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The Distant Castle

By James Swearingen

Concert band - Grade 1
Composed by James Swearingen. Young Concert Band. Sound Foundations. Audio recording available separately (item CL.WFR360). Score and set of parts. Composed 2008. Duration 1 minute, 58 seconds. Published by C.L. Barnhouse (CL.023-3768-00).

Item Number: CL.023-3768-00

A musical portrait of the famous Black Castle, located in the city of Matsumoto, Japan, is vividly brought to life through themes that are both dramatic and bold. Featuring the percussion section throughout, Distant Castle is educationally sound programming for any concert setting and your percussionists may enjoy the optional opportunity to perform on traditional Japanese Taiko drums. The culture, beauty and history of Japan come to life in this new work for the beginning band by James Swearingen. Very effective!

About Sound Foundations Series

The Sound Foundations and Rising Band Series are carefully written to provide quality programming correlated to the first four semesters of band instruction. The Sound Foundations Series includes publications at two grade levels identifiable by color. The RED Grade .5 Sound Foundations Series is built upon the rhythmic skills and first six notes introduced in most band methods. The BLUE Grade 1 Sound Foundations publications are built on a range of one octave with expanded rhythms and other musical content

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  • 2015-09-21 21:10:48.0 It won't let me listen to it

    I already did this song in my class last year, and I want to listen to it because it was very fun, to do. The flutes stood out I thought that was amazing!!

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  • 2010-11-19 00:00:00.0 The distand castle

    i played this song at my concert and it is AMAZING if you are in band and haven't played this song u are missing life! i was so sad when we had to turn it in. CLARINETS ROCK!

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