Monday, January 31, 2011

Val’s Flapjack Recipe - A Favourite at June Emerson Wind Music

Our dear friend Valerie Watts, who passed away last year, used to make flapjacks and biscuits for the office almost every week. Her flapjacks were simply THE BEST flapjack we’ve ever had and we thought it would be nice to share her recipe:

photo: Rob Brewer

Val’s Flapjack

This flapjack is the best I’ve ever tasted. Obviously, after making it for years and years, Val was the master flapjack-baker, but it’s such a simple recipe that it’s hard to go wrong with it. To achieve the best results, it’s essential that you use jumbo oats and that you don’t overcook it – it should be gooey!

  • 4oz/115g butter
  • 4oz/115g Demerara sugar
  • 1 (generous) tbsp Golden Syrup
  • 5oz/140g jumbo oats

  1. Pre-heat the oven/Aga (Val always used an Aga) to 170oC/325oF/GM3
  2. Melt the butter, sugar and syrup in a pan.
  3. Stir in the jumbo oats.
  4. Grease a baking tin and spread the mixture evenly.
  5. Bake in the oven for 20-25 minutes.
  6. Leave to cool in the tin a little before dividing into squares.

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Emerson Edition Ltd New Publications - January 2011

"Long may Emerson Edition prosper and flourish!
They are a leading light in wind music."

- Leslie Craven, Principal Clarinet, Welsh National Opera

Emerson Edition Titles are all available from June Emerson Wind Music

Flute & Piano

John Field, arr. Anthony Hedges

E577 £6.50 Grade 7 Duration 5’00”

An arrangement of a lively rondo movement from one of John Field’s very attractive piano pieces.

ISMN: M-57040-764-4

Flute & Piano

Two Little Pieces
Eve Barsham

E576 £4.50 Grade 3/4 Duration 4’00”

‘Dotty’ and ‘Wishful Thinking’ are two contrasting pieces that are as characterful as their titles suggest!

ISMN: M-57040-763-7

Oboe & Piano

Charles Gounod, arr. Lionel Salter

E616 £4.50 Grades 4/5 Duration 2’30”

A delightful little piece, perfect for the younger player. Originally published by OUP, this is a well-deserved return to print.

ISMN: M-57040-795-8

2 Oboes & Cor Anglais

Hautboy Suite
Marion Holland

E594 £12.50 Grades 6/7 Duration 26’00”

A charming and effective suite of movements for oboe trio: Passacaglia, Scherzo, Sarabande and Carnival.

ISMN: M-57040-78606 score & parts

Clarinet & Piano

Trio Movement (from Op.114)
Johannes Brahms, arr. Chris Allen

E606 £5.50 Grade 7/8 Duration 5’00”

A piano reduction of the Andante grazioso (3rd) movement of Brahms’s wonderful Trio for clarinet, cello and piano.

ISMN: M-57040-789-7

Clarinet Choir

Four Dances (from Op.174)
Cornelius Gurlitt, arr. Russell Denwood

E508 £12.50 Grade 6/7 Duration 7’20”

This is a set of four tuneful and jolly dances from Op.174, ideal for the progressing clarinet choir.

ISMN: M-57040-665-4 score & parts

Alto Saxophone & Piano

Chris Noble

E603 £8.00 Grade 8 Duration 7’00”

A challenging and exciting set of 5 short movements in a variety of moods.

ISMN: M-57040-790-3

French Horn

Horn Warm-Ups
Bob Ashworth

E635 £5.00 All grades

A brilliant little A5 booklet of daily warm-up exercises, designed to consolidate techniques and achieve a focused sound. Road-tested by the Opera North horn section!

ISMN: M-57040-812-2

Horn & Piano

Norman Warren

E590 £4.50 Grade 5 Duration 5’00”

A beautifully lyrical piece, perfectly suited to the instrument, from this very English composer.

ISMN: M-57040-791-0

Clarinet, Violin & Piano

Celtic Twilight

Christopher Ball

E619 £7.50 Grade 8 Duration 8’30”

“A pastoral miniature in the best tradition of the English landscapists…” Fanfare magazine, USA

ISMN: M-57040-796-5 score & parts

Clarinet, Viola & Piano

Eight Pieces Op.83, Volumes 1 & 2
Max Bruch, ed. Russell Denwood

Vol.1: E629 Vol.2: E630

£15.00 each Grade 8 Duration 15’30” & 17’30”

A new corrected version of this wonderful set of Romantic chamber pieces. Editorial commentary also available on request.

Vol.1 ISMN: M-57040-798-9 score & parts
Vol.2 ISMN: M-57040-799-6 score & parts

Wind Decet

Overture for Whethoryon Op.80
Judith Bailey

E605 £14.50 Grade 8 Duration 5’00”

An evocative piece for wind ensemble. Cornish for ‘blowers of wind instruments’.

ISMN: M-57040-793-4 score & parts

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Sheet Music Open Day at June Emerson Wind Music

10% DISCOUNT DAY at June Emerson Wind Music - Bank Holiday Monday 25th April from 10.30am to 4.30pm

We'll be open for anyone who'd like to come and browse through hundreds of feet of wind music on our beautiful North Yorkshire hilltop!

We're offering a 10% discount on everything bought or ordered by those present on the day.
If you'd like to play through some of the repertoire, bring your instruments along - we have a room available with music stands and an electric keyboard if required (please book in advance).

As usual, there'll be a warm welcome and regular rounds of tea, coffee and biscuits to keep you going...

For directions to the shop, please click on the Contact tab on our website. We look forward to meeting you!