"Tribal War Chant" is based on authentic Native American war dances. These culturally symbolic dances consisted of human voices accompanied by drums, bells, and rattles. The thematic material is meaningfully staged over driving traditional rhythms with intense stylistic variations. Before a war, men danced to attain spirit and power; after a war, they danced to celebrate a victory. This exciting composition is a must on your next program. (4:00)Estimated delivery 3-5 days
"Tribal War Chant" is based on authentic Native American war dances. These culturally symbolic dances consisted of human voices accompanied by drums, bells, and rattles. The thematic material is meaningfully staged over driving traditional rhythms with intense stylistic variations. Before a war, men danced to attain spirit and power; after a war, they danced to celebrate a victory. Duration: 4:00
Ken Burns has created another masterpiece with his PBS series on World War II entitled The War. Here is the moving anthem featured throughout the series in a touching setting for band.
As the nation commemorates 150 years since the Civil War, here is an appealing medley for young players that uses music of the period. The bugle call "Taps" originated during the Civil War and is used here at the beginning of the piece and incorporated again at the end. The tender ballad Tenting on the Old Campground provides lyric contrast before closing with the rousing spiritual Free At Last. Dur: 3:25
When Jeff Wayne's musical adaptation H.G.Wells' novel The War of the Worlds was originally released, no one would have believed that it would become so popular. The Eve of the War, the stunning opening scene of Wayne's show, became a huge international hit single in its own right. This new arrangement by the highly respected British composer/arranger Ed Keeley retains all the drama and tension of the original atmospheric opening. A joy to perform and a pleasure to listen to. Duration: 4'15'
This nostalgic arrangement of Civil War tunes begins with a peaceful woodwind statement of the 'Battle Cry of Freedom.' A trumpet and drum fanfare brings contrast and heralds the arrival of an upbeat section where 'Dixie,' played by the woodwinds, is superimposed over the opening tune in the brass. A stirring piece, filled with bittersweet pride and respect for an important period in American history. (Grade 1 1/2---Easy)Estimated delivery 3-5 days
In all of music literature, there is little that is more breathtaking in its raw musical power than this movement from Gustav Holst's The Planets. A thundering war theme introduces the work in a dramatic 5/4 meter with hugely successful harmonic and rhythmic counterpoint. Mars is guaranteed to bring your audience to its feet, resounding with applause! (3:16)Estimated delivery 3-5 days
In this day, when rock and rap reign supreme, the world takes notice when a beautiful ballad comes along. This gorgeous melody gained exposure and fame as part of the soundtrack to the television mini-series The Civil War, and has continued its popularity. It fits the concert band genre perfectly, especially in the hands of talented arranger Calvin Custer.Estimated delivery 3-5 days
WWII history told in a bold, daring and impassionedmasterpiece of patriotic band literature! George C. Marshallwas without question one of the most profoundly influentialleaders of the 20th century. His strong and compassionatemilitary leadership and post-war policy guidance shapedthe world we live in today.This powerful musical expression with optional narrationtraverses many moods, from troubled to triumphant, withstirring intensity. Honor one of the greatest leaders of "TheGreatest Generation" with your performance of James L.Hosay's "'Till Men No Longer Die In War."Cross-curriculum tie-in with U.S. HistoryEstimated delivery 10-12 days
The melodic and harmonic genius of John Williams is dramatically displayed in his powerful, yet sensitive film score from Steven Spielberg's War Horse. This symphonic setting for band exemplifies the character and warmth of the score from soloist passages to sweeping full ensemble themes