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Harmony Concert Band Series - 2022-2023

Grade 1.5

Grade 1.5

Harmony Concert Band Series - 2022-2023

Grade 1.5

Grade 1.5
  • Accessible to first year musicians and those beginning the second year of study
  • Range is expanded, but still limited
  • Rhythm: whole, half, quarter and eighth-notes, simple syncopation
  • Addition of two Trumpet and Clarinet parts. 2nd Clarinet stays below the break, 1st Clarinet crosses the break carefully
  • Bass line is reinforced throughout, but with more independence in the low brass
  • Active percussion

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Brace for Impact

Brace for Impact

Christina Huss

This may be the piece-of-the-year from composer Christina Huss. It is strong from start to finish, and the type of piece students will beg to play every single day. It will make a huge impact on your audiences as well!
HCB2201 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $55.00

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Fortress of Stone

Fortress of Stone

Tyler Arcari

Developing bands will shine with this daring new piece from composer Tyler Arcari. It hits you right out of the gate and contains many musically contrasting sections that will help to improve the musicianship of your students. Great melodic and harmonic material equal a stunning piece.
HCB2202 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $55.00

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Sense of Urgency

Sense of Urgency

Sean O’Loughlin

Sean O’Loughlin continues to create engaging compositions for developing musicians that sound so much more difficult than they play. Besides being melodically and harmonically interesting, Sean brings a rhythmic flair like no other composer!
HCB2203 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $55.00

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Reliance

Reliance
(March)

Larry Clark

Set in the classic “fast and fun” American march style, Reliance is unique in that it begins in the relative minor for the introduction and first strain, before shifting to a major key for the second strain and beyond. Exciting and different!
HCB2204 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $55.00

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Bandtopia

Bandtopia
(March)

Matthew R. Putnam

Matthew Putnam does it again with this tuneful traditional march that will sound great right away with a developing band. All of the hallmark characteristics and what make a great march are present to give you limitless teaching opportunities.
HCB2205 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $55.00

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Soaring Valor

Soaring Valor

David Samuel

You and your students will get the feeling of flying in this lush and delightful new piece from composer David Samuel. It will make your band sound its best.
HCB2206 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $55.00

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