Concert Band - Easy/Beginner
Composed by Brian Harris. Repertoire, General Instructional, Christmas. Score, Set of Parts. 32 pages. Bandroom.com Publications #080614. Published by Bandroom.com Publications (S0.21818).
Item Number: S0.21818
As a middle school band director, I was always happy when all my beginners were able to play Jingle Bells, in unison, with a decent sound, by early December. But I also had a number of players who could move faster and play more challenging rhythms and notes than others. What to do? How about a simple arrangement with flexible part assignments?
JINGLE THOSE BELLS is a super-easy setting of Jingle Bells. The work opens with the traditional unison rendition of the melody, as found in almost every beginner band method book ever written. But then, after a brief pause, the melody is repeated, but now faster and with the addition of a bass line and rhythmic accompaniment. The rhythmic accompaniment is provided by several of your best clarinet, sax, and trumpet players who play the Advanced Part. And if you are short on bass voice instruments, you can utilize the optional bass parts for Alto Sax.
Super flexible and a bit humorous, it takes a little score study to realize how adaptable this piece is. Guaranteed to work with your beginners! (PS: the printed music shows Callie May, our cat, as arranger. I gave her credit so my wife could play more than one piece by me at her holiday concerts without looking too biased! Consider pairing this work with another one of my super-easy beginner band works - JOY TO THE KING – also available here on Sheet Music Plus)
If you wish to view more sample PARTS prior to purchase, visit my website, www.bandroom.com, where you can also read more about ranges, rhythms, etc.
NOTE: this Digital Download is assembled with the Clarinet part appearing as page 1 so you may view it on the web site as you listen to the sound file. When you download/print the full document (33 pages, total), the first page to print will be the Clarinet part, followed by the FULL SCORE, then the remaining PARTS. Also included is permission for a band director to make as many copies as needed for their school. This permission is not extended to individuals . . . only to schools. Now you can let the kids keep their music - and just print (legally!) new parts each year!
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COMPOSER: Now retired, Brian Harris holds the Ph.D. in Music Education from the Florida State University and was a band director for over 30 years at both the public school and college level. Many of his works are available from www.bandroom.com and through Sheet Music Plus digital downloads.
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