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It's the new Primer Series for band,
featuring works at the 0.5 grade level

• 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

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Chronicles
Larry Clark

Larry Clark is known for writing exciting pieces for the youngest of students, and this upbeat concert piece is playable after a very limited amount of study. Chronicles is especially compatible with many of the band methods in use today, and it will pave the way for your students' musical and expressive growth.
listen  PPS5.mp3 score image  852KB Where to Buy
 

Level Grade 0.5 PPS5 Set $45.00 
Duration 2:40 PPS5F Full Score $6.00 
Key Bb Major PPS5P Parts $3.00 call
Inception
Joseph Compello

Inception means “the starting point,” and with this work, your students' introduction to performance music is made especially exciting with Inception’s strong, serious style. This piece will serve as the student's first introduction to truly exciting band music. Popular composer Joseph Compello gives fledgling musicians a chance to put their initial skills to use in front of an audience.
listen  PPS3.mp3 score image  716KB Where to Buy
 

Level Grade 0.5 PPS3 Set $45.00 
Duration 1:33 PPS3F Full Score $6.00 
Key C minor PPS3P Parts $3.00 call
Premiere March  
Joseph Compello

Start your beginners out right by teaching them the March style using this incredibly easy, yet full-sounding march from Joseph Compello. Joe draws on his 30+ years of experience teaching beginners to create music that will help you teach and inspire your newest musicians. Your students will be eager to pick up their first Sousa march after learning this one!
listen  PPS4.mp3 score image  770KB Where to Buy
 

Level Grade 0.5 PPS4 Set $45.00 
Duration 1:48 PPS4F Full Score $6.00 
Key Bb Major PPS4P Parts $3.00 call
Relics of the Past
Sean O'Loughlin

As the title implies, here is a piece from popular composer Sean O’Loughlin that harkens back to ancient times. The minor mode gives the piece a seriousness that students will love. Relics of the Past was inspired by the composer’s trip to Yosemite National Park with his family, where he was awed by the majestic, expansive views of the park. From Half Dome to Yosemite Falls to the giant Sequoia trees and more, Yosemite National Park embodies ancient beauty and conflict, reflected here in Relics of the Past. Beginning groups only need to use the first six notes that they learn to play this expressive, haunting piece.
listen  PPS1.mp3 score image  769KB Where to Buy
 

Level Grade 0.5 PPS1 Set $45.00 
Duration 2:21 PPS1F Full Score $6.00 
Key C minor PPS1P Parts $3.00 call
Rock Your World  
Bill Calhoun

Rock Your World is the perfect choice for your beginning students’ first concert. With its gospel rock character and harmonic structure, Rock Your World provides performers with an entertaining first ensemble experience. Even though the music is written to use only the first six notes of the B flat concert scale, it is carefully crafted to produce a musical, full ensemble sound. Rock Your World is sure to become a favorite with your students.
listen  PPS2.mp3 score image  738KB Where to Buy
 

Level Grade 0.5 PPS2 Set $45.00 
Duration 1:36 PPS2F Full Score $6.00 
Key Bb Major PPS2P Parts $3.00 call
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