Composer Robert Buckley has created an engaging work that's filled with programmatic elements and sounds terrific with younger players. Students will love its film score atmosphere and the opportunity to
It's great for year-round use, but would be especially scary at Halloween. The composer describes it as "a dark and sinister night full of strange happenings and ghoulish encounters." Opening
A great new idea for graduation! This regal and stately march with a Scottish-flavored tune is perfect for commencement or most any important event - it has also become a popular processional at weddings. A
"Unrelenting," "driving," and "pounding" are just some of the words that describe this dynamic work. Incessant rhythms, harmonics and lush textures give this work both dimension and integrity. All sections
Give your students a shot at this exciting work that lets them imitate rock guitar sounds. This is a straightforward rock piece that is both energetic and fun to play! The G minor/modal tonality
An intense, up-tempo piece in a power rock style, similar to the Ramones, Green Day, or Foo Fighters that students will enjoy performing because it utilizes an aggressive style that is fun to perform, and a
With its optimistic and light sound, Wind Dancer is a great concert choice! Use your imagination and create your own story to accompany the melodic and rhythmic themes in the piece. Every section
Driving ostinatos beat a steady 3/4 rhythm under the steadfast melodies in this vivid musical adventure featuring violas and cellos. A wide dynamic range and the extreme ranges of the instruments are used
Your students and audience will love following the adventures of Stringman as he comes to the aid of struggling string players and helps rid the concert hall of annoying band members. This crowd-pleaser
This exciting work allows all parts to enjoy the driving force of a rhythmico ostinato. The catchy melodic content of this piece is shared by all. Written as a “sequel” to the ever-popular
The driving beat of this work suggests the journey and struggle to overcome as the violins come in with the main theme. The bass and cello pick up an augmented version of this theme to keep the pulse
Based on two rhythmic motifs, this tightly-knit composition is aggressively exciting from start to finish. Adding to the excitement are the composer's brilliant driving percussion writing and creative use
Full of educational opportunities for every section, this two-movement work has an old-fashioned folk music sound. Wisteria Waltz is lush and legato while Fig's Frolic is patterned after
When watching a jet in the sky, one imagines the rush the pilot must feel when kicking in the afterburners, that sudden burst of speed. This piece seeks to capture the emotions of flight in a supercharged
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