...Then Thy Words Will Take Wing... is a four movement composition based upon drawings made by Russian painter Zinovii Tolkatchev (1903-1970), who served as official artist during the liberation of concentration camps in Auschwitz. After the war, Tolkatchev's works were published and now tour the world as a travelling exhibition. This composition is a tribute to the victims of the Holocaust who still remain nameless, and is a powerful piece to include in any concert programme.
The Choral Fantasy varies from the Choral Prelude in that it is much freer in form and style. This number opens with a variation of the fanfare that has been traditionally inserted as an introduction and interlude between stanzas. The chorale is then presented in a traditional harmonization by the full band. The second section is in a faster tempo, and is based on statements of the opening motive of the hymn presented in fugal style
With a fanfare emphasis on the brass and percussion section, David Shaffer has cleverly woven 4 classic Christmas tunes into a high-energy medley of pure enjoyment for your students and your audiences. Perfect for an opening holiday fanfare or a dramatic closer to your program, the optional antiphonal brass will make this arrangement a sure hit for your holiday program.
(Do You Want) Salsa With That? is a lighthearted Latin tune that features your "star" player. The solo, written for almost every instrument, makes this a flexible selection for any group that gives students a chance to "get in front of the band." Your audience will love the Latin percussion instruments playing a mambo rhythm that will bring a smile to everyone's face. You can enhance the rhythm section to include almost any number of Latin instruments. Solid scoring and little technical demand make this piece reachable for the youngest of bands, but the rich harmonies, beautiful melody and syncopated rhythms make it sound sophisticated for the more mature player. This is a timeless selection your audience will enjoy for years to come.
If you are looking for a little "more cowbell," this hit from 1976 is just the thing. Even before the famous Saturday Night Live skit, this tune recorded by Blue yster Cult was a pretty big deal!
This beautiful and sensitive composition was written to celebrate the beginning of UNITED SOUND, an organization whose purpose is to put instruments into the hands of special needs students. The beginning section features optional solo opportunities for flute, alto sax and trumpet. From there the piece adds layers of sonorities as the full ensemble builds to the emotional and powerful final strains. Dur: 2:10
Taylor Swift is rockin' the pop charts again with this monster hit from her CD Reputation. Here is an effective version for band featuring the gritty opening and catchy melodies.
...the quest for peace... is a tribute to the politician Adlai E.Stevenson (1900-1965),a former Governor of Illinois who spent much of his working life striving for peace during the ominous and troubled years of the Cold War.This majestic and noble work portrays the strength of character with which Stevenson dealt with the crisis between the USA and the USSR during this troubled time.A truly fitting tribute to this great man. 08:32
The master of mystery and intrigue continues to fascinate all of us, generation after generation, with charismatic motion picture after motion picture, each with uniquely memorable scores. Marty Gold salutes 007, in all his glory, with THE JAMES BOND THEME, GOLDFINGER, and FROM RUSSIA WITH LOVE. Sophisticated and tasty! (4:21) Medium
1, 2, 3, 4 is the second single from the Plain White T's certified Platinum album, Big Bad World. The song spent 26 weeks on the Hot Adult Top 40 Tracks, and has been compared to the band's earlier hit "Hey There Delilah." This smooth, acoustic rock tune is sure to be hit with your group!