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Barbarossa - Resource Guide

By William Himes

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Concert band - Grade 2
Composed by William Himes. Standard of Excellence in Concert. Resource Guide. Published by Neil A. Kjos Music Company (KJ.GB905RG).

Item Number: KJ.GB905RG

Barbarossa recalls the saga of Operation Barbarossa, a pivotal World War II military operation on Germany's Eastern Front, the acclaimed composer of Creed and Caprice has created another young band masterpiece. Its lush harmonies, energized melodies, and accessible counterpoint come together to form a brilliant programmatic work that will capture the imagination of students and audiences alike.

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.