Here is a work of simplicity and beauty with some contemporary harmonies. Recorded by Michigan State University Orchestra on the CD Teaching Music Through Performance in Orchestra, Volume 1 -
In Greek mythology, Boreas is the cold north wind, making this piece a great addition to any winter concert. The mysterious opening leads to an exciting finale. Students will experience spiccato
Inspired by pure joy, this work explores uplifting and lighthearted emotions. The music has a constant rhythmic pulse that gently interacts with graceful melodic lines and countermelodies. Engaging
As ancient voices recall tales of forgotten glory, a sacred moment of reflection gives way to a stormy battle in the cello and bass section, building to a victorious key change to A minor. With just a
Many fictional works portray the moon as a living being, alone in space while looking at the Earth. This lullaby honors this "living moon," portraying various emotions including the loneliness of watching
This captivating work is a set of variations on the Pong Lang Dance, one of Thailand's most popular melodies. The pong lang is like a xylophone with its wooden keys suspended vertically on
In a classic pirate jig style, this music explores 6/8 meter with brisk marcato bowings. A contrasting romantic lyrical section features soaring melodies amid lush harmonies before the energetic jig
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
Tell a colorful story that conjures images of wicked forest gnomes, devious pixies, and all things sneaky. This piece is influenced by dark Russian fairy tales and folk songs. It will be a quirky and fun
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Originally written for band in 1989, this work is based on the famous American hymn It Is Well with My Soul. A standard in the concert band repertoire, it has also become a concert staple for
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