King Tut's Tomb composed by Todd Philips. For concert band. Young Band. Rising Band Series. Grade 2. Score and set of parts. Duration 2 minutes, 6 seconds. Published by C.L. Barnhouse (CL.024-4230-00).
A programmatic work that delves into the discovery of King Tut's tomb; this adventure begins with the lighting of candles then the careful descent through the debris to the doorway beyond which lay the treasures of the tomb, buried and forgotten for over 3000 years. As an opening is made in the door the hot air rushes forth and there it is; the glint of gold and the realization that wonderful things were waiting to be revealed! An ideal cross-curricular connection to the study of Egypt or a fun realization that the students playing this piece may be older than the 9 year old boy who became king.
About Rising Band 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 Rising Band series includes publications at two grade levels identified by color. The GREEN Grade 1.5 Rising Band Series further expands the note, key and rhythmic content continuing the sequence of musical developmental. The MAROON Grade 2 Rising Band Series completes the two-year sequence with quality works for the band that's growing in musical proficiency