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There is no place on earth more mysterious than the Great Pyramids in Egypt. The Valley of the Kings was the location of more than 60 tombs constructed for kings and nobles. In modern times the valley has become famous for the discovery of the tomb of King Tutankhamun and is one of the most famous archaeological sites in the world. Now imagine yourself, back 3000 years ago, walking through the desert, the beat of ancient drums in the distance, growing louder and more intense... Welcome to The Valley of the Kings!
Instruments: Drums, Oud, Percussion, Folk
For four players or multiple players on each of the four parts. Spirits Rising is an African percussion ensemble incorporating the rhythms of two West African dances: Manjani and KuKu. It should be performed with an extremely high energy level. Instrumentaion: high djembe, medium djembe, low djembe, djun djuns, bell.
Ireland's greatest Bodhran player, Tommy Hayes, who is featured on many Irish recordings, T.V. shows and films, including In The Name of the Father, shares his lifetime skills with you. In this DVD he shows various techniques, handstyles, rolls, strokes and many other skills used in playing the bodhran, bones, and spoons. Return Policy Exception: This product can not be returned. But it can be exchanged if defective, for the exact same title.
Instruments: Percussion, Other
Tommy Igoe, Drum Set On this DVD drummer Tommy Igoe demonstrates 47 of todays most popular drum patterns. Includes performances with a rhythm track played by some of New York's top players. This unique feature lets the student hear what each groove soun. Return Policy Exception: This product can not be returned. But it can be exchanged if defective, for the exact same title.
Instruments: Drums, Drum Set, Percussion
Put your best flugelhorn or trumpet soloist out front to solo on this one. A rhythm section (piano, bass, drums, and guitar) adds that modern sound. (4:21)
Instruments: Piano, Guitar, Horn, Trumpet, Bass Guitar, Drums, Piano and Keyboard, Brass, Percussion
You will achieve brilliance from the strings and with an added rhythm section (piano, bass, drums, and guitar) you'll have a modern, contemporary piece that is most appealing. Read the lyrics to the players, add the beautiful melody, and listen to some inspired playing. (4:31)
Instruments: Piano, Guitar, Bass Guitar, Drums, Piano and Keyboard, Percussion
This stately march in turn gives trumpets, woodwinds and low brass a chance to play the melody. Percussion is prominent throughout, giving that military march feel. An extraordinary march selection! Correlates With Best In Class Bk. 1 Page 20 / SOE Bk. 1 Page 25.
Instruments: Trumpet, Percussion, Brass
Divided into three distinct sections, Romance begins in a quiet chorale style. The first contrasting section is introduced dramatically with thrilling woodwinds accented by brass and percussion sections. Romance For Band concludes with a brief return to the opening style. This is an outstanding work worthy of your attention.
Instruments: Choir, Percussion, Woodwinds, Brass, Vocal
Capture the fun and the sun of the tropics with this Latin-inspired composition. Using a wide variety of percussion instruments, developing bands will love the exotic rhythms and memorable melody. In the clapping section, everyone becomes a Caribbean drummer!
In five evocative sections depicting the siege of a medieval castle, this riveting composition features cinematic themes and intense rhythmic ostinati. Designed to meet the needs of an ensemble with a large percussion section, it's guaranteed to engage all young percussionists. Click Here to view a performance of Conquest at the 2009 Midwest Clinic.
Surrender to enchantment! The mysterious sounds of solo woodwind instruments and percussion begin this tone poem for young band. Ample cues are provided throughout to ensure that any band sounds its best. Enchanted is a dynamic composition featuring unforgettable melodic passages and challenging rhythms. It is sure to cast a spell on students and audiences alike!
Instruments: Choir, Percussion, Vocal
Meaning fire in the Iroquois language, Katsista was inspired by traditional Iroquois ceremonies involving the extinguishing of old household fires, the stirring of ashes, and the rekindling of new fires. The melody, while original, imitates native American songs in its simplicity, inflection, and quiet beginning. Ample use of steady-paced percussion provides a ceremonial feel.
A fresh and creative arrangement of the popular tune! All sections are given the spotlight - including a fun snare drum solo in the middle - providing an enjoyable and satisfying experience for all of your early-level players.
Instruments: Snare Drum, Drums, Percussion
Liberty Eagle March was inspired by television images of our military men and women returning home after tours of duty in war torn areas of the world. Happy family members, welcome home banners, military bands, and a sense of patriotic pride are the images and emotions portrayed by this composition. Included in this contest/festival march is a percussion soli as well as an advanced snare part to motivate young percussion players. A bold and dynamic march for grade one bands! Michael Oare has been the Director of Bands at Great Bridge Middle School in Chesapeake, Virginia, since 1991 and also plays Eb Clarinet with the Virginia Wind Symphony. Mr. Oare has also contributed Awakened Voices Resound, Greenbrier Legacy, and Portsmouth Reflections to the Standard of Excellence In Concert series.
Instruments: Clarinet, Percussion, Woodwinds
You Rock! is based on the familiar rock beat often heard at sporting events. It is composed in a traditional eight and twelve-bar blues progression. There are plenty of opportunities for the percussion section to shine and lots of hand-clapping and knee-slapping to hold the interest and enthusiasm of the entire band. A perfect encore selection! Tom Rudolph and Drew Shanefield are new composers to the Standard of Excellence In Concert series. Both composers are from Pennsylvania. Tom is the Director of Music for the School District of Haverford Township, where Drew is an instrumental music specialist.
Walking with the Pride is programmatic in nature, but does not depict specific events. The quiet and melodic beginning paints a picture of an African morning. In the dramatic middle section, a pride of lions appear and go on a hunt. As the lions disappear into the tall grass, the opening melody returns in all its grandeur. The African setting is created by the extensive use of percussion instruments and the rhythmic ostinato in the percussion and wind instruments, A dramatic musical setting.
Brilliant, clever and brimming with excitement, another ingenious Himes masterpiece! The objective of Thingamajig is to create a whimsical contraption of sound in the same spirit as the late Rube Goldberg, which appeared as cartoons in the New York Evening Mail. It uses melodic and rhythmic patterns - with help of conventional and unconventional percussion as well as verbal effects from the band members - to convey a unique attempt at inventiveness. The enthused percussion section will use instruments such as a metal pipe, kitchen pans and a bicycle horn.
Instruments: Horn, Percussion, Other, Brass
Music for the installation of royalty has always sought to portray the solemnity and dignity of the ceremony. This regal sounding composition, with its stately melodies and solid harmonic background, depicts the pageantry of a coronation. Emphasizing the eighth note/quarter note relationship, each instrument has ample opportunity to perfect this rhythm, and each takes a turn playing the melody. An advanced snare drum part is available.
Instruments: Snare Drum, Drums, Percussion
This bright and cheerful march will be a fresh opener for any concert. Tuneful phrases, along with a lyrical trio section will help elementary bands catch on quickly. Reinforcing eight notes, as well as articulation and dynamic variation, make this piece a fantastic teaching tool. An advanced snare drum part is available.
Instruments: Snare Drum, Drums, Percussion
Students and audiences will be in awe when they hear this musical portrait of travel through outer space and around the galaxy. The opening Moderato section starts the journey with careful attention paid to dynamic variations and rhythmic consistency in the percussion section. This is followed by a contrasting Andante section, played in a legato style, where students can show off their expressive playing skills. The piece returns to the Moderato section before coming to a dramatic conclusion.
Picture cowboys riding across the saguaro-filled desert during the day, and at night, bedding down under the star-studded sky. In this descriptive piece, inspired by the Arizona desert, the composer has created a picturesque audience pleaser with a unique opening followed by catchy rhythms, accessible syncopation and rich textures. the percussion section will have fun creating the sound of the 'rattle,' an imitation of the desert diamondback. An advanced snare drum part is available.
Instruments: Percussion, Snare Drum, Drums
Written as a tribute to the seafaring and shipbuilding traditions of Portsmouth, Virginia, this enchanting and heartfelt composition overflows with colorful sonorities and rich textures. The percussion section has a big role in solidifying temp changes while the flutes are responsible for introducing the main theme.The rich melody moves throughout the band, incorporating several countermelodies and interesting effects in the percussion. The band will want to perform this engaging tune over and over!
Instruments: Flute, Percussion, Woodwinds
Dedicated to those who lost their lives on September 11, 2001. The five movements, Introit, Kyrie, Dies Irae, Sanctus and Angus Dei, outline the general form of a Requiem Mass. Boysen transforms the first seven notes of the somber Gregorian Chant melody, the Dies Irae, throughout the piece. The chant makes a full and frightening appearance at the end of the third movement, only to be disguised in the fourth movement by the enchanted sounds of the mallet percussion. Grant Them Eternal Rest is a monumental addisiton to the canon of wind literature.