Freddie Mercury was actually born Frederick Bulsara in Zanzibar, Tanzania, in 1946. After several attempts at becoming successful with other bands and as a solo artist, he formed the now legendary band Queen in 1971. Since then Queen's hits have defi ned entire generations. Thijs Oud has created an excellent arrangement of a Queen-classic, Crazy Little Thing Called Love, that is sure to be a guaranteed smash hit! 02:33
Spartacus is a "Symphonic Tone Poem" with 3 joints. Each section has its own melodical materials, however: in the final movement the main theme from the second section returns in a 'grandioso'-tutti. The last bar but one recaptures the 'oriental' atmosphere of the very beginning. The first section (= from the beginning till J) builds up a climax by repeating and accumulating some melodical and rhythmical stuctures. The oriental character of the melodical fragments refers to the origin of the Roman slaves. The second section evokes the love between Spartacus and his loveby giving a peaceful atmosphere. The mean theme (presented the first time at letter L) has a broad and wide character and refers slightly to filmmusic. In this part of the composition, a special attention is given to the orchestration. The final section is more agressive and martial and refers to the revolt of the slaves against the Roman oppressors. In the middle of this movement, an accumulation of the 12 tones symbolizes the crucifixion of the slaves: the english horn resumes partly the cadenza of the flute (at letter J), as if he wants to show again the eternal love between Spartacus and his love a very last time ... The theme at the third bar of letter T is actually based on the 2nd theme of this section (which starts at the fifth bar of letter R), but has been worked out rhytmically.Estimated delivery 10-12 days
Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov (1844-1908) composed his opera The Night before Christmas in 1894-95. The premiere took place on December 10 1895 in St. Petersburg. The libretto to the opera came from Rimsky-Korsakov himself and is based on a tale by Nikolai Gogol, which some years earlier had already served as operatic material for Pjotr Tchaikovsky. The opera tells the story of Vakula, the blacksmith of a small Ukranian village. He is madly in love with Oxana who demands - as proof of his love - a most unusual Christmas present: the magnificent slippers of the Empress. Knowing full well that, in normal circumstances, he would never be able to fulfil Oxana's wish, Vakula seeks supernatural assistance and finds it in the shape of the devil, who comes up with a ploy to help him. The devil carries him on his back to St. Petersburg, where during a lavish reception at court Vakula finds an opportunity to present his request to the empress. The Empress actually agrees to Vakula's wish and hands over her slippers to him. Thereupon he returns to his own village. Here, in the meantime, he had been given up for dead, and Oxana had been plunged into great sorrow as she had come to realise that she also truly loved Vakula. In the end, however, all misunderstandings are resolved and all adversities overcome: Oxana receives her extravagant present, the lovers are united, and the church bells call the villagers to the Christmas service.The vibrant Polonaise is played in the 3rd act of the opera at the entrance of the Empress, whose appearance is anticipated in the prelude by the fanfare motives. The music paints a vivid picture of the party atmosphere and the marvellous dcor at the imperial court of St. Petersburg, which Rimsky-Korsakov conjures up in his opera and which can also be played outside of the Advent and Christmas season, for example as an opening piece to any festive concert.Estimated delivery 10-12 days
There's no need to pass out the jalapeo peppers??"this one is already HOT! Your young players will sound very mature with this contemporary Latin/funk chart. It has strong elements you look for in a lighter work: a driving bass line, punchy ensembles and hard grooving percussion. You can challenge some of your stronger players with a solo; let them read it or actually improvise. The band will want to play this one at every rehearsal and your audience will love the fresh new sound!
This easy-to-prepare beginning band comedy piece will have the audience rolling in the aisles. Feature that popular principal, custodian, secretary or any other staff or community member who has a little bit of comedian in them as the "Triangle soloist." One interruption after another prevents the "soloist" from actually playing the Triangle until the very end of the piece where, with a band member's assistance, the soloist finally gets to play the Triangle one single time. Everyone will love it! Side-splitting!Estimated delivery 10-12 days
John Edmondson has created an outstanding medley from this timeless Broadway show that sounds more difficult than it actually is, giving your students a terrific sense of accomplishment and thrilling your audiences! Includes: Oh! What A Beautiful Mornin', The Surry With The Fringe On Top, People Will Say We're In Love, and Oklahoma!Estimated delivery 10-12 days
Leroy Anderson's music is always infectious and compelling. This wonderful flourish celebrates the clunky office machinery of yesteryear. You may have to teach a little history to your students so that they actually understand what a manual typewriter sounds like. It's a zany sound but the enthusiasm is unmatchable. Your percussionists will love the challenge. This Floyd Werle arrangement is freshly engraved with a full score and brand new parts!Estimated delivery 3-5 days
There's no need to pass out the jalapeo peppers---this one is already HOT! Your young players will sound very mature with this contemporary Latin/funk chart. It has strong elements you look for in a lighter work: a driving bass line, punchy ensembles and hard grooving percussion. You can challenge some of your stronger players with a solo; let them read it or actually improvise. The band will want to play this one at every rehearsal and your audience will love the fresh new sound!Estimated delivery 3-5 days