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PATRIOTIC SONGS

Grade 2      ( 4.5 min )

# 300-2-44

$45

This collection consists of "America", "America the Beautiful", "The Star-Spangled Banner", and "Eternal Father, Strong to Save". The four pieces are fully scored with particular attention paid to the melodic construction of each line. Both the harmonies and bass line are not those generally heard in order to give each arrangement fresh appeal. String orchestras will find these playable arrangements useful for a variety of occasions.

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POMP AND CIRCUMSTANCE

Grade 3      ( 3'35 min )

# 300-3-34

$60

This well known processional march by Sir Edward Elgar can be used as a concert selection or as a ceremonial march, as occasion requires. As a processional there are several stopping points during repeated playings to facilitate its use as a ceremonial march. The piece is scored with an eye toward the playability of all parts, and lead material appears in all of the orchestra. While the harmonies are familiar, the counter-melodies and base line give the piece a fresh approach that will be recognizable to your audience. (3'35")

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MEDITATION

Grade 3     

# 300-5-33

$50

This full orchestra setting of MEDITATION is a supremely Romantic work that is a paraphrase on a duo by C. Dancla. With the warm, 19th c. harmonic tensions derived from the chromatic harmonies of that period, this piece delivers the high emotional expression characteristic of Romantic orchestral writing. The very slow tempo will bring out the best of expression from both the conductor and players and will make an excellent contrast piece on any program. (3'45")

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VARIANTS ON A SHAKER HYMN

Grade 4      ( 6'30 min )

# 300-4-35

$65

The Shaker hymn SIMPLE GIFTS provides the basic material for this set of variations. The full power and color of the symphony orchestra are utilized to project the variety of textures in this piece. The abundance of contrapuntal writing makes all parts very playable and interesting to perform, while the active percussion section provides both rhythmic drive and timbral variety. With its memorable melodic line and warm harmonic setting this piece makes direct contact with the audience. A very strong program closer. (6'30")

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