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Primer Beginning First Plus Young Concert Symphonic Flexible Fillmore Ed.
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2014 First-Plus Band
(Grade 1.5 to 2, Gold Cover)
  • 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

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Anthracite Blaze
Joseph Compello

Anthracite Blaze
Inspired by George Inness’s 1855 painting The Lackawanna Valley, Anthracite Blaze depicts the tragic early 20th century mine fires that destroyed many boomtowns in that area of Pennsylvania. This piece is bold and sets the mood with a seriousness that will hold the attention of your students and audiences. This piece sounds far more sophisticated than it is technically to play.
Level: Grade 1 ½
Duration: 2:20
Key: C minor
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Complete Set
FPS118 - $50.00
Full Score
FPS118F - $8.00
Extra Parts
FPS118P - $3.00
Beat Street Strut
Kevin Mixon

Beat Street Strut
This piece will spice up your concert and get your students learning traditional march style as well as the groove and swagger made popular by show bands. Treat students and audiences to a march with two time-honored traditions.
Level: Grade 1 ½
Duration: 2:19
Key: Eb
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Complete Set
FPS113 - $50.00
Full Score
FPS113F - $8.00
Extra Parts
FPS113P - $3.00
Epoch Fantasy
Richard H. Summers

Epoch Fantasy
New to Carl Fischer Music, composer Richard Summers gives us a stunning concert overture based on Renaissance and early music styles. Students will find that Epoch Fantasy is pleasantly reminiscent of music from current video games. The modal first theme is contrasted nicely with a sweet lyrical middle section that will highlight the budding musicianship of your developing band.
Level: Grade 1 ½
Duration: 2:41
Key: C minor, Bb
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Complete Set
FPS112 - $50.00
Full Score
FPS112F - $8.00
Extra Parts
FPS112P - $3.00
Flutes Forever
Andrew Balent

Flutes Forever
Get the fingers of your flutists moving in this delightful section feature. It is written in a march style with plenty of opportunities to showcase your flutes. The tempo is marked at a moderate 4/4, but can be taken in a cut-time march tempo by more advanced groups. A versatile piece that will bring a smile to the audience.
Level: Grade 1 ½
Duration: 2:02
Key: Eb
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Complete Set
FPS111 - $50.00
Full Score
FPS111F - $8.00
Extra Parts
FPS111P - $3.00

The NEW Bennett Band BookThe NEW
Bennett
Band Book

Twelve Classic Young
Band Marches
and Warm-up Exercises

By Harold Bennett,
Arranged by Larry Clark

 

 

Twelve delightful marches by famous march composer
Henry Fillmore (using the pseudonym Harold Bennett),
plus a helpful warm-up section by Larry Clark

•  Full score includes CD of complete
     performance recordings

•  Ideal for marches at contest/festival performances or for
     sight-reading purposes

•  Series includes conductor’s score and books
     for all band instruments

JB73 Full Score with CD $34.95
Parts $5.95 each, except where indicated otherwise
JB74 Flute ($6.99)
JB75 Oboe (Optional Flute 2) ($6.99)
JB76 Clarinet 1 in Bb  
JB77 Clarinet 2 in Bb  
JB78 Bass Clarinet  
JB79 Alto Saxophone ($6.99)
JB80 Tenor Saxophone ($6.95)
JB81 Baritone Saxophone  
JB82 Trumpet 1 in Bb ($6.95)
JB83 Trumpet 2 in Bb ($6.95)
JB84 Horn in F ($6.95)
JB85 Trombone/Baritone/Bassoon
JB86 Baritone T.C.  
JB87 Tuba  
JB88 Mallet Percussion (Bells)  
JB89 Timpani  
JB90 Percussion 1
   (Snare Drum, Bass Drum)   ($6.99)
JB91 Percussion 2
   (Crash Cymbals, Triangle)
Loyalty (March)
Larry Clark

Loyalty
Loyalty March is a tuneful original in standard march form. This piece serves as a great introduction to the march form and style for developing bands. Larry Clark’s pieces are always well-scored, and the melodies are always singable. Perfect as a warm-up march for contest or festival.
Level: Grade 1 ½
Duration: 2:01
Key: Bb, Eb
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Complete Set
FPS110 - $50.00
Full Score
FPS110F - $8.00
Extra Parts
FPS110P - $3.00
Moon Song and Tribal Dance
Carol Brittin Chambers

Moon Song and Tribal Dance
Moon Song and Tribal Dance is a two part composition for the developing band that is written to depict sounds of Native American music. It starts out lush, mysterious, and chorale-like, then leads into a tribal dance. The percussion gets a chance to shine in this piece. Perfect for the end of the year concerts or at festivals.
Level: Grade 1 ½
Duration: 2:46
Key: F, D minor
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Complete Set
FPS114 - $50.00
Full Score
FPS114F - $8.00
Extra Parts
FPS114P - $3.00
Pulse Pounding
Sean O'Loughlin

Pulse Pounding
As the title describes, this piece gets the pulse pounding! It contains driving rhythms, simple syncopated melodies, and angular harmonies. It has all of the ingredients that have made Sean O'Loughlin's pieces so popular in the Carl Fischer Concert Band catalog. It will certainly raise the heart rate of your students and audiences alike!
Level: Grade 1 ½
Duration: 2:29
Key: Eb
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Complete Set
FPS117 - $50.00
Full Score
FPS117F - $8.00
Extra Parts
FPS117P - $3.00
Connections

Legato in Middle School?
You Bet!

Connections
Chorales and Exercises to Emphasize the Art of Legato Playing
by Larry Clark and Sean O'Loughlin

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

JB54 Conductor’s Full Score $31.99 JB64 Trumpet 2 in Bb $6.95
JB55 Flute $6.95 JB65 Horn in F $6.99
JB56 Oboe $5.95 JB66 Trombone $6.95
JB57 Clarinet 1 in Bb $5.95 JB67 Baritone BC/Bassoon $5.95
JB58 Clarinet 2 in Bb $6.95 JB68 Baritone TC in Bb $5.95
JB59 Bass Clarinet in Bb $5.95 JB69 Tuba $5.95
JB60 Alto Saxophone in Eb $6.99 JB70 Mallet Percussion $5.95
JB61 Tenor Saxophone in Bb $5.95 JB71 Timpani $5.95
JB62 Baritone Saxophone in Eb $5.95 JB72 Percussion $5.95
JB63 Trumpet 1 in Bb $5.95
Rise of the Falcon
Robert L. Lee

Rise of the Falcon
This piece is written to depict the Peregrine Falcon, one of nature’s boldest predators. For thousands of years, humans have admired its speed, beauty, power, and fiery spirit. This piece captures the falcon in the glory of flight. An excellent choice for festival performance.
Level: Grade 1 ½
Duration: 2:16
Key: C minor
listenSee the score
Complete Set
FPS116 - $50.00
Full Score
FPS116F - $8.00
Extra Parts
FPS116P - $3.00
Slavic Celebration
Bill Calhoun

Slavic Celebration
This piece depicts the lively sounds and rhythms of the Slavic people. With a contrasting lush middle section this is a perfect choice for contest or festival concerts.
Level: Grade 1 ½
Duration: 2:29
Key: C minor
listenSee the score
Complete Set
FPS109 - $50.00
Full Score
FPS109F - $8.00
Extra Parts
FPS109P - $3.00
Windborn
Peter Terry

Windborn
Windborn is forceful right from the start, taking the listener through a percussing and driving gale. Students will love to play this piece, and they’ll sound great playing it! Peter Terry is fast becoming a composer to watch for great compositions for young bands.
Level: Grade 1 ½
Duration: 2:25
Key: C minor
listenSee the score
Complete Set
FPS115 - $50.00
Full Score
FPS115F - $8.00
Extra Parts
FPS115P - $3.00
Making Music Is Better With Two!

Progressive Duets for WindsProgressive Duets for Winds
Arranged or composed by Larry Clark
Carl Fischer Music

This collection of 52 graded duets brings together new arrangements from the classical repertoire along with established duets and new compositions that will provide hours of musical enjoyment.

Volume 2 of Progressive Duets for Winds is a continuation of the ensemble playing method introduced in Volume 1, containing graded duets from the intermediate to advanced level. These collections of duets are useful in a variety of performance situations and are a great way for students to build ensemble skills with fellow students or teachers. Works in the Progressive Duets series are arranged so that each tune can be performed by any combination of wind instruments, making this collection a valuable tool in the school classroom and perfect for recital.

Progressive Duets, Volume One   Progressive Duets, Volume Two
Flute WF61 $11.99   Flute WF104 $12.95
Clarinet WF62 $10.99   Clarinet WF105 $12.95
Alto Sax WF63 $11.99   Alto Sax WF106 $12.95
Trumpet WF64 $10.95   Trumpet WF107 $12.95
Horn in F WF65 $10.99   Horn in F WF108 $12.95
Trombone WF66 $10.99   Trombone WF109 $12.95
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