The Sword of Kings composed by Robert W. Smith. Concert band. Young Concert Band. Sound Foundations Series. Audio recording available separately (item CL.WFR351). Grade 0.5. Score and set of parts. Composed 2007. Duration 3 minutes, 3 seconds. Published by C.L. Barnhouse (CL.023-3667-00).
Listen carefully to this new composition by Robert W. Smith. You may find it difficult to believe that it contains only the first six notes introduced in most major band methods. The Sword of Kings is inspired by the legend of Excalibur. It was composed as a concert or festival work for the beginning band. Whether at the end of the first semester or the first year of study, your band will sound surprisingly sophisticated while appealing to both performer and audience alike. Active percussion combined with engaging wind parts make this an excellent choice.
About Sound Foundations Series
The Sound Foundations and Rising Band Series are carefully written to provide quality programming correlated to the first four semesters of band instruction. The Sound Foundations Series includes publications at two grade levels identifiable by color. The RED Grade .5 Sound Foundations Series is built upon the rhythmic skills and first six notes introduced in most band methods. The BLUE Grade 1 Sound Foundations publications are built on a range of one octave with expanded rhythms and other musical content