Written to evoke the musical styles heard in the Indian music of movie soundtracks, this has a strong Indian folk influence. Also included are a variety of world music influences that add syncopated
Audiences will delight in this joyous arrangement of the popular Kenyan song Wana Baraka. Repeated rhythmic patterns for cowbell, claves, tom-tom, and bass drum provide a spirited foundation
A lively piece depicting a traditional dance from Spain. It's a great way to introduce this style to younger players, with its the varied articulations and traditional Spanish instruments such as castanets.
The inspiration for this unique composition comes from a charming Iroquois folk melody and the Ojibwe legend of the dreamcatcher, believed to have magical webs that would filter out bad dreams, allowing
Whether celebrating Cinco de Mayo, or looking for a musical tour of the Caribbean, this original piece provides an opportunity for your band students to be introduced to Latin music. Spicy and fun to play,
Written in the traditional and dramatic bottle-dance format, this is a classic Russian folk dance, carefully crafted here for second-year players. A delightfully appealing concert work that provides the
This traditional Mexican folk song in 3/4 is an excellent piece to program at your next Music Around the World concert. Multicultural instruction in music and the arts is an effective way to provide
Based on La Virgen de la Macarena, this paso doble has all the flair of a spicy Spanish march complete with castanets and maracas. A tremendous opportunity to reinforce contrasting
It's Carnaval time! This bouncy and energetic traditional folk tune is popular in Brazil year-round and is closely associated with the Carnaval celebration leading to Ash Wednesday. A
What a great way to introduce your young flute players to the trill! This lighthearted Latin dance features the flute section. The colorful melodic lines and rhythmic breaks add a unique flavor to this
By expanding an eight-measure exercise, the composer has created a full-fledged, entertaining and lively piece for beginning band. There are ample opportunities for percussion students to play exciting and
This delightful piece is based on the charming Japanese children's song Yuki. The composer has combined this song with an original festive melody to create a joyful winter holiday piece. Everyone
Featuring a fun melody with an island style, South to Cabo gives variety to any program. All parts are playable by the youngest students, but also offer certain challenges. Watch your students move
Bring a peaceful and quietly lilting moment to beginning band performances. This beautiful, traditional lullaby provides an opportunity for beginning bands to experience a very playable and lyrical
A typical mariachi-style melody, featuring two trumpets playing in thirds and sixths, is used extensively and reflects the mariachi-influenced music of Herb Alpert and the Tijuana Brass. The piece stands on
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