Orchestral music

Our orchestral titles are all arranged for a flexible orchestra and will work with some unusual balances of instruments.  They have been know to catch out professional musicians who gaily thought they knew how their part went, only to find that their melody line has migrated across to another section......


Gregorio ALLEGRI arr. JACKSON; Miserere  -  Allegri's sublime vocal setting of Psalm 51 is transformed into an atmospheric short piece for chamber orchestra.  Ref:  AA2024

Ernesto de CURTIS arr. JACKSON; Torna a Surriento  -   Full-blooded romantic orchestration of one of the most famous of Neapolitan songs with the vocal line turned into an instrumental solo.  Ref:  AA2025

Phillip FALLE arr. Jackson;  Divisions on a Ground (Greensleeves)  -  Luxurious arrangement of the ground bass from the most famous of English tunes based upon Philip Falle's (1656-1742) Durham Viol manuscript.  Ref:  AA2014

George Frideric HANDEL arr. JACKSON;  Rejouissance from the Musik for the Royal Fireworks  -  One of Handel's most popular compositions arranged so that clarinets support the trumpets on the top line.  Ref:  AA2015

George Frideric HANDEL arr. JACKSON;  The Water Music Suite no.3  - Bright, cohesive arrangement of 4 pieces   mainly taken from the “Trumpet suite”  Ref:   AA2008

 Andy JACKSON;  Blowout  - A bit of fun for novice mouth-organists and orchestra. 3 short movements entiltled "Blow", "Suck" and "Blow Suck Blow" .  Ref:  AA2005

Andy JACKSON;  Edwardiana  -  A wholly conscious pastiche of Elgar in patriotic mode. Football scarf waving optional.  Ref:  AA2010

Andy JACKSON; Farm Boy  -  Overture to a dramatised reading of Michael Morpurgo's novel 'Farm Boy'. Ref:  AA2016

Andy JACKSON;  Hiccough Waltz  -  Playful waltz in which the usual 3/4 rhythm is repeatedly interrupted by added and removed beats.  Ref:  AA2017

Andy JACKSON;  Paraflame  - Two minutes of optimistic, energetic music to celebrate the arrival of the Paralympic Flame at County Durham's Beamish Museum in 2012.  Ref:  AA2018

Andy JACKSON;  Passing Time in Good Company   - A set of three pieces based on Henry Vlll's "Passtime with Good Company" which integrate inexperienced players into a standard orchestra.  Ref:  AA2003

Andy JACKSON; Spennyopolis  - A 4 minute, 4 movement, symphony celebrating a small town in County Durham.  Ref:  AA2001

 Andy JACKSON; Tijuana Twilight  -  Think the first cocktail of the evening in a tropical setting and we called it Tijuana Twilight.Ref:  AA2019

Lizelle KIRBY;  Shuna  -  Filmic, folk influenced score inspired by the Scottish island of the same name.  Ref:  AA2012

WA MOZART arr. JACKSON;  Eine Kleine Nachtmusik  -  A colourful orchestral arrangement of the popular piece for strings.  Ref:  AA2004

Henry MOZE;  The Witches on a Trip to Naples  -  This overture to James Love's 1762 play consists of a lively opening movement, a beautiful folksong influenced slow air and a rousing finale. A really unusual and attractive item.  Ref:  AA2013

Modeste MUSSORGSKY arr. JACKSON;  The Great Gate at Kiev  -  A chance for the orchestra to sound really impressive, but a little easier than Ravel's arrangement.  Ref:  AA2006

Henry PURCELL arr. JACKSON; Abdelazer Suite  -  Orchestral arrangement of the incidental music to Mrs. Aphra Benn's melodramatic revenge tragedy.  Ref:  AA2011

Trad. arr. JACKSON;  Cuenca  -  45 seconds of wild Mexican street music. Perfect for an informal encore.  Ref:  AA2026

Trad. arr. JACKSON;  Fandangos de Alora  -  A visit to the Andalucian town of Alora inspired this arrangement for English orchestra and Spanish banda.  Ref:  AA2020

Trad. arr. JACKSON;  Joropeno  -  Venezuelan dance song racing to a breathless finish - audience participation optional.  Ref:  AA2021

Trad. arr. JACKSON La Tarde  -  A Cuban bolero with overtones of relaxed morality.  Ref:  AA2022

Giuseppe VERDI arr. JACKSON;  Chorus of the Hebrew Slaves  -  This version of the popular song from “Nabucco” can be performed with or without a choir.  Ref:  AA2007






Thomas ARNE;  Rule Britannia  -  A version for intermediate level orchestra which is more faithful to Arne's original than the frequently heard “Last Night of the Proms” version.

Juan Crisostomo de ARRIAGA;  Los Esclavos Felices  -  The “Spanish Mozart‘s” most famous composition makes a charming concert opener.  Ref:  AA2014

Ludwig van BEETHOVEN arr. JACKSON;  Pathetique  -  A dramatic orchestral treatment of the 1st movement from the “Pathetique” piano sonata.  Ref: AA2002

Arcangelo CORELLI;  Sonata da Chiesa in E Minor  -  This version of one of Corelli's “Church” sonatas for full orchestra retains the intimacy of the original for strings only.

Leo DELIBES; Dance of the Automatons from Coppelia  -  A real favourite from the ballet score.

John DOWLAND;  Lachrimae  -  The Jacobean lutenists were masters of melancholy. This is an unusual, but beautiful, addition to the orchestral repertoire.

John GARTH arr. JACKSON; Duo Concertante.  An adaptation of the 18 th century Durham composer's work for orchestra with sparkling parts for flute and clarinet soloists.  Ref:  AA2023

Edvard GRIEG;  Norwegian Suite  - orchestral arrangements of Grieg's charming pieces for piano.

George Frideric HANDEL arr. JACKSON;  The Water Music Suite no 1  -  Adaptations of some of the best known pieces from Handel's orchestral masterpiece (Simplified parts for beginners and solo obbligato parts for experienced players also available)