Written to evoke the musical styles heard in the Indian music of movie soundtracks, this has a strong Indian folk influence. Also included are a variety of world music influences that add syncopated
An Oriental atmosphere is created by the floating melodies of this exotic piece. In the opening, a long, sensitive melodic line emerges, supported by Western-style harmonies. Just as a dainty
The balalaika is essentially a three-string Russian guitar known for the lively music and haunting ballads it can produce. This work reflects the spirited dance music through original tunes, all with a
The beginning and ending sections of this piece were based on a folk song that is commonly referred to as Cherokee Morning Song. This expressive piece is beautiful, lush and reverent to the
A lively piece depicting a traditional dance from Spain. It's a great way to introduce this style to younger players, with its the varied articulations and traditional Spanish instruments such as castanets.
For thousands of years, indigenous tribes would gather to share stories through dance, song and drumming. This tradition still exists in Alaska in the form of the kivgik or "messenger
Music from Ireland is very intriguing to audiences and musicians. It fits so well with concert band instrumentation that it always sounds great, and this piece is no exception. Starting with a solo clarinet
A symphonic tour de force, this rhapsody is built on three Scandinavian folk songs. Viking-influenced melodies are weaved into a seamless setting that brings out all the rich flavor and history of the
Here is a collection of three contrasting movements taken from the orchestral work Eight Russian Folksongs, Op. 58 by Anatoly Lyadov. These short pieces have been carefully transcribed for concert band and
The word in the title is a wooden walking stick that Irishmen carried as they went around their daily routine. It had many purposes, but no matter what the use, it was always an item of personal pride and
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