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Fantasy On An Early American Marching Tu
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Title: Fantasy On An Early American Marching Tu


Voicing/Format: Concert Band
Publisher: Alfred Publishing Co Inc
Composer: Sheldon, Robert
Catalog #: 29462
Grade: 2.5
Series: Young Symphonic Price: $58.00

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** Stanton's Staff Selection - 2008 **Keys: Eb, Ab - Meters: 2/4, 3/4, 4/4Rhythms: dotted rhythms, various 8th & 16th note patterns, entering on the 'and' of the beatTeaching Concepts: articulation, tempo changes, melodic variation, dynamics, scale patterns
Here is a fantastic piece based on the traditional fife and drum tune The Girl I Left Behind Me.  Popular during the French and Indian War and the American Revolution, this familiar tune provides the source material for the other melodies in the piece.  Opening in a straightforward setting, moving to a lyrical B-section (with trumpet solo), and finishing with a climactic overlapping of themes similar to the writing of Gustav Holst, this work is sure to be a winner for concert and adjudication programming.
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