Passacaglia and Fugue by Donald Coakley was commissioned by and dedicated to the Markam District High School Wind Symphony, Bill Thomas, Conductor. This is a composition that displays great craft, compositional skill and inspiration. Grade 4 plus.
ADVANCING BANDS SERIES
W. F. Rayer has prepared Medieval Reflections for concert band. This is a grade 2 level selection which will present a Renaissance flavor for your young band.
NEW BANDSMAN SERIES
Two new pieces are available for beginning bands. Alpha Piece is designed to be your first piece of sheet music. This also features note names inside each pitch to give emphasis to note reading for those students who don't quite get it. Progressing Onward is slightly more advanced but still within the book one level. Each of the primary sections, woodwinds, brass, and percussion are featured in this piece.
There are three new string orchestra pieces available. Each of these selections are by Donald Coakley. À La Claire Fontaine, I Wonder as I Wander, and Once a Canadian Lad range from grade 2 to grade 4 level. O Come, O Come, Emmanuel, is for advanced string ensemble, grade 4. This theme and variation on this classic piece is fully developed by Coakley
Andante, K. 616, Mozart, was written for the Chica Fluta Ensemble. The rhythmic features of this piece have been modified for easier preparation. Grade 4 for this selection.
Also new is Fugue in D Minor, BWV 542b, J. S. Bach, arranged by Gary Bricault. This is also a grade 4.
Dowland Collection for flute choir includes four John Dowland pieces. Arranger Bruce R. Smith has prepared an excellent piece for your flute choir. Grade 4.
Three new flute choirs for younger groups are being released at this time. Arranger Donald Coakley has prepared D'ou Viens-Tu Bergere?, Land of the Silver Birch, and The Moon of Winter. These range from grade 2 to grade 3.
Eric Rath has wirtten with Pride and Grace for Clarinet Choir. This was premiered by the Hebron Clarinet Choir at the Midwest Clinic. Give a listen to this excellent piece.
Canzon Duodecimi Toni A 10 by Giovanni Gabrielli is written for 8 B Flat Clarinets and 2 Bass Clarinets. Include Renaissance music in your repertoire.
The Holly and The Ivy/Wexford Carol, has been arranged by Katherine Peters for clarinet choir. Check this out for your Christmas program.
For the young clarinetist, Three Adventures for the First Year Clarinetist by Rob Shaver presents three selections which get progressively more advanced. These are written for the first year clarinet student.