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
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
An Oriental atmosphere is created by the floating melodies of this exotic piece. In the opening, a long, sensitive melodic line emerges, supported by Western-style harmonies. Just as a dainty
The music of Armenia, with its rich history of folk songs, has a fascinating uniqueness and distinctive flavor. This appealing setting uses five traditional Armenian melodies in a rhapsodic approach. Bold
The balalaika is essentially a three-string Russian guitar known for the lively music and haunting ballads it can produce. This work reflects the spirited dance music through original tunes, all with a
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
The beginning and ending sections of this piece were based on a folk song that is commonly referred to as Cherokee Morning Song. This expressive piece is beautiful, lush and reverent to the
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.
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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,
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
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