Da Capo Concert Band Series - 2020-2021

Grade 1

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  • Playable by first year musicians
  • Limited range of the first octave
  • Rhythm: whole, half, quarter and simple eighth-note patterns
  • Clarinet part stays below the break
  • Bass line is reinforced throughout with multiple lower instruments
  • Active percussion

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dcb2001-crystal-creek-putnam

Crystal Creek
(March)

Matthew R. Putnam

This traditional march for beginning band is perfect for introducing march style. Introduce the Trio, as well as some common accidentals in this musical little march. Students and audiences alike will want to hear it again and again!
DCB2001 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $50.00

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Dream Field

Peter Sciaino

Lyrical and full of musical opportunity, Dream Field was written to help strengthen your ensemble’s releases. Great for working legato playing and sensitive dynamics, this work for beginning band is a great introduction to lyrical playing.
DCB2002 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $50.00

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Waltz of the Carols

Sean O'Loughlin

Introduce your students to 3/4 time with this clever mash-up of Christmas Carols in Waltz style. Each section has a turn to shine with the melody, perfect for parents to get a good shot of their little ones at their Christmas concert.
DCB2003 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $50.00

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dcb2004-distant-shadows-clark

Distant Shadows

Larry Clark

This tasteful new lyrical work for beginning band is perfect for any concert performance. Introduce your students to delicate releases and light articulation. Reinforce musical playing and style in this renaissance-reminiscent work.
DCB2004 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $50.00

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dcb2005-a-summers-knight-terry

A Summer's Knight

Peter Terry

This new work in ABA form is great for concert performance. Exciting rhythmic passages are accompanied by a beautiful legato section that will help you reinforce dynamic contrast and lyrical expressiveness.
DCB2005 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $50.00

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Threshold

Tyler Arcari

Exciting and intense from start to finish! Your percussion section will be fully engaged while each section in the band has a moment to carry the melody. Driving and fun, the work also has moments of expressiveness making it not only fun to play but a great piece to teach!
DCB2006 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $50.00

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dcb2007-uncharted-waters-putnam

Uncharted Waters

Matthew R. Putnam

This piece was written to give your students confidence as they navigate uncharted territory in their own lives and studies. Written with the beginning band choirs in mind, Matt gives ample opportunity to explore the color of the band with tutti woodwind and tutti brass sections.
DCB2007 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $50.00

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Arise!

Amy Riebs Mills

Arise! is as uplifting and exciting as its title! Amy has a fresh and wonderful sound color palette for beginning band that will give you some variety in your program. Fanfare-like, Arise! will be a piece your students ask to play again and again!
DCB2008 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $50.00

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dcb2009-mercury-rising-milford

Mercury Rising

Gene Milford

Mercury Rising is an uplifting work for beginning band by Gene Milford. With plenty of opportunity for reinforcement of tutti playing, this work features many call-and-response between choirs in the ensemble.
DCB2009 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $50.00

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dcb2010-throne-of-swords-miller

Throne of Swords

Michael J. Miller

Just as the title suggests, this new work for beginning band is as menacing as a throne made of swords! With its opening fanfare material, reinforcing space and style, Composer Michael J. Miller takes us on a musical adventure full of knights and wonder!
DCB2010 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $50.00

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