Flowing and graceful, Michael Story's solidly scored Christmas classic is a snap to prepare. You just can't go wrong with a master arranger and a time-honored melody. It's the Most Wonderful Time of the Year??"indeed it is!
It's the Most Wonderful Time of the Year - Words and music by Eddie Pola and George Wyle / arr. Michael Story
Flowing and graceful, Michael Story's solidly scored holiday classic is a snap to prepare. You just can't go wrong with a master arranger and a time-honored melody. It's the Most Wonderful Time of the Year---indeed it is! This title is available in SmartMusic.Estimated delivery 3-5 days
A wonderfully warm interpretation of this timeless holiday standard has been prepared for your beginners. With a bright 3/4 time signature, the work helps to introduce triple meter while preparing for your winter program. A sure thing for any holiday concert.Estimated delivery 3-5 days
Some of the most popular Christmas selections of all time are included in this delightful arrangement, A Most Wonderful Christmas. Robert Sheldon has included "Winter Wonderland," "I'll Be Home for Christmas," "Santa Claus Is Comin' to Town," "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas," and "It's the Most Wonderful Time of the Year" in this very tasteful setting for band. Solo opportunities abound and are cross-cued to allow your best players to shine, while the swing sections and jazz inspired ballads will have your audience tapping their feet and singing these tunes long after the concert is over. This is certain to become a repertoire standard for bands year after year! (7:40)Estimated delivery 3-5 days
Fire in the Sky takes its inspiration from the stunning town of Montreux in Switzerland. I was commissioned to write the work 5 days before I visited this Montreux and was at work forming ideas for the piece as I arrived on the shore of Lake Geneva and its amazing views of the Alps.Whilst the scenery is without doubt some of the most incredible views I have ever witnessed, it was the history of the town that set Fire in the Sky in motion. Whilst there, it occurred to me that many of my musical heroes had lived or performed there, and three of them in particular had a strong connection with the town. Miles Davis, Igor Stravinsky and Freddie Mercury graced Montreux - the large convention centre, where the famous summer jazz festival is held, named its two halls after Davis and Stravinsky, and there is a quite breathtaking statue of Mercury in the town too.Each musician also commemorates an anniversary in 2011, the year of the premiere of Fire in the Sky; it is 40 years since the death of Stravinsky and both Miles Davis and Freddie Mercury died in 1991, making it 20 years since their deaths. So it seemed fitting to write a piece that in some way acknowledges them, and is a kind of personal "thanks" for all they have given, and continue to give, me.The title comes from the famous Deep Purple song, Smoke on the Water - whose second line is "Fire in the Sky" and is a reference to the night the town's casino was set alight by a Frank Zappa fan. The piece tries to recreate the atmosphere of that night, paint a picture of fire in the sky (and smoke on the water) and also uses small "nuggets" of the music of my three greatest musical heroes, Miles Davis, Freddie Mercury and Igor Stravinsky.
One of the most recognizable movie themes of all time! With its slinky swing style and familiar melody, this arrangement for flexible instrumentation is sure to become one of your most requested tunes.Estimated delivery 10-12 days
Barcarolle, one of the most famous operetta melodies, is presented here for concert band. Its "rolling" melody and simple harmonic structure have made it a favorite the world over. Written by one of the originators of the operetta musical form, Jacques Offenbach, it has endured for over 150 years. A historic work in a contemporary setting . . . a most musical gem!Estimated delivery 3-5 days
It's a Small World is the name of one of the most popular attractions atthe many different Disney Parks throughout the world. The ride featuresa multitude of electronically animated figures in the style of children ofthe world singing the ride's title track in many languages, depicting atheme of global peace. The message is simple, but just as convincingas the music - the world is small and everyone must work together! Anextremely catchy arrangement for concert band by Toshio Mashima. 0:04:15
It's a Small World is the name of one of the most popular attractions atthe many different Disney Parks throughout the world. The ride featuresa multitude of electronically animated figures in the style of children ofthe world singing the ride's title track in many languages, depicting atheme of global peace. The message is simple, but just as convincingas the music - the world is small and everyone must work together! Anextremely catchy arrangement for concert band by Toshio Mashima.Estimated delivery 10-12 days
Mt Everest has attracted the most adventurous of mountain climbers for decades, with many meeting their fate in the attempt to scale the world's highest mountain. The legend of the Yeti has tales of the wild, hairy creatures serving as protectors of Everest and it's villages. The music begins boldly, depicting the majestic sight of this magnificent mountain as our journey begins. The music develops as our journey progresses, telling an eventful and tumultuous tale reaching a stunning climax as the apex of the mountain is reached. From here, the work subsides as the breathtaking vistas unfold in the beautiful, lyric sounds before building to a stunning conclusion of majesty and grandeur. A truly outstanding work, "Everest: The Forbidden Journey" is destined to become a classic for concert and festival use. Don't miss this epic musical adventure!