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NEW: Bastien’s New Traditions, All In One Piano Course

Jane Bastien and her two daughters, Lisa and Lori, have written a new piano method called “New Traditions.” Written… read more

September 27th

Traditions & Fun: Great New Christmas Arrangements for Young Band

by Ken Tilger – Band Education Specialist – Each year in previewing the new band releases, we keep an ear out… read more

September 29th

Is It Halloween, Already?????

recommended by Barb M., Keyboard and Folk Music Specialist No, it isn’t Halloween, already. It’s just that we musicians… read more

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Title: Horkstow Grange


Voicing/Format: Concert Band
Publisher: Hal Leonard Publishing Corp
Composer: Grainger, Percy
Arranger: Sweeney, Michael
Catalog #: 04002679
Grade: 2
Series: Musicworks Price: $55.00

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** Stanton's Staff Selection - 2008 **
Key: Bb - Meters: 2/4, 4/4, 5/4Rhythms: dotted 8th-16th pattern, 2-beat 8th note triplets, dotted quarter-2 16th note patternTeaching Concepts: mixed meter, tempo changes, phrasing, dynamics, accidentals
Looking for a challenge for your second year band?  The elongated phrasing, expressiveness, 2-beat triplet rhythms, and mixed meters will push your students to the next level.  Michael Sweeney has done a masterful job of arranging this gorgeous movement from Percy Grainger's Lincolnshire Posy for young bands.  Besides changing the key from Db to the more accessible Bb and rewriting the 3/2 measures to combinations of 4/4 and 2/4, Sweeney has kept the original phrasing, dynamics, tonal colors, and character of the original.  Introduce your students to classic band repertoire and the music of Percy Grainger with this fabulous arrangement!  
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