Beginning Band Series

Grade 1 Concert Band Music


CAMBRIDGE OVERTURE Audio Clip
– Anne McGinty.
This skillful composer paints a musical portait of England using arch from (A-B-C-B-A) to contrast a bold fanfare, regal tune and eloquent song, while the tempo remains the same.[2:15]
Individual sets are no longer available.
Q881078 - Extra Conductor - $3.50
Included in Beginning Band Book 3

CANTERBURY OVERTURE Audio Clip  Sample page from Score
– Anne McGinty.
This very easy tripartite form composition contrasts the Dorian mode, which is reminiscent of the Renaissance period, with major, which suggests a more modern style. Terrific programming with a piece that is educationally and musically sound. [2:32]
Q881141 - Set with Score - $35.00
Q881142 - Extra Conductor - $3.50
Included in Beginning Band Book 5

CELEBRATION FOR WINDS Audio Clip  Sample page from Score
– John Edmondson.
This majestic composition features contrasting styles and colors in a very easy Bb Major setting. [2:20]
Q881111 - Set with Score - $35.00
Q881112 - Extra Conductor - $3.50
Included in Beginning Band Book 4

CHANT AND PRAISE Audio Clip
– John Edmondson.
Very young bands have the opportunity to spotlight several instrumental combinations in two contrasting moods. [3:10]
Individual sets are no longer available.
(This title is included in the Beginning Band Book No. 1)
Q881020 - Extra Conductor - $3.50
Included in Beginning Band Book 1

CHANT AND GLORIA Audio Clip
– Anne McGinty.
Here is an original composition that contrasts two different styles, using repeated notes (great for attacks and releases) and unrelated triads (great for ear training), as well as providing emphasis on breath control and tone quality. [1:57]
Q881143 - Set with Score - $30.00
Q881144 - Extra Conductor - $3.50
Included in Beginning Band Book 5

CHATTERBOX Audio Clip
– Anne McGinty.
A winning combination! A great blues rock program number that teaches everyone counting and tonguing. Every section of the band is featured - including the percussion section. [2:04]
Individual sets are no longer available.
Q881114 - Extra Conductor - $3.50
Included in Beginning Band Book 4

CHIPPEWA LULLABY Audio Clip  Sample page from Score
–- arr: by McGinty.
A simple pentatonic melody, colorfully scorded, from the Chippewa Nation of North America's Native Peoples, this is multicultural music in a very easy setting. Listen carefully - this song may visit you and share its rich heritage for you for a brief while before moving back into the wind and seeking another willing voice. 3:00
Q881217 - Set with Score - $40.00
Q881218 - Extra Full Score - $5.00

CHORALE AND RECESSIONAL Audio Clip
– John Edmondson.
Q881005 - Set with Score - $40.00
Q881006 - Extra Conductor - $3.50
Included in Beginning Band Book 1

CLARINET CAPRICE Audio Clip
– Anne McGinty.
Players and audiences alike will enjoy this feature number for the clarinet section. It is also a great vehicle for encouraging and recruiting young players. [1:30]
Q881007 - Set with Score - $40.00
Q881008 - Extra Conductor - $3.50
Included in Beginning Band Book 1

CLARINET CARAVAN Audio Clip
– John Edmondson.
The clarinets wind their way across this musical landscape in a section feature that will impress any audience. [2:35]
Q881021 - Set with Score - $22.00
Q881022 - Extra Conductor - $3.50
Included in Beginning Band Book 3

CLOUDS Audio Clip  Sample page from Score
– Anne McGinty.
This musically descriptive work depicts cirrus clouds, thunderclouds and cumulus clouds with clever compositional techniques, including cluster chords and an aleatoric section for the percussion as they simulate a thunderstorm. Young imaginations will be stimulated creatively within the confines of the grade level. [2:30]
Q881125 - Set with Score - $35.00
Q881126 - Extra Conductor - $3.50
Included in Beginning Band Book 5

COMMAND Z Audio Clip  Sample page from Score
– Anne McGinty.
Everyone familiar with Mac computers will recognize the title as "undo" - thus reversing the previous action. In music composition, the concept of going backwards is called retrograde, and is the backward reading of a melody. Each phrase is answered melodically in retrograde, thus "undoing" the previous phase. A mental challenge and a beautiful, sensitive piece. [2:33]
Q881157 - Set with Score - $32.00
Q881158 - Extra Conductor -$3.50

CONCERTO FOR SLEIGH BELLS AND BAND Audio Clip  Sample page from Score
– John Edmondson.
Using a bright original tune and phrases from familiar holiday songs, interspersed with solos by the sleigh bells, this clever work will be the hit of your Christmas concert! [2:05]
Q881115 - Set with Score - $32.00
Q881116 - Extra Conductor -$3.50
Included in Beginning Band Book 4

COPPER CREEK MARCH Audio Clip  Sample page from Score
– John Edmondson.

Here us the perfect way to teach this important style to your young band members. It has an appealing tune, traditional form and some easy chromatics to help develop nimble fingers. What a musical parlay - teach a traditional form and style, and have fun while doing it! 2:10
Q881219 - Set with Score - $40.00
Q881220 - Extra Full Score - $5.00

CUMBERLAND GAP Audio Clip
– arr. McGinty.

A truly fresh medley of Skip To My Lou, The Foggy Foggy Dew, Down In The Valley and Polly Wolly Doodle that will thrill young players and their audiences! One tempo, one key signature and easy transitions make this easy to prepare and to play! [2:12]
Q881061 - Set with Score - $25.00
Q881062 - Extra Conductor - $3.50
Included in Beginning Band Book 2

DANCING WITH SANTA audio availble for this title
– Arr. John Edmondson

Your band will want to play this clever spoof of the many James Bond and “Secret Agent Man” movie and TV themes over and over again.  It is all here, including a mysterious gunshot in the middle. The name of the composer? Edmondson. John Edmondson. Don’t miss this thriller!
Q881289 - Set with Score - $45.00
Q881290 - Extra Full Score - $6.00

THE DEBONAIR DRAGON Audio Clip
– John Edmondson.

If Barney the dinosaur had a dragon for a cousin, this would be his theme music. A great introduction to chromatics! [2:10]
Q881127 - Set with Score - $27.00
Q881128 - Extra Conductor - $3.50
Included in Beginning Band Book 5

DIAMOND RIDGE (Concert March) Audio Clip
– Anne McGinty.

This multi-talented writer has fashioned a very clever march with a mix of modal and major melodies and harmonies. The infectious theme will have everyone whistling the tune! [1:52] Individual sets are no longer available.
Q881040 - Extra Conductor - $3.50
Included in Beginning Band Book 2

DOUBLE-OH-EIGHT (A SPY STORY) audio availble for this title
– John Edmondson

Your band will want to play this clever spoof of the many James Bond and “Secret Agent Man” movie and TV themes over and over again.  It is all here, including a mysterious gunshot in the middle. The name of the composer? Edmondson. John Edmondson. Don’t miss this thriller!
Q881279 - Set with Score - $45.00
Q881280 - Extra Full Score - $6.00

ECHOES Audio Clip
– Anne McGinty.

As the title suggests, this piece features the repetition of sounds. Great for building confidence and independence in young players! [2:10]
Q881023 - Set with Score - $22.00
Q881024 - Extra Conductor - $3.50
Included in Beginning Band Book 1

AN ELIZABETHAN SONGBOOK audio availble for this title
– Arr. Anne McGinty

Three lovely songs from the Elizabethan era (1588 – 1632) offer a musical adventure back in time to over 400 years ago and what is known as the golden age of music, literature and poetry. Renaissance music has a simplicity and clarity that is very appealing to beginning instrumentalists, and this songbook will make your band sound very mature for their age and experience.
Q881281 - Set with Score - $45.00
Q881282 - Extra Full Score - $6.00

EMILY (THE GHOST) audio availble for this title
– Anne McGinty

This charming ghost enjoys playing tricks – from mysterious and noisy disturbances to turning lights on and off at random – and has chosen to visit your and your beginning concert band. From the first loud clunk that will scare your audience to her final release from this world into the spirit world, Emily will delight your students and your audience. Is Emily real? Only if you believe in ghosts!
Q881291 - Set with Score - $45.00
Q881292 - Extra Full Score - $6.00

 

ENGLISH FOLK TRILOGY Audio Clip
– arr. McGinty.

This easy arrangement features three contrasting English folk songs - The Three Ravens, The Green Bushes and Two Maidens Went Milking One Day. The time signatures and styles change but the tempo remains constant. [1:55]
Q881041 - Set with Score - $27.00
Q881042 - Extra Conductor - $3.50
Included in Beginning Band Book 2

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