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
Introduce your students to the lyrical style and rollicking feel of traditional Scottish/Irish music. Opening with the memorable melody from Gilderoy, the arrangement transitions to
A stunning setting of three traditional Japanese songs are seamlessly interwoven in this robust arrangement. The title refers to the code of ethics embraced by Samurai warriors for centuries. These
This Irish folksong, named after the town of Carrickfergus in Northern Ireland, is beautiful, nostalgic and lush. This intimate arrangement with ample cross-cueing is an excellent tool to teach phrasing and
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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,
Travel to the Great Lakes region of Africa with the colorful writing of this joyous work. The title translates as "joy" in Swahili and the music captures the festivity of a people who love to
In popular Chinese religion Hsien (shyuhn) are believed to be benevolent spirits that roam the earth spreading goodwill and peace. The soothing music of this piece lyrically depicts that kindly
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
Celebrate the rich history of Celtic music, dance and folklore with this charismatic overture. Every member of your band has an opportunity to play the traditional-sounding Irish melodies with their
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
Originally this was the third movement of the "Irish Suite" for orchestra and was rescored for concert band by the composer. This marvelous setting of the Irish folksong is a programming gem, suitable for
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
The tango originated in late 19th-century Buenos Aires and has become a favorite style of dance and music around the world due to its distinctive rhythms and passionate, exotic sounds. This colorful
These two delightful Scandinavian melodies offer a glimpse into the folk music of a region that is not well known. Teaching opportunities in musicianship, style and colorful harmonies also
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