O Canada (multi-level version) - Grade 3 By Calixa Lavallée / Arranged by David Marlatt - Conductor Score & Parts Eighth Note Publication Concert Band Series
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In Stock. This tune is one of the favourite and most often recorded folksongs of the British Isles. The arranger has given the beautiful flowing melody to the flutes with the clarinets and alto saxophones providing interesting and almost wandering accompaniment. Melody flows from the flutes to the trumpets and even to a short duet in the clarinet section. This famous tune offers a new lyric piece for young band on your next concert. Believe Me if All Those Endearing Young Charms would also make a great warmup and tuning piece for bands of any level.
Break Out is conceived in a Boogie Woogie style. This fun piece provides the opportunity to have young bands and . There are short feature solos for trumpet, alto sax and clarinet. This short piece would make a great encore or closer to a concert.
Men of Harlech is a folksong from Wales. It is a stirring and bold march that shows off every section in the band. There are percussion interjections, trumpet fanfares and large dynamic changes. This is a great band tune that develops many important ensemble playing skills. This will prove to be a popular selection with both audiences and members of the band.
Over the years there have been surprisingly few arrangements of the national anthem of Canada. This version is quite unique and will prove to be extremely useful in all kinds of performance situations. This is not an arrangement for only one difficultly level, it is for four! There are four versions found in everyone's part:
Unison - this edition has been transposed into a comfortable range for all players.
Grade 1 1/2 - in this version the melody passes through several sections in a very playable arrangement.
Grade 2 - more complex moving lines are introduced.
Grade 3 - this utilizes fanfares in the trumpets and places more range and technical demands on all players.
All these versions are in the same key and use the same basic harmonies which means they are all completely interchangeable! If you have an excellent trumpet player in your grade 1 1/2 level band, she/he can play the next version up and it will all fit together and sound great! This revolutionary concept means that elementary schools and high schools can own the same set and combine players for a mass band concert. This set of arrangements is ideal for any program no matter what the diversity of talents.