Two contrasting songs very important in Jewish culture are combined in this sparkling medley for band. Hatkivah (The Hope), is the national anthem of Israel. In a delightful
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
Consisting of three Celtic-infused melodies, Irish features three contrasting sections: a nostalgic and heartfelt ballad, a rollicking and energetic jig, and a quick toe-tapping reel.
Conjure up images of the Far East with melodies based on the pentatonic scale and colorful percussion writing. Parts for temple blocks and gong and a soli section for chimes and timpani are included and add
Brendan Graham's tender song tells the story of Ireland's Annie Moore, the first person to land at Ellis Island when it opened as an immigration center in 1892. With emotions ranging from hope to fear and
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
For thousands of years, indigenous tribes would gather to share stories through dance, song and drumming. This tradition still exists in Alaska in the form of the kivgik or "messenger
This lyrical work is named after our local galactic supercluster, the massive structure of 100,000 galaxies in which the Milky Way is located. The flowing music portrays a lone astronaut floating in space
Music from Ireland is very intriguing to audiences and musicians. It fits so well with concert band instrumentation that it always sounds great, and this piece is no exception. Starting with a solo clarinet
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
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
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