Home Contents Primer Beginning First Plus Young Concert Symphonic Flexible Fillmore Ed.

• Instrumentation uses one
    flute, two clarinets, two
    trumpets, one horn, and
    trombone/baritone together

• Difficulty ranges from
    Grades 1.5 to 2

• Second clarinet stays below
    break and break crossing
    considered for first clarinet

• Active percussion scoring

• Bass line covered by
    multiple instruments

 

         


Legato in Middle School?
You Bet!

One of the biggest deficiencies in today’s middle level bands is the ability for students to produce a smooth legato with connections between notes. This series of books for all band instruments presents a logical sequence in a variety of keys to improve the students’ legato playing aspect of band performance. Written by two of the most popular composers of band music today!

Includes:

Daily warm-ups
Drills
Tone, balance, blend,
     and intonation

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Adversary
Larry Clark

Adversary
Larry ClarkNow, this is what composer Larry Clark does best! He gives developing bands daring compositions that they just absolutely love to play. In Adversary, an epic minor piece, he explores the villainous character that appears in most great stories. The added dimension of time give this piece an intriguing rhythmic feel. It is full-sounding, but never taxing to the abilities of the developing band. A surefire winner!
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Level Grade 1.5 FPS101 Set $50.00
Duration 3:26 FPS101F Full Score $8.00
Key Ab Major FPS101P Parts $3.00 contact us
The Band Picnic
Joseph Compello

The Band Picnic
Joseph CompelloThis piece takes the audience on a musical journey and introduces the students to the term quodlibet, which refers to a piece of music that combines several different melodies in counterpoint. During this musical journey you will hear: A-Tisket A- Tasket, Rain Rain Go Away, The Muffin Man, Shortin' Bread, Shoo Fly Don't Bother Me and Mary Had a Little Lamb. These songs are familiar, but the arrangement by Joseph Compello is unique and enjoyable.
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Level Grade 1.5 FPS99 Set $50.00
Duration 2:34 FPS99F Full Score $8.00
Key Bb Major FPS99P Parts $3.00 contact us
The Coastline Express
Alan Lee Silva

The Coastline Express
Alan Lee SilvaMajestic and flowing; with images of American grandeur, this new Alan Silva composition showcases his unique style of writing. Alan's pieces are cinematic and paint a sonic landscape for the imagination, and are always a welcome departure from the norm. Your students will love the magnitude of this wonderful work.
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Level Grade 1.5 FPS100 Set $50.00
Duration 2:20 FPS100F Full Score $8.00
Key Eb Major FPS100P Parts $3.00 contact us
Dawn Dance
Kevin Mixon

Dawn Dance
Kevin MixonThis light and airy piece by Kevin Mixon is written in in time, giving it a fresh and beautiful feel. A welcome change of pace in a concert program, this selection will push the musicianship of your developing players. It is also worth programming as a second piece after a march at a contest or festival performance.
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Level Grade 1.5 FPS97 Set $50.00
Duration 2:18 FPS97F Full Score $8.00
Key Eb Major FPS97P Parts $3.00 contact us
Legacy
Sean O'Loughlin

Legacy
Sean O'LoughlinComposer Sean O'Loughlin has already produced a great deal of exceptional pieces for developing students that will leave a legacy to educators for years to come. This piece is a perfect example of his style of composing that students just love to play. Forceful and bold, Legacy is highly melodic with dramatic musical punches and lots of musical value. Sean has such a marvelous way of making these pieces for younger students sound like more mature music.
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Level Grade 1.5 FPS98 Set $50.00
Duration 2:15 FPS98F Full Score $8.00
Key C minor FPS98P Parts $3.00 contact us
Night Flight
Bill Calhoun

Night Flight
Bill CalhounBill Calhoun is quickly becoming one of the best composers in this business. He has a way of writing pieces that are exciting, well-scored, interesting and different. Night Flight shows his aggressive side with a piece that starts strong, right out of the gate. The fearless-sounding melody lifts up players and audience, grabs hold of them and takes them on the musical journey of a flight into the night sky. A perfect selection to showcase your developing band at a contest or festival performance.
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Level Grade 1.5 FPS96 Set $50.00
Duration 1:57 FPS96F Full Score $8.00
Key C minor FPS96P Parts $3.00 contact us
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