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This past summer, I was fortunate enough to play a pre-publication version of "Amen!" with Ticheli on the podium. The story behind the piece is extremely important to him, as it is dedicated to a dear friend, and he told it with a joy and exuberance that carried through into the composition. This is a delightful and accessible piece for young band, and our copy has already arrived and been programmed for our winter concert.

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The story behind the piece is extremely important to him, as it is dedicated to a dear friend, and he told it with a joy and exuberance that carried through into the composition

 

I'd love to see the program notes, would you mind posting them?

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FAVORITES!

 

Masquerade for Band : Persichetti

Molly on the Shore : Grainger

Godzilla Eats Las Vegas

Ghost Train

Lux Arumqe

American Elegy : Tichelli

Armenian Dances

First Suite : Reed

Scherezade

Flight of the Bumblebee : Rimsky-Korsakov

Russian Sailors Dance

Country Music

1st and 2nd Suites

The Planets Suite : Holst

Candide Suite : Bernstein

Russlan and Ludmilla

Fanfare from La Peri

Motzart's Horn and Clarinet Concertos

Dvorak's Cello concertos

the Fripperies : Lowell Shaw

Harrison's Dream

Konzertstuk for 4 Horns : Schumann

Morceau de Concert : Saint-Saens

Pavane for Horn : Ravel

And anything from John Williams.

Plus a TON more!

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Robert Sheldon came and visited our school today. Great guy, I really like his music too. Althought most if it is like Grade 3 or 4.

 

Have any of you guys heard John Williams soundtrack for Memoirs of a Geisha? It is soo good! Yea its for strings not winds but still great! And the fact that yo yo ma is in it makes it even better.

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Robert Sheldon came and visited our school today. Great guy, I really like his music too. Althought most if it is like Grade 3 or 4.

 

Have any of you guys heard John Williams soundtrack for Memoirs of a Geisha? It is soo good! Yea its for strings not winds but still great! And the fact that yo yo ma is in it makes it even better.

LOVE ROBERT SHELDON!

He visited West a lot because he lives like right down the street lol

Apparently he just finished writing a Grade 5 that one of the all state bands will be playing

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Ah.......

Lets see,

Equus-Whitacre

Lux Aurumque-Whitacre

October...guess who!?

Ghost Train Triptych....MORE WHITACRE

 

Okay....moving on.

Armenian Dances,

Mother Earth-Maslanka

Morning Star-Maslanka (although we never actually played it all)

El Camino Real-Reed

Prancing Dragons and Running Tigers (done as a marching arrangement...but still awesome)

Symphonic Poem Dance No. 3, "Fiesta"

Into the Joy of Spring

Pines of Rome

 

 

That's about as exhaustive as I can get.....this could be never ending.

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A pretty scattered list of random things...

 

Rhapsody in Blue - George Gershwin...my all-time favorite piece ever

Symphony No. 9, "From The New World" - Antonin Dvorak

Moonlight Sonata - Beethoven

Equus - Eric Whitacre

Lux Aurumque - Eric Whitacre

Armenian Dances, Part One - Alfred Reed

Elegy for a Young American - Ronald LoPresti

Allerseelen - Richard Strauss

Ave Maria - Biebl

Liturgical Dances - David Holsinger

Russian Sailor's Dance - Reinhold Gliere

Irish Tune From County Derry - Percy Grainger

Big My Secret - Michael Nyman

Miranda - Michael Nyman

Pruit Igoe - Philip Glass

Music for 18 Musicians - Steve Reich

Phrygian Gates - John Adams

Vocalise - Sergei Rachmaninoff

Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini - Sergei Rachmaninoff

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Shadow Mountain..Frank Erickson

Blue Ridge Saga....James Swearingen

Light Enternal.......James Swearingen

English Suite.........Clare Grundmen

I love The Light Eternal!!! We played it when I was in 8th grade. I got to play the brake drum solo! :lol:

 

 

If there was one thing I could play, I would definitely pick Reflections of Earth

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Adagio For Strings- Samuel Barber

Symphony No. 1- Samuel Barber

Scythian Suite- Sergei Prokofiev

Symphony No. 5- Sergei Prokofiev

Armenian Dances Part 1- Alfred Reed

El Camino Real- Alfred Reed

Praise Jerusalem!- Alfred Reed

The Canyon- Philip Glass

The Light- Phillip Glass

Eight Lines- Steve Reich

Music for Winds, Strings, and Keyboard- Steve Reich

Concerto for Alto Saxophone- David Maslanka

Symphony No. 4- David Maslanka

Symphony No. 8- David Maslanka

Give Us This Day- David Maslanka

Unending Stream of Life- David Maslanka

Child's Garden of Dreams- David Maslanka

Symphony in Bb- Paul Hindemith

Symphonic Metamorphosis on Themes of Weber- Paul Hindemith

Masquerade for Band- Vincent Persichetti

Pageant- Vincent Persichetti

Dance Movements- Phillip Sparke

 

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Robert Sheldon came and visited our school today. Great guy, I really like his music too. Althought most if it is like Grade 3 or 4.

 

Have any of you guys heard John Williams soundtrack for Memoirs of a Geisha? It is soo good! Yea its for strings not winds but still great! And the fact that yo yo ma is in it makes it even better.

LOVE ROBERT SHELDON!

He visited West a lot because he lives like right down the street lol

Apparently he just finished writing a Grade 5 that one of the all state bands will be playing

What songs did you play by him?

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Robert Sheldon came and visited our school today. Great guy, I really like his music too. Althought most if it is like Grade 3 or 4.

 

Have any of you guys heard John Williams soundtrack for Memoirs of a Geisha? It is soo good! Yea its for strings not winds but still great! And the fact that yo yo ma is in it makes it even better.

LOVE ROBERT SHELDON!

He visited West a lot because he lives like right down the street lol

Apparently he just finished writing a Grade 5 that one of the all state bands will be playing

What songs did you play by him?
I personally have played Metroplex in marching band my freshman year; Longford Legend, Integrity, The Message on the Rock in Symphonic Winds, Graduation Band, and freshman band respectively

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What songs did you play by him?
I personally have played Metroplex in marching band my freshman year; Longford Legend, Integrity, The Message on the Rock in Symphonic Winds, Graduation Band, and freshman band respectively
Ah Nice.

I personally played Choreography as a mass band with all the concert band memebers. I also played Flight of the Piasa.

 

I got to hear Chiaroscuro: Symphonic Dances in Shades of Darkness and Light which is a Grade 5 by him. Cool Piece. I would see a marching band show done from that.

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I got to hear Chiaroscuro: Symphonic Dances in Shades of Darkness and Light which is a Grade 5 by him. Cool Piece. I would see a marching band show done from that.
Capital Regiment Drum Corps did it in 2005, placing 15th.

 

I think I have an mp3 sitting somewhere, unless I deleted it...

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Vesusvis- Ticheli

Lots of other stuff by him, that's just my fav

 

An American Civil War Fantasy- Jerry Bilik

VERY GOOD-check it out...it's actually a brass-only arrangement

Love Vesuvius. Played it in All-State band last year. Very fun.

We also played this piece, Geometric Dances by Roger Cichy that I really liked as well. Almost forgot that one.

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Oops. I'm a little late haha. Some favorites I have played before are

 

symphonies of gaia- Joyce . *my fav.* :)

yosemite autumn-

Jupiter- holst

symphony in Bb-hindemith

 

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