This thrilling "tour-de-force" concert opener is really an extended fanfare, opening with an energetic brass and percussion motif that forms the basis for the piece. A contrasting lyrical section...
While noted as one of the greatest of film composers, John Williams also has a special relationship with the United States Marine Band. This work, described as a "curtain raiser," was composed in honor of...
Gloriana, commissioned by Furman University for the inauguration of its 12th president, is based on The Faerie Queene, an incomplete English epic poem written by Edmund Spenser and...
Originally composed for Herald Trumpets, the U.S. Army Band's acclaimed trumpet ensemble, Paul Murtha's dramatic fanfare...
Panhandle Prelude is built on a syncopated rhythm and a whole-tone scale. These musical ideas are effectively woven into a driving, intense work that will make a terrific opener!
Take your place in an airplane and wait expectantly for the motors to spark into life and for the plane to taxi on the runway. Then it's full throttle, and with a roar of the engines, you leave all...
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