A musical memory of youth and the joys of playing with toys such as a pinwheel. A flute solo introduces the gently flowing 3/4 lilt of the musical material, replicating the simplicity and wonder of that
The finale from Act One of Copland's opera "The Tender Land" is gorgeously transcribed here in a noble anthem-like setting. It opens with a cantabile flute solo, delicately supported by horn, clarinet and
Absolutely breathtaking, this expressive piece was created especially for young bands by this experienced band composer. Swearingen's ability to make a band sound mature beyond their years is evident -
A red covered bridge is a local attraction in Priceton, Illinois, that served as the inspiration for this lyrical composition. The serene setting brings to mind the many people who have crossed that
Here is a beautiful "In Memoriam" piece reminiscent of the composer's A Song for Friends. A gorgeous 3/4 melody emerges from the low voices, is joined by an ethereal woodwind choir, develops into a
Written in memory of his dear friend Elliot Del Borgo, composer John Edmondson captures the signature elements of Del Borgo's style in this emotional tribute. With its contemporary, lush harmonies and nice
This serene and introspective work is based on self-reflection and the need to block out the noise of the world. It is a magical and harmonically sophisticated work that is quite playable, yet offers a
While many often underestimate the extensive colors, harmonies, and emotional ranges available to younger ensembles, this stunning lyrical work sets out to explore those very qualities. While playable by
The title of this richly sonorous work is the nickname of the city of Sacramento as well as the name of the band for which this piece was written. All the warmth and emotion that the musicians experience
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