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Castles and Kings

By Bruce Pearson

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Concert band - Grade 1
Composed by Bruce Pearson. Standard of Excellence in Concert. Score and set of parts. Published by Neil A. Kjos Music Company (KJ.WB336).

Item Number: KJ.WB336

Visual images abound in this grade 1 concert march by Bruce Pearson. With imagination one can see the massive castles perched high on the hills, where lived the kings of yesteryear with their moats, drawbridges, immense gates, cavernous dungeons, and banquet halls. Castles and Kings was composed to portray the regality, splendor, and pageantry of the celebrations of the kings who inhabited those majestic castles. A perfect march for your first year bands.

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.

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