Variations On A Theme By Grieg

This solo is based upon the famous “Morning” movement of the popular “Peer Gynt Suite,” which many consider to be one of Grieg’s finest compositions. This piece keeps the general charter of the melody and harmony while exploring new rhythmic and harmonic...

Arietta

“Arietta” is an original composition specifically written to give beginning instrumentalists an opportunity to play a solo with piano accompaniment. The piece uses only the first 6 notes learned in most band methods and no rhythm more difficult than a quarter note....

Barcarolle

The simplistic nature of the melody along with the wistful triple meter adds to the charming character of this timeless classic. This arrangement stresses the lyrical quality of the piece in a showcase for a developing instrumental soloist. Program Notes, Form and...

The Fifers

Written in the Baroque style, this solo is a lively piece that is perfect for reinforcing sixteenth note rhythms. Program Notes, Form and Analysis, Performance Suggestions, and CD accompaniment are included with solo and piano accompaniment. Separate solo sheets for...

Sonatina

Based on the first movement of the famous “Sonatina in G” by Ludwig van Beethoven. Program Notes, Form and Analysis, Performance Suggestions, and CD accompaniment are included with solo and piano accompaniment. Separate solo sheets for Flute and Oboe due to octave...

Barbara Allen

An arrangement containing different harmonic presentations of this English Folk Song. The simplistic beauty of the rising and falling tune gives instrumentalist an opportunity to work on their expressive playing. Program Notes, Form and Analysis, Performance...

Fanfare Minuet

This solo is written in the style of a fanfare heralding the entrance of a king or queen or some dignitary. Different from most fanfares this is also written as a minuet, which is a musical form in ¾ time that is based on a French dance. The piece therefore should be...

Scherzando

This lively piece is perfect for reinforcing eighth note rhythms. Its unique feature is the change in tonality in the middle of the piece to a minor key. The eighth notes are to be played light in nature and contrast with the quarter notes which should be held full...

Angela’s Song

This bright and cheery work for soloist with piano accompaniment provides the perfect avenue for showcasing that promising young musician! The medium-easy solo part and easy piano accompaniment combine to make this a memorable selection for festival/contest...

Greatest Solo Songbook

The Greatest Solo Songbook • 75 songs using only the first six notes learned in all band methods • Fully orchestrated CD included in each book • Excellent reinforcement during early study • Fun approach will help stimulate students practice...

Classical Rondo

Adapted from the Concerto for Double Bass, this CLASSICAL RONDO is an ideal solo contest/festival/recital work for any wind instrument!

Festiva Espana

Traditional Spanish musical ideas, trumpet calls, and rhythms are combined in a harmonically con temporary band setting. Utilizing Latin percussion instruments, this work will bring a flair of Spanish exhilaration to any festival or concert.

Passacaglia

This beautiful sorrowful Bach melody appears in his Contata No. 12 and again in the Crucifixus of his Mass in B Minor. Every voice and every part contribute to the success of this work’s message. A wonderful piece for teaching good tone and phrasing, and a great...

12 The Clock Strikes

Have you ever wondered what happens late at night when the clock strikes 12? You just might get the answer from this humorous musical work by Rob Grice! It’s dark and scary, and it’s very fun to play! Perfect for the first concert of the year!

Command Performance CD

This CD contains accompaniment tracks for all Command Performance products. CONTENTS: The COMMAND PERFORMANCE BAND BOOK tracks: (These titles are all included in the book. Not available separately.) 1. Bb Concert Tuning Note; 2. Rock Star – Andy Clark; 3. Rock...

The Black Horse Troop

John Philip Sousa’s love of horses is reflected in this delightful march composition, “The Black Horse Troop.” Composed in 1924 for Troop A of the Cleveland National Guard, this wonderful march has a character and swagger unlike any other. The 6/8 meter and Sousa’s...

Ancient And Honorable Artillery Company

This rousing Sousa march from the March King’s late career is available for the first time in an authentic concert-sized edition, meticulously edited by Sousa expert Keith Brion. Complete with extensive performance information, full score, and modern instrumentation,...

Binge Watch

Tuneful and catchy, “Binge Watch” is a 12-bar blues in F that your students will want to binge-play! There’s lots of space for teaching and learning improve, with written suggested solos as well as chord changes in an open solo section, making this the perfectly...

Paper Jam

Young jazz bands will have lots of fun developing their swing chops with this creative and very easy chart! Trumpets get a chance to use the wa-wa effect, piano gets to show off with short written fills, and the drummer has a short (or extended) solo spot. The open...

It Is What It Is

Med. tempo 12 bar Blues in C written in a “Classic” Count Basie style that can get your band in a groove quickly.

Variations On A Theme By Grieg

This solo is based upon the famous “Morning” movement of the popular “Peer Gynt Suite,” which many consider to be one of Grieg’s finest compositions. This piece keeps the general charter of the melody and harmony while exploring new rhythmic and harmonic variations...

Variations On A Theme By Grieg

This solo is based upon the famous “Morning” movement of the popular “Peer Gynt Suite,” which many consider to be one of Grieg’s finest compositions. This piece keeps the general charter of the melody and harmony while exploring new rhythmic and harmonic variations...

Variations On A Theme By Grieg

This solo is based upon the famous “Morning” movement of the popular “Peer Gynt Suite,” which many consider to be one of Grieg’s finest compositions. This piece keeps the general charter of the melody and harmony while exploring new rhythmic and harmonic variations...

Variations On A Theme By Grieg

This solo is based upon the famous “Morning” movement of the popular “Peer Gynt Suite,” which many consider to be one of Grieg’s finest compositions. This piece keeps the general charter of the melody and harmony while exploring new rhythmic and harmonic variations...

Variations On A Theme By Grieg

This solo is based upon the famous “Morning” movement of the popular “Peer Gynt Suite,” which many consider to be one of Grieg’s finest compositions. This piece keeps the general charter of the melody and harmony while exploring new rhythmic and harmonic variations...

Variations On A Theme By Grieg

This solo is based upon the famous “Morning” movement of the popular “Peer Gynt Suite,” which many consider to be one of Grieg’s finest compositions. This piece keeps the general charter of the melody and harmony while exploring new rhythmic and harmonic variations...

Variations On A Theme By Grieg

This solo is based upon the famous “Morning” movement of the popular “Peer Gynt Suite,” which many consider to be one of Grieg’s finest compositions. This piece keeps the general charter of the melody and harmony while exploring new rhythmic and harmonic variations...

Variations On A Theme By Grieg

This solo is based upon the famous “Morning” movement of the popular “Peer Gynt Suite,” which many consider to be one of Grieg’s finest compositions. This piece keeps the general charter of the melody and harmony while exploring new rhythmic and harmonic variations...

Variations On A Theme By Grieg

This solo is based upon the famous “Morning” movement of the popular “Peer Gynt Suite,” which many consider to be one of Grieg’s finest compositions. This piece keeps the general charter of the melody and harmony while exploring new rhythmic and harmonic...

Arietta

ARIETTA is an original composition specifically written to give beginning instrumentalists an opportunity to play a solo with piano accompaniment. The piece uses only the first 6 notes learned in most band methods and no rhythm more difficult than a quarter note. The...

Arietta

“Arietta” is an original composition specifically written to give beginning instrumentalists an opportunity to play a solo with piano accompaniment. The piece uses only the first 6 notes learned in most band methods and no rhythm more difficult than a quarter note....

Arietta

“Arietta” is an original composition specifically written to give beginning instrumentalists an opportunity to play a solo with piano accompaniment. The piece uses only the first 6 notes learned in most band methods and no rhythm more difficult than a quarter note....

Arietta

“Arietta” is an original composition specifically written to give beginning instrumentalists an opportunity to play a solo with piano accompaniment. The piece uses only the first 6 notes learned in most band methods and no rhythm more difficult than a quarter note....

Arietta

“Arietta” is an original composition specifically written to give beginning instrumentalists an opportunity to play a solo with piano accompaniment. The piece uses only the first 6 notes learned in most band methods and no rhythm more difficult than a quarter note....

Arietta

“Arietta” is an original composition specifically written to give beginning instrumentalists an opportunity to play a solo with piano accompaniment. The piece uses only the first 6 notes learned in most band methods and no rhythm more difficult than a quarter note....

Arietta

“Arietta” is an original composition specifically written to give beginning instrumentalists an opportunity to play a solo with piano accompaniment. The piece uses only the first 6 notes learned in most band methods and no rhythm more difficult than a quarter note....

Arietta

“Arietta” is an original composition specifically written to give beginning instrumentalists an opportunity to play a solo with piano accompaniment. The piece uses only the first 6 notes learned in most band methods and no rhythm more difficult than a quarter note....

Natural Blues

A Natural Blues is composed in a traditional 12 bar blues form. The use of the A natural is a perfect way to reinforce this note when it is taught.

Galilean Moons

This grand work, in four movements, reflects the unique disparate qualities of each moon. Movements: I. Ganymede (4:44) II. Callisto (2:50) III. Io (2:18) IV. Europa (4:08)

Momentum

12 Players Instrumentation: P1-Marimba; P2-Marimba; P3-Vibraphone; P4-Vibraphone; P5-Timpani (4); P6-Snare Drum; P7-Bass Drum; P8, P9, P10-Suspended cymbal, High Hat, China Cymbal, Gong; P11-Triangle, Tambourine, Cabasa; P12-Concert Toms, Tambourine, Wood...

Freddy The Frog

“Freddy the Frog” is the ideal showcase for your ensemble! A creative 12-bar blues features a clever melody and imaginative changes, and every section is featured. No solos to worry about, just tasty and inventive ensembles that keep building up to an inspired and...

Line Drive

A totally energetic and exciting rock piece featuring a hip, driving, minor-key melody over a set of shifting and unexpected chord changes. Built upon a 12-bar frame, featuring lines layered over the propulsive bass line. No solos to worry about on this chart; just...

Let’s Keep A Good Thing Goin’

A swinging, happy toe-tapper in the Basie tradition that just won’t quit; this is a great concert or contest selection for mid-level bands. The (written) piano solo starts things out, followed by one (or all) of the saxes introducing the melody. Then the brass...

The Twelve Days of Christmas

Everybody in the band gets their own special “day” in this creative holiday rock arrangement of the familiar tune. The melody gets traded off from section to section in a fairly predictable way until it’s the piano players turn. Then things change...

Up And At ‘Em!

Here’s an exciting chart that is packed with style, yet easy to play. This 12-bar blues (with slyly altered changes) features great ensemble writing, plus an open solo section to feature any soloist in the band. Range demands are modest, and rhythm section parts...

O Holy Night

Paul has arranged numerous Christmas charts for our catalog, and this one ranks as one of the very best! Although usually in 6/8 or 12/8, this beautiful tune works great in 4/4, making it much easier to prepare. The solo trumpet part only has one G above the staff,...

Jazz Between Friends

Your band will really swing with this tasty chart that lays right in the groove. Every section gets to play the melody while easy dorian solo changes over a blues style 12 bar format makes the open solo section approachable by any instrument in the band. The guitar...

Around The World In 80 Measures

Len Orcino’s popular musical tour around the globe, “Around The World In 80 Measures,” is now accessible to bands with even the most awkward instrumentation in this “Build-A-Band” edition. As they enjoy the music, listeners can try to...

The Twelve Songs of Christmas

Why play 2 or 3 holiday tunes in a Christmas concert when you can play 12 in 2 minutes! Written as a parody of “The Twelve Days of Christmas,” David Shaffer has cleverly woven twelve holiday classics into a fun-filled medley with lots of surprises for your...

The Blues!

Don’t be surprised when your beginning band students repeatedly request over and over, “Can we play ‘The Blues’?” Based on a standard 12-bar blues progression, James Swearingen’s “The Blues” gives students their first experience in...

Amid the Great Displace

Commemorating a landmark event in history, Cory McBride sets out to replicate the awe of the New Madrid Earthquake of February 12, 1812, which affected over 1 million square miles and was powerful enough to change the route of the Mississippi River. Featuring an...

Around the World in 80 Measures

A delightful novelty arrangement which takes your band and audiences on a complete “around the world trip” in just 80 measures. As they enjoy the music listeners can try to identify the country the melody portrays. Includes visits to 18 countries via familiar melodies...

Milestones

Milestones is a celebratory concert fanfare that encapsulates the excitement of a major accomplishment or event. In true fanfare style, the piece showcases the brass with brilliant rhythmic motifs and driving woodwind and percussion parts. With its high driving energy...

Firestar

Put your band into “over-drive” with this hard-rocking 12/8 explosive chart that’s extremely effective yet not difficult to play. It’s guaranteed to add some real “fire” to any program!

Rhythm Party

It doesn’t matter how old you are, or if you’ve ever played music before, just put on the CD and get ready to join the Rhythm Party!!! -Great play – along / sing – along music for people of all ages -Exciting creative interactive drum circle...
Symphonic Variations For Orchestra

Symphonic Variations For Orchestra

A contemporary masterwork for full orchestra! A driving, rhythmic opening, characteristic of the Claude Smith style, transitions to a beautiful lyric and rubato Lento, featuring a brief cello solo. Building in passion and intensity, the opening tempo returns with a...

Sightreading 101.1 Assessment Pack

Here is the assessment tool teachers have been waiting for! This pack contains a variety of ready to use Assessment Tools to make planning, monitoring and result reporting convenient and relevant. Performance and knowledge based. Check for understanding with...

Our First Band Concert

(David Shaffer, James Swearingen, Robert W. Smith, Rob Grice) Stretch your budget dollars with this collection of four popular and contrasting Sound Foundations series publications! This set includes: “Starburst Fanfare” an energetic opener by David...

Largo and Bouree

The beautifully expressive “Largo” from the “Concerto Grosso No. 12” and the “Bourre” from the ‘Water Music Suite’ provide excellent study material for young performers.

Festive Yuletide Cameos

An imaginative holiday medley containing “O Christmas Tree” and “The 12 Days of Christmas” with bits of “Up on the Housetop” and “We Wish You A Merry Christmas” woven in. David Shaffer’s unique contemporary arranging style makes this arrangement a joy to teach and...

Jambo, Rafiki!

“Jambo, Rafiki!” (translated: “Hello, Friend!”) celebrates the joyous and impetuous spirit of the people of Kenya. With engaging rhythms and a catchy melody, your students are sure to want to play this piece over and over. Featuring engaging...

Rumble And Roar!

Get ready to “Rumble and Roar!” This fun and unique piece features your band’s “beasts” – trombones, baritones, tubas, bass clarinets, tenor, and bari sax – in a fun, easy, and full-sounding original work. Putting the bottom of the band...

Second Fantasia

The “Second Fantasia from El Capitan” represents the version of Sousa’s famous musical most frequently performed by his own band. Packed with hit tunes from the show, this edition by David Stern concludes with a special concert setting of the “El...

Hatsuhi Sunrise

This intriguing work for percussion ensemble by Joseph Earp celebrates the first Japanese sunrise of the year. “Hatsuhi Sunrise” is an honored Japanese tradition of rising early to experience the first dawn of the new year. The vivid imagery is brought to life through...

The Blacksmith’s Blade

“The Blacksmith’s Blade” explores courageous melodic content combined with rich harmonic support. Brian Bankston, an accomplished middle school director and composer, has expertly scored this exciting work for the developing concert band to reinforce sound fundamental...

Where The Wild Things Dance

This energetic work by Joseph Earp is wildly infectious. This light and lively musical statement, inspired by the Sandhill Cranes of Monte Vista, Colorado, is sure to make all want to dance. The tubas and low woodwinds will particularly enjoy performing their opening...

Rag

“American Dances” is a three movement suite originally composed for the Boston Pops Brass. Each movement features an American popular music genre. “Rag” draws upon the ragtime style most often associated with Scott Joplin and the city of New Orleans. This infectious...

Square

“American Dances” is a three movement suite originally composed for the Boston Pops Brass. Each movement features an American popular music genre. “Square” draws upon the country, western and bluegrass traditions as brought to the United States though settlers from...

Kinetic Fanfare

In physics, the kinetic energy of an object increases during motion. “Kinetic Fanfare” embodies that energetic spirit with its high velocity and aggressive melodies. A challenging piece for the advanced band and appropriate for festivals and assessments. “Kinetic...

Two Songs For The Holidays

Using just the first six notes and simplified rhythms, “Two Songs for the Holidays” features two Christmas classics and is scored for success. “Angels We Have Heard On High” and “Jolly Old St. Nicholas” by arranger Mark Connor is written for beginners to be played at...

Celtic Holy Night

The holy night of Christmas is celebrated in many cultures throughout the world. Robert W. Smith gives us a new arrangement of the classic carol “O Holy Night” in a Celtic style. Following a beautiful introductory statement, the Irish musical roots come to the fore...

Flying Fortress

This stunning fanfare by veteran composer Robert W. Smith was inspired by the historic and legendary Boeing B-17 aircraft used by the United States Army Air Corps in World War II. Beginning with a powerful timpani statement, the brass section responds with a bold...

Dragonflight At Dawn

Just before the sun breaks through the morning clouds, the Dragon Riders prepare their mighty beasts for flight. In this exciting piece for developing band, take your musicians and audience to the skies as the dragons soar through the clouds reigning over the world...

All Will Be Well

“All Will Be Well” is a lovely, lyrical piece for the young band by talented educator Heather Hoefle. With comfortable ranges and rhythms, this beautiful work is an excellent choice for teaching phrasing, dynamics and shaping to your developing musicians. Excellent...

Chromatic Express

All aboard this imaginative new work for the developing band by composer Justin Harden. “Chromatic Express” is an ideal tool to teach and reinforce the chromatic scale in a practical musical setting. With themes that invoke images of riding a magical train, your...

Storm Chaser

The summer season in the southern United States rumbles with quick, intense and severe storms most afternoons. Flashes of lightning, clapping thunder and drenching rainfall are characteristics of the massive, anvil-shaped thunderhead clouds that roll in during the...

Codebreakers

Bryce Newton has composed this work for the developing band to commemorate the World War II code-breaking efforts by the NCR Company in Dayton, Ohio. This stirring composition evokes a sense of mystery and excitement from start to finish. Written well within the...

Inspiritus Overture

A concert opener for the young band, “Inspiritus Overture” is a light and joyous selection to showcase your ensemble’s versatility. With melodies shared across the band, true overture form is achieved by an opening fanfare followed by rich, luscious melodies that...

Talon

Edgy percussion, heroic melodies, colorful harmonies and forward momentum propel this adventurous theme and your band to musical success. Brian Bankston provides a great opportunity to sharpen your percussionist’s rhythmic accuracy and style. In addition, “Talon”...

Afterlight

“Afterlight” by Brian Bankston is a lyrical work that is sure to warm the hearts of your band and audience. Each instrumental part has interesting lines and motion that will open young ears as they start to perform with musical independence. Ranges and rhythmic...

Infernal Galop

Jacques Offenbach’s “Infernal Galop”, or “Can-Can” as it is more often called, has been reimagined throughout history. From classical composers such as Saint-Saens, to more modern uses in movies, television, and even video games, the timeless appeal of Offenbach’s...

We Three Kings

This contemporary setting of “We Three Kings” is sure to liven your holiday concert. Featuring cleverly syncopated rhythms, a clarinet section feature, and a driving percussion section, John Pasternak’s creative arrangement will find a place in your regular holiday...

Almighty Hand

Audiences will love John Pasternak’s adaptation of the hymn “God Of Our Fathers”. Originally written in 1876 to commemorate the American Centennial, this triumphant hymn has been performed regularly since its introduction almost 150 years ago. Suitable for concert or...

Courage Undaunted

“Courage Undaunted” is inspired by the historic westward expansion of the United States of America. John Pasternak’s work for the concert band musically depicts the fateful journeys of countless pioneers throughout the history of the United States. This new...

Angels We Have Heard On High

This rock and roll-inspired version of “Angels We Have Heard On High” is sure to leave audiences tapping their toes and singing along. This upbeat arrangement of the classic carol by John Pasternak provides a unique and accessible addition for any holiday concert...

O Come, O Come Emmanuel

“O Come, O Come Emmanuel”, as arranged by Charles Mekealian, is a unique setting of this classic holiday favorite. In this creative arrangement, each section of the band substantively contributes to the overall musical effect. A great new addition to the wind band...

Palustrus

“Palustrus”, for percussion ensemble and band, is based on two musical ideas. The first, a figure of two 16th notes, is introduced alluding to tiny seedlings as they sprout from the fertile earth. This figure quickly grows in frequency and density, then spreads into...

Across Illuminated Skies

“Across Illuminated Skies”, by Oscar Ban, is a vibrant combination of tonal colors and textures. The exciting opening and dramatic finish give this work great flexibility as opener, closer, or anywhere else on your program. Oscar Ban’s first published work shows the...

Beginning Band Warm-Up

The search is over for the ideal daily warm-up routine for your beginning band. Master music educators Susan L. Smith and Robert W. Smith have constructed a complete warm-up for your novice musicians. This efficient warm-up addresses tone quality, intonation,...

A Minor Holiday Celebration

Two Christmas classics have been masterfully re-arranged into a harmonic minor mode providing a new twist on these holiday favorites. Robert W. Smith has woven together “Joy To The World” and “Jingle Bells” with quotes from other familiar melodies including “The...

Gentle Winds Of Spring

A lyrical work written for the beginning band, “Gentle Winds Of Spring” introduces and reinforces expressive performance in a safe and comfortable ensemble setting. Using only the first six notes introduced in most band methods, this composition by Robert W. Smith is...

Journey Of The Magi

Not simply music for the Christmas Season, “Journey Of The Magi” is appropriate all year, as the arrival of the Wise Men occurred a time after Christmas Day. Evoking images of a dignified procession from the East, the music quotes a simple fanfare and a brief...

Speak Up

Connect your band with the music of today’s youth. “Speak Up” is a young band piece in a hip-hop style and feel. Your musicians will love the groove and the featured soli sections. Based on a Bb blues scale, this piece for the beginning band will help solidify the...

Passing Storm

From the first rumbles of distant thunder to the fury of the storm, this composition by Heather Hoefle will engage your students and audience in musical imagery. Composed by a master teacher that works every day in the classroom, “Passing Storm” provides context and...

First Things First

From composer and educator Heather Hoefle, “First Things First” is a basic blues/rock tune for the very beginning band that is playable with just the first five notes introduced in most beginning band methods. Pedagogically sound and musically effective,...

A Rocket To The Sun

“A Rocket To The Sun” is an inspiring concert opener or closer for your beginning band! Written to commemorate NASA’s Parker Solar Probe, this piece offers the opportunity to connect students and audiences with current scientific discovery about the Sun’s corona and...

Alpha Dog

A fun and energetic work for the beginning band that your students will love! The infectious groove, hand clapping, and driving drum break keep this spirited piece driving all the way to the end. Using only the first six notes introduced in most band methods, this...

Wenceslas March

Are you looking for a beginning band opener for your next holiday concert? Brian Bankston’s new arrangement of the traditional English Christmas carol “Good King Wenceslas” is masterfully scored using limited ranges in all instruments. This is a perfect setting to...

To Those Who Dream

“To Those Who Dream: Fanfare and Processional” is a stately ceremonial work from the pen of beloved composer Larry Daehn. Commissioned by the New Glarus, Wisc. High School Band, where the composer taught for many years, this piece is based on poems and...

Jubilee 150

Here’s a dynamic and electrifying new concert opener from the pen of Emmy-award winning composer Jay Chattaway! “Jubilee 150” commands immediate attention, and will engage your audience completely. Pulsating rhythms, driving percussion, and soaring horn...

Starship Legacy

While versatile at writing music in all genres, Emmy-award winning composer Jay Chattaway is best known for his film and television work in the science-fiction world. His “Starship One” became a standard for young band, and now Jay brings us “Starship...

Midnight Escape

A unique composition built on alternating 3/4 and 2/4 measures that will challenge and engage your developing orchestra. Manageable ranges, great rhythmic teaching material, and a “dangerous” sound produce a work that students and audiences will love. Check it...

Huracán

A wonderful programmatic work for young orchestras! Easy to learn and teach, “Huracán” provides an avenue for teaching articulations, phrasing, and elements of music texture. An excellent program choice for contest and festival performances that will...

Rowing To Aunt Rhody

Rowing to Aunt Rhody cleverly weaves together two famous folk songs, “Lightly Row” and “Go Tell Aunt Rhody.” Each melody is introduced separately, then joined together as the two melodies are played simultaneously. Each instrument part has a turn at playing the tune...

Danza Exotica

Exciting, anticipatory, exotic and mysterious – students and directors alike will appreciate how easily “Exotic Dance” comes together during rehearsals as young musicians groove the riffs and sail the melodies. Emphasizing accents and rhythms during the first...

The Magic Of Mozart

This marvelous selection is comprised of famous Mozart “hits,” including excerpts from “The Magic Flute,” “Eine Kleine Nachtmusik,” “Horn Concerto #1,” “The Marriage of Figaro,” “Voi, Che Sapete,” and “Symphony #40 in G Minor.” From the opening theme to the rousing...

Still, Still, Still

This famous Austrian folk carol is set in a unique and inviting style which will be perfect for your next holiday concert. Subtle melodic lines in this “lullaby,” paint a calm and serene musical portrait of the nativity and all the delightful images of the holiday...

Blue Lake Reflections

Inspired by the calm serenity of the lake which is the setting for one of America’s premiere fine arts camps, this beautiful ballad provides an excellent opportunity for the development of legato style and phrasing. Both audiences and performers will love this...

Intermezzo Sinfonico

The Intermezzo from Mascagni’s “Cavalleria Rusticana” is one of the most beautiful moments in all Italian opera. Now, in this accessible arrangement, your students will be able to experience the elegant grace and beauty of this famous melody. The optional...

Espana Cani

All of the rhythmic and melodic drama of the Spanish Paso Doble is captured in this arrangement of Espana Cani. Explosive rhythmic outbursts, expressive gypsy melodies and varied dynamic contrasts make this arrangement a real showpiece for your orchestra. Tambourine...

Merry Widow Waltzes

Themes from Franz Lehar’s famous operetta are featured in this easy arrangement for string orchestra. These well-known, expressive melodies will charm your audiences and help your students to develop long, flowing bow arms. A wonderful addition to the string orchestra...

The Star Spangled Banner

Ed Huckeby’s spectacular setting of “The Star Spangled Banner” is now available for marching band! This arrangement is bold, creative, and filled with patriotic energy. Using an imaginative mixture of 3/4 and 4/4, the rhythms and harmonies are always...

Away In A Manger

This rock rendition of the classic holiday carol “Away in a Manger” is great fun for bands to play, and audiences to hear! With an irresistible groove, this arrangement includes an open solo section for any instrument, and includes a written solo option....

Spring Break

“Spring Break” is a classic samba/bossa tune, perfect tune for young jazz musicians. With an exciting melody and an accessible solo section, “Spring Break” invites your listeners to join you on the beach and enjoy some hot jazz! Great for...

Hackin’ It Up!

An instant winner! Skillfully written for the Jazz Starters Series, “Hackin’ It Up!” is an original Latin/rock chart that is easy to rehearse, teach and learn. It is certainly an effective and playable composition that introduces young musicians to very...

Hop, Skip ‘Nda Jump

With a catchy melody, jazzy call-and-response licks, and a fun Latin feel, “Hop, Skip ‘Nda Jump” really “bounces” off the page. It initially features the 1st trumpet, and alto then adds in the rest of the band to “Hop, Skip ‘nda...

Don’t Let These Blues Fool You

This playful medium-tempo swinger features a smooth, self-assured melody that glides along a cool, slightly altered blues progression. Trumpet and alto sax carry the melody at first before passing it off to the brass section; saxophones cleverly punctuate the brass...

Gather ‘Round

This happy, joyous medium-tempo gospel swing with a truly sunny disposition takes the listener in immediately and just does not let go! An animated full-ensemble introduction leads the way to the sun-beamy, chirrupy melody, at first presented by trumpet and alto over...

Teddy’s Mood

“Teddy’s Mood” is a laid back minor blues that alternates between a “two feel and swinging “four feel.” It features an alto sax solo along with plenty of open space for additional soloists (suggested solos are also provided.) The...

Santa’s Crazy Dance Party

Santa loves to spread the Christmas cheer! Whether it’s disco dancing with the jingle bell reindeer, waltzing on a housetop, showing how jolly he is with his samba moves or a kick-line with the whole North Pole crew, Santa’s dance party has something for...

Swing, Band, Swing!

Are you ready for a toe-tapping blast from the past? Do you love the sounds of the great swing bands of the 40’s? “Swing, Band, Swing” for the “Jazz Starters” series lets your young jazz group sound just like those great bands of yesteryear....

Vending Machine Isn’t Broke…

“Vending Machine isn’t Broke” is an excellent contemporary chart for big band by Craig Skeffington. Written in a modern straight 8th style, it features all sections of the band with improvisational space for alto sax. Fully notated rhythm section parts,...

Swing Zone

Carl Strommen offers up this wonderful swing chart with an easy, relaxed Basie big band feel. Written solos to feature trumpet and tenor sax, or let them loose to improvise on the changes. Written for a full jazz ensemble yet will sound great with limited...

Light And Easy

Keep it “Light and Easy” with this great chart by master composer, Carl Strommen. Lots of room for improvisation with the open solo section, or use the suggested written solos for less experienced musicians. Written for full jazz ensemble yet scored to...

Morning Starlight

“Morning Starlight” is a tasty rock ballad, and the perfect feature for your budding trumpet or alto sax star! The sensitive ensemble writing provides plenty of support for the soloist, while the fully scored sections nicely contrast the lyrical, solo...

Blue Avenue

“Blue Avenue” from the Barnhouse ““Jazz Starters” series, is an easy and fun medium tempo swing piece checks all the boxes – solid groove, tasty riffs, a catchy melody and solid ensemble writing, a great introduction to the swing style....

Jazzin’ Merry Gentlemen

“Jazzin’ Merry Gentlemen” presents a hip, swing version of “God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen” that really cooks! A powerful, full-ensemble intro sets the table for the soli trombone statement of the tune, which is punctuated by colorful brass riffs,...

Apocalypse

“Apocalypse” is a hard-hitting, up-tempo rock tune with the feel of a cataclysmic event, and when combined with the composer’s signature driving rock feel, makes for a winning combination! Written solidly at the medium easy level, this tune features...

Use Your Inside Voice

“Use Your Inside Voice” is a beautiful ballad for the youngest jazz ensemble! Perfect for introducing soft legato playing at a slow tempo. The numerous short written solos are all cued in other parts, giving you the choice of soloist or the option of...

Tailor-Made

“Tailor-Made,” sounding minor in nature, is based on the Dorian mode of the major scale. Its solo section provides opportunity for more advanced soloists to progress through the changes or equally effective, can be navigated more easily with exclusive use...

Go For It!

Let the trumpets show off (like they always want to do) with “Go For It,” a hard-driving jazz-rock chart in the style of Chase. All sections get their time in the spotlight, with some great interplay between the saxes and bones, and the drummer even gets...

Pantalones Malos

Build a stronger understanding of Latin jazz with an exciting and authentic cha-cha your students will love! “Pantalones Malos” features plenty of auxiliary percussion, an accessible solo section, clear articulations, and interesting parts for all...

Deck The Halls

Even the youngest bands can get in on the holiday fun with this rock version of “Deck The Halls,” arranged for the “Jazz Starters” series by Paul Clark. Quite playable with very little rehearsal, it includes an optional open solo section over...

Menuetto

Joseph Haydn’s music is beloved worldwide as the very best of the Classical era. Of his “London” Symphonies, the Symphony No. 104 is perhaps the most famous, and the delightful “Menuetto” movement is now available for flexible instrumentation...

Ancient Echoes

This Ed Huckeby adaptation of the original work makes a great concert or contest selection for limited-instrumentation ensembles. Combining the well-known melodic elements of “Simple Gifts” and the Korean folk song “Ahrirang,” this well-crafted...

Fireflash!

“Fireflash” a powerful choice for concert and festival use for developing bands. Memorable melodic material and a driving rhythmic pattern create the excitement and effect. This version created especially for the “Build-A-Band” series ensures...

Christmas Declaration

Robert W. Smith’s “Christmas Declaration” has become a standard of holiday band concerts, and this arrangement for the Barnhouse “Build-A-Band” series now presents this modern classic in a setting accessible to bands of limited instrumentation...

Come, Sweet Death

Alfred Reed’s masterful transcriptions of Bach chorales have become band standards, and this new version for the Barnhouse “Build-A-Band” series makes “Come, Sweet Death” available for bands requiring flexible instrumentation. The rich texture,...

March of the Guards

Beethoven’s “March of the Guards” from the opera “Fidelio” has been adapted for flexible-instrumentation bands by Andrew Glover. This stately processional march maintains an air of dignity and solemnity throughout, and adapts well to the...

A Fireside Christmas

Beautiful and expressive, the traditional carol “Bring a Torch, Jeanette, Isabella” is the basis for “A Fireside Christmas,” a lovely and lyrical selection for band. In addition to being very playable, this version for the Build-A- Band series...

Bridgeview

A bold, forceful and solid overture with lots of appeal! The strong outer sections in D minor contrast very nicely with the lyrical center section in Bb Major, providing you with a composition which will show off your band at its best! This appealing work has been...

Vespers Of Light

Liturgical ceremonies throughout each year provide images of beautiful lights in sacred and solemn remembrance. Using the shimmering of candles as a musical metaphor, composer Robert W. Smith has created a beautifully scored work in “Vespers of Light” that...

In Times Of Turbulence

“In Times of Turbluence” is a dramatic and powerful concert work from the pen of prolific composer Robert W. Smith. Beginning with a soft and stately chorale, the mood quickly changes to sounds of turbulence in a contemporary setting for the developing...

Salute To Liberty

The ability to perform a march with correct style has long been recognized as a solid approach for teaching the basic fundamentals of musical performance. In addition, the encouragement of national patriotism should always be promoted as a way of thanking our military...

Evil Jungle Prince

“Evil Jungle Prince” is a fascinating and creative original work for young band, whose dramatic themes and exotic colors evoke the savage mystery of a steamy, jungle kingdom. Pulsating rhythms propel bold and colorful themes, with unique percussion scoring...

Dem Bones

If you got the “Bones,” then let ‘em have some fun! This trombone feature will showcase those slidin’ bones, and let everyone have some fun in the process. Punctuated by clever percussion sound effects, the entire band will enjoy as the piece gets...

From Wales To Harlech

“From Wales To Harlech” is a stately British-styled march, combining two famous Welsh marching songs: “The Prince of Wales March” and “Men of Harlech.” Carefully scored for access by second year bands, this outstanding concert march...

Red River Valley

“Red River Valley” is one of the most beloved folk songs of the American west, and this setting for the “Rising Band” series puts it in the grasp of second year band students. The flowing melody is perfectly suited for teaching phrasing, tone,...

Vanguard Fanfare

“Vanguard Fanfare” is a bold and regal concert opener for young band. A proud, heroic opening statement is followed by a regal, flowing melody. As the melody develops, a countermelody is introduced, and we then move into a delicate section of lighter...

Winds Of Joy

If you are seeking an uplifting way to start your next concert, look no further than the positive energy and feeling created by “Winds of Joy!” With every section of the band given opportunities to bring joy into the sound canvas, this piece provides an...

Trans-America March

“Trans-America March,” composed in classic style, is inspired by the westward development of the United States of America. Beginning with a quote from the opening phrase of The Star Spangled Banner, we are taken on a journey westward across the great...

Skyward Bound

Bold and energetic best describes the modern sounds of “Skyward Bound,” a “soon to be” favorite of your ensemble. Following a powerful introduction, the low brass is given the unique opportunity to introduce a beautiful and rich sounding theme....

Danza Del Mambo

Using only the first six notes introduced in most band methods, Robert W. Smith gives us “Danza Del Mambo” for beginning band. Written in the classic Cuban dance style, this mambo features the percussion section using standard Latin percussion instruments...

Forever Flying

“Forever Flying” is a beautiful piece that has been created to provide young musicians with an opportunity to perform music that sounds above grade level, yet is highly accessible. Conductors will find it to be very melodic, and scored in such a way as to...

Challenge Accepted!

Learning to play a band instrument can be very challenging. “Challenge Accepted!” celebrates your young band’s achievements in this exciting opener, with only the first six notes used in band instruction. Rhythms and ranges are carefully written to support...

Let’s Do This!

Everyone loves a happy tune! Students will enjoy the challenge of performing the contrasting articulations and dynamics; Directors will appreciate the teachable moments that build a strong foundation for their young musicians. So much fun and learning wrapped up in...

Christmas Around The Band Room

Who says easy can’t be fun? “Christmas Around the Band Room” is a satisfying medley of three holiday favorites, giving every section of the band an opportunity to be spotlighted with the melody! Even the youngest ensembles will gain independence and...

At The Water’s Edge

Simple and beautiful, “At the Water’s Edge” is beginning band lyric music of the highest quality! After a short introduction, a beautiful and flowing melody is introduced by the flutes. Changes in texture, countermelodies and melodic presentation grow as...

The King’s Crown

Look no further than “The King’s Crown” for a beginning band concert/festival selection! A stately and powerful opening fanfare introduce a regal and flowing melody. As the music develops, countermelodies and varied textures are introduced. The piece...

Dress Blues

“Dress Blues” is a tribute to the ceremonial aspects of the U.S. Armed Forces, captured with the pageantry of the U.S. Army’s 3rd Infantry Division sentinels tasked with guarding the Tomb of the Unknown at Arlington National Cemetery. Dress blue uniforms...

Ghost Host

Halloween night means haunted houses, spooky goblins, and the sight of ghosts everywhere. Dennis Eveland’s “Ghost Host” takes you on a spooky journey, with a haunting melody and lots of creepy effects that your young students and audiences will enjoy....

Santa’s Midnight Sleigh Ride

Oh no, Santa’s running late! It’s midnight, and Santa is just leaving the North Pole for his long night’s journey, delivering toys to all the good children of the world! “Santa’s Midnight Sleigh Ride” is designed to capture the...

To Honor America

“To Honor America” presents an invaluable collection of patriotic songs, sure to become a staple for bands to perform whenever there’s an occasion to highlight the accomplishments of our courageous military soldiers, both past and present. Deeply moving,...

Christmas Long Ago

“Christmas Long Ago” presents a fresh, contemporary take on three seldom-heard Christmas classics, “In Dulci Jubilo,” “Coventry Carol,” and “Noel Nouvelet.” The spirited tempos, colorful woodwind/brass themes, and vivid...

Catalyst

Driving rhythms, contemporary harmonies, stark contrasts, and multi-meter are the “Catalyst” for excitement and intrigue in this epic programmatic work by Rob Romeyn. We begin with an explosion of rhythmic energy and motion. From here, an intriguing...

The Best Christmas Ever

You will definitely have “The Best Christmas Ever” with this great medley of Christmas favorites from the pen of Paul Clark. This creative and fresh medley includes “We Wish You A Merry Christmas” (which includes short quotes from six other...

To A New Journey

“To A New Journey” from the pen of noted Japanese composer Naoya Wada is a bright showcase for concert band. This upbeat concert work is characterized by the composer’s creative use of soaring melodies and exciting rhythms, with interesting and engaging...

The River And The Rock

“The River and the Rock” depicts the rich history of Fitchburg, Massachusetts, settled in 1735. Each short movement paints a musical picture of the city’s history, opening with “Beginnings,” depicting a frontier that was settled very slowly as...

As I Walked Through The Meadow

Pierre La Plante is well-known for his mastery at creating concert band settings of folk tunes into Grainger-esque settings. “As I Walked Through The Meadow” is a pastoral-like setting of a traditional English folk tune that, with careful attention to...

The Parting Glass

This haunting and beautiful setting of the traditional Irish farewell song “The Parting Glass” will be a memorable moment on your next concert or contest performance. Reflective solos, lush harmonies, and sensitively scored percussion all combine to create...

Firing On All Cylinders

“Firing On All Cylinders” begins calmly enough, but soon gives way to a relentless, pulsating groove that will captivate your audiences and performers! Dynamic and percussive, Matt Conaway takes the listener on a rhythmic journey that builds in intensity...

The Lost City Of Shambhala

“The Lost City of Shambhala” takes the listener on a journey to the discovery of the mythical utopia, nested in the Himalayas. In Sanskrit, Shambhala means “place of peace,” and the music paints an Eden-esque landscape shrouded in mystery. But...

La Sorella

Marches from all around the world have different styles and sounds, indigenous to each country of origin, and Italian marches have long been known and beloved for their melodic appeal and florid countermelodies. “La Sorella” is a famous concert march of...

Petite Piece Concertante

Feature your outstanding or guest soloist with “Petite Piece Concertante,”” for solo cornet, trumpet, or euphonium with concert band accompaniment. A standard repertoire contest/festival solo for generations, this new arrangement features soloist with...

Petersborough Sleighride

Are you tired of the same old sleigh ride? The jump aboard the “Petersborough Sleighride,” a delightful work which depicts a horse-drawn trek through the wintry backroads. A noted favorite of European salon music, this charming piece will be a favorite of...

Rise

“Rise: A Gay Games Anthem” was commissioned by the Federation of Gay Games to accompany the raising of the its official flag. This composition is heroic, uplifting, evocative of achievement, reverent, and welcoming. The work has global appeal, referencing...

On Christmas Day

“On Christmas Day” is an exciting Christmas work from the pen of Robert Longfield. “On Christmas Day” features two classic traditional English Christmas carols which are cleverly woven together. “I Saw Three Ships” is subjected to...

The Bluebonnet Revue

Veteran composer John Wasson has crafted a brilliant Vaudeville and Broadway showstopper with “The Bluebonnet Revue,” a humorous musical salute to the great state of Texas. Every section in the band finds their moment in the spotlight in this exciting and...

Pageantry

All the thrill and excitement of the circus come to life with Karl King’s “Pageantry March!” This time-honored circus “screamer” really romps from start to finish, and presents lots of fun for the entire band. While not as difficult as some...

Fantasy On Old Hundred

“Fantasy On Old Hundred, based on the “Doxology,” was composed in 2018 as a gift from Dr. and Mrs. Holsinger to Lee University, in commemoration of its centennial. Up-tempo variations on a theme and secondary material are presented in this composer’s...

Soliloquy

“Soliloquy” is a quiet and reflective work dedicated to the memory of a well-loved young musician, struck down by sudden illness. Woven within original music is the hymn tune “Fairest Lord Jesus,” also known as “Beautiful Savior.” A...

Voice Of America

Time and time again, audiences around the world have expressed the desire to hear a great march. Karl King is the master when it comes to providing a rousing rendition of an exciting march associated with the circus. Great themes, singable counter-melodies, and well...

Swirling In The Light Bulbs

Infectiously rhythmic and energizing, “Swirling in the Light Bulbs” is a refreshing addition to any concert program! Conjuring images of an electrical current through swirling melodic lines and irresistible grooves, this engaging selection explores the...

Outrider

“Outrider” evokes the adventurous spirit of old west outriders. From the fiery opening to the breathless race to the finish, “Outrider” is a tour de force of driving mixed-meter rhythms and bold, infectious melodies. Rhythms are presented in...

A Holiday Smash-Up

In “A Holiday Smash-Up,” an eclectic take on familiar holiday melodies, the woodwinds insist on playing “Jingle Bells,” while the brass remains resolute about playing “O Christmas Tree.” The hilarity grows as each frustrated section...

Carols!

How can you make Christmas carols exciting and fun? Add lots of percussion, of course! “Carols” is a medley of “God Bless Ye Merry Gentleman,” “The Holly and the Ivy,” “He is Born, the Holy Child,” and “O Come, All...

The Swashbucklers

“The Swashbucklers” is a bright and tuneful march from the pen of popular composer Rob Romeyn, and is an outstanding choice for younger bands learning march style. Care has been taken to insure that all sections have a chance to shine, and solid scoring...

Among The Stars

“Among the Stars” is an exciting composition, perfect for a concert opener, feature or closer! The dotted rhythms and interesting syncopation will coax your developing young band into sounding like a much more advanced ensemble. The lyrical middle section...

A Merry Mariachi Christmas

Have a fiesta in December with “A Merry Mariachi Christmas,” a creative Maricahi-style medley of “We Wish You A Merry Christmas” and “Jingle Bells.” Break out the shaker instruments and keep all the drummers busy! The two trumpet...

As All The Angels Sing

Based on the traditional carol “Angels From The Realms of Glory,” “As All The Angels Sing” is the perfect opening or closing statement for your holiday concert! The sparkling introductory theme is creatively enhanced by snippets of other...

Catapult!

The continuous rhythmic energy and drive of “Catapult!” is infectious! Using dramatically contrasting syncopated melodic lines and ultra-legato contemporary harmonic phrases, the composer creates a colorful palette of sound which is both incredibly...

Island Breezes

Feel the heat, smell the salt water and enjoy “Island Breezes” as this infectious and captivating Ed Huckeby original work carries you away to the Caribbean! Featuring cleverly integrated calypso-like rhythms, light and airy melodic lines and an optional...

Bring A Torch, Jeanette, Isabella

“Bring a Torch, Jeanette, Isabella: An Eventide Carol” presents a traditional Christmas carol with a twist. Todd Phillips’ setting of this 17th century carol from the Provence region of France is a memorable and fresh presentation of this beloved holiday...

Nordic Adventure

The thrilling world of the Scandinavian far North comes to life as your band performs “Nordic Adventure!” The journey begins with a “Troll Stomp” where low instruments shine, and musical surprises emerge as mythical giants romp through the...

Maelstrom

“Maelstrom: Descent Into Darkness” is an intense and powerful work featuring brisk melodic themes underpinned by propulsive low brass/low woodwind and percussion lines. Very musical mixed meters, and special woodwind and percussion effects heighten the...

The Codebreakers

Music can at times feel as if it is a secret code. Cracking the code, be it notation on a page or a new set of vocabulary words, is cause for celebration, and “The Codebreakers” is a joyous look at music as a shared language. Scored generously to...

River Of Peril

Get ready to ride the rapids on the “River of Peril!” Maine’s Kennebec River is a popular white-water rapids destination, which boasts several nail-biting runs. This river promises enjoyment from beginners to seasoned pros, with dips, dives and rushes...

A Fond Farewell

“A Fond Farewell” is a warm retrospective work for developing bands, which musically expresses the mixed emotions felt by the departure of a retiring teacher, coach or graduates. It begins with two lush melancholy melodies, evoking feelings of sadness over...

Tornado Alley

“Tornado Alley” is a unique programmatic work for young bands that musically depicts a devastating tornado and its aftermath. The peaceful opening theme sets the stage at daybreak in a small Midwestern, town before the dreaded warning sirens, generated...

Dancing In The Rain

Remember how you felt as a child when you ran outside to play in the rain? That joy and childlike abandon is the spirit of this African-influenced work, “Dancing In The Rain.” A percussion groove complete with rain stick gives a foundation for the simple...

With One Courageous Voice

“With One Courageous Voice” is an expressive and uplifting selection that honors the democratic process, and those who participate in it – both past and present – whether through voting, serving, or even drafting the founding documents which make our...

Spring’s Awakening

Flowers bloom and the world stirs with life renewed in “Spring’s Awakening!” The music begins with a driving ostinato in the clarinets, and staggered entrances that portray flowers opening for the first time. After the entire ensemble enters, two different...

The Morning’s First Light

“The Morning’s First Light,” a beautiful and expressive lyrical composition, is David Shaffer at his finest. Lush harmonies and flowing melodies throughout each instrumental group paint a musical portrait of serene beauty as we experience those first...

The Horseman Of Sleepy Hollow

Get ready for some Halloween fun with “The Horseman Of Sleepy Hollow,” a creative and well-written novelty selection easily accessible to bands. A spooky and ominous introduction using the tune “Skin and Bones” sets the stage for this creepy...

Primal Path

Feature your percussion section with this exciting composition for beginning band by Brian Bankston. Repeated rhythmic figures for timpani, tom-toms, shakers, clave, bass drum and crash cymbals create a powerful musical statement that supports the dramatic yet...

Celebration Fanfare

Steven Reineke’s “Celebration Fanfare” is a brilliant and majestic concert opener, and has become standard repertoire for mature ensembles. This arrangement for the Barnhouse “Command” series by Rob Romeyn skillfully and carefully adapts...

Two Ancient Carols

Your orchestra’s audience will delight in listening to and recalling these “Two Ancient Carols,” an elegant and accessible medley arrangement of “Il Est Ne” and “Pat-A-Pan.” All parts are equally important, interesting and engaging. This work offers directors the...

Reflections

“Reflections” is a musical portrayal of the people and moments in our lives which shape and change us. Musical elements from various sources are woven into a rich tapestry of sounds and colors that show the full expressive range of the band. Perfect for...

A Trombone Family Reunion

Between 1908 and 1929, Henry Fillmore composed a series of fifteen novelty pieces featuring the trombone section with band. These became collectively known as “The Trombone Family,” with names and subtitles connecting them in sort of a musical genealogy. The three...

Military Escort

Composed by Henry Fillmore using his pseudonym, “Military Escort” is generally regarded as one of the very best easy marches ever written. John Philip Sousa was reported to have told Fillmore, “I wish that march had my name on it!”!

Power And Glory

Here’s a solid and mature Sousa march that’s a great choice for any performance occasion! “Power and Glory” incorporates an extraordinary treatment of “Onward Christian Soldiers” as the finale. This new, painstakingly edited Sousa-style edition by Keith Brion features...

Nobles Of The Mystic Shrine

This classic Sousa march is now available for the first time in the performance edition actually used and recorded by John Philip Sousa! Long a favorite, this sparkling new edition by Sousa authority Keith Brion incorporates Sousa own recorded post-publication...

Dylan Has The Look

Continuing the line of “family” pieces dedicated to his children and grandchildren, David Holsinger gives us this happy-busy-spunky composition for his happy-busy-spunky fourth grandchild, Dylan. This will be a great teaching tool for young bands as they master their...

Prelude and Presto

David R. Holsinger returns to the band world with this first major composition written since his 2015 stroke. Commissioned to pay homage to Phi Beta Mu Band Fraternity, it contains all those Holsinger compositional fingerprints we enjoy playing. The plaintive opening...

The Circus Bee

This is one of Fillmore’s early marches and reflects his varied experiences while he was touring as a circus musician with five different big top shows. To be played at a fast tempo.

The Addison Red Line

The Addision Red Line is a popular train stop for the CTA in Chicago. Nearby, Wrigley Field, the home of the Chicago Cubs, hosts games that bring a myriad of people out to enjoy baseball at this historic location. The energy of people passing by, going to restaurants,...

Hosts of Freedom

Karl King’s “Hosts of Freedom” March has been one of the most popular easier marches in the Barnhouse catalog for generations, and it’s now available in this wonderful “Command” series edition by Andrew Glover. Unbeatable as a...

Roller Coaster!

Andrew Glover’s “Roller Coaster!” portrays in music the anticipation, excitement, thrill, terror, and exhilaration of a trip on the scariest of all amusement park rides! Starting ominously, and with interesting percussion effects to emulate a classic...

Prelude and Fugue

One of the several Preludes and Fugues by the baroque composer. The melodic prelude is followed by a fugue, with solo entries for all instruments.

Prelude

Originally for piano solo. Adapts well for clarinet quintet with interesting and challenging melodic lines.

Adagio

The second movement of perhaps the most famous of all concerti written for clarinet. All four Bb clarinet parts have the opportunity to perform melodic portions of the Concerto.

Raise Your Voice In Song

One of Claude T. Smith’s last completed works, “Raise Your Voice in Song” was commissioned by the Nebraska Music Educators Association for the 50th Anniversary on NMEA! It was written for the 1986 All-State Band, Choir and Orchestra for their...

Emblem of Unity

This highly regarded work has long been a favorite from the repertoire of outstanding concert marches found in band libraries throughout the world.

Tailspin

Inspired by a memorable commuter jet trip taken by the composer, “Tailspin!” is an aggressive and hard hitting composition capturing the peril of an airliner in rapid descent. Contemporary harmonies and driving rhythms contribute to the unique and fresh...

Colors Of Fall

As an outstanding example of lyric and expressive music for young bands, “Colors of Fall” has become a mainstay for concert and festival use. Varied textures and changing tonal colors convey the image of breathtaking fall foliage. The beautiful and...

Christmas Bells And Brass

Get your band into the holiday spirit with this unique and very playable work! Carols included are “O Come All Ye Faithful,” “Deck The Halls,” “Silent Night,” and “Jingle Bells”. You will find this unique arrangement...

Let Freedom Ring!

This impressive patriotic medley is an outstanding selection for the up-and-coming young band or smaller ensemble with limited instrumentation. Incorporating “America,” “My Country, Tis of Thee,” and “God of Our Fathers,” this energetic work has limited ranges and...

Joyant Winds

Another outstanding Ed Huckeby young band overture adaptation in the Build-A-Band series, this has just the right combination of changing meters and rhythmic variety to make it a really big hit with your students. Interesting melodic lines and fresh, vibrant harmonies...

National Anthems

Take your musicians on a cultural exchange trip to Canada, France and the United Kingdom! You can play any of these three national anthems individually, or pair them with the Star Spangled Banner (available separately in Build-A-Band format) as an opening “travel-log”...

Relativo

This impressive concert/festival work by Robert W. Smith will be a welcome addition to the standard repertoire. Based on the concept of relativity, the composer uses related rhythms, melodic motifs and key centers to create a rich musical tapestry. Equally rich in...

The Great Train Record

Harness the energy of a high speed locomotive race. This musical storytelling of “Racing The Pennsylvania Special” will be a hit with your students. Driving rhythms and train-like sonorities evoke images of a locomotive barreling down the track. Accessible for any...

Super Sticky

Feature your percussion section on this appealing, moderate-tempo novelty march. Jaunty themes and bright instrumental colors dominate the wind parts, while the percussion section handles the “sticky” part. Feature sections are cleverly intertwined with the melodic...

Blue Tapestry

This sketch gives each player a chance to shine with a free-spirited solo! 3 Bb Clarinets or 2 Bb Clarinets, Bb Bass Clarinet

Blue Tapestry

This sketch gives each player a chance to shine with a free-spirited solo! Oboe, Bb Clarinet, Bassoon or Bb Bass Clarinet

Bristol Bay Legend

This award winning composer proves he can also write creative material for less experienced groups. Opens with a lilting British-style march utilizing block scoring and fast-paced harmonic rhythms along with contrasting lyrical passages for brass and woodwinds. A...

Cradlesong

This sensitive composition is about emotions that are difficult to verbalize, but that can be expressed with music. It is a beautiful, gentle lullaby inspired by a father putting a newborn child to sleep in the wee hours of the night, but the strength of the climax...

The Coffee Queen

Our newest writer on our writing staff has composed an exciting Mambo based on minor blues changes. Beginning with “a cappella” unison horns, this theme continues for 2 more choruses before the solos start. Following the G minor blues solo section is an interesting...

The Crossroads of the Nation

Commissioned by and composed for the Cameron, Missouri Municipal Band, on the occasion of its sesquicentennial. In the style of the great circus “screamers,” this exciting and florid march allows every section the opportunity to shine. A brilliant...

Battle Of The Androids

An absolute showstopper, “Battle Of The Androids” will be the hit of any beginning band concert program! Using only the first six notes learned in band instruction, this “aggressive and cool” sounding novelty tune will be a student favorite! Plenty of...

Naval Reserve

World War I was a prolific period of composition for the March King, during which he penned some of his finest marches. One such inspired march was “Naval Reserve,” composed by Lt. Cmdr. Sousa for his band at the Great Lakes Naval Training Station. “Blue Ridge, I’m...

Right Left

Composed while Sousa was director of the U. S. Marine Band in Washington, and undoubtedly used by the band as a parade march, “Right – Left” has the distinctive Sousa swagger and style. Featuring chants from the band of “Right-Left!” in the trio section, this march is...

Groove Walk

“Groove Walk” is a great rock chart with character! Goes together easily with a minimum of rehearsal time, and sounds like a million bucks. Open solo section gives everyone a chance to step forward. Perfect for when you just want to have some fun!

Finley Blues

This straight ahead swinging blues is just what the doctor ordered! Reasonable ranges for the brass, with plenty of call-and-response between sax section and brass. A great set of out choruses brings this one to a close. Have fun with this one!

Oo-Bop!

Check out this unique chart! This shuffle/blues is fun to play, as it switches from a shuffle feel to straight swing for the shout chorus. Lots of room for solos. Oo-Bop!

Bob and Weave

“Bob and Weave” has a distinctive hip-hop groove that will be a great change-of-pace selection for your band! As the title says, there is a lot of interplay between sections making this lots of fun to play. Great ensemble writing throughout. Moderate ranges for brass....

Sunday Morning Shuffle

The rhythm section sets the groove on this lively chart! Solid ensemble scoring make this an excellent choice for your band. Lots of solo space for alto, trumpet, piano and guitar, or you can open it up. Hot shout chorus concludes this dynamic chart. Don’t miss this...

Step On It

This medium tempo swing chart has a laid-back bouncy feel, and is very playable. Lots of space for solos on a blues scale. Goes together quickly, and bound to be a favorite for the band!

Headin Down To Lucie-Town

If you’re looking for something with a whole different feel and sound, look no further! This playable reggae style chart will be a great crowd pleaser, and your band will love playing it. C’mon down to the beach, mon!

Sand Witch

This medium tempo Latin style chart will please audience and your musicians alike. Every section gets a chance to show off. Easy solo changes will allow everyone the chance to improvise. Very cool!

Warp Drive

Here’s a great Basie Style Swing chart! Starts off with a (written) piano solo, and then saxes take the theme before the rest of the band kicks in. Familiar Basie-style ending modulating upward, creating a heightened source of energy with a great shout chorus. A...

Funketabout It!

This industrial-strength funk/rock chart is fun to play, and audiences will love it also! The groove gets set with bari, bass bone, and bass, and from there you can just Funketabout It! Suggested solos are written out, or students can improvise on the chord changes....

Chorale For Trumpets

A beautifully written lyrical chorale for trumpet ensemble. Utilizing the whole tone scale, Christopher Kyle Green takes full advantage of the brilliant, organ-like sounds a trumpet ensemble can create. Perfect for solo & ensemble events, prism concerts or...

A Moment

“A Moment” is a beautiful lyrical work for saxophone quartet by John M. Pasternak. Elegant and expressive, this is a perfect choice for the solo and ensemble festival or any chamber music performance.

Transylvania Polka

This piece is quick, quirky and fun and will be a great addition to any brass quintet performance. Imagine it’s music festival time in Transylvania. Charles Mekealian’s “Transylvania Polka” takes us on an exciting ride through the legend and lore of this...

Fire!

“Suite for the Heroes Among Us” is a musical tribute from Master Composer Robert W. Smith to all of the everyday heroes that dedicate their lives to the care and protection of us all. The first movement “Fire” is dedicated to the Firefighters that choose to run...

Swing

“American Dances” is a three movement suite originally composed for the Boston Pops Brass. Each movement features an American popular music genre. “Swing” was composed based upon the American jazz and big band tradition that was popular in the 1930s and 1940s. This...

Attack Of The Accents

Energetic and fun, this piece by rising star Justin Harden is a must have for your middle school band library. An excellent resource for teaching proper accent and articulation technique that your band will look forward to playing every day. Pedagogically sound and...

Unity

Inspired by the late Martin Luther King Jr’s “I Have A Dream” speech, this new composition by Justin Harden conveys images of promise, solidarity, and triumph. Written for United Sound, the work begins with a beautiful and lush lyrical statement. A heralding...

Beyond The Bell Carol

This rock and roll-themed arrangement of the traditional “Ukranian Bell Carol” is a fresh new sound for a Winter Concert. Intertwined with other classic holiday melodies, Robert W. Smith has truly gone “Beyond The Bell Carol.” With optional solo guitar,...

Blues For Santa

Santa’s gonna have your audience singing the blues this year! Master composer/arranger Robert W. Smith has created another fun themed arrangement of “Up On The Roof Top” that will be the centerpiece for your next holiday program. Featuring multiple solos...

Silent Night

The “Melody Mine” gives each member of the band the opportunity to play the melodic line while the teacher focuses on phrasing, shaping and other core musical concepts. The full band arrangement provides a lush chorale setting of the Holiday classic. Teaching...

Scarborough Fair

Robert W. Smith’s setting of this classic melody is perfect as a lyrical selection for your concert, contest and festival performance. Expressive and independent performance opportunity with flowing harmonic effects make this a very unique and effective arrangement of...

Developing Band Warm-Up

The search is over for the ideal daily warm-up routine for your developing band. Master composer and music educator Robert W. Smith has constructed a complete warm-up for your growing musicians. Tone quality, intonation, articulation, flexibility, dexterity, and...

In A Better Place

Written as an homage to one who shared their love of music and music education to countless thousands of students, this lyrical work inspires hope, and optimism. Beautiful melodies move throughout the ensemble to showcase expressiveness and musicality of all players....

On Silver Wings

“On Silver Wings” is a moving tribute written in memory of a childhood. Featuring long, lyrical phrases and numerous independent contrapuntal voices, this beautifully reflective work will be an emotionally powerful selection for both festival and...

The Prairie Is My Garden

Inspired by and based on the masterpiece “The Prairie Is My Garden” by American painter Harvey Thomas Dunn, this work for the symphonic band is large in scope and musical depth. In the painting, a mother and her two children are out gathering flowers from the...

Memories Eternal

Full of opportunities for musical expression, “Memories Eternal” will be a welcome addition to your repertoire for teaching the art of phrasing and balance. Bryce Newton has crafted a beautiful and engaging lyrical work to insure your students enjoy the process...

A Ride Through The Haunted Mansion

A fun and creative composition designed to reinforce 6/8 compound meter. Interesting harmonies and an eerie mood will pique the interest and imaginations of your students and audiences alike. A very enjoyable musical experience to enhance the musicianship of your...

Black Sea Journey

Take your young band on an exciting sonic voyage to the Black Sea. Complete with hints of Balkan folk dances, turbulent seas, and echoes of Viking longboats, Black Sea Journey is a powerful piece for the young band. Opportunity for cross-curricular teaching combined...

Mountain Rangers

The bravery, adventure and excitement of the Mountain Rangers comes to life in this musical work by composer/teacher Brian Bankston. Section soli features throughout insure musician and audience interest as the piece develops from one melodic idea to the next. Bold,...

Riu Riu Chiu

This Spanish Christmas carol will add a multicultural flare to your winter concert. Melodies are shared throughout the band to give every section a time to shine. Heather Hoefle cleverly and artistically quotes other holiday carols amid the infectious rhythms of this...

Down From The North

Something menacing is there on the horizon. Is it a group of dragons ready to set the countryside ablaze? Is it a group of orcs spoiling for a fight with the knights of the realm? Could it be the Viking horde coming to pillage the land? The decision is yours in this...

Two Advent Carols

The peaceful and lush arrangement combines the two lovely Christmas classics “Still, Still, Still” and “Infant Holy, Infant Lowly.” This lyrical holiday themed work is masterfully scored to display your ensemble’s beautiful sonority and...

Bells On Bob-Tail Ring

The famous holiday classic Jingle Bells has been reimagined to feature many beginning band student solos. The percussion and bass supply a rhythmic groove that will have the audience and students moving to the beat. Let your band shine with this fun remix at your next...

Into The Wolves’ Den

From the downbeat to the final note, your band will create musical suspense with this action packed thriller by Brian Bankston. This is a great opportunity to reinforce rhythmic and dynamic control. “Into The Wolves’ Den” will keep your audience on the...

Dragon Bones

Transport your audience to another realm with this exciting musical adventure. A strong heroic melody and a simple syncopated rhythm are used to create this powerful work based on mankind’s fascination with tales of the mythical dragon. It is sure to leave a lasting...

The Royal Horsemen

Written for beginning band, this energetic processional is a perfect choice for concert, contest or ceremonial use. A valuable tool for teaching articulations and stylistic contrast, The Royal Horsemen is also a wonderful opener or closer for your next beginning band...

Atlantic Fanfare

This piece was written to honor the noble and historic American Atlantic seaboard. Christopher Kyle Green has created a fresh and new fanfare statement like the land the European settlers sought for a new beginning. Perfect for the advanced program longing to showcase...

Ever The Rambling Winds

A classic style march with a contemporary sound, Joseph Earp creates thoughts of the many effects of wind. From mighty nor’easters to a gentle breeze, “Ever The Rambling Winds” will stimulate a range of emotions for performers and listeners alike.

Hark! The Herald Angels Sing

This rock and roll-inspired setting of Hark! The Herald Angels Sing is incredibly creative and sure to liven your holiday concert. Featuring infectious syncopated rhythms, a clarinet section feature at the beginning sets the tone and a driving percussion section keeps...

To A Place Called Hope

“To A Place Called Hope” was written as an anthem for children battling cancer. A powerful work that is accessible to most concert bands, this is an excellent choice for concert or festival. Beautiful and poignant, John M. Pasternak’s lyrical writing will...

The Next Thing

“The Next Thing” is a rock tune your beginners will love! Utilizing only the first six notes plus an added concert Ab, it has a bluesy and catchy melody they will want to play again and again. It offers an easy introduction to slurs and, with only a couple...

Roar In The Wind

“Roar in the Wind” depicts the adventure of storm chasers trying to catch the perfect storm. John M. Pasternak’s creative work features special effects such as finger snapping and bowed vibraphone to bring the storm alive in your concert venue. Mixed meter...

Galaxy Defenders

Prepare to take your group to the stars and beyond with Galaxy Defenders. Composed for the young band, John M. Pasternak’s galactic work includes heroic themes, battle scenes and a triumphant finale. Save the galaxy with this epic musical adventure!

Christmas Trees Around The World

Prepare your audiences to travel around the globe with “Christmas Trees Around the World.” This arrangement of the classic “O Christmas Tree” features creative variations from cultures around the world. This will be a cultural hit at your next...

Skyward March

Regal and majestic, this traditional-style march by composer and teacher Heather Hoefle is appropriate for bands that have developed the range to play the Bb concert scale with clarinets staying below the break. Skyward March is an excellent musical tool for teaching...

Home Of The Brave

Home Of The Brave stems from a final sentence in the Star-Spangled Banner – that the United States’ flag would forever stand. John M. Pasternak takes a contemporary approach to the Star-Spangled Banner as the melody line is woven through various instruments as solo...

Three Rivers

Three Rivers represents the diversity of the Monongahela Valley area of Pennsylvania, where the composer spent his early years. Commissioned by the Pennsylvania Music Educators Association, this stunning work depicts the industrial sounds of steel making, the jubilant...

Joy!

The theme from Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony. Challenging bass clarinet part.

Songs Of Christmas Cheer

This joyous medley of three of the most popular Christmas songs of all time will allow you to program a crowd favorite for that special yuletide concert. “O Come, All Ye Faithful,” “Deck The Halls,” and “We Wish You A Merry...

A Distant Light

The composer, following the birth of his third grandchild, once again composed a special piece to commemorate the arrival of a brand new baby. Every family member was delighted to meet Cameron James Swearingen as we all took turns holding this precious child. This...

Mourning Song

Music expresses emotion. Written in memory of the composer’s close friend, this beautifully poignant piece is the perfect vehicle for both developing and showcasing the expressive playing ability of your string group. Gorgeous and meaningful for musicians and...

On Christmas Day

Two classic English Christmas carols are combined in this unique holiday selection. After a jaunty, lilting mood is established by “On Christmas Day In The Morning” a lyrical “The First Noel” makes a surprise entrance. The two contrasting...

Italian Holiday

Transport your audience to sunny Italy with this exciting medley of some of Italy’s most well-known and beloved songs. Your students will enjoy performing “Vesti La Giubba” from “Pagliacci”, “Funiculi, Funicula”, “Come...

Russian Folk Melody

Based on a traditional Russian folk tune, “Russian Folk Melody” gives each section in the orchestra the opportunity to be featured. This beautiful, lyrical melody will give your students the opportunity to develop the expressive side of their playing. An...

All Through The Night

Pure and beautiful, “All Through The Night” is a traditional Welsh folksong which is well-known today as a holiday carol. This lush string arrangement by Rob Romeyn offers an outstanding opportunity for students to develop lyrical phrasing at this level,...

Creature Feature

“Creature Feature” is a fun, spooky and catchy novelty tune that will be the hit of any concert program! Each section of the orchestra has the opportunity to play memorable melodic themes and be inspired to create dynamic contrast. The optional percussion parts add to...

Porcupettes

Can you imagine what a conversation among porcupines might sound like? Janelle Zook Cunalata’s fun “Porcupettes” depicts adult porcupines (lower strings) interacting with their newly born baby “porcupettes” (upper strings). An exciting aspect of this very accessible...

Horseshoe Falls

“Horseshoe Falls” is a striking and vivid selection inspired by the Canadian side of Niagara Falls. An intense theme is introduced in the powerful introduction which later gives way to a faster, menacing rhythmic accompaniment for an exciting melody. A three part...

Under An Irish Sky

This unique work combines two traditional Irish folk tunes in a very musically satisfying piece. Teachable moments abound; the beautiful, lyrical theme of “Slane”, contrasts nicely with the faster, 6/8 character of “Brian Boru’s March.” Optional percussion parts add...

If Ye Love Me

The most famous anthem of composer Thomas Tallis, “If Ye Love Me” represents the best of the music of the English Renaissance. Robert Longfield’s setting for string orchestra is expressive, reverent and very accessible. An inspiring selection for...

Deck The Halls With All Sorts Of Funky

What do James Brown in a Santa Suit, this chart, and an Ugly Sweater party all have in common? They make Christmastime funky! “Deck the Halls With All Sorts of Funky” is nothing but holiday fun. Written so it works with reduced instrumentation, it also...

Great Minds Swing Alike

The band can’t swing if they aren’t swinging together, and “Great Minds Swing Alike” is just the chart to prove it! The melody gets passed through the band, while the rhythm section digs in with a steady swing groove. The changes are simple allowing for...

O Holy Night

Haley Woodrow’s fresh take on the Classic “O Holy Night” is sure to be a favorite for your holiday concerts! Set in 6/8 time with an intriguing ostinato that grows into a full band statement of the chorus, this one is sure to get your audience in the holiday spirit!...

I Talked To Clark

Written in a medium up tempo swing style for mature jazz ensembles, “I Talked To Clark” utilizes the language of master trumpeter Clark Terry. A unique 32-bar written soli featuring the horns incorporates a challenging be-bop line, woven with classic quotes from...

Welcome To The Majors

This Big‐League chart spotlights all of the sections of the jazz ensemble with high‐energy and verve. Opening with an effective piano solo/rhythm section soli, “Welcome to the Majors” features a driving, lite‐shuffle beat that propels the breezy melody and crisp...

What’s Your Hurry?

Time to dial back the metronome a bit with this relaxed slow swing with a dreamy disposition. This brilliant chart is the perfect showcase for the entire ensemble, and includes a brief piano introduction, velvety bucket‐muted brass, and a very pretty solo spot for...

Groovin’ Kat

This original and exciting composition is designed to give your ensemble the authentic sound that is heard in some of today’s commercial music. Blending both the Latin and rock genres, with lots of unison lines, and a solid groove, this chart is easy to teach and...

Black Ops

This up-tempo rock tune is guaranteed to rock the first time and every time you play it! “Black Ops” successfully captures the feel of a covert mission, and when combined with the composer’s signature driving rock feel, makes for a winning combination. Written solidly...

Spice It Up!

The Latin/rock rhythmic feel is fun and infectious, and this spicy-hot chart is loaded with it! Solid ensemble writing combined with solis for all sections make this a great showcase for your band. It’s a real “Bet you can’t sit still” kind of...

It Swings Upon A Midnight Clear

This breezy, swinging arrangement of the classic carol “It Came Upon A Midnight Clear” will be a hit at your holiday concert! The melodies are nicely stated over colorful unison lines and some punchy brass support. The change-of-pace middle section is established by...

After The Rain

This upbeat and powerful rock ballad features your alto saxophone or trumpet soloist. The fully-scored ensemble sections compliment the lyrical theme, and provide solid support for your young soloist. The perfect choice for that change-of-pace moment in your concert....

Awesome Sauce!!

This easy and fun beginning rock chart from the “Jazz Starters! Series” will be a hit with your young jazz band students. A steady beat, easy rhythms, and modest ranges provide the perfect introduction to rock style. The two-measure solo section (suggested solo riffs...

Silent Night

A beautiful arrangement of one of the most recognizable holiday tunes. The written solo is shown in all parts, allowing one or several players to be featured. Very easy to prepare, and playable for your youngest jazz band. With the included parts for all wind...

Saint Nick Takes It To The House

Your young jazzers will love this funky version of “Jolly Old Saint Nicholas” from the Barnhouse “Jazz Starters!” series! Written solos are included, but since the solo section only uses two chords, this would be a great way to get some improvisation going on. Pass...

Angels Amongst Us

Beautifully stunning, highly reflective, and deeply emotional best describes this well-crafted hymn penned by celebrated composer James Swearingen. The flowing lines and rich harmonies are scored to touch the human spirit in every way possible. Because the technical...

Coronation Fanfare

This regal musical statement begins with a powerful fanfare that will make your band sound very mature. The piece develops with a contrasting and majestic melodic line leading to a return of the fanfare and a powerful conclusion. Appropriate for concert/festival use,...

Divergence

Divergence can be defined as drawing apart as lines from a common center. “Divergence” for the young band is based on that concept with melodic lines that draw apart from a common musical center. Melodic lines pull apart and interact within choirs. Woodwinds diverge...

Dance Of The Dawn

“Dance Of The Dawn” is a dynamic concert opener for younger bands will electrify your audience from the very beginning! Utilizing effective layering, syncopated melodies, and lush sonorities, this fast dance features every section of the ensemble in exciting and...