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TimestampYour Name (Last, First)Title of pieceComposerArrangerPublisherYear published:Grade LevelWhen and with what level of student would you use this piece? Which genre(s) would best describe this piece?Would you consider this piece appropriate for festival performance?Optional: What are some elements that make this a good piece for teaching musical concepts?Optional: What are some of the limitations of this piece to consider? Optional: Why do you feel this piece should be placed on the OBDA Middle School Recommended Literature List?Optional: How did you first hear about this piece?Optional: How many years have you been teaching band? Optional: Is the composer of this piece part of an underrepresented population?
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1/18/2019 13:03:45Freshner, TravisA Little French SuiteLa Plante, PierreBourne2.53rd Year Players - Later in the yearMulti-movementYes
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1/24/2020 10:13:17McKee, ScottA Shaker Gift SongTicheli, Frank
Manhattan Beach
20042.53rd Year Players - Early in the yearLyricalYesCompound meter (6/8, 12/8)Beautiful piece to work on phrasing, balance, blend, etc.Reading Session21-25
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5/4/2018 14:37:38Freshner, TravisAdagio for WindsDaehn, LarryDaehn1.52nd Year Players - Later in the yearLyricalYes11-15
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4/25/2018 9:28:47Hall, JaimieAir For BandErickson, FrankBourne19562
3rd Year Players - Early in the year, 3rd Year Players - Later in the year
LyricalYes26-30
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1/18/2019 12:59:08Freshner, TravisAlpha SquadronHillis, GregAlfred200311st Year Players - Later in the yearProgrammaticYes
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1/18/2019 13:11:00Freshner, TravisAmerica VersesBroege, Timothy
Manhattan Beach
199833rd Year Players - Later in the yearTheme and VariationsYes
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1/26/2020 11:22:33Arthur, LauraAncient VoicesSweeney, Michael
Hal Leonard
19941.52nd Year Players - Later in the yearProgrammaticYesExposed playing/lots of solos, Great percussion, Stylistic challenges
Flute solo, exposed percussion, two measures of singing, looks easier than it actually is.
Very programmatic with a slow beginning and energetic end. All students are "percussionists" with pencils on stands. New tonalities for all students. Colleague Recommendation11-15
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4/6/2018 7:38:23Arrayan, DanAndromeda OvertureWilliams, MarkAlfred19921.5
2nd Year Players - Early in the year, 2nd Year Players - Later in the year
Traditional "band" piece, LyricalYes
Rhythmic complexity (for its grade level), Exposed playing/lots of solos, Great percussion, Engaging low brass part, Stylistic challenges, Complex articulations
trumpet soloIt is interesting and fum to play. There are challenges all around but students are up for the challenge and can demonstrate, tempo/key changes, stylistic changes and different rhythms throughout.Reading Session26-30
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4/25/2018 9:06:12Hall, JaimieAnnabel LeeWagner, DouglasBelwin20132
2nd Year Players - Later in the year, 3rd Year Players - Early in the year, 3rd Year Players - Later in the year
LyricalYes26-30
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4/4/2018 10:09:22Burton, MandyApollo FanfareSmith, Robert W.NoneAlfred200211st Year Players - Later in the yearFanfareMaybeRhythmic complexity (for its grade level), Stylistic challengesTimpani part is very important, independent low brass playingIt's both challenging and appropriate for first year players, while making them sound more advanced/accomplished than the piece really demandsFound it in my library11-15
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5/16/2018 13:03:32Burton, GeneArmoryStandridge, Randall D.
Grand Mesa
201511st Year Players - Later in the yearProgrammaticMaybe
Rhythmic complexity (for its grade level), Great percussion, Based on minor/phrygian modes
good percussionFun to play/sounds like video game musicEditors Choice listRetired
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4/4/2018 11:38:48Burton, MandyAs Tears Fall On Dawn's New LightSaucedo, Richard L.None
Hal Leonard
20132
2nd Year Players - Early in the year, 2nd Year Players - Later in the year
LyricalYesEngaging low brass part, Stylistic challengesStrong woodwinds for introduction and closingBeautiful lyrical piece to explore musicalityHeard it at a festival or performance11-15
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5/16/2018 9:20:13Burton, GeneAt Mornings First LightGillingham, David
C Allen/McClaren Publications
200433rd Year Players - Later in the yearLyricalYesCut timemallets, great horns,Great melody, well writtenHeard it at a festival or performanceRetired
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5/16/2018 8:57:22Burton, MandyAt TwilightGrant, TylerFJH20141
1st Year Players - Later in the year, 2nd Year Players - Early in the year
LyricalYesStylistic challengesModest ranges, allows for work on phrasing and toneEditors Choice list11-15
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12/10/2018 8:41:35Arthur, LauraAunt Rhodie's AppetiteCompello, JosephCarl Fischer20050.51st Year Players - Early in the yearNoveltyNo6 notesGreat collection of beginning band songs set to a funny script. A great way to get admin or other staff involved in your beginners first concert. Reading Session11-15
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5/16/2018 13:54:58Burton, GeneAunt Rhodie's DietCompello, JosephCarl Fischer20090.51st Year Players - Early in the yearProgrammatic, NoveltyNo
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4/25/2018 9:24:26Hall, JaimieAyre and DancePearson, BruceKjos19971
1st Year Players - Later in the year, 2nd Year Players - Early in the year
Traditional "band" pieceYes26-30
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1/18/2019 16:32:54Freshner, TravisAyrshire PortraitFolk
Story, Michael
Belwin20011.5
2nd Year Players - Early in the year, 2nd Year Players - Later in the year
LyricalYes
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1/18/2019 13:12:06Freshner, TravisBalladairErickson, FrankBourne23rd Year Players - Early in the yearLyricalYes
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1/18/2019 16:34:31Freshner, TravisBartok: Folk TrilogyBartok, Bela
McGinty, Anne
Queenwood
199222nd Year Players - Later in the yearFolkYes
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4/25/2018 8:52:00Hall, JaimieBe Thou My VisionClark, LarryCarl Fischer200733rd Year Players - Later in the yearTraditional "band" pieceYes26-30
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4/24/2018 8:44:43Burton, MandyBlue and Green MusicHazo, Samuel R.
Hal Leonard
20113
3rd Year Players - Early in the year, 3rd Year Players - Later in the year
LyricalYes
Advanced key signature(s), Engaging low brass part, Stylistic challenges, ranges
Range, minimum 7 percussionists including synth partIt's gorgeous. Great cross-curricular teaching, based on a famous painting. Editors Choice list11-15
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6/13/2021 19:45:12Rouse, KevinBlue Ridge ReelBalmages, BrianFJH20132.5
2nd Year Players - Later in the year, 3rd Year Players - Early in the year
NoveltyMaybeGreat percussion, Complex articulationsIt gets the entire ensemble involved. The students love playing it. Great opportunity to work a 2 feel.Played it with my group.16-20
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4/6/2018 7:42:00Arrayan, DanBuccaneer HornpipeSharp, ChrisFJH20073
3rd Year Players - Early in the year, 3rd Year Players - Later in the year
Traditional "band" piece, Lyrical, Programmatic
Yes
Rhythmic complexity (for its grade level), Advanced key signature(s), Stylistic challenges, Complex articulations
none19th century style for middle schoolReading Session26-30
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5/16/2018 13:34:38Burton, GeneBy Loch And MountainSmith, Robert W.Alfred199733rd Year Players - Later in the yearLyrical, Programmatic, CulturalYes
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5/20/2018 21:57:27Plank, CynthiaCardiff CastleWilliams, MarkAlfred20000.51st Year Players - Early in the yearMarchYesParallel minor to B-flatBalance issuesIt is one of the best motivators for 6th grade band ever!Reading Session
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4/25/2018 8:50:21Hall, JaimieCelebration and SongSheldon, RobertAlfred20092.5
2nd Year Players - Later in the year, 3rd Year Players - Early in the year
Traditional "band" pieceYes26-30
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5/8/2018 8:34:26Arthur, LauraCeltic Air and DanceNone
Sweeney, Michael
Hal Leonard
20071
1st Year Players - Later in the year, 2nd Year Players - Early in the year
Traditional "band" piece, LyricalYesStylistic challenges, Lyrical Need strong flutes for the "dance" sectionBeautiful arranging. This one has "The Parting Glass" and "Tha Mi Sgith (A Fairy's Love Song)". Colleague Recommendation11-15
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5/8/2018 8:37:21Arthur, LauraCeltic Air and Dance No. 2None
Sweeney, Michael
Hal Leonard
20081.5
2nd Year Players - Early in the year, 2nd Year Players - Later in the year
Traditional "band" piece, LyricalYesExposed playing/lots of solos, Great percussion, Stylistic challenges, Cultural
Clarinet soli at the beginning. Clarinet 1 goes up to A above the staff (hence 1.5 instead of 1).
A beautiful setting of "Danny Boy" for young players. Dance section is "Star of the County Down". Editors Choice list11-15
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1/18/2019 13:15:41Freshner, TravisChampionsGazlay, GaryKjos1.52nd Year Players - Early in the yearTraditional "band" pieceYes
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4/25/2018 12:04:19Arthur, LauraChorale and Mystic ChantLoest, TimothyFJH20041
1st Year Players - Later in the year, 2nd Year Players - Early in the year
Traditional "band" pieceNoEngaging low brass part, Stylistic challengesGreat percussion, fun parts for all instruments. A really nice chorale section at the beginning. Colleague Recommendation11-15
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1/18/2019 12:56:44Freshner, TravisChorale Elega'nt
Lucas, Elena Roussanova
Belwin200612nd Year Players - Early in the yearLyricalYes
Listening to every goddamn demo cd that comes across my desk
11-15
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5/16/2018 14:19:40Nelson, AndyCloud DancingClark, LarryCarl Fischer201611st Year Players - Later in the yearTraditional "band" pieceYes
Rhythmic complexity (for its grade level), Engaging low brass part, Stylistic challenges
lyrical melodies, just enough rhythmic variation for this levelColleague Recommendation26-30
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5/16/2018 9:20:28Burton, MandyColliding VisionsBalmages, BrianFJH20101
1st Year Players - Later in the year, 2nd Year Players - Early in the year
Traditional "band" pieceYesGreat percussion, Engaging low brass part, Stylistic challenges5 or 6 percussionsContrasting sections, 3/4 timeColleague Recommendation11-15
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2/20/2019 11:47:06Burton, MandyColliding Visions - FLEX BandBalmages, BrianFJH20101
1st Year Players - Later in the year, 2nd Year Players - Early in the year
Traditional "band" pieceYesEngaging low brass part, Stylistic challengesIt has contrasting styles and a great challenge for the lower grade levelEditors Choice list11-15
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5/16/2018 13:06:35Burton, GeneComet RideBalmages, BrianFJH20061.51st Year Players - Later in the yearProgrammaticMaybeRetired
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4/6/2018 7:33:17Arrayan, DanCredoOwens, WilliamFJH20132.5
3rd Year Players - Early in the year, 3rd Year Players - Later in the year
ProgrammaticYes
Rhythmic complexity (for its grade level), Exposed playing/lots of solos, Great percussion, Engaging low brass part, Stylistic challenges
flute solo, 1st alto solo, trumpet soloIt can show off the abilities of a good middle school band. The tempo changes are challenging yet doable.Reading Session26-30
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5/16/2018 10:37:33Ogren, DanCreedHimesKjos198822nd Year Players - Later in the yearTraditional "band" pieceYesBand sounds more mature than they are.Retired
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5/16/2018 13:36:39Burton, GeneCritical MassStalter, ToddAlfred20102.53rd Year Players - Early in the yearProgrammatic, FanfareYes
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5/16/2018 10:31:47Ogren, DanCrystal City OvertureEdmundson, JohnBarnhouse198622nd Year Players - Early in the yearTraditional "band" pieceYesAll Bands Love it.Retired
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1/18/2019 16:30:06Freshner, TravisDance EpisodesCurnow, James
Curnow Music Press
22nd Year Players - Later in the yearTraditional "band" pieceYes
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1/18/2019 16:39:49Freshner, TravisDancing KitesBernotas, ChrisAlfred20152
2nd Year Players - Later in the year, 3rd Year Players - Early in the year
LyricalYes
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2/16/2019 11:34:03Arthur, LauraDark AdventureFord, RalphAlfred20011
1st Year Players - Later in the year, 2nd Year Players - Early in the year
Traditional "band" piece, Programmatic
No
Exposed playing/lots of solos, Lots of accidentals for younger students (concert f# and Bnatural)
Independent bass clarinet and tuba parts (not doubled with trombone/baritone part)
Kids love it. Heard it at a festival or performance11-15
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2/20/2019 11:44:38Burton, MandyDarklands LegendsStandridge, Randall
Grand Mesa
20173
3rd Year Players - Early in the year, 3rd Year Players - Later in the year
ProgrammaticYes
Cut time, Rhythmic complexity (for its grade level), Exposed playing/lots of solos, Great percussion, Engaging low brass part, Stylistic challenges, Complex articulations
Need competent clarinet sectionGreat story, loads of fun to playColleague Recommendation11-15
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6/11/2021 21:27:34Kiesling, CodyDarklands MarchStandridge, Randall
Grand Mesa
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3rd Year Players - Later in the year
MarchYes
Rhythmic complexity (for its grade level), Advanced key signature(s), Complex articulations
Strong brass, trombone and tubaIt’s fun, challenging, and a great piece to teach dotted 8th 16th rhythms. Colleague Recommendation1-3
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5/4/2018 14:39:46Freshner, TravisDecember SkyMorales, ErikFJH20051.52nd Year Players - Later in the yearLyricalYes
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1/18/2019 13:14:21Freshner, TravisDeclaration and DanceClark, LarryCarl Fischer199612nd Year Players - Early in the yearTraditional "band" pieceYes
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5/16/2018 10:32:43Ogren, DanDevil DanceKinyon, JohnAlfred198522nd Year Players - Early in the yearTraditional "band" pieceYesCompound meter (6/8, 12/8)Retired
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5/16/2018 22:11:50Plank, CynthiaDiamond Joe's Riviera ClubWeirich, David
Grand Mesa
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1st Year Players - Later in the year, 2nd Year Players - Early in the year
Intro to swing for the full bandMaybe
Rhythmic complexity (for its grade level), Great percussion, Stylistic challenges, Complex articulations, Intro to swing for full band
low brass parts are a little high, but very melodicYoung concert band students need to be exposed to swing style and this piece has great parts for all sections. Also a great tom solo.Editors Choice list16-20
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1/22/2019 14:25:00
Burch-Pesses, Michael
Down a Country LaneCopland, Aaron
Patterson, Merlin
Boosey & Hawkes
199122nd Year Players - Early in the yearLyrical, ProgrammaticYesAdvanced key signature(s), Expression, intonationNo percussion requiredAaron Copland for young bandHeard it at a festival or performance30+
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5/16/2018 9:11:39Burton, MandyDragon SlayerGrice, RobertFJH200411st Year Players - Early in the yearProgrammaticNo
Rhythmic complexity (for its grade level), Great percussion, Engaging low brass part, Stylistic challenges, Complex articulations
Uses just first few notes, experiments with articulations, doubling for safety...Editors Choice list11-15
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1/18/2019 13:07:09Freshner, TravisDream DancerGiroux, Julie
Musica Propria
33rd Year Players - Later in the yearProgrammaticYes
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4/24/2018 8:49:51McBride, AnnDynamoStalter, ToddAlfred20152.5
3rd Year Players - Early in the year, 3rd Year Players - Later in the year
Traditional "band" pieceYes
Rhythmic complexity (for its grade level), Great percussion, Engaging low brass part
Need strong low brass and low woodwinds. It is rhythmically interesting for everyone. Everyone gets something meaty to play.General perusal of literature on JWPepper21-25
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5/1/2018 9:14:30Burton, MandyEarthdanceSweeney, Michael
Hal Leonard
20103
2nd Year Players - Later in the year, 3rd Year Players - Early in the year, 3rd Year Players - Later in the year
ProgrammaticMaybe
Rhythmic complexity (for its grade level), Exposed playing/lots of solos, Stylistic challenges, special effects
Range considerations, at least four percussion and a synth partFun programmatic piece with special effects, tone clusters, celebrate Earth Day!Heard it at a festival or performance11-15
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5/16/2018 13:10:05Burton, GeneEclipsysO'Loughlin, SeanCarl Fischer20031.51st Year Players - Later in the yearProgrammaticYesStylistic challenges
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5/16/2018 10:27:15Ogren, DanEight Chorales for Elementary BandHilliard, QuincyFJH20040.51st Year Players - Later in the yearChoralesNoTone DevelopmentRetired
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6/13/2021 19:53:21Rouse, KevinEncantoSmith, Robert W.
Hal Leonard
19893
3rd Year Players - Later in the year
Traditional "band" pieceYes
Rhythmic complexity (for its grade level), Engaging low brass part, Complex articulations, Cool Fanfare for brass at beginning
Need strong brassVery engaging piece. Has your typical ABA form allowing for intense playing with a beautiful lyrical section.My group has played this in the past.16-20
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2/18/2019 12:30:28Arthur, LauraEngines of ResistanceClark, LarryBelwin19961.52nd Year Players - Early in the year
Traditional "band" piece, Programmatic
MaybeStylistic challenges, Complex articulationsFast, engaging, fun and challenging technical linesColleague Recommendation11-15
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5/16/2018 14:00:00Burton, GeneEspana CaniMarquina
Longfield
Barnhouse19983.53rd Year Players - Later in the yearProgrammatic, CulturalYes
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5/16/2018 9:30:37Burton, GeneExcelsior!Owens, WilliamFJH200822nd Year Players - Later in the yearMarchYesGreat first march for young bandsIt's a great march! Performed it with my bandsRetired
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5/16/2018 13:48:25Burton, GeneFall River OvertureSheldon, RobertBarnhouse19883.53rd Year Players - Later in the year
Traditional "band" piece, Lyrical, Programmatic
Yes
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1/18/2019 16:40:44Freshner, TravisFanfare for a New AgeStory, MichaelBelwin20052
2nd Year Players - Later in the year, 3rd Year Players - Early in the year
Traditional "band" pieceYes
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1/24/2020 10:24:34McKee, ScottFarandoleBizet, Georges
Bocook, Jay
Hal Leonard
20023.53rd Year Players - Later in the yearTranscriptionYesStylistic challenges, Great transcription nicely done by Bocook.Great piece to work on style/articulation to match the original feel of Bizet's work.Heard it while working on Bandworld New Top 100 Project21-25
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5/16/2018 9:09:58Burton, MandyFuriosoSmith, Robert W.Alfred20010.5
1st Year Players - Early in the year, 1st Year Players - Later in the year
ProgrammaticMaybe
Rhythmic complexity (for its grade level), Great percussion, Engaging low brass part, Stylistic challenges
Need 6-7 percussionistsEditors Choice list11-15
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5/21/2018 16:01:28Arthur, LauraGentle WindsLoest, TimothyFJH20090.51st Year Players - Later in the yearLyricalYesStylistic challengesNice harmonies, safe doubling, 3/4. Kids love this lyrical setting! Colleague Recommendation11-15
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5/20/2018 21:49:34Plank, CynthiaGettysburg- A Civil War PortraitBalmages, BrianFJH20020.51st Year Players - Later in the yearProgrammaticYes
Rhythmic complexity (for its grade level), Great percussion, Excellent melodies, develops part independence, percussion feature
3/4 time, spit trumpet and clarinet partsIt's fun, kids love it, cross curricular_ American HistoryReading Session16-20
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5/16/2018 13:39:39Burton, GeneGhost FleetSheldon, RobertAlfred20013
2nd Year Players - Later in the year, 3rd Year Players - Early in the year, 3rd Year Players - Later in the year
Lyrical, Programmatic, CulturalYes
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5/4/2018 14:30:48Freshner, TravisGreatest Generation, TheEdmondson, John
Queenwood
1.52nd Year Players - Early in the yearMarchYesEngaging low brass partEditors Choice list11-15
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4/25/2018 9:02:53Hall, JaimieGreenwillow PortraitWilliams, MarkAlfred19882
3rd Year Players - Early in the year, 3rd Year Players - Later in the year
LyricalYes26-30
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5/16/2018 14:02:16Burton, GeneGypsy DanceCompello, JosephCarl Fischer200433rd Year Players - Later in the yearProgrammaticYes
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4/25/2018 8:46:15Hall, JaimieHarbingerSheldon, RobertAlfred20151.5
2nd Year Players - Later in the year, 1st Year Players - Later in the year, 2nd Year Players - Early in the year
Traditional "band" piece, Programmatic
Yes
Rhythmic complexity (for its grade level), Great percussion, Engaging low brass part, Stylistic challenges, Complex articulations
Need at least five percussion, optional piano partLots of syncopation, contrasting sections, engaging percussion partsEditors Choice list26-30
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5/16/2018 7:58:47Burton, MandyHaunted ClocksBalmages, BrianFJH20141.5
1st Year Players - Later in the year, 2nd Year Players - Early in the year
ProgrammaticNoGreat percussion, Engaging low brass partVery simple, yet interestingFound it in my library11-15
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5/16/2018 13:45:14Burton, GeneHeaven's LightReineke, StevenBarnhouse20083
3rd Year Players - Early in the year, 3rd Year Players - Later in the year
LyricalYes
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5/16/2018 13:26:08Burton, GeneHocus PocusFoster, Robert
Wingert-Jones
20121
1st Year Players - Early in the year, 1st Year Players - Later in the year
Programmatic, NoveltyMaybe
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4/4/2018 11:44:16Burton, MandyHomeward BoundKarrick, BrantNoneAlfred20092.5
2nd Year Players - Later in the year, 3rd Year Players - Early in the year
LyricalYesEngaging low brass part, Stylistic challengesclassic lyrical piece, can be combined with the choral settingColleague Recommendation11-15
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4/4/2018 10:17:43Burton, MandyHorkstow GrangeGrainger, Percy
Sweeney, Michael
Hal Leonard
20082
2nd Year Players - Later in the year, 3rd Year Players - Early in the year
LyricalYes
Rhythmic complexity (for its grade level), Stylistic challenges, Mixed meter, rubato
Great horns are helpful; trumpet soloIt's a way to expose young musicians to the standards, it's challenging in the mixed meter/rhythms, and allows an opportunity for rubato and expressive playingReading Session11-15
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5/16/2018 13:28:37Burton, GeneHuron TrailO'Loughlin, SeanCarl Fischer200922nd Year Players - Early in the yearProgrammatic, CulturalYes
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5/16/2018 9:18:51Burton, MandyIn Tantum LuxStalter, ToddAlfred20163
3rd Year Players - Early in the year, 3rd Year Players - Later in the year
Traditional "band" pieceYes
Rhythmic complexity (for its grade level), Great percussion, Engaging low brass part, Stylistic challenges, Complex articulations
Challenging, engaging, has a great messageColleague Recommendation11-15
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5/16/2018 13:50:06Burton, GeneIn The Shining Of The StarsSheldon, RobertBarnhouse19962.5
2nd Year Players - Later in the year, 3rd Year Players - Early in the year, 3rd Year Players - Later in the year
LyricalYes
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5/16/2018 13:41:24Burton, GeneInto The CloudsSaucedo, Richard L.
Hal Leonard
20073
2nd Year Players - Later in the year, 3rd Year Players - Early in the year, 3rd Year Players - Later in the year
Programmatic, FanfareYes
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1/24/2020 10:31:52McKee, ScottIrish TrilogySeiber, Matyas
Daehn, Larry
Daehn20033.53rd Year Players - Later in the year
Traditional "band" piece, Multi-movement
Yes
Compound meter (6/8, 12/8), Cut time, Rhythmic complexity (for its grade level), Advanced key signature(s), Exposed playing/lots of solos, Great percussion, Engaging low brass part, Stylistic challenges, Complex articulations
2nd mvt. starts off with only woodwinds and a.sax solo. Woodwinds are exposed in this section. 3rd mvt. starts with oboe solo (cued in a.sax part). Almost a grade 4. Great piece to push your students at the end of year 3 or even bands at high school level.
Excellent piece to work on a variety of key signatures, styles, articulation, solos. Low brass/woodwinds LOVE this piece.Heard it while working on Bandworld New Top 100 Project21-25
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5/16/2018 7:55:45Burton, MandyIroncladO'Loughlin, SeanCarl Fischer20111.5
1st Year Players - Later in the year, 2nd Year Players - Early in the year
ProgrammaticYesGreat percussion, Engaging low brass part, Stylistic challengesDeceptively easy! JW Pepper11-15
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4/25/2018 9:21:01Hall, JaimieJackson Lake OvertureWilliams, MarkAlfred19922.5
3rd Year Players - Early in the year, 3rd Year Players - Later in the year
Traditional "band" pieceYes26-30
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1/18/2019 13:17:22Freshner, TravisJana's DanceGorham, David
Wingert-Jones
20062
2nd Year Players - Later in the year, 3rd Year Players - Early in the year
Traditional "band" pieceYes
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5/20/2018 22:15:31Plank, CynthiaJohn Williams: Movie AdventuresSweeney, Michael
Hal Leonard
199922nd Year Players - Later in the yearProgrammatic, PopMaybe
Compound meter (6/8, 12/8), Cut time, Rhythmic complexity (for its grade level), Exposed playing/lots of solos, Complex articulations
Great melodies, all sections get good parts. Star Wars Main Theme; Duel of the Fates (from "The Phantom Menace"); Jurassic Park and E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial.Editors Choice list
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4/4/2018 10:14:43Burton, MandyJoyTicheli, FrankNone
Manhattan Beach
20052
2nd Year Players - Early in the year, 2nd Year Players - Later in the year
Overture, ProgrammaticYes
Rhythmic complexity (for its grade level), Exposed playing/lots of solos, Stylistic challenges, Just great music!!
Have to have good trumpetsIt's challenging, but accessible, and a fun companion piece to Joy Revisited. A lot of movement throughout the band. Found it in my library11-15
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4/24/2018 11:34:37Freshner, NoelleKentucky 1800Grundman, Clare
Boosey & Hawkes
19552
2nd Year Players - Later in the year, 3rd Year Players - Early in the year, 3rd Year Players - Later in the year
Traditional "band" piece, CulturalYesExposed playing/lots of solos, Stylistic challenges, Lush Harmonies Performed as a student 11-15
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2/16/2019 11:25:01Arthur, LauraKilaueaBalmages, BrianFJH20051.5
1st Year Players - Later in the year, 2nd Year Players - Early in the year
ProgrammaticNo
Rhythmic complexity (for its grade level), Great percussion, Engaging low brass part, Stylistic challenges
Exciting. Subtitle is “The Volcano’s Fury”. Great for teaching dotted quarter notes. Colleague Recommendation11-15
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5/20/2018 22:05:53Plank, CynthiaLet's RockSweeney, Michael
Hal Leonard
0.51st Year Players - Early in the yearPop, Rock tuneMaybe
Engaging low brass part, Great as a first performance piece, great for teaching counting
Reading Session
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5/16/2018 13:22:16Burton, GeneMajesticaBalmages, BrianFJH20061.5
1st Year Players - Later in the year, 2nd Year Players - Early in the year
FanfareYes
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5/16/2018 22:05:03Plank, CynthiaMallet ManiacsWilliams, MarkAlfred20031.5
1st Year Players - Later in the year, 2nd Year Players - Early in the year
NoveltyYes
Rhythmic complexity (for its grade level), Great percussion, Engaging low brass part, Mallet recruitment, dotted quarter note, split parts for clarinet, alto, trumpet
Clarinet One over the break, Trumpet One to fourth line D, key changeIt's great for getting students to love mallet parts, and is super fun for low brass.Colleague Recommendation16-20
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5/16/2018 9:35:03Burton, GeneMarch Of The Belgian ParatroopersLeemans, Pierre
Swearingen, James
Hal Leonard
1946/2017
33rd Year Players - Later in the yearMarchYesEngaging low brass part, Exciting for all players, great for teaching march stylegood clarinets and low brassIt's a great march!Played it with my bandsRetired
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4/25/2018 12:20:27Arthur, LauraMarch to Castle RockHodges, SteveAlfred19981.5
2nd Year Players - Early in the year, 2nd Year Players - Later in the year
MarchYesRhythmic complexity (for its grade level), Stylistic challenges
Trombone range (C's and D's above staff), few percussion (traditional march instrumentation)
Great way to teach the dotted-eighth-sixteenth in a march style. Minor march with a minor trio. Colleague Recommendation11-15
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1/24/2020 10:01:30McKee, ScottMazamaChattaway, JayBarnhouse198533rd Year Players - Later in the year
Traditional "band" piece, Programmatic
Yes
Rhythmic complexity (for its grade level), Great percussion, The entire band sings during parts of the piece.
Need ocarinas, flexitonesGreat way to get your band students singing - not very difficult unison singing parts.Found it in my library21-25
97
5/16/2018 9:13:07Burton, MandyMidnight MissionBalmages, BrianFJH20050.5
1st Year Players - Early in the year, 1st Year Players - Later in the year
ProgrammaticMaybeEngaging low brass part, Complex articulations5-6 percussionistsIndependence of parts, articulations (staccato)Colleague Recommendation11-15
98
1/26/2020 11:13:35Arthur, LauraMonterey MarchLa Plante, PierreBourne22nd Year Players - Later in the yearMarchYesEngaging low brass part, Stylistic challengesGreat minor march! Approachable and fun in all section. Found it in my library11-15
99
1/24/2020 9:56:12McKee, ScottMoravian DancesWeller, TravisFJH20113.53rd Year Players - Later in the yearTraditional "band" pieceYesGreat percussion, Engaging low brass partHeard it while working on Bandworld New Top 100 Project21-25
100
5/16/2018 8:58:45Burton, MandyMorning MistSheldon, RobertFJH20121
1st Year Players - Later in the year, 2nd Year Players - Early in the year
LyricalYesStylistic challengesWritten in 3/4, concert E-flat, syncopationReading Session11-15