Developing Band Series - Grade 1 - 1 1/2 Concert Band Music
KACHINA: CHANT & SPIRIT DANCE Audio Clip Score Clip
– Anne McGinty.
This work depicts the supernatural being associated with ancestral spirits, the kachina, from Pueblo Indian culture. Here is a great musical and multicultural teaching piece with intriguing percussion and a plaintive chant that builds to a spirit dance celebrating the kachina's link between gods and mortals. [ca. 2:23]
Q882131 - Set with Score - $35.00
Q882132 - Extra Conductor - $3.50

KINGSPORT OVERTURE Audio Clip Score Clip
– John Edmondson.
Here is a melodic overture that depicts the changing colors and seasons in the mountains of Eastern Tennessee. It's very easy and sounds great! [ca. 2:40]
Individual sets are no longer available.
Q882134 - Extra Conductor - $3.50

KIVA: RITUALS AND CEREMONIES Audio Clip Score Clip
– Anne McGinty.
Depicting the activities in the Kiva, a circular structure built underground and used by ancient Pueblo Indian families to hold various rituals and ceremonies, this musical and multicultural piece incorporates intriguing and colorful percussion with an intriguing melody. A summer rain song from the Zuni tribe is also included, scored in a clever and unexpected way. This is the perfect piece for your next concert! [2:25]
Q882231 - Set with Score - $40.00
Q882232 - Extra Conductor - $5.00

LAVA RIDGE OVERTURE Audio Clip Score Clip
– John Edmondson.
Based on an ascending five note motif, this overture is a musical portrait of the area around Santa Clara, Utah, which is rugged desert and mountain terrain. Compelling percussion, a beautiful and tranquil middle section followed by a dramatic recap of the opening, make this the perfect contest-festival offering of the year. [2:20]
Q882245 - Set with Score - $40.00
Q882246 - Extra Conductor - $5.00

LEGEND OF THE EAGLE Audio Clip
– Anne McGinty.
The attributes of the eagle — majesty, independence and graceful flight — are musically represented in this thrilling composition by this highly gifted composer. [ca. 2:10]
Q882065 - Set with Score - $28.00
Q882066 - Extra Conductor - $3.50
Included in Developing Band Book 2

LEXINGTON MARCH Audio Clip Score Clip
– John Edmondson.
A tuneful and well-crafted march, such as this, will not only be a welcome program addition, but will also provide great training for standard repertoire. [ca. 2:20]
Q882029 - Set with Score - $32.00
Q882030 - Extra Conductor - $3.50
Included in Developing Band Book 1

A LITTLE CHRISTMAS OVERTURE Audio Clip
– arr. Edmondson
This perfect holiday program selection includes O Little Town Of Bethlehem, The Friendly Beasts and a closing march treatment of We Wish You A Merry Christmas. [ca. 2:45]
Individual Sets are no longer available.
Q882032 - Extra Conductor - $3.50
Included in Developing Band Book 4

MARCH BRAVISSIMO Audio Clip Score Clip
– John Edmondson.
This composer's best known marches, like Normandy Beach, Omaha Beach, Winchester March and others, are based on one simple yet tuneful theme, and this is his best example at an easier level. This will surely please adjudicators and audiences alike! [1:35]
Q882247 - Set with Score - $40.00
Q882248 - Extra Conductor - $5.00

MARCH CONCORD Audio Clip Score Clip
– John Edmondson.
In the spirit of Lexington March and Valley Forge March, this well designed work features almost every instrumental section on the melody at some point. This march will put your band in the best light possible in concert perfomance or as your festival warm up number. 1:35
Q882223 - Set with Score - $40.00
Q882224 - Extra Full Score - $5.00

MARCH FOR CHRISTMAS Audio Clip
– John Edmondson.
This writer of fine marches for young bands has done it again with a quodlibet using Jingle Bells as a descant to an exciting original march tune. A great holiday opener! [ca. 2:35]
Individual Sets are no longer available.
Q882010 - Extra Conductor - $3.50
Included in Developing Band Book 4

MARCH OF THE PATRIOTS Audio Clip Score Clip
– John Edmondson.
This tribute to the founders of our great country employs suggestions and hints of familiar patriotic songs, including The Marines Hymn, America The Beautiful and You're A Grand Old Flag, with a moving, original trio strain. Make a dramatic impression with this one! [ca. 2:18]
Individual Sets are no longer available.
Q882150 - Extra Conductor - $3.50

MARCH ON A WELSH AIR Audio Clip
– arr. Edmondson.
Men Of Harlech, one of the best known march tunes of all time, is the basis for this eminently playable setting for developing band. Everyone is highlighted — especially the flutes on a special obbligato on the final chorus. [ca. 2:20]
Q882067 - Set with Score - $26.00
Q882068 - Extra Conductor - $3.50
Included in Developing Band Book 2

MAY RIVER MARCH Audio Clip Score Clip
– John Edmondson.
The teaching possibilities in this spirited march are amazing — chromatics, easy syncopation, tempo changes, dynamic contrasts and varied articulations. Students will be eager to work on this appealing march because it is fun and challenging. Named for the river that runs through Bluffton, South Carolina, this march is the ideal choice for contest, festival or concert. [ca. 1:45]
Q882233 - Set with Score - $40.00
Q882234 - Extra Conductor - $5.00

A MIGHTY FORTRESS Audio Clip Score Clip
– arr. Edmondson.
This unique treatment of the famous hymn by Martin Luther was commissioned to honor retiring band director and long-time friend of the composer, Timothy K. Adams of Covington, Georgia. A moving traditional setting is followed by a reharmonized version with more contemporary sonorities, instrumental colors and textures. Here is excellent training and program material in a practical and pleasant setting. [ca. 2:25]
Q882235 - Set with Score - $40.00
Q882236 - Extra Conductor - $5.00

MORNING HAS BROKEN Audio Clip Score Clip
– arr. John Edmondson.
This old Gaelic melody was popularized by Cat Stevens in the 1970s, but has also become a favorite hymn tune among Christian churchgoers. The theme is stated twice in contrasting instrumental colors and different key centers, with interesting contrapuntal lines tying the lovely whole together. Here is a great change of pace for any program! [2:30]
Q882249 - Set with Score - $40.00
Q882250 - Extra Conductor - $5.00

NAME THOSE CLASSICS Audio Clip Score Clip
– arr. McGinty
16 famous orchestral pieces, 11 different composers! This introduction to the classics skips from one century to another with no change in tempo. How many can you name? [ca. 2:12]
Q882135 - Set with Score - $32.00
Q882136 - Extra Conductor - $3.50

A NAUTICAL NARRATIVE Audio Clip
– arr. Edmondson
Here is a unique treatment of three familiar rowing songs that is guaranteed to generate applause! Lightly Row, Row Row Row Your Boat and Michael Row Your Boat Ashore (in the rock style of "Stand By Me") as only this arranger can do them. A great encore choice! [ca. 2:15]
Q882069 - Set with Score - $26.00
Q882070 - Extra Conductor - $3.50
Included in Developing Band Book 2

NEON Audio Clip Score Clip
– Anne McGinty.
The composer captures the visual image of the brilliant colors associated with a neon sign — OPEN - OPEN — and fashions them into a fanciful piece that will bring out the musical best in your band. The click of the claves turns the light on and off, and there is even a blinking neon light in this very creative and colorful composition. [2:30]
Q882251 - Set with Score - $40.00
Q882252 - Extra Conductor - $5.00

O CHRISTMAS CAROLS Audio Clip Score Clip
– arr. John Edmondson.
O Come All Ye Faithful, O Come O Come Emmanuel, O Little Town Of Bethlehem and O Christmas Tree make up this cleverly constructed medley of well known Christmas carols whose titles begin with 'O'. The variety of styles, changes in time signatures and dynamics offer plenty of teaching material in a practical and pleasing setting. Perfect for that holiday concert! [ca. 2:30]
Q882237 - Set with Score - $40.00
Q882238 - Extra Conductor - $5.00

PELL'S POINT Audio Clip
– Anne McGinty.
This dramatic and expressive overture is built on the interval of the third and its inversion, the sixth. This piece has it all — accents, independent entrances, interval training and contrasting styles. A great teaching piece for young musicians! Intensely exciting! [2:15]
Q882209 Set with Score $35.00
Q882210 Extra Conductor $4.00

PHOENIX OVERTURE Audio Clip Score Clip
– Anne McGinty.
One of this composer's most exciting and appealing works, this is a new version of her first composition for concert band, "Encomium," in an easier setting that any band can play with great success. The long, lyrical melodies are unchanged from the original, and like the legendary bird for which it is named, the music rises again to delight your band! [ca. 2:30]
Q882197 - Set with Score - $32.00
Q882198 - Extra Conductor - $3.50

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