Aunt Rhodie's Diet by Joseph Compello. For concert band. Carl Fischer Beginning Performance Series. Grade 1. Full score. Published by Carl Fischer (CF.BPS57F).
Aunt Rhodie's Diet is a sequel to the incredibly popular Aunt Rhodie's Appetite (BPS38). Both arrangements are novel settings in which a beginning band can perform the standard folk songs found in the first few pages of most band methods. Because they are so easy to play, these arrangements by themselves would not make much of a concert, even for a beginning group. However, when used as incidental music to the story, the songs become sufficiently interesting to the audience, without taxing the capabilities of students who have only been playing for about 10 to 12 weeks.