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Young Band Series

  • Spring Field (score)
    Spring Field (score)
    Springfield is a spirited and refreshing overture in ternary form, A-B-A with introduction and coda. Instrument options allow for performance by as few as nine players up to a full ensemble. The title from a town name common in the English-speaking world; a quiet and pleasant place away from the big city. This music’s simple and sincere warmth, uncomplicated melody and harmony inspires a... Springfield is a spirited and refreshing overture in ternary form, A-B-A wi...   
  • Spring Lane (score)
    Spring Lane (score)
    Spring Lane was originally commissioned in April 2008 by, and for the "Vive! Saxophone Quartet". In 2012, it was arranged as entry level smaller ensemble literature for the Bravo/Brain Music Young band Series. The "lane" is a quiet narrow street observed while the composer was attending university in Boston. The music depicts gentle sunlight, green shoots and blossoms and the... Spring Lane was originally commissioned in April 2008 by, and for the "...   
  • Star Fantasy (score)
    Star Fantasy (score)
    This was written during the season of Tanabata, a star festival beginning on the evening of 7/7, celebrating the joining of the deities Orihime and Hikoboshi - represented by the stars Vega and Altair. The theme naturally required stars. It is basically variations on Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star . The famous melodies of Tanabatasama (Japanese children’s folk song) and Jupiter are... This was written during the season of Tanabata, a star festival beginning o...   
  • Studio Ghibli's Anime March Medley (Score)
    Studio Ghibli's Anime March Medley (Score)
    Joyful Parade was originally written for the opening ceremony processional at the 47th National Sports Festival of Japan. It is a medley of anime selections including My Neighbor Totoro, Laputa: Castle in the Sky and Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind. Instrumentation Picc. Fl.1&2 Ob.(opt.) Bsn.(opt.) EbCl. BbCl.1,2&3 B.Cl. A.Sax.1&2 T.Sax. B.Sax.Trp.1,2&3 Hrn.1&2... Joyful Parade was originally written for the opening ceremony processional a...  
  • Tears of Red Poppies (Score)
    Tears of Red Poppies (Score)
    The “Jeju International Wind Ensemble Festival” is held annually each August on Jeju Island, Korea. This work was commissioned by the Jeju International Wind Ensemble Festival Organizing Committee, and was composed in 2012 as a required piece for the “U-13 Band Contest” which is a part of the festival. As the subtitle indicates, the subject is a famous folksong from Jeju... The “Jeju International Wind Ensemble Festival” is held annuall...   
  • Three Susato Dances (score)
    Three Susato Dances (score)
    Tielman Susato was a Renaissance period composer and performer. I arranged three of his publications, "La mourisque," "Mille ducas en vostre bource," and "La bataille" to be suitable for young band. The percussion have repeated quarter and eighth notes. In Susato's time, drums and tambourine were essential colors. Even where the score and parts indicate only one... Tielman Susato was a Renaissance period composer and performer. I arranged ...   
  • Verdi Opera Fantasy for Wind Band (score)
    Verdi Opera Fantasy for Wind Band (score)
       This was written to celebrate 200th birth year of the opera king, Giuseppe Verdi (1813-1901).    I selected melodies from three famous operas: Triumphal March from Aida , Anvil Chorus from Il Trovatore , Gypsy Chorus and Prelude from La traviata , and again Triumphal March . I arranged it for young bands while preserving the feel of original. It is a good piece for musical...    This was written to celebrate 200th birth year of the opera ki...