Alan Civil was born in 1929 and died in 1989. Alan started to play the French horn as a young boy, and joined an army band as a teenager. He studied the horn with Aubrey Brain, the father of Dennis Brain, and played second horn to Dennis Brain in the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, taking over as principal horn when Dennis Brain left. In 1955 Alan joined the Philharmonia as principal horn, and in 1966 he became the principal horn of the BBC Symphony Orchestra, where he remained until he retired in 1988. He also performed as a soloist and recordings include Mozart's 'Four Horn Concertos' and Benjamin Britten's 'Serenade for Tenor, Horn and Strings' with Robert Tear. He was also a member of the Alan Civil Horn Trio, taught at the Royal College of Music and was awarded an OBE in 1985. Alan was also a prolific composer and arranger, writing many pieces for the horn as well as for an array of unusual instrument combinations.

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Six movements, starting with Quick March which requires some fast and neat tonguing from all members of the quintet. The Polka which follows is full of colour and requires dexterous trumpet playing. The third movement Blues is a long way from a traditional New Orleans blues - with its melancholy mood and Debussy like harmony it is more like a small impressionist tone poem. Merry Waltz is followed by Preamble, a gentle, atmospheric piece at a leisurely walking tempo. The final movement of this suite Tarandtango (Tarantango) cleverly combines two dances, the energetic tarantella and the elegant tango, resulting in an exciting and virtuoso finale.

£18.95

Six movements, starting with Quick March which requires some fast and neat tonguing from all members of the quintet. The Polka which follows is full of colour and requires dexterous trumpet playing. The third movement Blues is a long way from a traditional New Orleans blues - with its melancholy mood and Debussy like harmony it is more like a small impressionist tone poem. Merry Waltz is followed by Preamble, a gentle, atmospheric piece at a leisurely walking tempo. The final movement of this suite Tarandtango (Tarantango) cleverly combines two dances, the energetic tarantella and the elegant tango, resulting in an exciting and virtuoso finale.

£8.95

Six movements, starting with Quick March which requires some fast and neat tonguing from all members of the quintet. The Polka which follows is full of colour and requires dexterous trumpet playing. The third movement Blues is a long way from a traditional New Orleans blues - with its melancholy mood and Debussy like harmony it is more like a small impressionist tone poem. Merry Waltz is followed by Preamble, a gentle, atmospheric piece at a leisurely walking tempo. The final movement of this suite Tarandtango (Tarantango) cleverly combines two dances, the energetic tarantella and the elegant tango, resulting in an exciting and virtuoso finale.

£12.95

An original work from the pen of the late and celebrated hornist Alan Civil.

£9.95

An original work from the pen of the late and celebrated hornist Alan Civil.

£5.95

An original work from the pen of the late and celebrated hornist Alan Civil.

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A fine work for wind quintet by the late Alan Civil.

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A fine work for wind quintet by the late Alan Civil.

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A fine work for wind quintet by the late Alan Civil.

£8.95

An exciting original work by Alan Civil.

£7.95

An exciting original work by Alan Civil.

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An exciting original work by Alan Civil.

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Nicknamed Gartenschlauch Serenade, this wacky best selling musical joke is performed on a 12 foot garden hose.

 

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Nicknamed Gartenschlauch Serenade, this wacky best selling musical joke is performed on a 12 foot garden hose.

 

£5.95

An original work from the pen of the late and celebrated hornist Alan Civil.

£5.95

An original work from the pen of the late and celebrated hornist Alan Civil.

£6.95

An original work from the pen of the late and celebrated hornist Alan Civil.

£6.95

An original work from the pen of the late and celebrated hornist Alan Civil.

£8.95

Another original work by by the late and celebrated hornist Alan Civil.

£6.95

Another original work by by the late and celebrated hornist Alan Civil.

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Another original work by by the late and celebrated hornist Alan Civil.

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Another of the late Alan Civil's Christmas arrangements.

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Another of the late Alan Civil's Christmas arrangements.

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Another of the late Alan Civil's Christmas arrangements.

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A favourite arrangement from the pen of the late and celebrated hornist Alan Civil. For schools, studios and professionals.

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A favourite arrangement from the pen of the late and celebrated hornist Alan Civil. For schools, studios and professionals.

£7.95

A favourite arrangement from the pen of the late and celebrated hornist Alan Civil. For schools, studios and professionals.