Wind Band performing groups

WALTZ & CHACONNE

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Waltz and Chaconne

Waltz and Chaconne is a mid-weight work comprised of two movements. This vibrant piece is perfect for filling out the middle of a concert set. The first movement provides a melodically playful temperament, while the second movement brings a warm, sonorous depth that eventually builds to a canorous climax. Waltz and Chaconne is ideal for college and advanced high school bands.

Duration: 8 minutes; Grade 4; Price: Score and parts- $85 / Score alone- $15

MIDNIGHT RAID

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Midnight Raid

Midnight Raid is a large, powerhouse march that combines striking moments of bombast with expressive moments of contained energy within the framework of a ternary. The “A” sections string together several aggressively orchestrated textures and the “B” section develops a four-note legato motive that is foreshadowed in the introduction. While soft and warm at half-tempo, the inhibited tension of the “B” section beckons the return of the A section in an even more dynamic and vigorous statement. Midnight Raid is ideal for college and advanced high school bands.

Duration: 5 minutes; Grade 4; Price: Score and parts- $75 / Score alone- $15

PARAGLIDING

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Paragliding

Paragliding is a bright and energetic expression of the thrill of flying.   This soaring panorama attempts to capture the complete experience from the eager anticipation of take-off, to the expansive awe of midflight, to the triumphal rush of landing. Celebrate the wonder of flight with this spirited voyage. Paragliding is ideal for intermediate high school bands and advanced middle school bands.

Duration: 3 minutes; Grade 2; Price: Score and parts- $55 / Score alone- $15

OPERATION BLAZE

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Operation Blaze

Operation Blaze is a page from the memoirs of fictional hero, Jackson Birch. This suspenseful spy flick follows Agent Birch as he infiltrates Sancom Industries on a rescue mission and escapes just before the explosive destruction of the facilities. Operation Blaze is ideal for intermediate high school bands and advanced middle school bands.

Duration: 3 minutes; Grade 2; Price: Score and parts- $55 / Score alone- $15

THE CLOCKMAKER'S WORKSHOP

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Operation Blaze

The Clockmaker's Workshop is a light, animated work that attempts to emulate the mechanical activity of a clockmaker's workshop. The coordinated use of percussion presents a great opportunity for a skilled percussion section to shine. The Clockmaker's Workshop is ideal for intermediate high school bands and advanced middle school bands.

Duration: 3 minutes; Grade 2; Price: Score and parts- $45 / Score alone- $15

WINDSOR CASTLE

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Windsor Castle

Windsor Castle is a commemoration of one of the world’s most prominent and enduring castles. Using fanfares, period-inspired melodic and harmonic structures, and stylistically varied presentations of a central theme, this piece strives to illustrate the activities of the royal court, capture a range of historical circumstances, and ultimately channel the strength and majesty that this castle has come to symbolize. Windsor Castle is ideal for high school bands.

Duration: 5 minutes; Grade 3; Price: Score and parts- $55 / Score alone- $15

BULLET TRAIN

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Bullet Train

Bullet Train begins as a moderately paced rhythmic cadence. It slowly accelerates throughout the length of the piece into a brisk, energetic jaunt that is supported by firm, forceful bass lines and driving percussion rhythms. The piece is held together by a crisply articulated motive that weaves in and out of smoothly articulated melodies. These melodies ultimately give way to a candescent haste as the piece gathers momentum and propels into an ever-increasing velocity. Bullet Train is ideal for middle school bands.

Duration: 3 minutes; Grade 2; Price: Score and parts- $55 / Score alone- $15

ALUMINUM SHARKS

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Aluminum Sharks

An upbeat dose of cinematic jazz, Aluminum Sharks derives its nature from the punchy themes and textures of the tenor and bass instruments and the alternating percussion patterns that facilitate the many transitions as the piece mutates from dark-toned jazz themes to tense cinematic junctures, to moments of stark haphazardry. Throughout the piece you will hear several diverse elements that work together in context, even though these same elements out of context would seem to have about as much in common as sharks and aluminum. Aluminum Sharks is ideal for intermediate high school bands and advanced middle school bands.

Duration: 3 minutes; Grade 2; Price: Score and parts- $55 / Score alone- $15

A GAME OF CHANCE

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A Game of Chance

A Game of Chance features several darkened variations on the 12-bar blues progression. The swing-feel and minor key setting of the 12-bar blues contrasts traditional orchestration and dynamic sensibilities engendering a shadowy, dramatic tension borne of both worlds. The title references specific segments within the work that call for improvisation, leaving the result to chance. A Game of Chance is ideal for high school bands.

Duration: 6½ minutes; Grade 3.5; Price: Score and parts- $65 / Score alone- $15

PRIDE OF THE LION

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Pride of the Lion

Pride of the Lion opens with a thunderous statement of a theme that channels the boldly majestic character of the lion- ruler of the vast, open plains. This heavy burst of energy opens and closes the piece, encapsulating a trio of contra-distinctive perspectives that evoke the lighter virtues of the lion's existence. With regular fluctuation between keys and modes as well as regular variation of textures, this march is able to offer the listener an appealing medley of colors. Pride of the Lion is ideal for intermediate high school bands and advanced middle school bands.

Duration: 3½ minutes; Grade 2.5; Price: Score and parts- $55 / Score alone- $15

THE MOUSETRAP RIDDLE

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The Mousetrap Riddle

The Mousetrap Riddle is a light, inquisitive work that underscores the deliberations of a local detective as he works to solve a riddle posed to him by a precocious youth. This piece pushes and pulls with a fickle tension that ultimately leads the good detective to the sudden, but definitive conclusion. The Mousetrap Riddle is ideal for intermediate high school bands and advanced middle school bands.

Duration: 3 minutes; Grade 2.5; Price: Score and parts- $45 / Score alone- $15

ZEROS AND ONES

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Zeros and Ones

Zeros and Ones a depiction of the hypnotic stream of endless numbers washing across the black backdrop of the digital underworld. It begins with a flat, deliberative theme that occurs three times throughout the piece, leaving room for colorful aberrations between each statement. Together, these segments attempt to capture the motion of the zeros and ones as they stream through the computational vortex, transforming from strings of individual digits into binary code. Zeros and Ones is ideal for beginning bands.

Duration: 3 minutes, Grade 1.5, Price: Score and Parts- $45 / Score alone- $15


Advanced Scalar Traction (Expected Release Date: 2016)
Boardwalk Casey for Band (Expected Release Date: Fall 2017)
The Perfect Morning for Band (Expected Release Date: Fall 2017)
Kalen's Fib (Expected Release Date: Fall 2018)


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