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•  Instrumentation uses one part for every instrument
•  Limited ranges, rhythms, and independence of parts
•  Active percussion scoring
•  Bass line covered by any low brass or low woodwind instrument
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Aftershock
Larry Clark

Bands that had the great experience of playing Larry Clark’s popular Shockwave can now move on to part two: Aftershock. While a bit more difficult than its predecessor, Aftershock maintains the bold, exciting, and aggressive qualities that made Shockwave such a sparkler.
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Level Grade 1 BPS67 Set $45.00 
Duration 2:31 BPS67F Full Score $6.00 
Key C minor BPS67P Parts $3.00 call
Antiquitas
Bill Calhoun

Antiquitas is ideal for your students’ first year concert program. With its modal qualities and dance-like character, Antiquitas takes your imagination back in time. All sections of the ensemble get the opportunity to become the melodic focus within this work. Making use of contrasting marcato and legato playing, your students will learn to incorporate these techniques to maximize musicality at a very early point in their musical careers.
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Level Grade 1 BPS65 Set $45.00 
Duration 1:54 BPS65F Full Score $6.00 
Key G minor BPS65P Parts $3.00 call
Haydn Seek Surprise  
Franz Joseph Haydn, arranged by Joseph Compello

The familiar theme from the Andante movement of Haydn’s Symphony No. 94 has been adapted for a first year band. The title, Haydn Seek Surprise, will not only make your students laugh, but will also make sure they never mispronounce “Haydn” again! This work is made up of an easy set of variations of the original theme, and careful attention must be given to dynamics and articulation. What a great way to get your young band acquainted with standard repertoire while still having fun!
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Level Grade 1 BPS66 Set $45.00 
Duration 2:39 BPS66F Full Score $6.00 
Key Bb, C minor BPS66P Parts $3.00 call
Santa's Toy March  
Traditional, arranged by Sean O'Loughlin

Santa's Toy March is a joyful and exciting addition to any holiday program for the beginning concert band. Several well known holiday favorites set the stage for the parade of toys to follow. You will hear the “Toy March” from The Nutcracker, “Jolly Old St. Nicholas” and “Up on the Housetop.” This arrangement also features the percussion section quite a bit, so let them shine! Finishing up with a triumphant march, your group will play the group of toys right into Santa's bag for their journey to children on the “Nice” list.
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Level Grade 1 BPS68 Set $45.00 
Duration 2:21 BPS68F Full Score $6.00 
Key Bb Major BPS68P Parts $3.00 call
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