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Magic in the Air
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arr John Iveson

Magic in the Air

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Instrument: ten brass (score and parts)
Grade: medium
Catalogue No: 9083
ISMN No: 9790570270378

This is a collection of arrangements for ten brass of three titles taken from John Iveson's Solo collections: "A Little Light Music" and "On The Sunny Side of the Street".
Scored for conventional brass tentet with optional percussion, the arrangements are aimed at school-level groups, providing plenty of scope and interest for the less expert, as well as the more advanced players. Ideal for those end-of-term concerts.

... I'm Getting Married in the Morning • A Nightingale Sang in Berkley Square • On the Sunny Side of the Street

"...Magic in the Air comprises arrangements by John Iveson of three popular standards from the 1940s and 1950s. Iveson exploits the versatility of the ten-piece brass group with arrangements that capture the popular instrumental styles of the era. I'm Getting Married in the Morning retains the crisp rhythmic drive of its original rendition in My Fair Lady. A Nightingale Sang in Berkley Square receives an evocative rendition full of lush harmony and colourful ensemble writing, and the set is rounded off with a swinging account of On the Sunny Side of the Street, which, with the addition of drums, allows the ensemble to slip into big-band mode."
Reviewed 'Music Teacher'
John Iveson
John Iveson began his professional career in 1965 as co-principal trombonist with the BBC Symphony Orchestra, and in 1969 was appointed Principal in the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra. Since then he has worked with all the major London orchestras, and from 1980 until 1991 he held the position of principal trombonist in the Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden. For many years John was also the principal trombonist with the internationally renowned Philip Jones Brass Ensemble, which throughout the 1960's and 70's pioneered the performance of brass chamber music around the world. Many of John's arrangements in this field have since become established classics of the Brass Ensemble repertoire, and in more recent years many of these arrangements and compositions have been added to the standard brass band library.

John has also worked extensively in the commercial world of film and television studio recording, and was Professor of trombone at the Royal College of Music from 1970 until 1996. He now teaches at the Royal Northern College of Music, Manchester. An examiner for the Associated Board, John now lives in South Cumbria with his wife and two dogs, enjoying the return to his Northern roots, and continuing his writing, conducting, teaching and examining activities.


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