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YOUNG BAND MUSIC ANALYSIS FORM & 28 SAMPLES (resource for band directors)

By Brian Harris

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Concert Band - Early Intermediate - Digital Download
Composed by Brian Harris. Method, Etudes and Exercises, Repertoire, Classroom, General Instructional. 31 pages. Published by Publications (S0.180359).

Item Number: S0.180359

YOUNG BAND MUSIC ANALYSIS FORM & 28 SAMPLES is a resource for band directors to evaluate concert band works written at the Grade 1 and 2 level. This 31-page document contains detailed analyses of 28 published works as well as a blank Analysis Form for personal/school library use. Each analysis addresses part ranges, rhythm difficulties, key and time signatures and other useful information to assist you in selecting music that works for your band.

The works analyzed include:

McGinty - All the Pretty Little Horses

Beethoven/Curnow - Allegretto from Sym. #7

McGinty - Atlantis

Clark - Bartok Suite

Wagner - Brother James' Air

Curnow - Canadian Sketches

McBeth - Canto

Bach/Daehn- Chorale And Fugue in F Major

Sweeney - Distant Horizons

Del Borgo- English Folk Suite

Holst/Bullock - In the Bleak Midwinter

Curnow - Irish Legends

Hilliard - Japanese Festival

Grundman - Kentucky 1800

Smith - Liturgical Fanfare

Erickson - Norwegian Folk Song Suite

Daehn - Nottingham Castle

Gliere/Williams - Russian Sailor's Dance

Story - Sakura

Schumann/Bulla – The Schumann Suite

Johnson - Shalom Chaverim

Ployhar - Shenandoah

Ployhar - Simple Gifts

Daehn – A Song for Friends

Handel/Kinyon- A Suite of Baroque Dances

Jutras - Three Folk Miniatures

Broege - Train Heading West

Byrd/Fenske – La Volta


NOTE: The audio attached to this listing is Cheltenham March (Grade 2) by Brian Harris. To learn about purchasing the piece, search here on the SMP Digital Downloads site or at the below referenced site. It is not included in the above analyses.

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 AUTHOR: Now retired, Brian Harris holds the Ph.D. in Music Education from the Florida StateUniversity and was a band director for over 30 years. Many of his arrangements and compositions are available at and through Sheet Music Plus Digital Downloads. (Please forgive odd puncuation and spacing in this listing as SMP continues to improve their software)

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