for elementary school band.
Scored for flutes, clarinets, alto saxes, trumpets, trombones, and percussion. Can be arranged for additional instruments at request. equires trills, playing on mouthpieces/headjoints, key clicks. Contains an unmetered passage.
I wrote this to use with my students in Nashua, NH. Everything else they were playing was based on folk tunes or they were attempts at pop/rock tunes; meanwhile I had finished my very dissonant sax quartet and was working on my percussion ensemble piece. I thought it would be nice to connect the two worlds of elementary band and new concert music (crazy, I know...). Many students did find it difficult (I mean, we can't trill and count at the same time, Ms. La Rose! Actually, I had difficulty with that when I was learning to trill, too...) and weren't quite sure what to make of it, but it was definitely a new and worthy experience for everybody, including me.
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