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EXTRAORDINARY MACHINES OF CLOCKWORK AND STEAM (Alfred, Grade 3)
Enter the steampunk world of Jules Verne, H.G. Wells and others whose fascinating, limitless view of the future presented all sorts of fanciful Victorian-era contraptions and conveyances. Two themes alternate, one depicts the wonder of these futuristic marvels (and the mysterious laboratoriums where they are hatched). A second raucous, energetic theme portrays the steam, gears, sprockets, and pulleys mechanically powering them. The piece’s unique sonic palette includes evocative toy percussion (i.e. ratchet, brake drum, siren whistle, etc.) and vocal “steam” sounds from wind players. Commissioned by the Clayton High School (NJ) Concert Band, David Dashefsky, Director, this Young Symphonic Series piece is a 2019 J.W. Pepper Editor's Choice; performed at the 2019 Midwest Clinic, was named a Bandworld Top 100 piece for 2019 by the American Band College, and is available in MakeMusic Cloud.
The Music of Scott Watson on Alfred's Score & Sound YouTube Channel!
Gift of Hope
Composer Name That Tune Challenge!
A silly, little game show where I attempt to guess my own compositions after hearing only 5 seconds of each. See how I did!
This new product yields a musically viable/attractive outcome with virtually ANY combination of 4 instruments
Includes play-along PERCUSSION TRACK for each selection!
PERFECT for face-to-face, remote/online, and hybrid teaching scenarios.
At the Feast of Stephen (featuring "Good King Wenceslas") FLEX (Gr. 1) !
NEW! Alfred Music's Sound Innovations SOLOISTS SERIES!
A NEW collection of flexible instrumentation and instrument-specific solos, with piano accompaniment, written by some of your favorite composers in the band world. Available in SmartMusic and at Totalsheetmusic.com. Each solo comes with SI Soloist Exercises which help prepare the player, and Sound Advice program notes and rehearsal tips.
by Scott Watson:
Monarch (Solo Flute and Piano, Grade 3).
Mustang Spirit (any Band Instrument and Piano, Grade 2)
Sur la Glace (Solo Oboe and Piano, Grade 2)
Dance of the Night (and Band Instrument and Piano, Grade 2)
MakeMusic interview at the 2022 Midwest Clinic in Chicago.