Elementary Band Literature

Winds of a New Day on Youtube!

Winds of a New Day on Youtube!

My thanks to Edward Petersen and the Washington Winds for sharing a behind the scenes look at the Barnhouse Recording sessions for 2012. The group is performing “Winds of a New Day”, a concert opener at the grade 1.5 level for the Rising Band Series at Barnhouse. A full recording and score image can be found at the Barnhouse website. This works very well for a younger group, and I am proud to have it included in the Barnhouse...

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Composition List and QR Codes

Composition List and QR Codes

Dr. Joesph Pisano and I had a great chat a few weeks ago about expanding technologies that are becoming more “user friendly”. One such item that has wonderful possibilities for the performing arts are QR Codes. I was pleasantly surprised earlier today when I visited Mustech.net that Dr. Pisano had just published a great article on QR Codes for music educators. I had bounced the idea about a list of compositions with QR Codes. My goal...

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New Music for 2012-13

New Music for 2012-13

A new year brings new opportunities to share exciting music with your ensembles. There are plenty of good choices out there among the new literature being published, and I hope you will consider several of these works below for your ensembles. Winds of a New Day (1.5) – An energetic concert opener suitable for an elementary band. It is listed at the Grade 1.5 level, but is certainly within reach of an Elementary Band by the end of their...

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New Music up at C.L. Barnhouse

I am pleased to announce that three new works are now up and available from C.L. Barnhouse. If you visit the site you can check out a score image while listening to the recording by the Washington Winds. The pieces are listed below with approximate grade level in parentheses. Please let me know your thoughts on this music, and I hope one of them can be of use to your ensembles. As always, thank you for your support! Winds of a New Day (1.5)...

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New recordings!

I am pleased to announce that new recordings have been added to the composition page. Coming in the summer of 2012 from the FJH Music Company, Jubilant Flourishes will be available for High School Concert Band and The Last Stagecoach Heist will be available for Jr. High Concert Band. I am also pleased to announce the following pieces will be available from C.L. Barnhouse: Dream Chaser (A New Day Has Begun) for High School Concert Band (Grade 3),...

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Siege of the Dark Castle

Now available at C.L. Barnhouse, check out Siege of the Dark Castle from the Rising Band Series. It is programmatic work with a 3 part fugue that was commissioned by the East Stroudsburg North 5th Grade Band. Lots of good choices out there I know, but consider this piece in your music selections next year!

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