HOUSETOP MARCH (Up on the Roof Top) - beginner band - easy - score, parts & license to copy
by Brian Harris
Concert Band - Digital Sheet Music

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Composed by Brian Harris. Arranged by Brian Harris. Christmas,Holiday,Instructional,Pop,Traditional. 26 pages. HMS Music #1012368. Published by HMS Music (A0.1431893).


A favorite of beginners and parents alike, HOUSETOP MARCH will bring a smile to everyone’s face . . . even Mr. Scrooge!

A march-style setting of Up On The House Top (sometimes called Up On The Roof Top), this easy work contains a single one-measure solo for your best trumpeter and a one-note solo for the humble triangle player. And at the end, be certain to listen for the reindeer paws on the roof!

DIFFICULTY LEVEL: Very Easy (slightly more difficult than JOY TO THE KING).

PROGRAMMING: Winter Holiday/Christmas concert.

FEATURES: melody distributed through all wind parts; key of B-flat major; simple parts using only quarter-, half-, and eighth notes.

CHALLENGES: Introduction and ending use 1 measure of canon/imitation; one-measure trumpet solo; use of foot stomps at end (their favorite spot!); a one-strike triangle solo in last measure.

RANGES: uses only notes of the B-flat Concert scale; clarinets remain below break.

INSTRUMENTATION: includes Full Conductor Score (8 pages) and Parts (17 pages) for each instrument: Flute, Oboe, Bassoon, Clarinet, Bass Clarinet, Alto Sax, Tenor Sax, Baritone Sax, Trumpet, Horn in F (for beginners playing low notes), Horn in F (for beginners playing high notes), Trombone/Euphonium, T.C. Euphonium, Tuba, Percussion 1 (Snare & Bass Drum), Percussion 2 (Crash Cymbals, Triangle, Sleigh Bells), Bells/Mallets.

MINIMUM INSTRUMENTATION REQUIREMENTS: Flute, Clarinet, Trumpet, and Bass Line (any low reed or low brass instrument), Percussion.

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ARRANGER/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 public school and college programs.


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Click here to view other Winter / Christmas Concert works from Publications:

Joy to the King (for beginners; super easy)
Jingle Those Bells! (for beginners; super easy with flexible advanced parts)
HouseTop March (easy; for advanced beginners or 2nd-year players)
Ukrainian Bell Carol (for advanced beginners or 2nd-year players)
Tidings of Joy (for advanced beginners or 2nd-year players)
Journey of the Magi (for 2nd- or 3rd-year players)

Also, please consider Latin Lullaby for your Spring Concert (for beginners)


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