An exciting fanfare that utilizes shifting meter to create a light, happy groove. The title is inspired by the seven hills that surround Bowling Green, Kentucky. (5:00)
Peggy D. Bennett presents her classroom-tested creative ideas for movement, stories, and listening activities to delight preschool through primary-age children with orchestral favorites. Fully reproducible and designed to be used by experienced music teachers and novices alike, the simple, charming, and playful lessons in Playing with the Classics Volume 2 give children a chance to sing, move, and act while they listen to the music of great composers. The Listening List contains 15 tracks, all of which can be downloaded from iTunes, Amazon, or GoogleMusic as needed. The musical selections include Strauss's "Also Sprach Zarathustra," Mozart's Eine Kleine Nachtmusik, Stravinsky's The Firebird, Gershwin's "Summertime" from Porgy and Bess, Beethoven's Symphony No. 9, Vivaldi's "Winter" from The Four Seasons, and many more. This book will help make these great works a part of your students' beloved repertoire of music and spark their interest in orchestral music for a lifetime.
The familiar uplifting themes of the first movement of Mozarts tuneful Gran Partita, K361, written for 13 wind instruments, can now be heard in this delightful first-time arrangement for string orchestra. This is a true showpiece for your players with many teaching opportunities, and a solid audience pleaser---a perfect choice for concert or contest. (7:50)
While Shadowlands is a fictional place, the title evokes thoughts of a mysterious and forbidding land where dark and fearsome creatures reside. The tonal character of this piece is meant to reflect the strange and macabre nature of this imaginary realm that could only exist in a grim, dreamlike world. (2:20)
A superb holiday swinger at around 180 BPM. The melody is generously passed around the ensemble to keep everyone happy, plus there is written-out solo space for tenor, alto, piano and some drum fills, too. Lead trumpet range is to written B-flat above the staff and includes an optional vibe part. An excellent chart! (3:14)
Young bands will experience all the dynamics and drama of the traditional march style in The Collegiate. This piece is an excellent vehicle for exploring new rhythms and articulations in the context of a solid score and a comfortable key. (2:40)
Alfred's Mini Music Guides provide essential information in a convenient size. Take these books anywhere you want to go. With 600 unique chords and chord voicings for all 12 keys, Piano Chord Dictionary is the most useful compact piano chord dictionary available. Features* Easy-to-follow reference guide for all pianists and keyboard players* Clear diagrams, fingerings, and note names for all chords* Music theory review on chord construction, inversions, advanced voicings, and more* Standard notation in bass and treble clefs* Section on voice leading and voicing for the melody* Enharmonic spellings for all sharp and flat keys* All the essential chords in root position and inversions
Over 220 pages of easy-to-understand theory lessons! Alfreds Mini Music Guides provide essential information in a convenient size. Take these books anywhere you want to go. Designed for students of any age who want a better understanding of the language of music, Music Theory Essentials is the most useful compact theory method available. Features * A simple and practical approach to theory for music enthusiasts and musicians * Lesson reviews with answer keys * Breaks down the essentials of music notation * Covers intervals, scales, modes, chords, diatonic harmony, and transposition * Shows you how to compose and harmonize a melody in major and minor keys * Comprehensive sections on arpeggios, passing and neighboring tones, the blues, and much more !Fits in any DVD display!
This one-movement piece begins with a beautiful melody which exhibits the tone and lyricism of the oboe. Allegro sections allow the oboist to showcase his or her technique, while rubato sections give the performer the opportunity for unrestrained interpretation. The climax leads to a brilliant finale and an exciting finish. An excellent work for festival, recital or audition.
Travel to the Great Lakes region of Africa with composer Brian Beck in his new work Furaha! Meaning joy in Swahili, Furaha! captures the festivity of a people who love to dance and sing. Written in 5/4 time, this piece provides an opportunity to challenge musicians rhythmically in a way that is fun and engaging. (3:20)
Your students will find this popular Foster folk song fun to learn and play. The contrasts in dynamics and pizzicato will keep players interested in rehearsal and make it fulfilling to play in performance. Even the cellos and basses get to play the melody! (1:10)
As indicated by the title, "Alternate Time" is an exciting and energetic way to explore constantly changing time signatures. Based on a bouncy theme, this composition also features chromatic passages, running scalar lines, and effective percussion scoring. A wonderful teaching piece, it is also great fun for the audience! (2:00)