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NEW Disney Brass Quintets

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Meet the Stanton’s Team – Jennifer F.

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Were you there? The 2015 New Band Music Reading Clinic Recap

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Title: Rain

Voicing/Format: Concert Band
Publisher: Fjh Music Company, Inc.
Composer: Balmages, Brian
Catalog #: B1357
Grade: 2.5
Series: Young Band Price: $45.00

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** Stanton's Staff Selection - 2008 **
Key: Bb - Meters: mixed 4/4, 3/4
Rhythms: basic 8th note patterns, 8th-2 16th note pattern, sustained/tied note values
Teaching Concepts: dynamics, tempo shifts, mixed meter, expression 

Wonderfully textured, full of swells and crescendos, and very expressive, this phenomenal work by Brian Balmages is emblematic of soft rainfall with distant rolling thunder and the resulting variety of emotions felt. The harmonic voicings, dynamics and mixed meter resulting in slightly odd phrases are stunning. Develop expressiveness within your band and captivate your audience with this powerful work for young band.
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