The Moose on the Loose

By
Mark Hamlyn
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£ 14.00 

I had a dream of a moose that escapes captivity and heads towards the city. At first, he has a ball with all the new things to see but as he approaches the centre he gradually despairs at the chaos of the crowds of people and traffic.

  • Bite-Size Brass Band
  • 3 Cornets
  • 1 Flugel
  • 1 Tenor Horn
  • 3 Trombones
  • 1 Euphonium
  • 1 Tuba
  • 3 Percussion (Timps, Snare Drum and Cymbals)

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I had a dream of a moose that escapes captivity and heads towards the city. At first, he has a ball with all the new things to see but as he approaches the centre he gradually despairs at the chaos of the crowds of people and traffic. In the end he flees desperately out of the city and slams himself back into his cage. The piece is clearly a homage to Shostakovich and perhaps shouldn’t be taken too seriously. Mark Hamlyn.

Mark Hamlyn (b.1958) studied trombone, piano and composition at the Royal College of Music (1976-79). He transferred to Italy in 1985 to become principal trombone with the Orchestra Sinfonica della RAI di Roma. Subsequently dedicating more time to piano and composition, he became assistant to the two Italian film composers: Franco Piersanti and Carlo Crivelli. Among many pieces written for T.V., film, brass and students, he has written three arrangement/transcriptions of the entire Pink Floyd albums: Dark Side of the Moon, Wish you Were Here and Atom Heart Mother for 15 instruments, commissioned by the Officina Musicale di L’Aquila. Also, music to accompany four silent movies by Charlie Chaplin, Buster Keaton and Laurel & Hardy for various combinations of instruments. He is co-founder of the Orchestra Citta Aperta based in L’Aquila, Italy.

“Brilliant technique and superb artistry from all concerned.”

Denis Wick

"WOW !!!!! all of you should be locked up !!!! What great stuff - the compositions/arrangements, the playing (OUTRAGEOUS !!! ), everything is simply fantastic. (actually - i couldn't have expected anything less ! ) Many, many thanks to you and all for your superb contributions. yet again, you've managed to raise the bar! (an inch or two is ok but a few yards is really unfair !!!!!!!!!! )"

Jiggs Whigham
International Jazz Trombone Soloist, Musical Director, BBC Big Band, President International Trombone Association and Professor Hanns Eisler College of Music, Berlin

“This intriguing "water-borne" voyage runs the gamut from more classically-tinged interpretations to straight-ahead and improvised jazz. Along that journey we are treated to a highly inspired and masterfully presented performance.”

Nicholas F. Mondello
Allaboutjazz.com

“The CD is just fabulous. The ensemble playing is fantastic; the tightness of the ensemble is amazing; the balance and dynamics are just brilliant.”

Philip Biggs
The Brass Herald

“This intriguing "water-borne" voyage runs the gamut from more classically-tinged interpretations to straight-ahead and improvised jazz. Along that journey we are treated to a highly inspired and masterfully presented performance.”

Nicholas F. Mondello
Allaboutjazz.com

“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
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