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You are listening to Roumanian Folk Dances. This transcription is an excellent opportunity to present this Bartok composition. Each section of your band is featured in this selection. A great piece for contest.
Check out Blithe Bells, J. S. Bach/Percy A Grainger, edited by Kevin Kastens. This is a major work that gives a full range of the musical experience. A great challenge for the bandsmen and their conductor. This is also available for students on SmartMusic.
Give a listen to God Save The King which is an arrangement of Beethoven’s variations on this piece. This presentation shows off the various choirs of the band and then a final section featuring the full ensemble.
A new arrangement for flute choir is Golliwogg's Cake Walk by Claude Debussy, arranged by Bruce R. Smith. This has a full range from piccolo to contrabass flute. A challenge for the players and conductor.
Prelude to an Allegro is ideal for a recital piece or contest selection. Give a listen to this contemporary selection by Bruce R. Smith
Editor Elizabeth Crawford has assembled four selections by Giuseppi Cappelli of material from the operas of Giuseppe Verdi:
The great Maurice Ravel piece, Ma Mere L’Oye (Mother Goose Suite) is a major work for saxophone choir. This excellent recording is by the Frost School of Music saxophone choir. Great listening and a tremendous arrangement by Gary Bricault.
Arranger Marcia Chusmir Shapiro has prepared four new pieces for string orchestra. Take some time to listen to: