The arrangement of this well-known folk song introduces first year students to the basics of playing in an ensemble: blending instruments and playing independent parts by section. Included in Complete
BQE (from the CD Pop-Culture Blues recorded by the Michael Treni Big Band) is a lively shuffle-time blues (inspired by the bumps in the road of the Brooklyn Queens Expressway in New York
A perennial favorite, this folk song introduces eighth notes, use of extended rests, and has extended solo features for saxophone and percussion sections. Included in Complete year of Band, Volume
Blues for Charlie (from the CD Turnaround recorded by the Michael Treni Big Band) is a blues chart written in 12/8 time with open spaces to feature your accomplished soloists punctuated by
Bone Happy (from the CD Turnaround recorded by the Michael Treni Big Band) is a trombone section feature with a playful theme that provides improvisational solo opportunities for all the
Boy's Night Out (from the CD Turnaround recorded by the Michael Treni Big Band) is written in the style of Thad Jones. It's fun to play and is a sure crowd pleaser at concerts.
Carol of the Bells is a well-known classical Christmas composition of Ukrainian composer Mykola Leontovich, arranged by Michael Treni (from the CD You Better Watch Out recorded by the
This arrangement of Danny Boy is a contemporary treatment of the4 Irish classic written for symphonic band. It featuyres rich harmonies and colorful orchestrations. Instrumentation includes
The arrangement of this popular Christmas carol simplifies the playing of its sixteenth note melody by using call and response across instrumental groupings. Included in Holiday Favorites, Volume
Dinos from Space is a programmatic work in three movements based on the humorous children's book of the same title. It is suitable for advanced elementary or first year middle school bands. The
Forward Motion (from the CD Unity recorded by the Jazz Composers Workshop Orchestra) is a funky pop feature to showcase the rhythm section, augmented by snappy rhythms in the horns. It
Funky Blues (from the CD Pop-Culture Blues recorded by the Michael Treni Big Band) is a 12-bar, high energy flunk blues with a dense harmonic palate.
A perfect first arrangement for any elementary band that teaches basic note values, concerted harmony, and the use of introduction and tag. Included in Complete Year of Band, Volume 1.
Hark, the Herald Angels Swing (from the CD You Better Watch Out recorded by the Michael Treni Big Band) is a tongue and cheek parody of the classical Christmas carol. It features
This arrangement of I Wonder as I Wander, the modern Christmas classic attributed to American folklorist, composer and singer John Jacob Niles, is written for symphonic band and chorus. It is a
A fun and easy version of this winter concert staple teaches non-key accidentals, Del Segno, and introduces students to jazz harmony. Included in Complete Year of Band, Volume 1.
Jingle Bells (from the CD You Better Watch Out recorded by the Michael Treni Big Band) is a tongue and cheek parody of the classic al Christmas carol. It features meck-snapping ensemble
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