Kirklees Music


Concert Items

  • Mr Sandman (Ballard)
    • Best new arrangement - Brass in Concert 2007. Great fun for four campanologists & band! See YouTube clip!
  • All Night Long (Lionel Richie)
    • Part of the winning 2007 Brass in Concert programme. Optional Mellophonium parts. See YouTube clip!
  • Libertango (Piazzolla)
    • Spanish panache! Features 2nd tbn & rep. to start.
  • Deep Harmony
    • Great hymn tune arrangement featuring a brass quartet.
  • King of Kings
    • Big finisher from the pen of Miklos Rosza from the biblical epic film of the same name.
  • The Meltonian
    • Fun foot tapper march with references to Melton Mowbray (hunting and pies!)
  • Eventide
    • A lovely arrangement of the favourite Hymn. Great for march and hymn tune Contests.
  • Saints Fantasy
    • Commisioned by Desford for Butlins 2008. Great fun! Effective opener. Starts with offstage trombone soloist and New Orleans funeral procession. Also includes singing!
  • A Maman je vous dirai
    • Variations on twinkle-twinkle in a variety of entertaining styles. Mozart and Baker combine to feature every section of the band and even employs boomwhackers!

Original Works

  • Roman Triptych
    • National Finals 2007, Butlins 2010 (4th Section)
    • Nominee for the Test Piece of the Year 2007 (Read full article at 4barsrest.com)
    • Recieved superbly well by bands, conductors, audience and adjudicators alike. 'A sword and sandals epic - Great fun!'



  • Wild Mountain Thyme
    • Lovely arrangement of the Scottish Folk Song, recorded by Brighouse & Rastrick Band.
  • Y Bore Glas (Blue Morning)
    • Traditional Welsh Air. Unaccompanied first verse then joined by quartet, followed by muted full band.
  • Hejre Kati
    • Cornet Solo as played by Mendez


  • Badinerie
    • The Bach showpiece arranged for Jonothan Pippen - This moves a bit!


  • Spread Your Wide Wings
    • Swedish Folk song arranged for David Childs 'Prodigy' CD.
  • Jean de Florette
    • Opens with optional mouth organ solo. This is the music featured in Stella Artois adverts using the famous Force of Destiny melody. Let your Euphonium soloist show off their stellar qualities.


  • I Know Why (Harry Warren)
    • The Glenn Miller ballad with a great melody.
  • Slane
    • The hymn song to "Be from My Vision" arranged for Helen Tyler for the "Baritones to the Fone" CD.
  • Baritunes
    • Baritone Duet - Great fun! Lots of catchy tunes.


  • Bare Necessities (from Jungle Book)
    • Great fun for soloist and band. Winner of 2006 Brass in Concert - Best New Arrangement. Find it on YouTube!
  • Tiger Rag - Eb Bass
    • Feature written for Shaun Crowther and Brighouse BIC programme 2009. Includes soloist playing cornet and trombone and a dixieland jazz group. Great fun!

Studio Music

  • Agnus Dei
    • From Requiem (Fauré)
    • Beautiful feature for standing back row and trombones - with a real "big" finish.

Prima Arts

  • Grace
    • An original solo written for Kirsty Abbotts (Cornet solo)
  • God be in my Head
    • Walford Davies hymm (Cornet Solo)
  • Erin Shore
    • A best seller! Based on the Corrs "unplugged" version. Features percussion on Irish style tenor drums.
  • Hope
    • Original Euphonium solo for Steve Miles. Lovely melody.
  • All things Bright & Beautiful
    • Great arrangement for Euphonium soloist of the Hymn tune. Glorioso!
  • So Deep is the Night
    • Chopin's famous melody for Euphonium soloist. A lovely arrangement.
  • Down by the Sally Garden
    • Arranged for Kirsty Abbotts solo CD (Soliloquy)
    • Cornet solo of this Irish Melody - Not a dry eye in the house!
  • Elegy
    • for Eddie Noble - a beautiful original work performed and recorded by Brighouse & Rastrick band.

Tenor Horn

  • Afton Water
    • Arranged for Melvyn Bathgate - a beautiful Scottish Folk song.


  • Ducky
    • Cornet solo in the style of Sugar Blues.
  • Ring, Ring
    • The Abba hit - a foot tapper.
  • So Many Lives
    • Millenium Peace prayer - features side drummers and optional bagpipes.
  • Get Happy
    • The Harold Arlen classic. Sung by Judy Garland - a real show off piece for every section.

Prima Vista

  • Ar Lan Y Mor (Down by the Seashore)
    • Euphonium solo. Arranged for David Childs 'celtic' solo CD. Features by Hepworth at Brass in Concert and Butlins contests.