Grade 1, for Concert Band
I love the seasons. I love the way they mark our lives and provide different context and emotions throughout the year.
Spring, to me, is a season of new beginnings and rebirth. Today is March 14, 2021, and I feel a sense of renewed hope and optimism, as our world finds its way out of the darkness of the previous year.
This works also represents a challenge I wanted to undertake, that of writing a work that strictly used six pitches (typically the first six pitches beginning students are taught) and creating something expressive, artistic, and colorful. My hope is that this work will serve as a vehicle for developing musicians to explore dynamic range, phrasing, and indepence without the burden of extended range.
Peace, Love, and Music
Educational goals of the work:
-Tone production and proper note length
-Slurs and Phrasing
-This work uses the first 6 notes that are typically taught to developing band students, but the independence of the lines and orchestration provide additional artistic challenges.
-Note that optional parts are included for Clarinet and Alto Saxophone to double/strengthen the Horn/Tenor Sax Line, should it be needed.
Additional Educational Resources (coming soon!)
Playalong/Click Tracks (coming soon)
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Printed Copy – $50.00
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