Beginning Band Series

Grade 1 Concert Band Music


OVERTURE IN F Audio Clip
– Anne McGinty.

Based on a four-note motif, this terrific overture is great for phrasing and intervallic awareness. If you liked Overture in Bb, you'll love this! [2:15]
Q881121 - Set with Score - $27.00
Q881122 - Extra Conductor - $3.50
Included in Beginning Band Book 4

OXFORD OVERTURE Audio Clip  Sample page from Score
– Anne McGinty.

This original work in Bb Major, based on contrasting repeated notes and parallel triads, will help teach your young students both individual independence and overall awareness of ensemble blend. [2:15]
Q881137 - Set with Score - $30.00
Q881138 - Extra Conductor - $3.50
Included in Beginning Band Book 5

PAINTED DESERT Audio Clip  Sample page from Score
– Anne McGinty.

Using her palette of musical colors, plus an authentic Native American Zuni rain song, this composer has painted a musical landscape of the area near the Grand Canyon in Northern Arizona, with its vast expanse of hills, mesas and buttes. Creative percussion effects add the final touch to this elegant musical portrait. [3:00]
Q881241 - Set with Score - $40.00
Q881242 - Extra Conductor - $5.00

PERCUSSION PARADE Audio Clip
– John Edmondson.

All of the available percussion instruments are featured in this clever original composition — snare drum, bass drum, bells, triangle, wood block and tambourine. Three players can cover everything, but six is more fun! [2:00]
Individual sets are no longer available.
Q881052 - Extra Conductor - $5.00
Included in Beginning Band Book 2

POLARIS MARCH Audio Clip  Sample page from Score
– John Edmondson.

Named for the North Star, this very easy march introduces two march styles; the stately on-the-beat, and the contrasting off-beat styles. A great way to introduce these two concepts, and your band members and your audience will be whistling the memorable Trio melody! [ca. 2:20]
Q881263 - Set with Score - $40.00
Q881264 - Extra Conductor - $5.00

PREFACE FOR BAND Audio Clip
– Leland Forsblad.

Interesting harmonies, intriguing melodies and unusual instrumental colors are features of this rare work at the grade 1 level by this distinguished composer. [1:45]
Q881103 - Set with Score - $27.00
Q881104 - Extra Conductor - $3.50

PRELUDE AND DANCE Audio Clip  Sample page from Score
– Anne McGinty.

The inventiveness of this masterful composer is again demonstrated in this intriguing work. Both related but contrasting themes are based on the Bb scale and feature a canonic treatment, giving your ensemble vital experience in playing independent rhythms. [2:35]
Individual sets are no longer available.
Q881072 - Extra Conductor - $3.50
Included in Beginning Band Book 2

PROLOGUE AND RUSTIC DANCE Audio Clip
– Jared Spears.

Here is a very accessible contemporary work for beginning band by one of today's best known composers. Great for contest or festival! [2:10]
Q881083 - Set with Score - $27.00
Q881084 - Extra Conductor - $3.50

QUICKSILVER OVERTURE Audio Clip  Sample page from Score
– Anne McGinty.

At last — a new beginning band overture from your favorite composer! Contrasting major and minor, this piece is a very musical way to work on intervals, independent entrances and stylistic contrasts. Watch the mecury rise with this great overture! [2:00]
Q881211 - Set with Score - $35.00
Q881212 - Extra Full Score - $4.00

RAMSGATE FESTIVAL Audio Clip  Sample page from Score
– John Edmondson.

A musical portrait of an old English fair, complete with jugglers, jousting matches, and archery contests, this tripartite overture is the perfect program choice. A brief fanfare introduces each event in this jolly good way to teach contrasting styles! [2:22]
Q881167 - Set with Score - $32.00
Q881168 - Extra Conductor - $3.50

A REGAL PROCESSION Audio Clip  Sample page from Score
– John Edmondson.

This stately march exemplifies the style of music used grand and majestic occasions, and the contrasts in instrumental textures and dynamics offer great teaching opportunities. [2:24]
Q881153 - Set with Score - $30.00
Q881154 - Extra Conductor - $3.50
Included in Beginning Band Book 5

RISE AND SHINE MARCH Audio Clip  Sample page from Score
– John Edmondson.

Two familiar bugle calls are used in this easy march — Reveille and Taps. This is the ideal vehicle for trumpets and cornets to develop lip flexibility and for snare drummers to learn the flam. This will wake up any audience! [2:05]
Q881243 - Set with Score - $40.00
Q881244 - Extra Conductor - $5.00

ROUND AND ROUND AND ROUND Audio Clip  Sample page from Score
– arr. Anne McGinty.

The title says it all! The famous Thomas Tallis canon, plus two other rounds, each introduced in their entirety before being played as a round, make this the perfect teaching piece for independent playing and developing listening skills. A stretto in the third round brings this arrangement to a rousing conclusion! [2:35]
Q881245 - Set with Score - $40.00
Q881246 - Extra Conductor - $5.00

SERENADE AND DANCE Audio Clip
– John Edmondson.

This original work features a beautiful slow theme contrasted with a sprightly dance in a very easy setting. [2:40]
Individual sets are no longer available.
Q881140 - Extra Conductor - $3.50
Included in Beginning Band Book 5

SERPENTS Audio Clip  Sample page from Score
– Anne McGinty.

Creatures that slither through the rain forest — serpents that slink along and without warning can sting, hiss and bite — all represented musically in this creative wetlands adventure. Finger coordination, accents, interval training, dramatic percussion effects, and a surprise ending will capture the imagination of your students and your audience! [2:35]
Q881169 - Set with Score - $32.00
Q881170 - Extra Conductor - $3.50
Included in Beginning Band Book 5

SOMERSET OVERTURE Audio Clip
– Anne McGinty.

This overture for first year bands, based on a sequential scale motif, offers varied colors and memorable melodies in a very easy setting. [2:10]
Individual sets are no longer available.
Q881028 - Extra Conductor - $3.50
Included in Beginning Band Book 1

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