"Action Front" was the command given to artillery units to have cannons moved into position for battle during the Civil War. Ronald Knoener, well known for his many fine regimental marches, wrote this piece
Music from a 1911 silent movie, complete with trombone smears, a horse whinny, and lots of fun for percussion. This new arrangement is sure to be a concert favorite for bands everywhere!
Pierre La Plante's newest tribute to America's folk music heritage combines The Shantyman's Life; The Erie Canal and Shoo Fly in this big, colorful masterwork for band. The charming
This favorite from the Civil War era opens with hearty cadence of snare drums and field drums, and then fifes (piccolo and
This robust little march portrays the natural beauty of Alabama's Cahaba River with references to its Native American history. Catchy melodies and a pleasing combination of major and minor tonalities.
A gorgeous work, combining the genius of Ralph Vaughan Williams with all the pomp and nobility that we love in the music
This popular overture, written for one of Daniel Auber's 17 comic operas, was first performed in Paris in 1841. The overture far outlived the opera itself, becoming a popular staple in the orchestral
A great tune for your young band's funny bone! The band will have as much fun playing this piece as Mr. Bobrowitz had
A newly-found treasure from the old VanderCook Band Book, and a tribute to the artistry of this great composer, conductor, and educator. A jaunty first strain, a driving second strain with great low brass
From the brilliant opening fanfare to the noble march, this little gem sounds more like an adventure movie score than an easy-level band piece. It's a spirited work for introducing students to 6/8 meter.
Treat your trombones (and xylophone), your band, and your audience to this happy little gem! Feature your first chair player or the whole trombone section. Great fun for everyone!
This very playable march was written in 1920 under the pseudonym Harold Bennett, and later published in No. 3 of the famous Bennett Band Books. These little books were the delight of millions of
This tempestuous little piece became a favorite of many bands during the Civil War. Often compared to Von Suppe's Poet and Peasant Overture, it is a tour de force for any concert program. Give your
This musical tribute was commissioned by the Library of Congress on the bicentennial of Lincoln's birth. With beautiful, wistful melodies, fragments of Battle Hymn of the Republic and
Beginning with great energy and intensity, this work builds vigorously throughout. The writing is outstanding, especially for the percussion, who are featured from beginning to end. The composer hopes to
From the first ticks, clicks, and clangs of the hi-hat, snare drum and brake drum, this piece moves! Relentless rhythmic drive, memorable melodic lines and unstoppable syncopation all points toward a
In the days of the great sailing ships, "Make sail!" was the command shouted to the crew to ready the ship when conditions were favorable to sail. With happy "swashbuckling" melodies, grand orchestral
One of Beethoven's most loved pieces, skillfully arranged for marimba and band. It can also be performed as a vibraphone solo or as a marimba-vibraphone duet. Feature your mallet percussion while treating
An absolutely gorgeous chorale in A-flat weaves its way into a delightful little country-wedding dance tune. Then there's a maestoso restatement of the chorale, followed by presto
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
Festive brass fanfares announce this magnificent combination of Beethoven's Ode to Joy with the carol O Come All Ye Faithful. Nobility abounds in this fantasy on these two famous and
A beautiful blending of Dona Nobis Pacem and Silent Night, inspired by a December 1914 incident, when World War I British and German troops held a Christmas Eve truce, singing carols and
This delightful country dance is masterfully scored to showcase the band's many colors, creating a work of unbridled Renaissance joyfulness!
Nineteenth-century farm songs, sweetheart songs and silly songs are affectionately combined in a grand love letter to
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