Rhapsody Concert Band Series - 2020-2021

Grade 3 to 3.5

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  • Fully scored pieces for upper middle school and high school
  • Range is expanded, but still carefully considered
  • More advanced rhythms and part independence
  • 3 Clarinet and Trumpet parts, 2 Horn and Trombone parts
  • Generous cross-cueing of solos or exposed parts
  • More advanced use of percussion

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Pipe and Thistle

Carol Brittin Chambers

Using popular Scottish folk songs such as Scots Wha Have, Comin’ Thro the Rye, Clean Pease Strae (Straw), and the very recognizable Scotland the Brave, Composer Carol Brittin Chambers has crafted a wonderfully musical piece for concert band. Musicians and Audiences alike will be captivated by the authentic interpretation!.
RCB2001 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $85.00

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Phoenix

Tyler Arcari

Based off the Greek legend of the Phoenix, this piece will excite musicians and audiences alike. Full of fast-paced rhythmic interest, Phoenix is exhilarating from start to finish. The middle of the piece features a beautifully expressive lullaby and cool sound effect made from every-day items. We know your audience will love Phoenix!
RCB2002 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $85.00

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Exhale

Sean O'Loughlin

Exhale is a wonderful new soundscape for concert band using dynamics and tiered orchestration to create breathing-like sound effects. Composer Sean O’Loughlin has crafted a festival-worthy overture with a fresh new sound!
RCB2003 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $85.00

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Bend the Iron

John M. Pasternak

Journey out west with this new work by John M. Pasternak for concert band. Reminiscent of old western films, this overture is perfect for any concert program as well as festival adjudication. The piece features soaring fanfares and ample opportunities for expressive playing.
RCB2004 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $90.00

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Flying High
(March)

Larry Clark

A throwback to the old circus marches, Flying High is a tour de force from start to finish! This traditional Fillmore-like march has everything you need to teach technique and style. Perfect for any concert program or festival adjudication, Flying High is a winning selection!
RCB2005 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $85.00

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rcb2006-blinding-light-sciaino

Blinding Light

Peter Sciaino

This dynamic concert work is great for opening or closing your program. Thrilling brass fanfares and soaring melodies, along with a driving tempo, leads your audience and performers to a passionate and vigorous conclusion.
RCB2006 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $85.00

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rcb2007-the-cycle-sciaino

The Cycle

Peter Sciaino

The Cycle is a sonic interpretation of social anxiety. Chromatic themes are used to create a manic texture while rhythmic intensity and frenetic melodies throughout give this work a tense, anxious feeling.
RCB2007 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $85.00

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Kalos Eidos
(Kaleidoscope)

Carol Brittin Chambers

Kalos Eidos is the winner of the 2019 Women Band Directors International Composition Competition, and was be performed at the 2019 Midwest Clinic. It is a delightfully programmatic work, meant to musically portray the characteristics of a Kaleidoscope.

RCB2008 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $85.00

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My Heart Always Wanders

Jason K. Nitsch

This hauntingly beautiful folk tune has all of the drama that you’d want out of a lyrical ballad. Jason’s fresh harmonic palette works perfectly with this melody and provides ample opportunities to work on expressiveness and sensitivity while also stretching the dynamic range of your musicians.

RCB2009 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $75.00

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Yuletide Flourish

R. Alan Carter

As the title suggests, Yuletide Flourish is a whirlwind of well-known carols. Fanfares and soaring melodies propel this work to its climactic rendition of Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9Ode to Joy”.
RCB2010 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $85.00

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Seconds

Michael J. Miller

This work, dedicated to victims of gun violence, is a somber and introspective work by up and coming composer Michael J. Miller. Highly emotional, Secondswill stretch the expressiveness of your musicians. A wonderful choice for a lyrical selection on your next program.
RCB2011 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $75.00

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A Rose in Silence Blooms
(a fantasy on Low How a Rose E'er Blooming, and Silent Night)

Peter Terry

Arranger Peter Terry has created a fresh new work for your holiday concert. This work has great opportunities for expressive independant playing as well as lush full ensemble sections. Audiences will love this one.
RCB2012 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $75.00

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Cosmic Wonder

Bruce W. Tippette

The sounds of the cosmos will resonate through every measure of this work for concert band through its soaring melodies, wavering tonalities, and sweeping rhythms. Opportunities for soloists are plentiful and are great for working independent performance.
RCB2013 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $85.00

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Danza la Habana

Ruth Brittin

Danza La Habana’s inception was brought about by the composer’s trip to Cuba, where she was intrigued by their rich musical traditions. Through careful study, Ruth has crafted her version of a Habanera, a blending of the European contredanse and African rhythms, brough to Cuba in the 1700’s.
RCB2014 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $85.00

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Victorious

Valerie Laney-Rowe

This new work for concert band is both exciting and uplifting. Victorious has all the positive energy you and your students need to push to the next concert. Perfect for any aspects of a concert program, this work, in overture form, is also well-suited for festival adjudication.
RCB2015 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $85.00

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