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El Coqui

By Gay Holmes Spears

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El Coqui composed by Gay Holmes Spears. For concert band. Standard of Excellence in Concert. Grade 1. Score and set of parts. Published by Neil A. Kjos Music Company (KJ.WB179).

El Coqui Is A Setting of the Puerto Rico Folk Song of the Same Name. The Coqui Is A Small Tree Frog Unique to Puerto Rico and is A Symbol of This Beautiful Island Nation Located in the Caribbean Sea. This Arrangement Features Simple Counterpoint, Idiomatic Percussion Sounds, And Statements Of The Melody In A Variety Of Colorful Textures. The verse of the folk song begins at measure 3, with the frog singing a soft lullaby. The lullaby culminates in the chorus, beginning at measure 19; here the frog sings its famous nightly call, "Coqu", Coqu"!" Use EL COQUI to expand the multicultural and interdisciplinary horizons of students as you simultaneously develop their performance skills.

About Standard of Excellence in Concert

The Standard of Excellence In Concert series presents exceptional arrangements, transcriptions, and original concert and festival pieces for beginning and intermediate band. Each selection is correlated to a specific page in the Standard of Excellence Band Method, reinforcing and expanding skills and concepts introduced in the method up to that point. Exciting parts with extensive cross-cueing are presented for every player. Accessible ranges, appropriate rhythmic challenges, and creative percussion section writing enhance the pedagogical value of the series.

Sold individually, each In Concert selection includes a full Conductor Score and enough student parts for large symphonic bands. Each student part also includes correlated Warm-Up Studies. The Conductor Score comes complete with rehearsal suggestions, a composer biography, program notes, a rehearsal piano part, several ready-to-duplicate worksheets and a duplicable written quiz.

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