Concert & Young Band
The opening movement from the Holst First Suite is now available in the Build-A-Band format. This work is contrapuntal in nature and teaches the importance of independent playing. The flashy 16th note runs are scored for the mallets and snare drum, bringing the technical challenges within your students’ abilities. A perfect selection to make your small band with limited instrumentation sound great! Optional parts for guitar, piano, bass and percussion fill out the band. Choose the best classic contest literature for your students!
An outstanding arrangement for the Barnhouse Build-A-Band Series that includes the carol favorites Hark The Herald Angels Sing, Silent Night and Angels We Have Heard On High. A Christmas Trilogy is wonderful programming for bands with very reduced instrumentation.
Fantasia on the Dargason (from Second Suite in F, Mvt. IV)
Playable with any instrumentation as long as you have the four main parts covered by the instrument of your choice. The arrangement includes optional piano, guitar, mallet percussion and percussion parts. A true classic!.
This classic spicy Spanish theme is an excellent rhythmic contrast piece that is familiar to all. Teaching concepts include chromatic scales, melody vs. accompaniment playing, and extreme dynamics. All players get to play melody. Cues are written throughout for easy adaptation for all size bands. Optional parts for guitar, piano, bass and percussion will round out the sound of your band. Give your students exposure to this great Romantic melody.
Probably one of the best known pieces of music in the history of the world, this version allows very small groups to perform it and sound terrific. Pitched in Bb, it closely follows the original and is playable with any instrumentation. Includes optional piano, guitar, and percussion parts. Perfect for any Christmas or holiday concert!
Hornpipe from the Water Music
One of the most memorable themes in all of classical music history is captured in this new arrangement. Will sound great with very small group and unusual instrumentations and includes optional guitar, piano and percussion parts which can further enhance the sound.
Hungarian Dance #5
The unique sounds of this popular classic are transformed into a very useful selection for groups with small or unusual instrumentations. Optional parts are included for Piano/Keyboard, Strings, Guitar, Mallet Keyboards and Percussion that can add to the charm of the performance when used. The many tempo and style changes from the original make this a wonderful teaching tool.
Gustav Holst’s “First Suite in Eb For Military Band” is universally considered a band masterwork. This “Build-A-Band” edition places it within reach of those bands with severely limited or awkward instrumentation, making it the perfect selection for your small band with good players to sound great! This fast middle movement from the suite teaches young musicians to articulate contrasting staccato and legato passages. Optional parts for guitar, piano, bass and percussion can fill some missing holes in the band.
March from the First Suite in Eb
The final movement from the Holst First Suite has been arranged in the Build-A-Band format by Scott Stanton, making this timeless band classic accessible to small or limited instrumentation ensembles. A top-notch selection for contest, festival or concert performance. Great music!
March (from Second Suite in F, Mvt I)
One of the most famous British band compositions. now adapted for the Barnhouse Build-A-Band Series by Scott Stanton. Playable by any instrumentation as long as the four basic parts are covered, this wonderful arrangement will make any very small band sound very impressive!
National Anthems - Canada, United Kingdom, France
Take your musicians on a cultural exchange trip to Canada, France and the United Kingdom! You can play any of these three national anthems individually, or pair them with the Star Spangled Banner (available separately in Build-A-Band format) as an opening “travel-log” at your next concert. Lots of ways to teach across the curriculum with these easy, great sounding arrangements meant for smaller bands with limited instrumentation.
Ode to Joy
Your band will sound BIG on this setting of “Ode To Joy” scored especially for bands with limited or unbalanced instrumentation. As conductor, you get to create a unique band sound using the strengths of your instrumentation and following the suggested flexible interplay between sections. All players will appreciate that they get to share the melodic spotlight. Optional parts for guitar, piano, bass and percussion can be utilized to fill in the band using the Build-A-Band format. This flexible system of scoring really works! A good choice for a massed band of elementary, middle and high school musicians.
A Patriotic Treasure
An outstanding choice for any group with very limited instrumentation, this arrangement includes America, America the Beautiful and The Star Spangled Banner. It is playable with virtually any instrumentation and also includes optional parts for Mallets, Guitar, Keyboards, Strings, and Percussion. All three pieces can be performed separately if desired and it will provide an impressive sound even with very small groups.
Pomp and Circumstance
Now even very small bands or bands with severe instrumentation issues can give an inspiring performance of this classic piece for any graduation ceremony. Includes several options for repeats so that you can make it just the right length for any situation. Guaranteed to sound great as long as you have the four basic parts covered, and also includes optional percussion and keyboard parts that can enhance it even further.
Jean-Joseph Mouret's famous baroque classic has now been made playable by very small bands. This classic music will come alive as long has you have the four essential parts covered. Optional percussion, guitar and keyboard parts can add to the overall effect. Best known as the theme for "Masterpiece Theatre", it is sure to be a favorite of students and audiences alike.
A beautiful setting of this famous melody! It begins with a solo or soli for any instrument(s), then flows in and out of various textures, building to a dramatic finale. Very effective in helping smaller bands sound full and mature. An excellent choice to help develop blend, balance, intonation, and lyrical playing. An excellent contest selection, or perfect as a daily warm-up. Your students will ask to play Shenandoah every day!
Songs from the Second Suite
An outstanding new addition that includes the Song Without Words and Song of the Blacksmith movements from this famous suite. Can be combined with the earlier arrangement of the March movement the same suite to make a wonderful program for concert and contest performances. Now even the smallest bands can successfully perform this great work which is such a staple of the concert band repertoire.
The Star Spangled Banner
This arrangement of The Star Spangled Banner is guaranteed to perform for any possible instrumentation, so long as all four parts are covered. The Build-a-Band format includes parts for virtually any possible instrument, and will provide any ensemble the opportunity to sound full.
Symphony No. 40
One of Mozart best known themes arranged for very small bands, and those with severe instrumentation problems. Will sound great as long has you have the four parts covered and optional guitar, percussion and keyboard parts can add to the overall effect. All students should be exposed to the great masters and this publication helps makes that possible!
Symphony No. 5 in C Minor
One of Beethoven's best known themes arranged for very small bands, and those with severe instrumentation problems. Will sound great as long has you have the four parts covered and optional guitar, percussion and keyboard parts can add to the overall effect. All students should be exposed to the great masters and this publication helps makes that possible!
One of Sousa most popular marches has been arranged in a manner which sounds wonderful even with very small ensembles. It's playable with any instrumentation as long as the four basic parts are covered, and optional percussion parts add to the authentic sound of this great march classic!
The Water is Wide
This famous melody, arranged for the “Build-A-Band” series, is now accessible to bands of virtually any instrumentation. Every instrument has the opportunity to share in the melody, and it is carefully scored to help even the smallest bands sound full and mature. The melody is presented first for a solo instrument, and then leads with a dramatic modulation to a glorious final chorus. Provides many teaching opportunities, and carefully designed to ensure maximum musicality.
We Gather Together
The famous Dutch hymn “We Gather Together” is scored for small bands with limited instrumentation, but will sound great with bands of all sizes! Dedicated to the Frontline Responders and Essential Workers who keep us safe, this is the perfect “welcome back” piece for both the band and your returning audience. With “Build-A-Band scoring, you get to create unique sounds using the strengths of your instrumentation, and by following the suggested flexible interplay between sections. This beautiful arrangement includes optional vocal parts for performers and/or audience. Piano, bass, guitar and percussion can strengthen your sound as well. Flexible works wonders, and it’s perfect for distance learning situations!
Wild Horse Canyon
Wild Horse Canyon is wonderful program music for very small bands suggesting the imagery of wild horses roaming free in the Red Rock canyons of Utah. Playable by any instrumentation as long as the four basic yet very interesting parts are covered. Perfect for any concert or festival performance!
William Tell Overture (Finale)
One of the most popular classical themes of all times has been skillfully arranged by Scott Stanton. Playable with almost any instrumentation providing you have instruments playing each of the four main parts. Also includes optional parts for Mallets, Keyboards, Strings, Guitar, and Percussion and will provide a big solid sound even with just a very small group.