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Forged


FORGED

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Forged


FORGED

SUMMARY

Forged explores the concept of building something strong. Strength, power and confidence in the music combined with the respective and needed intimidating presence of poise of the performers help drive this concept forward. Hammering, striking, and pounding the red-hot metal in the opener gives way to the cooling process during the ballad, followed by the carving and polishing of the metal for the closer to show off its illustrious and illuminating silvery sheen, strong as can be.


REPERTOIRE

Song of the Blacksmith - Gustav Holst
Tempered Steel - Charles Young
Adagio for Tron - Daft Punk
Pictures at an Exhibition - Modest Mussorgsky


Please Note: ALL WORKS MENTIONED ARE COPYRIGHTED BY VARIOUS COPYRIGHT OWNERS, AND WILL REQUIRE LICENSING PRIOR TO THE CREATION OF AN ARRANGEMENT FOR YOUR GROUP.


INFORMATION

CUSTOM ARRANGEMENT
Year Commissioned: 2017
Difficulty: Grade 3/3.5
Duration: 6:45

Commissioned by the Paetow High School Marching Band (TX) - Mr. Greg Redner, Director


$1,500

Winds and Front Ensemble Books


AUDIO


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Impressions: The Art of Van Gogh


IMPRESSIONS: THE ART OF VAN GOGH

Impressions: The Art of Van Gogh


IMPRESSIONS: THE ART OF VAN GOGH

SUMMARY

Impressions: The Art of Van Gogh is inspired by the legacy of the famous artist Vincent Van Gogh. Throughout the entirety of the show, the audience and judges are taken on a journey through Van Gogh's mind as inspiration kicks in and the creative process is ebbing and flowing, though sometimes there are bumps in the road along the way. You begin the show with a haze of an idea in Van Gogh's mind with Aquarium from Carnival of the Animals, and the fragments of his ideas finally come together in A Kaleidoscope of Mathematics. In Fossils, Van Gogh is hard at work painting his masterpiece, and once he is finished with his work, he sits back and admires his progress in The Girl with the Flaxen Hair. But he is not done yet, and he does not know where to go from here, and thus he hits a wall in the percussion feature. But he slowly gets back on track in the Finale from Symphony No. 3 as he finally finishes his masterpiece. There are so many fun and creative visual possibilities that can be adapted to this story and music!


INSTRUMENTATION

 

WINDS
Clarinet in Bb 1, 2
Alto Sax
Tenor Sax

Trumpet in Bb 1, 2
Mellophone
Baritone 1, 2
Tuba

PERCUSSION
Synthesizer 1, 2
Vibraphone 1, 2
Glockenspiel
Marimba 1, 2, 3
Percussion 1, 2

 

REPERTOIRE

Aquarium from Carnival of the Animals - Camille Saint-Saëns
A Kaleidoscope of Mathematics - James Horner
Fossils from Carnival of the Animals - Camille Saint-Saëns
The Girl with the Flaxen Hair - Claude Debussy
Finale from Symphony No. 3 - Camille Saint-Saëns


Please Note: ALL WORKS MENTIONED ARE COPYRIGHTED BY VARIOUS COPYRIGHT OWNERS, AND WILL REQUIRE LICENSING PRIOR TO THE CREATION OF AN ARRANGEMENT FOR YOUR GROUP.


INFORMATION

CUSTOM ARRANGEMENT
Year Commissioned: 2016
Difficulty: Grade 3/3.5
Duration: 7:00

Commissioned by the Vanden High School Marching Band (CA) - Mr. Nicholas Cagle, Director


$1,500

Wind and Front Ensemble books only


AUDIO


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Risen from Darkness


RISEN FROM DARKNESS

Risen from Darkness


RISEN FROM DARKNESS

SUMMARY

Risen from Darkness is a show inspired by Gotham's very own vigilante superhero, with music inspired by and creatively arranged from the themes from Batman (1989), Batman Begins, and The Dark Knight Rises.


INSTRUMENTATION

 

WINDS
Piccolo
Flute
Clarinet in Bb 1, 2
Alto Sax
Tenor Sax
Baritone Sax

Trumpet in Bb 1, 2
Mellophone
Low Brass 1, 2
Tuba

PERCUSSION
Synthesizer
Bells
Vibes
Xylophone
Marimba
Percussion 1, 2

Snareline
Tenorline
5 Bass Drums

 

REPERTOIRE

The Batman Theme - Danny Elfman
Closing Theme from Batman Begins - Hans Zimmer & James Newton Howard
Gotham's Reckoning - Hans Zimmer


Please Note: ALL WORKS MENTIONED ARE COPYRIGHTED BY VARIOUS COPYRIGHT OWNERS, AND WILL REQUIRE LICENSING PRIOR TO THE CREATION OF AN ARRANGEMENT FOR YOUR GROUP.


INFORMATION

CUSTOM ARRANGEMENT
Year Commissioned: 2016
Difficulty: Grade 3
Duration: 7:10

Winds and Front Ensemble composed by Alex Thode
Drumline composed by Joshua Wisswell

Commissioned by the Adel DeSoto Minburn High School Marching Band (IA) - Mr. Russell Braun, Director


$1,750

Drumline Book included

$1,250

Wind and Front Ensemble Books


AUDIO


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Precious Metals


PRECIOUS METALS

Precious Metals


PRECIOUS METALS

SUMMARY

Precious Metals is a show that explores relationships between gold, silver and bronze. This show has endless visual possibilities!

Written for a small band in mind!

NOTE: The commissioning ensemble did not have a full drumline at the time. They had one snare drum and one tenor drum situated in the front ensemble. Unless you are in a similar situation with percussion numbers, I would recommend a third-party drumline writer for a full book!


INSTRUMENTATION

WINDS
Flute
Clarinet 1, 2
Alto Sax
Tenor Sax
Baritone Sax

Trumpet 1, 2
Mellophone
Baritone 1, 2
Tuba

PERCUSSION
Synthesizer
Vibraphone
Glockenspiel
Marimba
Percussion 1, 2
Electric Guitar

Snareline
Tenorline


REPERTOIRE

Thunderstruck - AC/DC
Titanium - David Guetta
Nothing Else Matters - Metallica
Banging and Clanging - Alex Thode
The Song Remains the Same - Led Zeppelin


Please Note: ALL WORKS MENTIONED ARE COPYRIGHTED BY VARIOUS COPYRIGHT OWNERS, AND WILL REQUIRE LICENSING PRIOR TO THE CREATION OF AN ARRANGEMENT FOR YOUR GROUP.


INFORMATION

CUSTOM ARRANGEMENT
Year Commissioned: 2014
Difficulty: Grade 3
Duration: 7:10

Commissioned by the Cudahy High School Marching Band (WI) - Miss Sarah Bruening, Director


$1,250

Winds and Front Ensemble Books;
incomplete Drumline Book included


AUDIO


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Spirits of the Nile


SPIRITS OF THE NILE

Spirits of the Nile


SPIRITS OF THE NILE

SUMMARY

Spirits of the Nile takes you on an Egyptian journey where the Gods come out to play at night. Ride with them. Fly with them. Take an unforgettable journey with the spirits of the Nile.

This fun show was written with a small ensemble in mind, but a larger front ensemble section is strongly preferred.


INSTRUMENTATION

WINDS
Flute
Clarinet in Bb
Alto Sax
Tenor Sax

Trumpet in Bb 1, 2
Mellophone
Baritone 1, 2
Tuba

PERCUSSION
Synthesizer
Vibraphone
Glockenspiel
Marimba 1, 2
Percussion 1, 2, 3, 4, 5

Snareline
Tenorline
4 Bass Drums


REPERTOIRE

Music from The Mummy Returns - Alan Silvestri
End Credits from Stargate SG-1 - Joel Goldsmith
If You're Out There - John Legend
Awakened - Alex Thode


Please Note: ALL WORKS MENTIONED ARE COPYRIGHTED BY VARIOUS COPYRIGHT OWNERS, AND WILL REQUIRE LICENSING PRIOR TO THE CREATION OF AN ARRANGEMENT FOR YOUR GROUP.


INFORMATION

CUSTOM ARRANGEMENT
Year Commissioned: 2013
Difficulty: Grade 3
Duration: 7:20

Commissioned by the Cudahy High School Marching Band (WI) - Ms. Sarah Bruening, Director


$1,750

Drumline Book included

$1,250

Winds and Front Ensemble Books


AUDIO