Developing Band Series

Grade 1 - 1 1/2 Concert Band Music


CANADIAN FOLK FANTASY Audio Clip
– arr. McGinty.

This moving arrangement features Alouette!, Land Of The Silver Birch, Brave Wolfe, and The Jones Boys in a well-paced tribute to the folk music of Canada. [ca. 2:40]
Individual sets are no longer available.
Q882084 - Extra Conductor - $3.50
Included in Developing Band Book 3

CANAL STREET CLAMBAKE Audio Clip
– John Edmondson.

An optional built-in dixieland combo is featured in this rollicking crowd-pleaser. Great fun for players and listeners! [ca. 2:30]
Q882021 - Set with Score - $26.00
Q882022 - Extra Conductor - $3.50
Included in Developing Band Book 1

CASTLE HILL OVERTURE Audio Clip  Sample page from Score
– Anne McGinty

This highly regarded composer has written a very appealing and accessible work that is perfect for contest, festival or concert. [ca. 2:20]
Q882085 - Set with Score - $35.00
Q882086 - Extra Conductor - $3.50
Included in Developing Band Book 3

CHARTERPOINT Audio Clip
– Anne McGinty.

Based on a three-note motif, this exciting piece features rhythmic, harmonic and textural variety within limited technical parameters. [ca. 2:00]
Individual Sets are no longer available.
Q882002 - Extra Conductor - $3.50
Included in Developing Band Book 1

CHORALE AND FUGUE Audio Clip  Sample page from Score
– Charles Carter.

Originally published by Hansen in 1955 as "Miniature Chorale And Fugue", this contrapuntal work is once again available in this re-scored format. A great way to teach independence of parts! Now a new generation can benefit from the genius of this composer. [ca. 3:00]
Q882191 - Set with Score - $32.00
Q882192 - Extra Conductor - $3.50

CHORALE PRELUDE Audio Clip  Sample page from Score
– arr. McGinty.

Based on a hymn found in the Cologne Gesangbuch, a German hymnal dating from 1623, this adaptation is uniquely effective and features meter changes to reflect the irregular phrasing of the original chorale as well as a triple canon. [ca. 2:30]
Q882095 - Set with Score - $35.00
Q882096 - Extra Conductor - $3.50

CHRISTMAS ANGELS Audio Clip  Sample page from Score
– arr. Edmondson.

Hark! The Herald Angels Sing, Angels We Have Heard On High and Angels From The Realms Of Glory make up this medley of Christmas favorites. One tempo, great harmonizations and very easy parts are the hallmark of this holiday selection. [ca. 2:28]
Q882193 - Set with Score - $32.00
Q882194 - Extra Conductor - $3.50
Included in Developing Band Book 4

CHRISTMAS DECORATIONS Audio Clip  Sample page from Score
– arr. Edmondson.

This creative arrangement of O Come All Ye Faithful, O Sanctissima and Hark! The Herald Angels Sing, with its unusual harmonies and colorful combinations of instruments, will be the highlight of any holiday program. [ca. 2:35]
Q882109 - Set with Score - $28.00
Q882110 - Extra Conductor - 3.50
Included in Developing Band Book 4

CHRISTMAS EVE MARCH Audio Clip  Sample page from Score
– John Edmondson.

Here is a real winner for your holiday concert — an original march tune that fits with Up On The House Top in a quodlibet. This one will "click, click, click" with your audience. [ca. 2:15]
Q882127 - Set with Score - $32.00
Q882128 - Extra Conductor - $3.50
Included in Developing Band Book 4

A CHRISTMAS PLAINSONG: EMMANUEL Audio Clip  Sample page from Score
– arr. Anne McGinty.

Dating back to the 15th century, we know this song as O Come, O Come Emmanuel. Incorporating the free form of the original version while adding colorful counter themes, this piece offers your band an excellent opportunity to work on style, legato tonguing, breath support and balance early in the school year. A lovely musical contrast for your holiday concert! [ca. 3:43]
Q882253 - Set with Score - $40.00
Q882254 - Extra Conductor - $5.00

CHRISTMAS SPIRIT Audio Clip  Sample page from Score
– arr. Edmondson.

This joyful setting of three favorite carols — Deck The Hall, O Christmas Tree and We Wish You A Merry Christmas — is the perfect closer for your holiday concert. Your band will sound fantastic with this crowd-pleasing medley! [2:35]
Q882207 - Set with Score - $35.00
Q882208 - Extra Full Score - $4.00

CHRISTMAS TREE MARCH Audio Clip  Sample page from Score
– John Edmondson.

Individual Sets are no longer available.
Q882060 - Extra Conductor - $3.50
Included in Developing Band Book 4

CHRISTMAS WISHES Audio Clip  Sample page from Score
– arr. McGinty.

" We Wish You A Merry Christmas" is cleverly arranged in swing style, as a ballad and, after the roll-off, as a bright march, with "Jingle Bells" used as an accompaniment. A festive way to show off your band's versatility! [ca. 2:10]
Q882179 - Set with Score - $32.00
Q882180 - Extra Conductor - $3.50
Included in Developing Band Book 4

 CIRCLES OF STONES Audio Clip  Sample page from Score
– Anne McGinty.

Both the title and the music evoke images of Stonehenge and similar formations, representing the voices of the ancients, with the power to heal and the ability to speak to future generations. In slow-fast-slow form, the simplicity of the circular themes are contrasted with powerful, primal drums and melodic fragmentation. You'll love it!
[ca. 2:50]
Q882195 - Set with Score - $32.00
Q882196 - Extra Conductor - $3.50

THE CITADEL Audio Clip
– Jared Spears.

This descriptive work depicting a fortress guarding a city is a colorful musical display piece for each section of the band. Truly a unique contribution to the literature by an important composer. [ca. 2:22]
Q882097 - Set with Score - $28.00
Q882098 - Extra Conductor - $3.50

DANCES IN THE WIND Audio Clip  Sample page from Score
– Anne McGinty.

Three contrasting dances that move with the kelp of both gentle breezes and gusty winds will delight your audience and help develop rubato playing with your band. Another gorgeous descriptive coposition form the composer of The Red Balloon! 2:40
Q882217 - Set with Score - $40.00
Q882218 - Extra Full Score - $5.00

DEVELOPING BAND BOOK NO. 5 Audio Clip

– 15 more of the best-selling titles by John Edmondson and Anne McGinty
Titles include Kachina: Chant & Spirit Dance, The Gold Medallion, Bach: Two Joyous Chorales, Jazz Cat, Name Those Classics, The Red Balloon and nine more.

DIVERSIONS (An Overture) Audio Clip
– Anne McGinty.

Unusual harmonic turns and surprising meter changes create a "diversion" for players and listeners alike in this exceptional overture based on two simple motifs. One of this inspired writer's best! [ca. 2:10]
Q882111 - Set with Score - $28.00
Q882112 - Extra Conductor - $3.50

DONA NOBIS PACEM Audio Clip  Sample page from Score
– arr. McGinty.

This traditional round is gracefully scored in a variety of styles, including a four-part canon, and its timeless message (Latin: give us peace) is suitable for Christmas or any concert. A great teaching piece for intervals and legato phrasing with imaginative percussion colors. [ca. 2:30]
Q882181 - Set with Score - $35.00
Q882182 - Extra Conductor - $3.50

DOO-WAH DIXIELAND Audio Clip
– John Edmondson.

The best original dixieland-style piece yet by this writer features an easy "doo-wah" effect for the cornets and trumpets on the trio strain. [ca. 2:55]
Individual Sets are no longer available.
Q882004 - Extra Conductor - $3.50
Included in Developing Band Book 1

DOWN TO THE RIVER TO PRAY Audio Clip  Sample page from Score
– arr. McGinty.

Now your band can enjoy this traditional gospel song in this clever arrangement that features every section on the melody. A pop arrangement of the tune was the big scene in the hit movie O Brother Where Art Thou. The original tune, titled "The Good Old Way," dates back to the mid 1800s and is also included in this uplifting, feel-good piece. This will be a lot of fun and warmly received by all who hear it! [2:00]
Q882229 - Set with Score - $40.00
Q882230 - Extra Conductor - $5.00

EAGLE POINT OVERTURE Audio Clip  Sample page from Score
– arr. McGinty.

This composer's work at this level has set a new standard, and this contemporary composition, based on the motifs of the perfect fourth and the dotted quarter-eighth rhythm, is her best yet. [ca. 2:15]
Individual Sets are no longer available.
Q882100 - Extra Conductor - $3.50
Included in Developing Band Book 3

EMERALD POINT OVERTURE Audio Clip
– Anne McGinty.

This exhilarating contemporary work gives the illusion of multi-meters within a framework of common time, and still remains technically easy. [ca. 2:50]
Individual Sets are no longer available.
Q882024 - Extra Conductor - $3.50
Included in Developing Band Book 1

ENGLAND: THREE FOLK SONGS Audio Clip  Sample page from Score
– arr. McGinty.

This well constructed medley includes The Bold Fisherman, O Waly Waly (also known as The Water Is Wide) and The Keeper. The varied scoring and instrumental textures are a trademark of this fine writer. [ca. 3:05]
Individual Sets are no longer available.
Q882114 - Extra Conductor - $3.50
Included in Developing Band Book 5

ETERNAL FATHER STRONG TO SAVE Audio Clip  Sample page from Score
– arr. Edmondson.

An unusually moving setting of the beloved "Navy Hymn", this arrangement is a bit more challenging than normal, but will worth the effort. A florid, but very playable, woodwind descant is featured on the closing statement of this beautiful hymn tune. Make this the highlight of your next concert! 2:45
Q882219 - Set with Score - $40.00
Q882220 - Extra Full Score - $5.00

FALLING BRANCH Audio Clip  Sample page from Score
– Anne McGinty.

Named for the Falling Branch waterfall which is now a part of Rocks State Park in Maryland, this composition is a musical description of a waterfall, with long, legato lines, a descending scale motif, and a middle section representing the turbulence as the water falls to the rocks below. Here is an ecological and musical addition to your band repertoire! [ca. 3:14]
Q882143 - Set with Score - $30.00
Q882144 - Extra Conductor - $3.50

FANFARE AND FUGUE Audio Clip
– Anne McGinty.

Based on a brief opening fanfare, the complete four-voice fugue is not only fascinating to play and hear, but also offers the chance to teach this form. [ca. 2:20]
Individual Sets are no longer available.
Q882006 - Extra Conductor - $3.50
Included in Developing Band Book 1

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