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BAND GRADE 1 - 1.5
Alfred Publications (Grade 1-1.5): Click to hear
Part of Alfred Music's NEW FLEX INSTRUMENTATION Series! Works for ANY combination of 4 instruments. FREE, downloadable PERCUSSION TRACK facilitates remote learning and virtual ensembles. Escape from Thunder Mountain takes you, musically, on a harrowing, life and death thrill ride that ends dramatically in a thunderous explosion of sound! Correlates to Book 1, Level 6 of Sound Innovations for Concert Band, and a 2020 J.W. Pepper Editor's Choice! Available in SmartMusic Fall 2020.
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Nine of your favorite Christmas carols arranged in four parts to work for almost any instrument combination, with ample doublings for smaller bands. These are written to be rehearsed and ready to play in about one or two meetings with your young instrumentalists (elementary/middle school). Comes with piano reduction, vocal parts (with words for caroling), and percussion if desired. Includes "Jolly Old St. Nicholas," "Up On the Housetop," "Jingle Bells," "Silent Night," "Deck the Halls," "Angels We Have Heard On High," "Joy to the World," "Good King Wenceslas," and "We Wish You a Merry Christmas" all in easy arrangements for elementary/middle school band students. Suitable for small ensemble, full band, duets, trios, concert selections, neighborhood caroling, family recital, or cheering up the folks at the old-age home :)
Alfred Publications (Grade 1.5-2): Click to hear
Part of Alfred Music's NEW FLEX INSTRUMENTATION Series! Works for ANY combination of 4 instruments. FREE, downloadable PERCUSSION TRACK facilitates remote learning and virtual ensembles. A moderate rock feel, various percussion, and gritty, somewhat dissonant harmonies combine to portray the sound of industry: work gangs laboring with machinery whirring, clanging, grinding, and banging. This Alfred Challenger Series piece was named a 2020 J.W. Pepper Editor's Choice! Available in SmartMusic Fall 2020.