Beginning Band Series

Grade 1 Concert Band Music


AFRICAN FOLK TRILOGY Audio Clip  Sample page from Score
– arr. McGinty.

Using three traditional African children's songs and authentic rhythms, this arranger has surpassed herself with this multicultural masterpiece for beginning bands! You'll love it, and your band's rhythmic abilities will definitely improve! [1:55]
Q881189 - Set with Score - $35.00
Q881190 - Extra Conductor - $3.50
Included in Beginning Band Book 4

AFRICAN FOLK TRILOGY #2 Audio Clip  Sample page from Score
– arr. McGinty.

You loved the original African Folk Trilogy and this creative arranger has done it again - three folk songs from South Africa and Zulu tradition with simple syncopations and authentic, rhythmic percussion lines. Teach counting and rhythmic subdivision in a diverse and multicultural setting. The foot stomp returns! [2:17]
Q881205 - Set with Score - $35.00
Q881206 - Extra Full Score - $4.00

AIR AND ALLEGRO Audio Clip  Sample page from Score
– John Edmondson.

The slow lyrical song in Bb Major is followed by a bright allegro in Eb Major without pause. This easy yet sophisticated composition will make your group sound very mature. [2:25]
Q881037 - Set with Score - $35.00
Q881038 - Extra Conductor - $3.50
Included in Beginning Band Book 2

AIR AND CAPRICE Audio Clip  Sample page from Score
– John Edmondson.

The Air is one of the most beautifully simple melodies ever composed for this level, and the scherzo-like Caprice is a joy to perform. [2:30]
Q881093 - Set with Score - $32.00
Q881094 - Extra Conductor - $3.50
Included in Beginning Band Book 4

AMERICAN FOLK TRILOGY Audio Clip  Sample page from Score
– arr. McGinty.

Here is a great piece for any occasion! Three favorite folk songs - Chester, Amazing Grace and Yankee Doodle - are cleverly arranged in contrasting styles but at one tempo throughout. [2:15]
Q881095 - Set with Score - $35.00
Q881096 - Extra Conductor - $3.50

AN AMERICAN MOSAIC Audio Clip  Sample page from Score
– arr. Edmondson.

This highly appropriate selection for these troubled times uses twelve different but familiar patriotic and national themes in a dramatic setting that introduces varied learning challenges: Key changes, dynamic contrasts, phrasing, rhythm training, counting, legato and marcato style, plus blend and balance. Your very young band will sound like a million, bringing your audience to its feet cheering for more! [2:30]
Q881229 - Set with Score - $40.00
Q881230 - Extra Conductor - $5.00

ANASAZI Audio Clip  Sample page from Score
– John Edmondson.

The mysterious disappearance of the lost tribe of the Anasazi is depicted in this deceptively easy contemporary composition in arch form. [3:10]
Q881001 - Set with Score - $35.00
Q881002 - Extra Conductor - $3.50
Included in Beginning Band Book 1

ANTHEM AND MARCH Audio Clip  Sample page from Score
– Anne McGinty.

Using the Eb Major scale as a foundation, this very musical piece presents two contrasting movements in different styles and a musical opportunity to teach simple step-wise slurs. Here is the perfect festival selection! [2:35]
Q881109 - Set with Score - $32.00
Q881110 - Extra Conductor - $3.50
Included in Beginning Band Book 4

APRIL SHOWERS Audio Clip  Sample page from Score
– arr. John Edmondson.

Everyone knows this popular standard from the 1920s, and it works perfectly for this very easy level. Surprise your audience with this change-of-pace selection and amaze them with your sophistication. This terrific learning piece will really impress them! [ca. 2:27]
Q881253 - Set with Score - $40.00
Q881254 - Extra Conductor - $5.00

AZTEC SUNRISE Audio Clip  Sample page from Score
– John Edmondson.

This descriptive piece, with its haunting melody and unusual percussion effect, evokes the mood of a quiet dawn in ancient Mexico. If you liked Anasazi, you'll love this! [2:45]
Q881057 - Set with Score - $35.00
Q881058 - Extra Conductor - $3.50
Included in Beginning Band Book 3

BANDISSIMO Audio Clip  Sample page from Score
– Anne McGinty.

What a terrific idea! This contemporary rock style piece allows each section of the band to be featured, and you can choreograph where each should stand and sit, if you want. A great piece for recruiting young instrumentalists! [1:55]
Individual sets are no longer available.
Q881060 - Extra Conductor - $3.50
Included in Beginning Band Book 2

BARTOK: FOLK SONG AND DANCE Audio Clip
– Anne McGinty.

Two contrasting folk songs from the more than 9,000 collected by Bartok are featured in this very effective arrangement for this level. [2:10]
Individual sets are no longer available.
Q881018 - Extra Conductor - $3.50
Included in Beginning Band Book 1

BELLS, BELLS, BELLS Audio Clip  Sample page from Score
– arr. Edmondson.

This shimmering arrangement features two carols about bells - "The Ukrainian Bell Carol" (Carol Of The Bells) and "Jingle Bells." A surprising variety of instrumental colors will make your band sound terrific and ring in the holiday concert in style! [2:00]
Q881173 - Set with Score - $32.00
Q881174 - Extra Conductor - $3.50

THE BUGLERS Audio Clip
– John Edmondson.

This feature number for cornets and trumpets offers exciting programming while helping to develop tone quality and lip flexibility. [2:15]
Individual sets are no longer available.
Q881004 - Extra Conductor - $3.50
Included in Beginning Band Book 1

BUTTERFLIES audio availble for this title
– Anne McGinty

From the composer of Clouds, Stars and The Magic Forest, McGinty once again shows her creative ability to musically depict everyday things. The brightly colored wings and graceful flight of the butterflies are evident in every note, every phrase. This piece will spur the imagination of the director, the students and your audience!
Q881277 - Set with Score - $45.00
Q881278 - Extra Full Score - $6.00

 

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