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GRADE 2

A GALAXY MARCHES ON is obviously "inspired by Holst's "Mars". It has a dark and emotive feel to it. This would work as a short concert piece or even a march. It's a great piece to introduce kids to Holst and his music.

WOODWINDS - Fl, Ob, Bsn, Clar(3), BC, AS(2), Ts, Bs.

BRASS - Tr(3), Hn(2), Tb(2), Bass Tb, Eu, Tu.

PERCUSSION- Bells, Vibes, Chimes, Xylo, SD, BD, Tambourine, Toms(2), Low tom, Gong

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CHANCE is an original composition based on a couple of melodic ideas. Those ideas are expanded stylistically, texturally and rhythmically. This piece introduces the aleatoric techniques to young students. The instrument ranges and rhythms are still easily in a 2nd-year player ability allowing them to sound like a much older group. While I list it as a Grade 2, it may be closer to a 3 for younger groups. Middle School & High School groups will enjoy this piece.

WOODWINDS - Fl, Ob, Bsn, Clar(2), BC, AS, Ts, Bs.

BRASS - Tr(2), Hn(2), Tb(2), Bass TB (opt.) Eu, Tu.

PERCUSSION- Bells, Xylo, Chimes, Marimba SD, BD, Tamb Cymbals & Gong

San Antonio Sunrise is an original composition inspired by spending a week at the annual TMEA convention. The instrumentation, rhythms, and ranges definitely fit a grade 2 work but sounds much bigger. It is easily playable by a young band but would fit well with an older band looking for a nice melodic concert piece.

WOODWINDS - Fl, Ob, Bsn, Clar(2), BC, AS, Ts, Bs.

BRASS - Tr(2), Hn, Tb, Eu, Tu.

PERCUSSION- Bells, Xylo, Marimba, Timp, SD, Bongos, BD, Tamb Cymbals & triangle

GRADE 3 & 4

ENTHEOS (Grade 3) is a loud and frantic piece. It is the root of the word "Enthusiasm". It was also a celebration of the god Dionysus, where worshippers danced wildly while tearing a wild bull apart with their hands and teeth. This was accompanied by frantic music with loud cymbals. 

WOODWINDS - Fl(2), Ob(2), Bsn(2), Clar(3), BC, AS(2), Ts, Bs.

BRASS - Tr(3), Hn(4), Tb(2), Bass Tb., Eu, Tu.

PERCUSSION- Bells, Xylo, Vibes, Marimba, SD, BD, 2 toms, small bass drum,

Gongs(sm & lg), Cymbals,  China Cymbal

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OVERTURE TO A WANDERING MIND (Grade 3) is what it says. There are 2 main themes and after being stated and developed, they go from one to another and inside and out. This is one of my favorite melodies.

WOODWINDS - Picc. Fl, Ob, Bsn, Clar(3), BC, AS(2), Ts, Bs.

BRASS - Tr(3), Hn(4), Tb(2), Eu, Tu.

PERCUSSION- Bells, Xylo, SD, BD, Cymbal.

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ALLELUIA! FOR BAND (Grade 4) - Has a glorious opening statement that will grab your audience and your performers. A beautiful flowing middle section will envelop them and bring a sense of calm. The piece finishes with a restatement of the intro with an even bigger finish. 

WOODWINDS - Fl(2), Ob(2), Bsn(2), Clar(3), BC, AS(2), Ts, Bs.

BRASS - Tr(3), Hn(4), Tb(2), B. Tr, Eu, Tu.

PERCUSSION- Bells, Xylo, Vibes, Chimes, SD, BD,

Cymbals, Gong, Triangle, Tambourine, Mark tree

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MERRY WIVES OF WINDSOR (Grade 4) - From the opera of the same name by Otto Nicolai. I have not placed this for sale yet on the website, but if you are interested in purchasing you can contact me at kylemacmusic@gmail.com
You can hear it by clicking on the image to the left.

WOODWINDS - Fl(3), Ob(2), Eng. Horn, Bsn(2), Eb Clar, Clar(3), Alto Clar. BC, Contra Bass AS(2), Ts, Bs.

BRASS - Tr(3), Hn(4), Tb(2), B. Tr, Eu, Tu.

PERCUSSION- Bells, Xylo, SD, BD, Triangle, Tambourine, Cymbals

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