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  1. BIG APPLE March, The

    Composer: Valenti, Michael
    Instrumentation: Wind Band
    Genre: Contemporary, March
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    As low as $100.00

  2. Christmas Sing Along

    Composer: Various Arranger: Buckley, Lewis
    Instrumentation: Wind Band
    Genre: Christmas
    Deck the Halls; Joy to the World; Jingle Bells Hark!; The Herald Angels Sing; We Wish You a Merry Christmas Learn More

    From $75.00

    To $150.00

  3. Danza Barbarica

    Composer: Myers, David
    Instrumentation: Wind Band
    Genre: Contemporary
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    As low as $80.00

  4. Echoes of Tilden

    Composer: Denham, Robert
    Instrumentation: Wind Band
    Genre: Contemporary
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    As low as $140.00

  5. Green Mountain Tapestry

    Composer: Myers, David
    Instrumentation: Wind Band
    Genre: Contemporary
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    As low as $90.00

  6. Gregory Blues

    Composer: Denham, Robert
    Instrumentation: Wind Band
    Genre: Contemporary
    Winner of the "The American Prize in Composition, 2017-18—band division" Learn More

    As low as $120.00

  7. Hot Cross Buns Suite

    Composer: York, Barbara
    Instrumentation: Wind Band
    Genre: Contemporary

    This is a perfect piece for any High School band and every audience member will know the tune it is based on: Hot Cross Buns

    It is set in three movements:

    1. Introduction and Processional, "The Buns Are Made!"

    2. One a Penny, Two a Penny

    3. Give Them to Your Daughters

     

    Program Notes for “Fantasy Suite on “Hot Cross Buns’”

    The common nursery rhyme, “Hot Cross Buns,” refers to a sweet, spiced roll topped with a cross, made and sold at Easter.  Breads such as these have a long history and carry religious, and sometimes controversial, significance.  At one troubled point in English history, crossed buns were considered dangerous because of their association with one or another religious group.  The law suppressed their sale, limiting it only to specific holidays. 

    The rhyme and song is the call of a baker marketing his wares: 

                Hot cross buns!

                Hot cross buns!

                One a penny, two a penny,

                Hot cross buns!

                If you have no daughters,

                Give them to your sons.

                One a penny, two a penny,

                Hot cross buns!

    In spite of the simple melody and words, there is an underlying air of desperation.  The baker has created a perishable product that must be sold within a limited time.  He anxiously peddles his product from street to street.  Bearing on this man’s dilemma are the larger issues of ancient customs, religious meaning, and sectarian conflict.  “Hot Cross Buns,” a seemingly straightforward piece, is charged with powerful human and historic issues; of course, most nursery rhymes are.

    The musical significance for me as a band director is that “Hot Cross Buns” is usually the first actual piece of music that beginners play.  Prior to this, they produce unrelated pitches in routine exercises.  When we get to Hot Cross Buns, suddenly the connection from one note to the next makes sense.  Order emerges out of chaos and the light bulbs come on.  The excitement at that golden moment is almost uncontainable!  No matter what amazing musical accomplishments may follow, “Hot Cross Buns” is fondly remembered as the first, decisive music-making moment.

    In “Fantasy Suite on ‘Hot Cross Buns,’” Barbara York has created an advanced, serious work in four movements describing different moods inspired by the baker’s story.  It also reflects our story as musicians recalling the first exciting days with our instruments, followed by years filled with the joy of music.  It is my hope that performers and listeners alike will find inspiration in Barbara York’s refreshing treatment of my favorite song.

    --John Cisetti (Louisburg School District)

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    As low as $90.00

  8. Mills of New England, The

    Composer: Pardus, William
    Instrumentation: Wind Band
    Genre: Contemporary
    $85.00
  9. Music For Life

    Composer: Buckley, Lewis
    Instrumentation: Wind Band
    Genre: Contemporary
    Premiere to take place on April 11, 2015 at the Association of Concert Bands Annual Convention in Rancho Cordova, CA. "Music For Life" is dedicated to Tommy Gilbert (honorary President of ACB) Learn More

    From $100.00

    To $200.00

  10. North Country Fanfare

    Composer: Pardus, William
    Instrumentation: Wind Band
    Genre: Contemporary
    $40.00
  11. Prelude and March Humoresque

    Composer: Myers, David
    Instrumentation: Wind Band
    Genre: Contemporary, March
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    As low as $75.00

  12. River of Stars

    Composer: York, Barbara
    Instrumentation: Wind Band
    Genre: Contemporary
    Written in 2019 for the University of Wisconsin Stevens Point bands, Michael S. Butler, director. Dedicated to Donald E. Greene and in celebration of the 125th anniversary of UWSP.

    This piece is not "sweet and twinkly" as one might expect from a piece about "stars". It is about vastness, movement through space, rotation, awe and even at times the calm in the middle of the storm. I used photos of the Milky Way and even Van Gogh's "Starry Night" as my inspiration for this piece. We are past thinking that space and the stars are sweet, twinkly, calm and always beneficent. This is a more contemporary view of our understanding of what we see when we look up at night. Barbara York

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    $95.00
  13. Thump

    Composer: Cottrell, Jeffrey
    Instrumentation: Wind Band
    Genre: Contemporary
    THUMP is a piece for Wind Band that tries to describe that feeling of drive and purpose that one has when fulfilling a difficult task or mission with confidence. Its music is meant to be heroic, and yet you can hear that the hero or heroine has obstacles to overcome. You may hear it as the background music to an army marching to battle they know they can win, or perhaps an overture to a Klingon Opera, as the Star trek fan in me may have imagined sometimes while writing this. Learn More
    $85.00
  14. Variations on a Boboobo Song

    Composer: Myers, David
    Instrumentation: Wind Band
    Genre: Contemporary
    Based on "Ma No Efe Dusi Me", traditional Boboobo Song of Ghana Learn More

    As low as $90.00

  15. With Silent Eyes...Look to the Sea

    Composer: Myers, David
    Instrumentation: Wind Band
    Genre: Contemporary
    Commissioned by the Enosburg Falls High School Band, Enosburg Falls, Vermont Martin McRae, Director Learn More

    As low as $80.00

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