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New Methods:

2016 Kjos Concert Band Repertoire

Bach and Before for Band - Book 2
Bach and Before for Band, the popular collection of four-part chorales for concert band has just been extended to a Book 2!

*WILL BE AVAILABLE FOR PURCHASE ON OR BEFORE FEBRUARY 29, 2016

Standard of Excellence Festival Solos, Book 3
Festival Solos Books 1, 2, and 3, by Bruce Pearson, Mary Elledge, and Dave Hagedorn, are collections of outstanding solo arrangements of classic literature from master composers—ideal for contests, festivals, concerts, and private study.

*WILL BE AVAILABLE FOR PURCHASE ON OR BEFORE FEBRUARY 29, 2016

Tradition of Excellence: Excellence in Chamber Music
Tradition of Excellence: Excellence in Chamber Music is a collection of flexibly scored ensembles— perfect for festivals, fall or spring concerts, summer camps, or ensemble practice. All fifteen songs are arranged for any combination of band instruments, from solo to small ensemble to full concert band. Excellence in Chamber Music Book 1 is correlated with Tradition of Excel


New Repertoire:

Excellence In Chamber Music Book 1 - BBb Tuba (Nowlin / Pearson) - W40BS / $6.99

Tradition of Excellence: Excellence in Chamber Music is a collection of flexibly scored ensembles— perfect for festivals, fall or spring concerts, summer camps, or ensemble practice. All fifteen songs are arranged for any combination of band instruments, from solo to small ensemble to full concert band. Excellence in Chamber Music Book 1 is correlated with Tradition of Excellence Comprehensive Band Method, Book 1.

Perfect Addition To Any Starting Band Program!

• 15 favorite melodies scored for maximum performance flexibility.
• Mix-and-match any combination of band instruments.
• Playable as solos, duets, trios, larger ensembles, or even full concert band.
• Add the Piano/Guitar Accompaniment to enhance performance.


Excellence In Chamber Music Book 1 - Piano/Guitar Accompaniment (Nowlin / Pearson) - W40PG / $7.99

Tradition of Excellence: Excellence in Chamber Music is a collection of flexibly scored ensembles— perfect for festivals, fall or spring concerts, summer camps, or ensemble practice. All fifteen songs are arranged for any combination of band instruments, from solo to small ensemble to full concert band. Excellence in Chamber Music Book 1 is correlated with Tradition of Excellence Comprehensive Band Method, Book 1.

Perfect Addition To Any Starting Band Program!

• 15 favorite melodies scored for maximum performance flexibility.
• Mix-and-match any combination of band instruments.
• Playable as solos, duets, trios, larger ensembles, or even full concert band.
• Add the Piano/Guitar Accompaniment to enhance performance.


Imperial County Impressions - Q883177 / $55.00audio available for this titlesample available for this title

The percussion part is more of a Latin style rumba beat or beguine rhythmic accompaniment. It is suggested that if extra players are available, they may be added playing their typical Latin patterns. They would include maracas, guiro or scratcher, claves, cowbell and other similar Latin instruments - the more the merrier. If this device is added, players should rest at the same times and in the same places as the written percussion part indicates. There is one tempo throughout, and few, but critical, dynamic indications. The entire band shouting “Olé!” on the last beat, instead of the written unison note, is another possibility. The piece is designed to teach scale runs, both tongued and slurred, using accurate fingering with precise timing, so that the runs are not rushed or dragged. But, above all, have fun playing this piece.

Duration: 4:00


Mid-American Sketches - Score - WB462F / $7.00audio available for this titlesample available for this title

Composed in three movements, this work’s intention is to capture the spirit of an American community and celebrate the bringing community together. After reviewing a myriad of photographs of the community, its architecture, and its citizens, as well as several conversations with the director of the commissioning high school band, the composer was struck by a clear sense of the importance of family, of togetherness. This sense of heritage and home is a hallmark of the Midwest and Middle-America and serves as the inspiration for all three movements of the work. “New Horizons” serves as a celebration not only of the new facility, but also as a tribute to the many people that have established their lives and started their families in Middleville. The second movement, “Home”, portrays a sense of pride, reverence, security, and affection. Whether home, away, or abroad, there is a common connection to middle America that is a constant source of warmth. The final movement, “Tomorrows”, embodies the spirit of the future, of new possibilities as well as a dance-like celebration of community.

Duration: 6:36


Excellence In Chamber Music Book 1 - Bb Clarinet/Bb Bass Clarinet (Nowlin / Pearson) - W40CL / $6.99

Tradition of Excellence: Excellence in Chamber Music is a collection of flexibly scored ensembles— perfect for festivals, fall or spring concerts, summer camps, or ensemble practice. All fifteen songs are arranged for any combination of band instruments, from solo to small ensemble to full concert band. Excellence in Chamber Music Book 1 is correlated with Tradition of Excellence Comprehensive Band Method, Book 1.

Perfect Addition To Any Starting Band Program!

• 15 favorite melodies scored for maximum performance flexibility.
• Mix-and-match any combination of band instruments.
• Playable as solos, duets, trios, larger ensembles, or even full concert band.
• Add the Piano/Guitar Accompaniment to enhance performance.

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New Methods & Collections:

2016 Kjos Concert Band Repertoire

Bach and Before for Band - Book 2

Standard of Excellence Festival Solos, Book 3

Tradition of Excellence: Excellence in Chamber Music

 

 

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