• For bands with as little as ten weeks of study
• All pieces use only the first 6 notes of the Bb scale
• Limited Instrumentation - one of each part,
bass line covered by all low brass and low woodwinds
• Alternate parts for Horn that puts them in a better range,
Trombone that does not go past 4th position
• Bass Clarinet part is also an optional Euphonium T.C. part
• Clarinet below the break
• Simple rhythms of whole, half and quarter notes.
If eighth notes used only two repeated
• Active Percussion writing
• Timpani is an optional part
• Short pieces - length is a consideration for young embouchures
Anasazi Legend is an original contest-style composition written to accommodate the performance capabilities of the youngest of beginning bands. The title refers to the ancient Anasazi culture which mysteriously disappeared from what is now the American Southwest centuries ago. A striking and forceful work that your students and audiences will love.
Buglers Rule is a trumpet section feature for the youngest of beginning bands, using only the first six notes of the B-flat scale. It is written with a march feel, so it can also be used to introduce this important style to beginning players.
Take lots of familiar Christmas tunes, mix them all together in a march style and you have Christmas Mash-Up. It is set for the youngest of players using only the first six notes and the most difficult rhythm in the winds is a quarter note. This one is perfect for featuring your band after as little as ten weeks of study and their very first holiday concert. Mash-ups are a pop culture sensation and Christmas Mash-Up will turn your band into exactly that!
A fanfare-like piece that makes even the youngest of players sound advanced beyond their abilities. Its technical demands are very limited, but the music is daring and exciting for the players and audience alike. Another winner from Larry Clark!
Carl Fischer is proud to present a new edition of
the method of choice for generations of brass players. The New Authentic Edition of Arban’s Complete Conservatory Method contains the same tried and true comprehensive system of study that Arban developed over a century ago, and this completely re-engraved edition has been painstakingly edited by prominent brass performers and teachers.
In re-editing the method, the Arban system has been kept intact, while adding some of editors’ own insights with respect to how brass is taught today. Purists and modernists alike will welcome these new editions. Arban’s time-tested pedagogical sequence has also been given a fresh new layout for easier reading.
As an added bonus, the enclosed CDs contain spectacular performances of all of the 14 Characteristic Studies as well as piano accompaniments for the Fantasies performed by John Walker. All tracks are in MP3 format and can be downloaded to your desktop or MP3 player/iPod. The CD also contains the original text from the first edition of the Arban method in PDF form, including multi-language translations.
The Arban Complete Conservatory Method is the definitive must-have for all brass players. With this masterful new edition and all of its extra resources, the Arban will remain the driving force in brass education for generations to come.
Method for Trumpet
Edited by Tom Hooten
and Jennifer Marrota
O21X - $29.99
Method for Trombone
Edited by Alan Raph COMING SOON
Method for Tuba
Edited by Mike Roylance COMING SOON
In Time for the Holidays (Jingle Bells)
In Time for the Holidays is a beginning band treatment of the Christmas favorite “Jingle Bells.” Complete with the seasonal percussion effects of two wood/temple blocks, sleigh bells and slapstick/whip, this arrangement uses just the first six notes of the B-flat concert scale in each part. This should make the piece very playable for your beginning band’s first concert, just “In Time for the Holidays.”
Omicron is an exciting composition for the very beginning band that starts with a three-note idea and steadily builds as the piece progresses. Carefully placed accents make the simple theme float across the bar lines throughout the piece. Sean O'Loughlin has a knack for writing great music for the very youngest of students.
Rolling Tough is written in cinematic movie soundtrack style, containing simple and successful music for the very young student. The use of ample percussion will be exhilarating for your ensemble. Your band will sound impressively hard-hitting with this great work for very beginning bands.