The Book for All Occasions  
50 flexible arrangements - for 4 or 40 players

"A super idea, providing a huge amount of flexibility. It's all extremely accessible, with the arrangements designed to be playable by all levels of ability. Highly recommended" Philip Harper.

A simple concept: take 50 essential tunes and make them playable by any group of brass players, from a quartet right up to a full brass band. A four-part harmony underpins the arrangements, and you can then add to that, with unique parts for all brass band instruments.

The music in the BFAO is regularly performed on six continents, and has featured everywhere from Premiership Rugby grounds to cross-channel ferries!

What's inside?

1. God save the Queen
2. Rule Britannia
3. Jerusalem
4. I vow to thee my country
5. The star-spangled Banner

6. Pomp & Circumstance
7. Fanfare for an Occasion
8. Trumpet Voluntary (Stanley)
9. Triumphal March from Aida
10. Music for the Royal Fireworks

11. For he’s a jolly good fellow
12. Joy to the World
13. Ode to Joy
14. Auld Lang Syne
15. We wish you a merry Christmas

16. Londonderry Air
17. Amazing Grace
18. Swing Low, Sweet Chariot
19. Greensleeves
20. Sailor’s Hornpipe

21. Guide me o thou great redeemer
22. Dear Lord & Father of Mankind
23. Abide with me
24. Lord of all hopefulness
25. Morning has broken

26. O come all ye faithful
27. Hark the herald angels sing
28. Silent Night
29. In the bleak midwinter
30. Jingle Bells

31. Nessun Dorma
32. Nimrod
33. Largo
34. Chorus of the Hebrew Slaves
35. Air on the G String

36. Here comes the bride
37. Wedding March
38. Prince of Denmark’s March
39. Love divine, all loves excelling
40. Praise my soul the King of Heaven
41. The Can-Can
42. The Entertainer
43. William Tell overture
44. Entry of the Gladiators
45. Post Horn Galop

46. Radetzky March
47. Hallelujah Chorus
48. Kalinka
49. Battle Hymn of the Republic
50. Liberty Bell

Instrument Parts

Essential Harmony Quartet:

  • 1st Cornet or Trumpet
  • 2nd Cornet or Solo Horn (in Eb & F)
  • 2nd Horn or 1st Bari / Trom (in Bb & C)
  • Bass in Eb & Bb treble clef or Tuba (in C bass clef)

Non-essential parts:

  • Soprano Cornet
  • Repiano Cornet
  • 3rd Cornet
  • Flugelhorn
  • 3rd Horn part in Eb and F
  • 2nd Baritone
  • 2 Trombones in Bb and C
  • Bass Trombone
  • Euphonium

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