Concert Band - Level 2 - Digital Download
Composed by Brian Harris. Contest,Festival,March,Multicultural,Patriotic,Standards,World. 42 pages. Bandroom.com Publications #3007489. Published by Bandroom.com Publications (A0.859746).
With its distinctive Russian flavor, MARCH OF THE CZAR'S BRIGADE depicts a "pass and review" of military troops on a snowy winter's day. Starting quietly, the sound slowly grows to a strong B section, then marches away into the distance. This G-minor work is ideal for any concert or festival.
DIFFICULTY LEVEL: Medium Easy / Grade 2 / suitable for middle school or small high school bands
- All winds (including tuba!) have melody at least once.
- Simple trombone parts (generously cross-cued in Horn, Euphonium)
- 2nd Clarinet remains below break.
- Use of dotted-eighth/sixteenth rhythm in melody.
- Use of low register for clarinets. (low E, F, G#)
- Tuba solo (cued in other parts)
- Muted Trumpet 1 solo (unison line with other instruments)
- Dynamics; articulations; a few 16th-notes in all parts.
- All parts are well within "2nd-year" ranges: Flute to E-flat above staff (only once); 1st Clarinet to C above staff; 2nd Clarinet remains below break; Trumpets to 3rd space C (1st Trumpet to E, once); Trombone to C above staff; Tuba to C on staff, down to D just below staff.
MINIMUM INSTRUMENTATION REQUIREMENTS:
Flute, 2 Clarinets, Alto or Tenor Sax or Horn, 2 Trumpets, 2 Trombone, Bass Line, Percussion.
PERCUSSION: Parts for 5 players:
Percussionist 1 = Snare Drum
Percussionist 2 = Bass Drum
Percussionist 3 = Crash Cymbals, Sleigh Bells
Percussionist 4 = Bells, Chimes
Percussionist 5 = Timpani (3 or 4 drums)
SAMPLE: You can view non-printable PDF samples of several Parts (Clarinet 1, Trumpet 2, Trombone 1, Snare/Bass Drum) at www.bandroom.com.
Please also consider my CHELTENHAM MARCH (a British-style march), also a Medium Easy march.
NOTE: this Digital Download contains the Full Conductor Score and all Parts for full concert band. Also included is a Site License allowing a band director to print as many copies as needed for their school. This permission is not extended to individuals – only to schools.
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 levels. Many of his works are available from www.bandroom.com and as digital downloads.
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