Developing Band Series

Grade 1 - 1 1/2 Concert Band Music


ACTIUM Audio Clip
– Anne McGinty.

No one constructs a brilliant contemporary composition for this level better than this highly creative writer. An outstanding contest-festival selection by the writer of Charterpoint. [ca. 2:08]
Individual sets are no longer available.
Q882038 - Extra Conductor - $5.00
Included in Developing Band Book 2

AIN'T WE GOT FUN Audio Clip  Sample page from Score
– arr. Edmondson.

This rollicking favorite from the 1920s is a charming program selection as well as a great way to work on staccato and dynamic contrasts. [ca. 2:25]
Q882173 - Set with Score - $32.00
Q882174 - Extra Conductor - $3.50

ALDEN BRIDGE OVERTURE Audio Clip  Sample page from Score
– Anne McGinty.

Bold brass, syncopation and surprise harmonies set the tone for this dramatic overture. Accents, marcato and staccato articulations in the Allegro section contrast with the lyrical writing in the middle section. You know it will sound great! [ca. 2:30]
Q882175 - Set with Score - $32.00
Q882176 - Extra Conductor - $3.50

ALL THE PRETTY LITTLE HORSES Audio Clip  Sample page from Score
– arr. McGinty.

This delicate folk lullaby, introduced by a plaintive original melody in the first clarinet, is one of this arranger's most intriguing works for band. The addition of linear, moving lines and impressionistic harmonies add color and style to this creative arrangement. [ca. 2:30]
Q882189 - Set with Score - $35.00
Q882190 - Extra Conductor - $3.50

AN AMERICAN MARCH Audio Clip  Sample page from Score
– John Edmondson.

Everyone's favorite march composer has written another winner! This march uses America The Beautiful as the interlude and is perfect for teaching rhythmic accuracy, tone production and the march style. An ideal encore selection or a great opener for any concert, contest or festival! [2:00]
Q882205 - Set with Score - $35.00
Q882206 - Extra Full Score - $4.00

AND ALL THAT JAZZ Audio Clip  Sample page from Score
John Edmondson.

Here is a toe-tapping, crowd-pleasing swing original that works great as an introduction to the jazz idiom. If you liked Jazz Chaconne, you'll love this! [ca. 2:25]
Individual sets are no longer available.
Q882078 - Extra Conductor - $3.50

ANTHEM Audio Clip  Sample page from Score
– John Edmondson.

Written as a tribute to the memory of Frank Erickson, this heartfelt piece reflects some of the influences Mr. Erickson had on the composer — his strong sense of melody, form, style and instrumental coloring. [ca. 2:45]
Q882177 - Set with Score - $35.00
Q882178 - Extra Conductor - $3.50

APPALACHIAN FOLK FANTASY Audio Clip  Sample page from Score
– arr. Anne McGinty.
This hauntingly beautiful, yet simple, fantasy is based on the folk song, "Poor Wayfaring Stranger." Every section is featured on the melody, including the bass instruments. The creativity of this arrangement, with interwoven lines and colorful textures, will make this piece a stylish addition to your next concert! [ca. 3:30]
Q882241 - Set with Score - $40.00
Q882242 - Extra Conductor - $5.00

ARLINGTON OVERTURE Audio Clip
– Anne McGinty.

Here is Anne McGinty at her best! Memorable melodies, driving rhythms and varied instrumental color combinations are all evident in this very accessible piece. [ca. 2:22]
Q882039 - Set with Score - $26.00
Q882040 - Extra Conductor - $5.00
Included in Developing Band Book 2

ARMSTRONG'S MARCH Audio Clip  Sample page from Score
– Anne McGinty.

This is a musical description of Colonel John Armstrong's march in 1756 through the Allegheny Mountains of Western Pennsylvania to avenge the atrocities at Fort Granville by the Delaware Indians against the English - Settlers. Although not a traditional march, the tempo remains steady and the use of rudimental-style drums adds great drama. [ca. 2:55]
Q882141 - Set with Score - $30.00
Q882142 - Extra Conductor - $3.50

BACH: BIST DU BEI MIR Audio Clip
– arr. McGinty.

Here is one of Bach's most beautiful chorales skillfully arranged to be well within the playing capabilities of second-year performers. [ca. 2:00]
Individual sets are no longer available.
Q882018 - Extra Conductor - $5.00
Included in Developing Band Book 2

BACH: CHORALE AND VARIATION Audio Clip  Sample page from Score
– arr. McGinty.

Based on a 15th century Latin hymn, this piece provides excellent teaching material, especially independent counting skills and phrasing. As with her other popular Bach chorales in this series, this too is an authentic transcription, musically challenging but very playable. [ca. 2:00]
Q882125 - Set with Score - $32.00
Q882126 - Extra Conductor - $3.50

BACH: THREE CHORALES Audio Clip
– arr. McGinty.

This, the third in a series of distinguished Bach/McGinty works, features Songs Of Thankfulness And Praise, Sleepers Wake and How Brightly Shines The Morning Star. [ca. 3:20]
Q882079 - Set with Score - $28.00
Q882080 - Extra Conductor - $3.50

BACH: TWO JOYOUS CHORALES Audio Clip  Sample page from Score
– arr. McGinty.

Two of this Baroque composer's best chorales - Break Forth, O Beauteous Heavenly Light and In Dulci Jubilo - are skillfully arranged for second-year players. Suitable for Christmas or anytime! [ca. 2:05]
Q882041 - Set with Score - $32.00
Q882042 - Extra Conductor - $3.50

BACH: TWO PRELUDES Audio Clip  Sample page from Score
– arr. McGinty.

From Bach's first master period, these two preludes, originally written for organ, are in contrasting keys and epitomize the pure and balanced tonal structure of the Baroque period. Independent counting, legato phrasing, breath control, voice leading and counterpoint all provide a beneficial musical experience for young instrumentalists. [ca. 2:35]
Q882157 - Set with Score - $32.00
Q882158 - Extra Conductor - $3.50

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

Bela Bartok and Zoltan Kodaly collected over 9,000 folk songs in their travels through Hungary, Romania and the Slavonic countries, and these three are adapted superbly by this skillful writer. [ca. 2:12]
Q882093 - Set with Score - $32.00
Q882094 - Extra Conductor - $3.50
Included in Developing Band Book 3

BEALE STREET STRUT Audio Clip
– John Edmondson.

Known for his great jazz works at this level, this composer has scored again with a straight-ahead dixieland chart, featuring tailgate trombone effects and clever percussion or optional drum set. [ca. 2:10]
Individual Sets are no longer available.
Q882058 - Extra Conductor - $3.50
Included in Developing Band Book 2

BELLS AND WHISTLES Audio Clip
– John Edmondson.

This sparkling, tuneful original features (you guessed it) bells and whistling! Don't miss this light program selection that is fun to play and always brings down the house. [ca. 2:00]
Q882081 - Set with Score - $28.00
Q882082 - Extra Conductor - $3.50
Included in Developing Band Book 3 BUMBLEBEE BLUES Audio Clip
– John Edmondson.

Everyone learns the chromatic scale, the audience grooves on the driving rock beat, and the conductor directs with a fly swatter. The perfect encore! [ca. 2:25]
Individual Sets are no longer available.
Q882020 - Extra Conductor - $3.50
Included in Developing Band Book 1

BUNKER HILL MARCH Audio Clip  Sample page from Score
– John Edmondson.

An original march that uses the pre-Revolutionary War song "Bunker Hill" as the trio theme in a chorale-like setting, this is the perfect concert or festival opener! [ca. 1:52]
Q882159 - Set with Score - $32.00
Q882160 - Extra Conductor - $3.50

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