Entrance of the Tall Ships
Concert band - Grade 2
Composed by James Swearingen. Young Concert Band. Command Series. Audio recording available separately (item CL.WFR317). Score and set of parts. Composed 2001. Duration 3 minutes, 13 seconds. Published by C.L. Barnhouse (CL.011-3172-00).
Item Number: CL.011-3172-00
This mature sounding overture for young band opens with the bold and majestic writing that has made Swearingen's music so playable. Following a short slow middle section which allows players the chance to develop phrasing and expression, this piece quickly returns to the original tempo and themes. Works well for bands with a limited instrumentation.
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.