Eric Crees
Arrangements & Compositions

Large Brass Ensemble | Orchestral Brass Ensemble | Brass Band | Big Band | Dectet | 16 Trombones | 16 Horns | Other Brass Ensembles | Brass & Chorus | Harp/Flute & Harp | Giovanni Gabrieli | Paul Gilson


Large brass ensemble

1 Bb picc., 1 Eb/D, 3 Bb trumpets., 1 Bb flugelhorn, 4 horns, 3 trombones, 1 tenor tuba, 2 bass tubas, 3 percussion

Composer Arrangement/title Timing Available from
BACH Toccata and Fugue in D minor 10’ Brass Wind Publications
BACH Fantasia and Fugue in G minor 13’ Eric Crees
BACH Passacaglia and Fugue in C minor 14’ Brass Wind Publications
BERNSTEIN Suite from West Side Story 22’ Boosey & Hawkes Hire Library – email: [email protected], librarian: Bevis Hungate, tel: +44(0)20 7054 7240
LISZT Prelude and Fugue on B.A.C.H. 13’ Brass Wind Publications
NIELSEN Three Movements from Aladdin 16’ Brass Wind Publications
RIMSKY-KORSAKOV Cortège (Procession of the Nobles) 8’ De Haske
WALTON Prelude and Fugue Spitfire 15’ Oxford University Press

Eric has also arranged the following pieces but for copyright reasons, they are restricted to his own use so only he can conduct them:

BERNSTEIN Dance Episodes from On the Town 15’ Eric Crees
BERNSTEIN Candide Overture 5’ Eric Crees
BERNSTEIN Fancy Free 20’ Eric Crees
COPLAND Suite from Billy the Kid 21’ Eric Crees
COPLAND Four Dance Episodes from Rodeo 22’ Eric Crees
COPLAND El Salon Mexico 9’ Eric Crees

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Orchestral brass ensemble

1 Bb picc., 1 Eb/D, 1 Bb trumpets, 1 Bb flugelhorn, 4 horns, 3 trombones, 1 bass tuba, 1-3 percussion

Composer Arrangement/title Timing Available from
BRAHMS Variations on a theme by Haydn 21’ Brass Wind Publications
SCHUMANN Four Marches 19’ Brass Wind Publications
SCHUBERT Sonata in A minor 20’ Brass Wind Publications

3 Bb trumpets, 1 Bb flugelhorn, 4 horns, 3 trombones, 1 tuba, 3 percussion

CREES The Birth of Conchobar 25’ Eric Crees

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Brass band

Composer Arrangement/title Timing Available from
Anon (with Pete Smith) Scarborough Fair 8’ Brass Wind Publications
BACH Toccata and Fugue in D minor 10’ Brass Wind Publications
BERNSTEIN Suite from West Side Story 12’ Studio Music
GIMINEZ Intermezzo from La Boda de Luis Alonso 8’ Brass Wind Publications
WALDTEUFEL Pluie des Etoiles (cornet solo) 8’ Brass Wind Publications

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Big band

2 alto, 2 tenor, 1 baritone saxophones, 4 tpts, 4 trombones, 1 tuba (ad lib.), Pno, Bass, Guitar, Drums.

Composer Arrangement/title Timing Available from
CREES Silk Street Stomp 6’ Eric Crees

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Dectet

4 tpts (usually as for Orchestral Brass), 1 horn, 4 trombones, 1 tuba, some with 1 or 2 percussion

Composer Arrangement/title Timing Available from
AURICAdieu New York!6’25”Brass Wind Publications*
BRAHMSThree Intermezzi and Rhapsody Op. 11917’ALAW
COUPERINLa Triomphante9’ALAW**
DEBUSSYDes pas sur la neige4’39”Brass Wind Publications*
DEBUSSYGeneral Lavine2’38”Brass Wind Publications*
DEBUSSYGolliwoggs Cakewalk2’32”Brass Wind Publications*
DEBUSSYHommage a S. Pickwick Esq2’05”Brass Wind Publications*
DEBUSSYLa Fille aux cheveux de lin2’42”Brass Wind Publications*
DEBUSSYLa Puerta del Vino3’20”Brass Wind Publications*
DEBUSSYLe Petit Negre2’05”Brass Wind Publications*
DEBUSSYMinstrels2’21”Brass Wind Publications*
DE FALLARitual Fire Dance4’02”Brass Wind Publications**
GIMINEZIntermezzo from La Boda de Luis Alonso9’ALAW**
GRANADOSThree Spanish Dances13’Brass Wind Publications**
GRANADOSMilitary March5’Brass Wind Publications
GRANADOSRondalla Aragonesa6’De Haske
IVESVariations on America9’Theodore Presser
JOPLINBethena5’35”Brass Wind Publications*
JOPLINRose Leaf Rag3’53”Brass Wind Publications*
JOPLINSearchlight Rag2’40”Brass Wind Publications*
JOPLINSolace5’58”Brass Wind Publications*
JOPLINStoptime Rag3’14”Brass Wind Publications*
JOPLINSwipesy3’13”Brass Wind Publications*
JOPLINThe Strenuous Life3’37”Brass Wind Publications*
JOPLINWeeping Willow5’06”Brass Wind Publications*
MILHAUDRag-Caprice No 11’50”Brass Wind Publications*
PURCELLSuite from The Fairy Queen20’ALAW
SATIELa Diva de L’Empire2’30”Brass Wind Publications*
SATIELe Piccadilly1’28”Brass Wind Publications*
SATIERag-Time Parade1’48”Brass Wind Publications*
WARLOCKCapriol Suite10’ALAW
WARLOCKFour Cod Pieces9’ALAW
WARLOCKSociable Songs for voice, chorusVariousEric Crees

* Available on ‘Preludes, Rags and Cakewalks’ – MPR 005 on MPR label

** Available on ‘A Bridge across the Pyrenees’ – on Apple and Biscuit Recordings

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16 Trombones

Composer Arrangement/title Timing Available from
ANON Plainsong 4’ Cala Records
BARBER Adagio 7’11” Cala Records*
BRAHMS Intermezzo 3’41” Cala Records*
CLAPTON/GORDON Layla 4’49” Cala Records*
CREES Las Vegas 12’ Warwick Music
CREES Fanfare for CALA 1’17” Cala Records*
CREES Orage 8’ Cala Records*
DEBUSSY Gollywog’s Cakewalk 5’ Cala Records
GABRIELI Sonata Pian e Forte 5’05” Cala Records*
GERSHWIN Someone to Watch Over Me 5’51" Cala Records*
KHATCHATURIAN Sabre Dance 4’ Cala Records
MANCINI Theme from The Pink Panther 3’25” Cala Records*
MONTEVERDI Domine Ad Adminuandum from Vespers 2’20” Cala Records*
PUCCINI Nessun Dorma from Turandot 3’ Warwick Music
WILLSON 76 Trombones 4’17” Cala Records*

* Available on The London Trombone Sound CD Cala Records CACD 0108

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16 Horns

Composer Arrangement/title Timing Available from
BERLIOZ Roman Carnival Overture
[+ 2 Percussion & Timpani]
8’45” Cala Records*
WAGNER Prelude to Tristan and Isolde
[+ Timpani. Optional parts for 4 Wagner Tubas or 2 Tenor and 2 Bass Tubas]
9’16” Cala Records*

* Recorded on The London Horn Sound CD Cala Records CACD 0112

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Other brass ensembles

Composer Arrangement/title Timing Available from
4 Trumpets/4 Trombones + optional Timpani
CLARKE The King’s March and Prince Eugene’s March 4’ De Haske
6 Trumpets/6 Trombones
CREES Two Antiphonal Fanfares
– Fanfare for the Paviors Company
– Fanfare for the Lord Mayor

3’
3’
Brass Wind Publications
8 Horns
CREES Frighteners’ Gallop 8’ Brass Wind Publications
Brass Quintet
CREES Improvisation on When Rising From My Bed of Woe (Tallis) 2’ Eric Crees
2 Trumpets
CREES Fanfare for Guéschart 2’ Brass Wind Publications
Solo Trombone
CREES Flourish 5’ Warwick Music

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Brass & Chorus

1 Bb picc., 1 Eb/D, 1 Bb trumpets, 1 Bb flugelhorn, 4 horns, 3 trombones, 1 bass tuba, 1-3 percussion
+ SATB chorus or unison

Composer Arrangement/title Timing Available from
CORNELIUS The Three Kings (with baritone solo) 4’ Eric Crees
CREES Christmas Trilogy (jazzy reworking)
– We Three Kings of Orient Are, Silent Night, Deck the Halls
10’ Eric Crees
GABRIELI O Jesu Mi Dulcissime (double choir) 4’ Eric Crees
TRAD. Ding dong! merrily on high 4’ Eric Crees
TRAD. God rest you merry, gentlemen 4’ Eric Crees
TRAD. 12 Days of Christmas 4’ Eric Crees
TRAD. Balulalow 4’ Eric Crees
WARLOCK Tyrley Tyrlow 4’ Eric Crees
WARLOCK Maltworms 4’ Eric Crees

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Harps / Flute & Harp

Composer Arrangement/title Timing Available from
6 Harps
CREES Carillons 13’ Eric Crees
Flue & Harp
CREES Three Sketches from Rackham 15’ Eric Crees

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Giovanni Gabrieli

The complete instrumental ensemble music in a new performing edition (43 canzonas and sonatas). Ensemble sizes and timings vary. Available From: Brass Wind Publications

Also available on CD from Naxos Marco Polo Records

Volume 1: 8.553609 – Naxos

Volume 2: 8.553873 – Naxos

Volume 3: 8.554129 – Naxos

Volume 3 also available as a download from iTunes

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Paul Gilson

La Fanfare Wagnérienne

These pieces were originally written between 1894 and 1909 for an ensemble at the Brussels Music Conservatory and had lain unperformed for over a hundred years. They are unique in being scored for a similar brass line-up to that used in the four operas of Wagner's 'Ring' cycle - trumpets, bass trumpet, horns, Wagner tubas, trombones, including contrabass trombone, tuba and contrabass tuba, plus percussion.

They are of superb quality and an exciting missing link in brass music. In 2010 Eric Crees examined the original scores (no parts were found) and made a new performing edition, notating the pieces into clear modern notation, whilst clearing up inconsistencies of instrumentation, dynamics, articulation, speeds and wrong notes.

All six works were recorded in the original instrumentation by students at the Guildhall School of Music & Drama in 2011 and a world premiere CD released in April 2013 on the 'Musical Concepts' label (MC 145).

Scores and parts of this edition are available on hire from: c/o Co-ordinate, Dept. of Wind, Brass and Percussion, Guildhall of Music and Drama, Silk Street, London EC2Y 8DT (UK) +44(0)20 7628 2571 Fax +44(0) 7256 9438

Fantaisie (1894) – [6:45]

Fackelzug (Torch-lit Procession) (1899) – [11:55]

Variations Symphoniques (1903) – [19:57]

Scherzo Fantastique (1906) – [8:05]

Rapsodie & Fantazijstuck (1906) – [17.22][5:04+12:18]

Rapsodie (1908-9) – [7:59]

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