David Bobrowitz Grand Mesa Music
Spring Dances was a work composed for the 2017 MakeMusic Young Composers Composition which received 1st place. This work depicts the composer's favorite season of the year, and ebbs and flows melodically and rhythmically like the shifting winds of a spring day. From delicate upper winds to flowing harmonies, Spring Dances is a rewarding piece that is sure to make an impact.
ComposerBrian BalmagesPublisherFJH Music Company
This sparkling work harnesses the full capability of a large percussion section! Including 3 different parts for bells along with optional vibraphone (up to three players on one instrument!), chimes and a variety of other instruments, the music comes to life through a series of simple rhythmic fanfares bursting with energy. A great opener or closer! (1:45)
Publisher: FJH Music Company
Beautiful melodic lines thoughtfully embrace the hope of a granted wish upon seeing the first star in the night sky. Based on the endearing nursery rhyme, this piece seeks to capture the simple, yet uplifting nightly moment to which all can relate. (2:30)
ComposerGreg FhiarasPublisherGrand Mesa Music
Energize your band with this exciting piece, which features two sources of energy trying to mesh. The first is a driving, pulsating theme with accents in the percussion and brass, the second a mysterious force with an exotic sound. These two sources eventually collide in the percussion break and dissipate into a smooth melodic section. Finally, this newly formed source of energy reappears with a vengeance with characteristics of both sources as the piece comes to an exciting conclusion.
Concert Band Grade 2
Concert Band Grade 2.5
Composer Leonard Bernstein
Arranger Paul Murtha
PublisherBoosey & Hawkes
By far the jazziest tune from Bernstein's West Side Story is the iconic Cool. Combining a medium swing style with angular riffs and a cocky attitude, here is a great sounding version for flexible instrumentation.
Composer William Owens
Publisher FJH Music Company
This programmatic work illustrates the eeriness and ferocity of a vast, sub-zero wilderness uninhabitable by man. With optional piano part, the opening "calm" includes dissonant ostinato patterns paired with semi-melodic motifs. The ensuing "storm" erupts with driving rhythms and a bold melody as the music barrels into a whirlwind of flurry before returning to a sense of unsettled calm. A highly engaging work. (4:15)
Almost a complete concert in itself, this familiar Queen classic never fails to bring down the house! Hal Leonard's innovative Flex-Band series is designed to provide exciting music for bands with incomplete or unbalanced instrumentation. Written using just five parts (plus percussion), these arrangements will work with virtually ANY combination of brass or woodwinds - even strings.
ComposerLudwig GoranssonArrangerJohnnie VinsonPublisherHal Leonard
The film score for the blockbuster movie Black Panther is as dramatic as the movie itself. Here is a terrific setting of the main themes skillfully arranged for flexible instrumentation. Includes: Ancestral Plane Waterfall Fight and United Nations/End Titles.
ComposerKenley KristoffersonPublisherGrand Mesa Music
Canadian composer Kristofferson has here written a beautifully melodic and poignant reflection on a young life ended far too soon. Featuring lush textures highlighted by an optional piano part, the vision of 'kindness matters' (the favorite saying of Madison Fleming) guides and informs this wonderful new lyrical band work. It will surely be an inspiration to your students, and a remarkable chance to connect with true beauty.
Publisher: Hal Leonard
From the song writing team who brought us Dear Evan Hansen and La La Land the movie musical The Greatest Showman is based on the true story of P.T. Barnum with Hugh Jackman in the title role. This arrangement of the powerful anthem from the film is a dynamic showcase for the concert stage.
ComposerDerek BourgeoisPublisherHafabra Music
A delightful, memorable work from the late Derek Bourgeois. At times the music has an elegant, yet subdued tone while moving into a waltz-like setting in other moments. A wonderful way to mix up your concert program with something other than a march, fanfare or lyrical work! (4:00)