Using just a few notes, this piece re-creates the character of music performed by ancient cultures on primitive instruments. Optional percussion parts help in creating exotic sounds, and strong wind writing
Take lots of familiar Christmas tunes, mix them all together, and you have a Christmas Mash-Up. The setting is ideal for beginning players with the most difficult rhythm being a quarter note. This
Imagine if you will the buoyant feeling of dancing on a cloud. That's the feeling conveyed by this whimsical work for beginning bands. The core of the piece contains warm harmonies that give it the "cloud"
A sparkling piece for developing bands that is uniquely appealing. A single lilting woodwind ostinato is the foundation upon which a flowing melody and rich harmonies are layered. It's set in a vibrant 3/4
Introduce minor tonality with this appealing work for young bands. The impressive melody takes on some interesting rhythmic twists that will crank up the excitement to an even higher level. Big
The title, Dorian's Barn, has a unique double meaning in that it is dedicated to a man named Dorian, and the music is set in Dorian mode. The addition of the word "barn" in the title also adds to
This piece depicts the tail of the mythical dragon as it swings around to fend off its enemies. The main themes are pointed and angular with lots of rhythmic drive.
A fresh, exhilarating piece for beginning string groups, Effervescence contains rich harmonies and melodic gestures reminiscent of the American School of composers such as Aaron Copland. Though it
Dramatic and confident sounding, this work for developing band embodies the true meaning of the title. A broad and sweeping melody opens, shared and echoed by the sections before all unite for a brief lyric
This intense composition for the developing string orchestra is both sweeping and catchy. It has a contagious melody that the students will enjoy playing.
A powerful musical statement to the profound influence music has will be an inspiration to beginning band students. The open harmonies create a true "American" sound that will sound most
In Greek, the word ethos is used to describe the character and guiding beliefs or ideals that distinguish a community, nation or idea. The Greeks also used this word to refer to the power of music
After a lush opening with a touch of sentimentality, the music heads off into a carefree journey with a bouncy bass line and jaunty air. The opening material reappears at times, serving as a musical
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