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Grade 5+

The tradition of the wind band has increased in popularity around the world. Concert bands, brass bands and wind ensembles continue to grow both in numbers and quality. These bands have gained recognition for being both interesting and versatile, no longer a "poor cousin" to the orchestra. The EASTMAN WIND ENSEMBLE is the most famous of the wind ensembles. The beauty of this size of group is that, with only one player to a part, it has a more chamber ensemble sound, with 40 or so players, than what is known as the symphonic band, which can have as many as 150 players.


It is a brisk and brief fanfare, meant to quickly get to uplifting the spirits of the audience. It therefore serves equally as a good opener to either half of a program, whether indoors or out. T...

  • CB29157
  • Duration: 2:10
  • Grade 5
  • Concert Band
Arr. David Marlatt

This piece requires little introduction. Beethovens most famous overture was arranged and published for band by Carl Fischer years ago. This new arrangement features new scoring and an oversized co...

  • CB2268
  • Duration: 7:20
  • Grade 5
  • Concert Band

This spectacular piece, commissioned by the Markham District High School Wind Symphony, Bill Thomas conductor, is a large-scale dramatic work for concert band. Chromatic harmonies and dissonant int...

  • CB971
  • Duration: 0:00
  • Grade 6
  • Concert Band

In 1956 Howard Cable created Newfoundland Rhapsody, a collection of well loved folk songs from eastern Canada. This brilliant montage has been performed hundreds of times by band all over the world...

  • CB29158
  • Duration: 8:30
  • Grade 5
  • Concert Band

Tribal Dance is a technical showpiece for the woodwinds. Its slow opening features the sax section and then proceeds to a rhythmic triplet figure which gradually accelerates to a furious tempo at t...

  • CB2045
  • Duration: 4:35
  • Grade 5
  • Concert Band

This powerful and dramatic work makes an ideal contest piece. It is based on the legends The Fairy Ring from the Chippewa tribe and The Witch of the Mitche-hant from the Passamaquoddy. Both contain...

  • CB2267
  • Duration: 8:50
  • Grade 5
  • Concert Band