Truly colossal! This is the first movement of Robert Smith's epic work "The Divine Comedy." Advanced groups will welcome the challenges and reap the rewards inherent in the piece. Very contemporary in
Here's an engaging and imaginative work that will have students feeling like they've just stepped into a thrilling story. An open drone in the low brass gives it a very medieval Celtic sound for some
Can your band save the world from these eerie invaders from somewhere in outer space? Using only seven notes, some humorous vocal effects, and an easy way to learn about dynamic contrast, this is the
A juggernaut is a massive inexorable force that crushes whatever is in its path, and this dynamic concert opener certainly lives up to the title. Written in a perpetual motion style, the intensity
Taken from Puccini's first opera, this is the frenzied dance of the witches as they cast an evil spell on an unsuspecting victim. The fiery dance builds in speed and intensity providing a dazzling
An 1800s folk tale from No Man's Land in Texas provides the backdrop to this haunting adventure piece. The thrilling music will have imaginations running wild with images of sinister cattle rustlers and
Silver Cliff Cemetery's ghost lights, as they are called, were first reported around 1890. These floating lights of various colors are reportedly best seen on a dark, overcast night as they dance around.
Tricks, grand illusions and impossible feats of magic! The mysterious magician bedazzles us all with spectacles of flame, smoke and and objects that appear as if from thin air. All this
Cute, quirky and totally entertaining, this clever piece really stands out from all the other marches. Accents in unexpected places, easy time changes and a catchy melody are assembled together for a
Here they come marching in... it's the robot brigade! This is a dramatic piece for beginning band that uses only the first six notes students learn. It also contains many meaningful teaching
Here's a terrific transcription that provides a contrasting selection for concert programs. The soft but intense opening builds in intensity and draws the listener in as it grows in energy and volume.
This sinister-sounding march is perfect for directors looking for something completely different. Using elements from a traditional march set in a contemporary framework, the music is based on tritone
This sensitive setting is right on target for developing musicality in young performers! Set at a comfortable andante tempo, the work is not technically challenging, yet will help develop important
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