2014
Primer Beginning First Plus Young Concert Symphonic Flexible Fillmore Ed.
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2014 Primer Band
(Grade 1/2, Orange Cover)
  • For bands with as little as ten weeks of study
  • All pieces use only the first six 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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The Fall of Empires
Robert L. Lee

The Fall of Empires
From the sands of Egypt, to the roads of Rome, numerous empires have risen to power and then fallen in their quest to conquer the world. The Fall of Empires takes students on a journey through time as they witness the rise and fall of historic civilizations. We welcome new composer Robert L. Lee to the Carl Fischer catalog with this stunning grade ½ piece.
Level: Grade 0.5
Duration: 2:21
Key: C minor
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Complete Set
PPS25 - $45.00
Full Score
PPS25F - $6.00
Extra Parts
PPS25P - $3.00
Fanfare Supernova
Larry Clark

Fanfare Supernova
Open your beginning band’s very first concert with this bold new fanfare by popular composer Larry Clark. Like a supernova, your band will explode right from the start with this forceful new piece that sounds much more difficult than it is to play. Fanfare Supernova contains biting fanfare-like harmonies, though it only contains the first six notes of the Bb scale and the most difficult rhythms in the winds are quarter notes.
Level: Grade 0.5
Duration: 2:19
Key: Bb Major
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Complete Set
PPS23 - $45.00
Full Score
PPS23F - $6.00
Extra Parts
PPS23P - $3.00
Great Plains Saga
Joseph Compello

Great Plains Saga
This piece for the youngest students depicts wide open spaces, rugged terrain, and covered wagons heading West through the American plains. Students will love to play this contest selection, written in a minor mode. It will make them sound more mature than their experience as the piece can be performed with as little as 10 weeks of study.
Level: Grade 0.5
Duration: 2:00
Key: C minor
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Complete Set
PPS20 - $45.00
Full Score
PPS20F - $6.00
Extra Parts
PPS20P - $3.00
Grove of Titans
Peter Terry

Grove of Titans
The Grove of Titans is a grove in Northern California that includes a group of giant Coast Redwood, among the oldest and most massive trees on the planet. Grove of Titans follows a group of explorers as they travel into the heart of the forest and emerge into the presence of the oldest and most impressive living wonders found anywhere on Earth. This bold music is for the youngest of players. Composed by Peter Terry this festival piece shows the strength of your very beginning band.
Level: Grade 0.5
Duration: 2:11
Key: C minor
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Complete Set
PPS22 - $45.00
Full Score
PPS22F - $6.00
Extra Parts
PPS22P - $3.00


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COMING SOON

ISON
Kevin Mixon

ISON
Named after the newly discovered comet ISON, this new piece from composer Kevin Mixon will have your very beginning students intrigued from the start. The piece is energetic and is exactly what students love to play! The most challenging rhythm is two repeated eighth notes and uses only the first six notes learned in most beginning band methods.
Level: Grade 0.5
Duration: 2:00
Key: C minor
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Complete Set
PPS21 - $45.00
Full Score
PPS21F - $6.00
Extra Parts
PPS21P - $3.00
Mammoth
Sean O'Loughlin

Mammoth
A beginning concert band piece of elephantine proportions! Sean O'Loughlin is able to deliver exciting music that students love to play, time and time again. His pieces sound much more difficult and sophisticated than students are technically able to play. Your band will shine with this mammoth musical depiction.
Level: Grade 0.5
Duration: 2:27
Key: C minor
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Complete Set
PPS24 - $45.00
Full Score
PPS24F - $6.00
Extra Parts
PPS24P - $3.00
Playground Parade
Arranged by Joseph Compello

Playground Parade
Joseph Compello has written an easy march for the youngest of players. Beginning students are introduced to the march style using only the first six notes and limited rhythms. This piece will show off their progress at the very first band concert—your audience will be amazed at how great they sound!
Level: Grade 0.5
Duration: 2:11
Key: Bb
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Complete Set
PPS19 - $45.00
Full Score
PPS19F - $6.00
Extra Parts
PPS19P - $3.00
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