Antiphonary

Brass band

Bright Lights

Trombone quartet

Bright Lights

Trombone quartet

Call

Trumpet, Horn and Trombone

Call

Trumpet, Horn and Trombone

Cloud Colours

4 trumpets, horn, 4 trombones, tuba

Cloud Colours

4 trumpets, horn, 4 trombones, tuba

Counting Stars

Trombone and Piano

Counting Stars

Trombone and Piano

Diamond Fanfare

Brass band

Diamond Fanfare

Brass band

Diamond Fanfare II

Brass band

Diamond Fanfare II

Brass band

FDNC Fanfare

Brass ensemble

FDNC Fanfare

Brass ensemble

Fanfair

Brass Quintet

Fanfair

Brass Quintet

Grand Union Waltz

brass band

Grand Union Waltz

brass band

Innovation 216

Brass band with optional training bands and SATB choir

Innovation 216

Brass band with optional training bands and SATB choir

Linear Lines

Solo Horn

Linear Lines

Solo Horn

Robin Robin

for euphonium and piano

Robin Robin

for euphonium and piano

Serenata

Trombone quartet

Serenata

Trombone quartet

Serenata

Brass band

Serenata

Brass band

Silver Rose

Brass band and soprano

Silver Rose

Brass band and soprano

Silver Rose

Brass band and narrator

Silver Rose

Brass band and narrator

Silver Rose

Brass band, narrator and baritone horn

Silver Rose

Brass band, narrator and baritone horn

Slate, Sea and Sky

Cornet and piano or Eb soprano cornet and piano

Slate, Sea and Sky

Cornet and piano or Eb soprano cornet and piano

Stars are not too far

Cornet solo and brass band

Stars are not too far

Cornet solo and brass band

The Eagle

Cornet and Piano

The Eagle

Cornet and Piano

The Grand Union Waltz

Brass band

The Grand Union Waltz

Brass band

Tide and Time

Brass band

Tide and Time

Brass band

​Slate, Sea and Sky

Cornet solo and brass band

​Slate, Sea and Sky

Cornet solo and brass band

​Their Songs of Freedom

Brass band and narrator

​Their Songs of Freedom

Brass band and narrator

Antiphonary

Wind dectet and piano

Antiphonary

Wind dectet and piano

Hall of Memory

Wind band

Hall of Memory

Wind band

Why Cats Sit on Doorsteps in the Sun

Wind dectet, piano and optional narrator and/or dancers

Why Cats Sit on Doorsteps in the Sun

Wind dectet, piano and optional narrator and/or dancers

I Have Heard Tell

(2.2.2.2 / 4.3.3.1. / 2 Perc. Timp / Hp. Strings)

I Have Heard Tell

(2.2.2.2 / 4.3.3.1. / 2 Perc. Timp / Hp. Strings)

Recitative and Aria

String Orchestra

Recitative and Aria

String Orchestra

Somewhere Unknown

(2.2.2.2 / 4.3.3.1. / 2 Perc. Timp / Hp. Strings)

Somewhere Unknown

(2.2.2.2 / 4.3.3.1. / 2 Perc. Timp / Hp. Strings)

Time Travel

(2.2.2.2 / 4.3.3.1. / 2 Perc. Timp / Hp. Strings)

Time Travel

(2.2.2.2 / 4.3.3.1. / 2 Perc. Timp / Hp. Strings)

A Hymn to the Virgin

Carol for unaccompanied SATB choir

A Hymn to the Virgin

Carol for unaccompanied SATB choir

Adam Lay YBounden

Carol for unaccompanied SATB choir

Adam Lay YBounden

Carol for unaccompanied SATB choir

In Flanders Fields

Anthem for unaccompanied SATB solo voices (or choir)

In Flanders Fields

Anthem for unaccompanied SATB solo voices (or choir)

Innovation 216

Brass band with optional training bands and SATB choir

Innovation 216

Brass band with optional training bands and SATB choir

Light a Candle

SATB choir and organ

Light a Candle

SATB choir and organ

My Star

Unaccompanied SATB choir (or solo SATB) or female voice quartet

My Star

Unaccompanied SATB choir (or solo SATB) or female voice quartet

Old Stones Remember

Children's voices, flute, bassoon, cello and harp

Old Stones Remember

Children's voices, flute, bassoon, cello and harp

On That Night

SATB choir and organ

On That Night

SATB choir and organ

Red Sky at Night

Carol for unaccompanied SATB choir

Red Sky at Night

Carol for unaccompanied SATB choir

Spirit of Africa

Soprano Soloist, SATB Choir and Chamber Orchestra

Spirit of Africa

Soprano Soloist, SATB Choir and Chamber Orchestra

Spirit of Africa

Soprano Soloist, SATB Choir, Piano and optional 3 Percussio

Spirit of Africa

Soprano Soloist, SATB Choir, Piano and optional 3 Percussio

The Alban Prayer

SATB choir, optional children's choir and organ

The Alban Prayer

SATB choir, optional children's choir and organ

The Magi

Carol for unaccompanied SATB choir with optional semi-chorus and 4 solo violins

The Magi

Carol for unaccompanied SATB choir with optional semi-chorus and 4 solo violins

Though We Are Many

Anthem for unaccompanied SATB choir (or solo SATB)

Though We Are Many

Anthem for unaccompanied SATB choir (or solo SATB)

Who is this boy?

Two part voices and organ

Who is this boy?

Two part voices and organ

Five Word-Picture-Music Stories for Chestnut Tree House

narrator and wind quintet

Five Word-Picture-Music Stories for Chestnut Tree House

narrator and wind quintet

Mirage: A Spanish Summer

String quintet, piano, percussion

Mirage: A Spanish Summer

String quintet, piano, percussion

Recitative and Aria

String Orchestra

Recitative and Aria

String Orchestra

Recitative and Aria

String quartet

Recitative and Aria

String quartet

Saint-Saëns The Swan

String Quartet

Saint-Saëns The Swan

String Quartet

Antiphonary

Wind dectet and piano

Antiphonary

Wind dectet and piano

Ballad

Piano

Ballad

Piano

Chameleon

Solo oboe or flute

Chameleon

Solo oboe or flute

Chorale Chant

Organ (two or three manual)

Chorale Chant

Organ (two or three manual)

Counting Stars

Trombone and Piano

Counting Stars

Trombone and Piano

Descent by Hot Air

Piano

Descent by Hot Air

Piano

Linear Lines

Solo Horn

Linear Lines

Solo Horn

Piece for Puds

Organ (two or three manual)

Piece for Puds

Organ (two or three manual)

Prelude for Patch

Organ (two or three manual)

Prelude for Patch

Organ (two or three manual)

Robin Robin

for euphonium and piano

Robin Robin

for euphonium and piano

Robin Robin

for soprano and piano

Robin Robin

for soprano and piano

Slate, Sea and Sky

Cornet and piano or Eb soprano cornet and piano

Slate, Sea and Sky

Cornet and piano or Eb soprano cornet and piano

Tactus

Harpsichord

Tactus

Harpsichord

The Eagle

Cornet and Piano

The Eagle

Cornet and Piano

The Flower

Mezzo soprano, piano and flute

The Flower

Mezzo soprano, piano and flute

The Wayfarers

Baritone and piano

The Wayfarers

Baritone and piano

Three Trinities

Organ (two or three manual)

Three Trinities

Organ (two or three manual)

Waltz

Piano

Waltz

Piano

Waterloo Bridge

Tenor voice and piano

Waterloo Bridge

Tenor voice and piano

Why Cats Sit on Doorsteps in the Sun

Wind dectet, piano and optional narrator and/or dancers

Why Cats Sit on Doorsteps in the Sun

Wind dectet, piano and optional narrator and/or dancers

Words, Wide Night

Tenor voice, piano and string quartet

Words, Wide Night

Tenor voice, piano and string quartet

Friends for all Seasons

8 part female and male voices barbershop

Friends for all Seasons

8 part female and male voices barbershop

My Star

Unaccompanied SATB choir or female voice quartet

My Star

Unaccompanied SATB choir or female voice quartet

Robin Robin

for soprano and piano

Robin Robin

for soprano and piano

Secret Flowers

Soprano and piano

Secret Flowers

Soprano and piano

The Flower

Mezzo soprano, piano and flute

The Flower

Mezzo soprano, piano and flute

The Wayfarers

Baritone and piano

The Wayfarers

Baritone and piano

Waterloo Bridge

Tenor voice and piano

Waterloo Bridge

Tenor voice and piano

Words, Wide Night

Tenor voice, piano and string quartet

Words, Wide Night

Tenor voice, piano and string quartet
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