Renegade Dances by David Shaffer. Concert band. Young Concert Band. Command Series. Audio recording available separately (items CL.WFR330 & CL.WFR344). Grade 2. Extra full score. Composed 2003. Duration 3 minutes, 25 seconds. Published by C.L. Barnhouse (CL.011-3293-01).
This David Shaffer composition for middle school and jr.high bands combines the winds with a heavy dose of percussion to capture the vitality and excitement of a tribal dance. Solid scoring combined with surprising tempo changes builds to an impressive conclusion while tasty percussion writing will keep a host of young percussionists involved and challenged! A spirited choice for any concert or contest performance!