Around the World in 80 Measures
Concert band - Grade 2.5
Composed by Len Orcino. Young Concert Band. Command Series. Audio recording available separately (item CL.WFR351). Score and set of parts. Composed 2007. Duration 2 minutes, 48 seconds. Published by C.L. Barnhouse (CL.011-3608-00).
Item Number: CL.011-3608-00
A delightful novelty arrangement which takes your band and audiences on a complete "around the world trip" in just 80 measures. As they enjoy the music listeners can try to identify the country the melody portrays. Includes visits to 18 countries via familiar melodies that are closely associated with the countries. Not difficult, it's solidly scored and fun to play. A real showstopper! (The Stars and Stripes Forever; O Canada; Mexican Hat Dance; Waltzing Matilda; Sakura; Arirang; Sailor's Dance; In the Hall of the Mountain King; Finlandia; Ach, du lieber Augustin; Hungarian Dance #5; Hava Nagila; The Sheik of Araby; Tarantella; Can-Can; Rule, Britannia!; Irish Washerwoman; Blue Bells of Scotland; Yankee Doodle).
About C.L. Barnhouse Command Series
The Barnhouse Command Series includes works at grade levels 2, 2.5, and 3. This series is designed for middle school and junior high school bands, as well as high school bands of smaller instrumentation or limited experience. Command Series publications have a slightly larger instrumentation than the Rising Band Series, and are typically of larger scope, duration, and musical content.