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Enter the Phoenix

By Kirk Vogel

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Concert band - Grade 1.5
Composed by Kirk Vogel. Standard of Excellence in Concert. Score and set of parts. Published by Neil A. Kjos Music Company (KJ.WB301).

Item Number: KJ.WB301

An inventive composition that is based on the Greek mythology of the "phoenix." a beautiful bird said to live 500 years by burning itself, rising from its ashes as a young bird, then living the cycle over again. This sweet, bold and reflective piece portrays a phoenix and its cycle of life with the use of ascending and descending melodic lines. The well-written percussion part, with emphasis on the Gong, appropriately symbolizes the captivating transformation. The six-measure coda states one final ascending line symbolizing the newly risen phoenix. Audiences and students will be moved!

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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