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TimestampYour Name (Last, First)Multiple Rec'sTitle 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?
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12/10/2018 8:41:35Arthur, LauraAunt Rhodie's AppetiteCompello, JosephCarl Fischer20050.5
1st Year Players - Early in the year
NoveltyNo6 notes
Great 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 Fischer20090.5
1st Year Players - Early in the year
Programmatic, NoveltyNo
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5/20/2018 21:57:27Plank, CynthiaCardiff CastleWilliams, MarkAlfred20000.5
1st Year Players - Early in the year
MarchYesParallel minor to B-flatBalance issuesIt is one of the best motivators for 6th grade band ever!Reading Session
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5/16/2018 10:27:15Ogren, Dan
Eight Chorales for Elementary Band
Hilliard, QuincyNot sure20040.5
1st Year Players - Later in the year
ChoralesNoTone DevelopmentRetired
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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, TimothyFJH20090.5
1st Year Players - Later in the year
LyricalYesStylistic challengesNice harmonies, safe doubling, 3/4. Kids love this lyrical setting!
Colleague Recommendation
11-15
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5/20/2018 21:49:34Plank, CynthiaGettysburg- A Civil War PortraitBalmages, BrianFJH20020.5
1st Year Players - Later in the year
ProgrammaticYes
Rhythmic complexity (for its grade level), Great percussion, Excellent melodies, develops part independence, percussion feature
3/4 time, spit trumpet and clarinet parts
It's fun, kids love it, cross curricular_ American HistoryReading Session16-20
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5/20/2018 22:05:53Plank, CynthiaLet's RockSweeney, MichaelHal Leonard0.5
1st Year Players - Early in the year
Pop, 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 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 Recommendation
11-15
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5/8/2018 8:42:35Arthur, LauraPopcorn PreludeHannickel, MikeHal Leonard0.5
1st Year Players - Early in the year
NoveltyNo
Rhythmic complexity (for its grade level), Exposed playing/lots of solos
6 notes
A cute and engaging piece for a first concert. Students stand up in solis like "popcorn". Teaches listening to others, call and response, soli, etc.
Colleague Recommendation
11-15
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2/18/2019 12:43:50Arthur, LauraStormchasingOwens, WilliamFJH20160.5
1st Year Players - Later in the year
Programmatic, NoveltyNoStylistic challenges, Complex articulationsNo 8th notes, 8 notes. Lots of fun storm-based percussionReading Session11-15
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1/18/2019 12:59:08Freshner, TravisAlpha SquadronHillis, GregAlfred20031
1st Year Players - Later in the year
ProgrammaticYes
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4/4/2018 10:09:22Burton, MandyApollo FanfareSmith, Robert W.NoneAlfred20021
1st Year Players - Later in the year
FanfareMaybe
Rhythmic complexity (for its grade level), Stylistic challenges
Timpani part is very important, independent low brass playing
It's both challenging and appropriate for first year players, while making them sound more advanced/accomplished than the piece really demands
Found it in my library11-15
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5/16/2018 13:03:32Burton, GeneArmoryStandridge, Randall D.Grand Mesa20151
1st Year Players - Later in the year
ProgrammaticMaybe
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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5/16/2018 8:57:22Burton, Mandy
LaTorre, Mike
At 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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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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5/8/2018 8:34:26Arthur, LauraCeltic Air and DanceNone
Sweeney, Michael
Hal Leonard20071
1st Year Players - Later in the year, 2nd Year Players - Early in the year
Traditional "band" piece, Lyrical
YesStylistic challenges, Lyrical
Need strong flutes for the "dance" section
Beautiful arranging. This one has "The Parting Glass" and "Tha Mi Sgith (A Fairy's Love Song)".
Colleague Recommendation
11-15
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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 challenges
Great percussion, fun parts for all instruments. A really nice chorale section at the beginning.
Colleague Recommendation
11-15
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1/18/2019 12:56:44Freshner, TravisChorale Elega'nt
Lucas, Elena Roussanova
Belwin1
2nd Year Players - Early in the year
LyricalYes
Listening to every goddamn demo cd that comes across my desk
11-15
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5/16/2018 14:19:40Nelson, Andy
Freshner, Travis
Cloud DancingClark, LarryCarl Fischer20161
1st Year Players - Later in the year
Traditional "band" pieceYes
Rhythmic complexity (for its grade level), Engaging low brass part, Stylistic challenges
lyrical melodies, just enough rhythmic variation for this level
Colleague Recommendation
26-30
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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" pieceYes
Great percussion, Engaging low brass part, Stylistic challenges
5 or 6 percussionsContrasting sections, 3/4 time
Colleague Recommendation
11-15
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2/20/2019 11:47:06Burton, MandyColliding VisionsBalmages, 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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2/16/2019 11:34:03Arthur, LauraDark AdventureFord, RalphNot sure20011
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 performance
11-15
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1/18/2019 13:14:21Freshner, TravisDeclaration and DanceClark, LarryCarl Fischer19961
2nd Year Players - Early in the year
Traditional "band" pieceYes
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5/16/2018 9:11:39Burton, MandyDragon SlayerGrice, RobertFJH20041
1st Year Players - Early in the year
ProgrammaticNo
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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5/16/2018 13:26:08Burton, GeneHocus PocusFoster, RobertWingert-Jones1
1st Year Players - Early in the year, 1st Year Players - Later in the year
Programmatic, NoveltyMaybe
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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
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4/25/2018 12:07:57Arthur, LauraPrehistoric SuiteJennings, PaulHal Leonard19871
1st Year Players - Later in the year, 2nd Year Players - Early in the year
Programmatic, Novelty, Multi-movement
No
Great percussion, Engaging low brass part, Stylistic challenges
Strong flutes needed in the slow movement, all clarinets under the break, 1st trumpets to 4th-line D
Dinosaurs! Each movement is very different and it's a great introduction to playing a suite.
Colleague Recommendation
11-15
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5/16/2018 14:40:47Nelson, AndyThose Fabulous FlutesMcGinty, AnneQueenwood19891
1st Year Players - Later in the year
Traditional "band" pieceNo
Exposed playing/lots of solos, fun, a few accidentals, features the flutes
flute solisEngaging piece, flute featureFound it in my library26-30
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5/16/2018 22:23:15Plank, CynthiaWade in the WaterNone
Sweeney, Michael
Hal Leonard1
1st Year Players - Early in the year, 1st Year Players - Later in the year
Cultural, Gospel RockYes
Rhythmic complexity (for its grade level), Exposed playing/lots of solos, Great percussion, Engaging low brass part, a tiny little fugue section
Will develop your flutes and trombones, students must count and learn to balance to the melody.
Multicultural, rhythmic, lyrical, historicalReading Session
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5/4/2018 14:37:38Freshner, TravisAdagio for WindsDaehn, LarryDaehn1.5
2nd Year Players - Later in the year
LyricalYes11-15
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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, Lyrical
Yes
Rhythmic complexity (for its grade level), Exposed playing/lots of solos, Great percussion, Engaging low brass part, Stylistic challenges, Complex articulations
trumpet solo
It 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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1/18/2019 16:32:54Freshner, TravisAyrshire PortraitFolk
Story, Michael
Belwin1.5
2nd Year Players - Early in the year, 2nd Year Players - Later in the year
LyricalYes
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5/8/2018 8:37:21Arthur, Laura
Gilman, Matt
Celtic Air and Dance No. 2None
Sweeney, Michael
Hal Leonard20081.5
2nd Year Players - Early in the year, 2nd Year Players - Later in the year
Traditional "band" piece, Lyrical
Yes
Exposed 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, GaryKjos1.5
2nd Year Players - Early in the year
Traditional "band" pieceYes
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5/16/2018 13:06:35Burton, GeneComet RideBalmages, BrianFJH20061.5
1st Year Players - Later in the year
ProgrammaticMaybeRetired
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5/4/2018 14:39:46Freshner, TravisDecember SkyMorales, ErikFJH1.5
2nd Year Players - Later in the year
LyricalYes
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5/16/2018 22:11:50Plank, CynthiaDiamond Joe's Riviera ClubWeirich, DavidGrand Mesa1.5
1st Year Players - Later in the year, 2nd Year Players - Early in the year
Intro to swing for the full band
Maybe
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 melodic
Young 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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5/16/2018 13:10:05Burton, GeneEclipsysO'Loughlin, SeanCarl Fischer20031.5
1st Year Players - Later in the year
ProgrammaticYesStylistic challenges
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2/18/2019 12:30:28Arthur, LauraEngines of ResistanceClark, LarryBelwin19961.5
2nd Year Players - Early in the year
Traditional "band" piece, Programmatic
MaybeStylistic challenges, Complex articulationsFast, engaging, fun and challenging technical lines
Colleague Recommendation
11-15
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5/4/2018 14:30:48Freshner, TravisGreatest Generation, TheEdmondson, JohnQueenwood1.5
2nd Year Players - Early in the year
MarchYesEngaging low brass partEditors Choice list11-15
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4/25/2018 8:46:15Hall, Jaimie
Burton, Mandy
HarbingerSheldon, 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 part
Lots 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 7:55:45Burton, MandyIroncladO'Loughlin, SeanCarl Fischer20111.5
1st Year Players - Later in the year, 2nd Year Players - Early in the year
ProgrammaticYes
Great percussion, Engaging low brass part, Stylistic challenges
Deceptively easy! JW Pepper11-15
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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 Recommendation
11-15
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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 change
It's great for getting students to love mallet parts, and is super fun for low brass.
Colleague Recommendation
16-20
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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
MarchYes
Rhythmic 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 Recommendation
11-15
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5/4/2018 14:33:12Freshner, TravisProcession for a New DaySwearingen, JamesFJH1.5
2nd Year Players - Later in the year
Traditional "band" pieceYesI never program Swearingen's schlock....but this one is fantastic.
I listen to ungodly amounts of band music
11-15
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2/19/2019 16:06:05Arthur, LauraRogue River VentureHodges, SteveAlfred1.5
2nd Year Players - Later in the year
Traditional "band" pieceYes
Rhythmic complexity (for its grade level), Engaging low brass part
Great music about Oregon. Editors Choice list11-15
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5/16/2018 7:53:26Burton, MandySkygazer FanfareStandridge, Randall D.Alfred20151.5
1st Year Players - Later in the year, 2nd Year Players - Early in the year
FanfareYes
Rhythmic complexity (for its grade level), Great percussion, Stylistic challenges, Complex articulations
Need 7 percussionistsSyncopated rhythms, layered percussionFound it in my library11-15
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4/25/2018 12:17:37Arthur, Laura
Ogren, Dan
Storm Mountain JubileeStrommen, CarlAlfred1.5
2nd Year Players - Early in the year
Traditional "band" piece, Programmatic
No
Cut time, Technical passages, It works at many different speeds.
B naturals in all clarinet parts, but it's done in an accessible way. Very few percussion parts (snare, bass, woodblock/triangle, mallets)
Fast, fun, engaging, challenging for woodwinds.
Heard it at a festival or performance
11-15
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1/18/2019 13:06:06Freshner, TravisTheme and VariationsBroege, TimothyManhattan Beach19951.5
2nd Year Players - Early in the year
Theme and VariationsYes
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5/4/2018 14:35:40Freshner, TravisThrough the MistBalmages, BrianFJH20091.5
2nd Year Players - Later in the year
LyricalYes
I listen to ungodly amounts of band music
11-15
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5/16/2018 7:50:37Gilman, Matt
Train Heading West (and Other Outdoor Scenes)
Broege, TimothyManhattan Beach19981.5
2nd Year Players - Early in the year, 2nd Year Players - Later in the year
ProgrammaticYesGreat percussion, Stylistic challengesReading Session21-25
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5/16/2018 13:13:56Burton, GeneVoodoo DanceDel Borgo, ElliottBelwin1.5
2nd Year Players - Early in the year
ProgrammaticMaybe
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5/16/2018 14:56:40Nelson, AndyWhispering WindsBalmages, BrianFJH20031.5
1st Year Players - Later in the year
Lyrical, ProgrammaticYes
Rhythmic complexity (for its grade level), Great percussion, Stylistic challenges
Challenging, interesting, beautiful, different
Colleague Recommendation
26-30
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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
60
4/25/2018 9:06:12Hall, JaimieAnnabel LeeWagner, DouglasBelwin2
2nd Year Players - Later in the year, 3rd Year Players - Early in the year, 3rd Year Players - Later in the year
LyricalYes26-30
61
4/4/2018 11:38:48Burton, Mandy
As Tears Fall On Dawn's New Light
Saucedo, Richard L.NoneHal Leonard20132
2nd Year Players - Early in the year, 2nd Year Players - Later in the year
LyricalYesEngaging low brass part, Stylistic challenges
Strong woodwinds for introduction and closing
Beautiful lyrical piece to explore musicality
Heard it at a festival or performance
11-15
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1/18/2019 13:12:06Freshner, TravisBalladairErickson, FrankBourne2
3rd Year Players - Early in the year
LyricalYes
63
1/18/2019 16:34:31Freshner, TravisBartok: Folk TrilogyBartok, Bela
McGinty, Anne
Queenwood19922
2nd Year Players - Later in the year
FolkYes
64
5/16/2018 10:37:33Ogren, DanCreedHimesNot sure19882
2nd Year Players - Later in the year
Traditional "band" pieceYesBand sounds more mature than they are.Retired
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5/16/2018 10:31:47Ogren, DanCrystal City OvertureEdmundson, JohnBarnhouse19862
2nd Year Players - Early in the year
Traditional "band" pieceYesAll Bands Love it.Retired
66
1/18/2019 16:30:06Freshner, TravisDance EpisodesCurnow, JamesCurnow Music Press2
2nd Year Players - Later in the year
Traditional "band" pieceYes
67
1/18/2019 16:39:49Freshner, TravisDancing KitesBernotas, ChrisAlfred20152
2nd Year Players - Later in the year, 3rd Year Players - Early in the year
LyricalYes
68
5/16/2018 10:32:43Ogren, DanDevil DanceKinyon, JohnNot sure2
2nd Year Players - Early in the year
Traditional "band" pieceYesCompound meter (6/8, 12/8)Retired
69
1/22/2019 14:25:00
Burch-Pesses, Michael
Down a Country LaneCopland, Aaron
Patterson, Merlin
Boosey & Hawkes19912
2nd Year Players - Early in the year
Lyrical, ProgrammaticYes
Advanced key signature(s), Expression, intonation
No percussion requiredAaron Copland for young band
Heard it at a festival or performance
30+
70
5/16/2018 9:30:37Burton, GeneExcelsior!Owens, WilliamFJH20082
2nd Year Players - Later in the year
MarchYesGreat first march for young bandsIt's a great march!
Performed it with my bands
Retired
71
1/18/2019 16:40:44Freshner, TravisFanfare for a New AgeStory, MichaelBelwin2
2nd Year Players - Later in the year, 3rd Year Players - Early in the year
Traditional "band" pieceYes
72
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
73
4/4/2018 10:17:43Burton, MandyHorkstow GrangeGrainger, Percy
Sweeney, Michael
Hal Leonard20082
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 solo
It'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 playing
Reading Session11-15
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5/16/2018 13:28:37Burton, GeneHuron TrailO'Loughlin, SeanCarl Fischer20092
2nd Year Players - Early in the year
Programmatic, CulturalYes
75
1/18/2019 13:17:22Freshner, TravisJana's DanceGorham, DavidWingert-Jones20062
2nd Year Players - Later in the year, 3rd Year Players - Early in the year
Traditional "band" pieceYes
76
5/20/2018 22:15:31Plank, Cynthia
John Williams: Movie Adventures
Sweeney, MichaelHal Leonard19992
2nd Year Players - Later in the year
Programmatic, 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, Mandy
Freshner, Noelle
JoyTicheli, FrankNoneManhattan Beach20052
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 trumpets
It'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, ClareBoosey & 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, Cultural
Yes
Exposed playing/lots of solos, Stylistic challenges, Lush Harmonies
Performed as a student
11-15
79
4/24/2018 11:29:31
Freshner, Noelle
Nordic SketchesLa Plante, PierreDaehn Publications 19952
3rd Year Players - Early in the year, 3rd Year Players - Later in the year
Cultural, Multi-movement
YesStylistic challenges, Complex articulations
Colleague Recommendation
11-15
80
1/18/2019 13:00:56Freshner, TravisPrelude and MarchFrackenpohl, ArthurShawnee Press2
2nd Year Players - Later in the year
Multi-movementYes
81
12/10/2018 8:36:25Arthur, LauraRites of TamburoSmith, Robert W.Belwin19992
2nd Year Players - Early in the year, 2nd Year Players - Later in the year
ProgrammaticNo
Great percussion, Challenging woodwinds, Stylistic challenges, Exposed playing
Horn solo, but cued in the alto sax part
Fast, fun, and energetic. Brass parts are very simple. Tons of percussion
Colleague Recommendation
11-15
82
5/16/2018 22:18:20Plank, Cynthia
Serengeti, an African Rhapsody
Higgins, JohnHal Leonard19892
2nd Year Players - Later in the year
Programmatic, CulturalYes
Rhythmic complexity (for its grade level), Great percussion, Engaging low brass part, Stylistic challenges, Complex articulations, Time signature changes, African themes
Great low register flute parts, well-written and authentic-sounding percussion
Multicultural exposure, excellent writing for all sectionsReading Session
83
4/25/2018 8:53:52Hall, JaimieSt. Petersburg MarchVinson, JohnnieHal Leonard20052
2nd Year Players - Later in the year
MarchYes26-30
84
4/24/2018 11:37:01Freshner, Noelle
Burton, Mandy
The Cave You FearMarkowski, Michael Michael Markowski2
3rd Year Players - Later in the year
Programmatic, NoveltyYes
Great percussion, Engaging low brass part, Stylistic challenges, Complex articulations, Extended techniques
Minimum 6 percussionists
Heard it at a festival or performance
11-15
85
4/24/2018 11:32:28Freshner, NoelleThree Czech Folk SongsVinson, JohnnieHal Leonard2
2nd Year Players - Later in the year, 3rd Year Players - Early in the year, 3rd Year Players - Later in the year
Cultural, Multi-movement
Yes
Colleague Recommendation
11-15
86
1/18/2019 13:18:01Freshner, TravisWagon TrailGiroux, JulieMusica Propria2
2nd Year Players - Later in the year, 3rd Year Players - Early in the year
ProgrammaticYes
87
5/16/2018 10:34:47Ogren, Dan
Where the Sun Breaks Through the Mist
Sweeney, MichaelHal Leonard20062
2nd Year Players - Early in the year
Traditional "band" pieceYes
Compound meter (6/8), 12/8), Band sounds more mature than it is.
Retired
88
1/18/2019 13:03:45Freshner, TravisA Little French SuiteLa Plante, PierreBourne2.5
3rd Year Players - Later in the year
Multi-movementYes
89
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
90
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 solo
It can show off the abilities of a good middle school band. The tempo changes are challenging yet doable.
Reading Session26-30
91
5/16/2018 13:36:39Burton, GeneCritical MassStalter, ToddAlfred20102.5
3rd Year Players - Early in the year
Programmatic, FanfareYes
92
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 JWPepper
21-25
93
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 setting
Colleague Recommendation
11-15
94
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
95
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
96
5/8/2018 8:30:34Arthur, LauraMoscow, 1941Balmages, BrianFJH20062.5
3rd Year Players - Early in the year, 3rd Year Players - Later in the year
Traditional "band" piece, Programmatic, Cultural
Yes
Great percussion, Engaging low brass part, Stylistic challenges. Not rhythmically hard.
Lots of percussion needed. Kids love to play it, it teaches great music, historical perspectives.
Colleague Recommendation
11-15
97
4/25/2018 9:25:59Hall, JaimieNormandy Beach Edmondson, JohnHal Leonard19822.5
3rd Year Players - Early in the year, 3rd Year Players - Later in the year
MarchYes26-30
98
4/24/2018 8:45:54McBride, AnnPop CultureNone
Sheldon, Robert
Alfred2.5
3rd Year Players - Later in the year
PopNoExposed playing/lots of solos
Solos for every section in the band - including oboe and bassoon. They are cued in other parts
It's a great, fun piece for an end of the year pop's concert. James Bond Theme, The Magnificent Seven, Flintstones, The Pink Panther, Peter Gunn, Hey Baby, Scooby Doo, Wipe Out and The Stars and Stripes Forever.
Colleague Recommendation
21-25
99
4/25/2018 9:01:39Hall, JaimieRomanesqueSwearingen, JamesBarnhouse19822.5
3rd Year Players - Early in the year, 3rd Year Players - Later in the year
LyricalYes26-30
100
5/16/2018 9:26:15Burton, GeneSteelStandridge, Randall D.Grand Mesa20112.5
3rd Year Players - Later in the year
Concert OpenerYes
Rhythmic complexity (for its grade level), Great percussion, Engaging low brass part, Stylistic challenges, Complex articulations
great percussion, great motivic development,
Performed it with my bands
Retired
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