After an opening gong, the composition's motif is presented by solo flute, accompanied by soft low woodwinds, then clarinets, then tutti. The main theme, a somber melody in Dorian mode, is first introduced
A delightful set of variations on What Shall We Do With a Drunken Sailor? All players get the tune in variations that range from rowdy to whimsical to introspective. A clever new setting of an old
A musical fantasy depicting the wide range of the wind's character that occurs throughout the year. It opens with a gentle breeze blowing across a prairie, followed by clouds, thunder, lightning and rain.
A poignant and beautiful theme first premiered by the U.S. Navy Band, arranged for string orchestra. An excellent piece for perfecting tone, phrasing, and dynamic contrast in performance. Grade 3.
A musical depiction of two Arkansas towns devastated by a tornado in 1952. Dr. Karrick retells the story, moving from quietness to havoc, and incorporating the beautiful old hymn, What Wondrous Love Is
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