Flat Thomas

By
Jock McKenzie
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£ 14.00 

Apologies to model train enthusiasts everywhere, but this piece was written in a ‘fit of pique’. Every Saturday of the academic year I manage and rehearse a network of youth bands. On one annual Saturday of the year our rehearsal base is completely taken over by a large marauding bunch of model train enthusiasts – trade & vendor, exhibitioners, quirky enthusiasts and many fans of “Thomas”, “James”, “Percy” & the rest of Sodor’s finest…

  • 4 Trumpets
  • 1 Horn in F
  • 4 Trombones
  • 1 Tuba
  • 1 Drum Kit

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Apologies to model train enthusiasts everywhere, but this piece was written in a ‘fit of pique’…Every Saturday of the academic year I manage and rehearse a network of youth bands. On one annual Saturday of the year our rehearsal base is completely taken over by a large marauding bunch of model train enthusiasts – trade & vendor, exhibitioners, quirky enthusiasts and many fans of “Thomas”, “James”, “Percy” & the rest of Sodor’s finest. The obsessive enthusiasm of the “toy train gang” is like a tidal wave – the bands are in its direct path. Needless to say this annual ‘band vs train’ event has become something of a pitched battle. After one recent altercation I was heard to have threatened “If I see or hear another “Thomas” I will stamp on him. Later that afternoon “Flat Thomas” was conceived. J. M.

Jock McKenzie studied trumpet at the Royal Northern College of Music, Manchester where he was a joint recipient of the college’s concerto prize. Since 1987 Jock has based his musical career in Hampshire, working as a freelance trumpeter, conductor, composer, arranger and brass teacher. Currently Jock holds the position of Professional Leader (Brass) for Hampshire Music Service and is the Director of the Hampshire County Youth Band. It is the mix of all of these musical roles that has led to Jock establishing a reputation as a leading creator of brass music resources, particularly in the field of education and brass ensemble music.

It is scintillatingly good. Superbrass more than live up to their name.”


Peter Bale
4barsrest.com

“This is a wonderfully charismatic disc with playing of the highest quality. I cannot recommend it highly enough.”

David Bremner
The Mouthpiece

“Just wanted to give a general shout-out to SUPERBRASS - who are truly super-bad; for my money, one of the most exciting large brass ensembles EVER.”

Rex Richardson
International Trumpet Soloist

“Many recordings over the last few decades have demonstrated the superb quality of British brass playing; 'Under the Spell of Spain' will rightfully take its place among them.”

Paul Sarcich
www.dailyclassicalmusic.com

“The arrangements all sound fresh, and the playing is beyond reproach.”

Dr. Gavin Dixon
Classical CD Reviews

“This is absolutely one of the finest and most creative brass ensembles in the world."

Marc Dickman
University of South Florida writing in the International Trombone Association Journal
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