Wind Band performing groups

_____________ Grade 4 _____________

FRONTIER RISING

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Frontier Rising

Frontier Rising was commissioned by The Moses Lake High School Bands and the surrounding community in Moses Lake, Washington as a means of sharing the small town American story of expedition, settlement, and development. The piece is a journey of tenacity, resolve, and ingenuity that follows the sequence of rugged New World frontiers as they steadily develop into established modern communities.

Duration: 8 minutes, Grade 4, Price: Score and Parts- $75 / 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

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

X

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X

X is a sci-fi scavenger hunt set in year 3057. The piece follows the high-tech campaign in the first person through intense aerial, terrestrial, and aquatic maneuvers, fueled by the fervor of an unstoppable drive to win. One might predict racing tempos and dashing runs. And one would be wrong. X manifests through a heavy double-digit tempo packed with thumping bass lines and anxious percussion. A bluesy drama underscores the swagger of the hunt and a sparse melodic treatment shapes the interior of this altogether unpredictable feat.

Duration: 4 minutes, Grade 4, Price: Score and Parts- $75 / Score alone- $15

_____________ Grade 3 _____________

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- $75 / Score alone- $15

LOVE THE ADVENTURE

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Love the Adventure

Love the Adventure is a musical epic bursting with the dynamism of a 21st-century harmonic affect. It thrives on a driving vigor meant to illustrate the wild ride that is life. Life will send triumphs and tragedies, banalities and mysteries, fear and excitement- but wherever the road leads, face it with a courageous resilience, embrace the uncertainty, and love the adventure.

Duration: 5 minutes, Grade 3, Price: Score and Parts- $65 / Score alone- $15

Spring Song

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Spring Song

From the mystery of winter comes the promise of spring,
And on the foundation of that promise grows every living thing.


Spring Song
leads with a light bounce to accentuate the mood of the season but is faithful to include the depth of anticipation implicit in the transition. Spring Song pushes ever forward with charged assurances, blossoming into a polyphonic expression of the season until, alas, pivoting into a much heavier, grandiose conclusion that encapsulates the hope of spring and leaves the listener at summer’s doorstep.

Duration: 3.5 minutes, Grade 3, Price: Score and Parts- $65 / 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

_____________ Grade 2 _____________

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

Boardwalk Casey

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Boardwalk Casey

Bright, upbeat, and spry, Boardwalk Casey takes the listener on an optimistic weekend jaunt through a lively thoroughfare. Step away from it all and join Boardwalk Casey on this light, carefree outing.

Duration: 3 minutes, Grade 2, 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- $65 / 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- $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

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

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- $75 / 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- $55 / Score alone- $15

RAFER

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Rafer

Rafer commemorates the colorful and varied exploits of Rafer Johnson- a decathlete turned actor. This piece is a triumphant expression of his exciting Olympic career and honors his legacy with an energetic spree through a series of exultantly upbeat themes.

Duration: 3 minutes, Grade 2, Price: Score and Parts- $55 / Score alone- $15

THE RESCUE

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The Rescue

The Rescue is a musical take on the age-old fantasy genre. Starting at a place of bleak uncertainty, shaded melodies follow the search that leads to the discovery, but is it too late? Just as defeat appears eminent, hope emerges, victory prevails, and the rescue is made with a triumphant escape on the strength of a sonorous call-and-response theme bringing the story to a powerful ending.

Duration: 4 minutes, Grade 2, Price: Score and Parts- $55 / Score alone- $15

_____________ Grade 1 _____________

CIRCUS

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Circus

Circus brings all the fun and suspense of the big top to the concert hall from the nail-biting moments of anticipation, to the execution of the stunt, to the big “ta-da!” at the end. The music leaves plenty of room for the imagination to enjoy all of the jumps, flips, tightrope walks, juggling, and equilibristic feats one would expect. Circus utilizes the entire ensemble to paint lively scenarios and includes low wind melodies, showmanly percussion, and absorbing high wind interludes.

Duration: 2.5 minutes, Grade 2, Price: Score and Parts- $55 / Score alone- $15

FARM and SEEK

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Farm and Seek

Farm and Seek splashes across the audio sphere with rolling waves of crescendos and bright, bouncy off-beats that animate the quirky happenings of a farmyard game of hide and seek. Darting glances and discreet scurrying drive the piece's momentum, but what happens in the end is anyone's guess. Farm and Seek is ideal for first year bands.

Duration: 3 minutes, Grade 1.5, Price: Score and Parts- $55 / 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- $55 / Score alone- $15


Advanced Scalar Traction (Expected Release Date: Fall 2020)
The Perfect Morning for Band (Expected Release Date: Spring 2021)
Kalen's Fib (Expected Release Date: Fall 2021)
Confection (Expected Release Date: Fall 2021)
Clakabrak (Expected Release Date: Fall 2021)
Strawberry Cannonade (Expected Release Date: Spring 2022)


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