Concert Band-Beginning


Level one compositions are written so that your first year band can play them. The holiday titles are written so that players who have been playing for 4 months can play them. Many Level 1 compositions utilize only 8 notes from concert “A” at the bottom to
concert “Ab” at the top. As with all of our compositions, we try to challenge all the sections of the band to keep them interested. We pay particular attention to the percussion and lower brass sections. To hear the music for yourself, select the music player next to the book title.


AndtheTrumpetsSound

#10006 | And The Trumpets Sound / 35.00 And the Trumpets Sound

(Easy version) An original march composed by Bob Turner for younger concert bands. This march starts with a fanfare in the trumpets and doubled by the clarinets.  It features a driving beat in the percussion section and the lower brass adds to this driving feeling.  This level one piece is too difficult for the Fall Concert but should be able to be played at the Spring Concert.

And The Trumpets Sound–SCORE / 8.00 ea.

Extra Score for the Level 1 Version


BeethovenRocks

#10024 | Beethoven Rocks / 35.00 Beethoven Rocks

This seven note beginner band rock chart is based on “Ode to Joy” which was originally composed by Ludwig Van Beethoven in 1824 as the finale to his 9th Symphony, also known as the “Choral Symphony”. The percussion section keeps this chart driving forward with fills and kicks to cue the band’s entrances. A great composition for your beginner band. An optional drum set part is also included.

Beethoven Rocks–SCORE / 6.00 ea.

Extra Score for this Level 1 composition.


BubbleGumStomp

#10026 | Bubble Gum Stomp / 35.00 Bubble Gum Stomp

This eight note beginner band composition is written as a 1960’s rock tune complete with the I, vi, ii, V7 progression that makes this tune “neato”. It may sound a little L-7 now but your kids will love this chart. Optional String Bass and Drum Set parts are included for added authenticity.

Bubble Gum Stomp–SCORE / 6.00 ea.

Extra Score for this 8 note beginner band composition.

 


ChristmasChaCha

#10012 | Christmas Cha Cha / 35.00 Christmas Cha Cha

Arranged by Bob Turner. “O Tannenbaum” is the basis of this latin Christmas carol. Claves, Timbales and Maracas are used to create the backdrop for this unusual version of “O Christmas Tree”.

Christmas Cha Cha–SCORE / 6.00 ea.

Extra Score for this 8 note composition.

 


ClipClopClap

#10001 | Clip Clop Clap / 35.00 Clip Clop Clap Live

This Bob Turner composition feels and sounds like it came straight from Russia, hence the nickname “Russian Sleigh Ride”. Written in C minor, this piece has a modal quality with a Christmas concert feel. There is a slightly slower section in the middle which features the lower brass playing the “Russian Work Song”. The band quickly returns to the original melody. The percussion section will enjoy playing the temple blocks.

Clip Clop Clap–SCORE / 6.00 ea.

Extra Score for this 8 note composition.


DanceL1

#10016 | Dance of the Seven Veils / 35.00 Dance of the Seven Veils L1 Live

Bob Turner was so taken with this modal melody that he decided to write an expanded Level 4 version of this interesting original composition. There are six individual percussion parts utilized in this composition which includes triangle, tambourine, timpani, xylophone, bells and snare drum. Your timpani player will have the opportunity to negotiate all four timpani. There is an interesting section in the middle of the piece which features the percussion section playing by themselves.

Dance of the Seven Veils Level 1 –SCORE / 6.00

Extra Score for this Level 1, 8 note composition.


ForwardMarch

#10005 | Forward March / 35.00 Forward March Live

This level one march by Bob Turner is written at 144 beats a minute but feels like a slow march of 72. He’s used tempo to create the slow march feel but keep it easy enough for a young band to play at it’s first concert. Don’t forget, there’s an actual trio with the key change and everything. This is also a great way to introduce cut time to your beginning band. You could easily switch from 144 to 72 when your arm gets tired!

Forward March–SCORE / 6.00 ea.

Extra Score for this 8 note composition.


JingleBells

#10004 | Jingle Bells / 35.00 Jingle Bells

Jingle Bells… again? What first Christmas concert is complete without Jingle Bells? This Bob Turner arrangement features a back beat feel and a lower brass feature. There is an interesting change of pace in the middle without changing the tempo. Temple blocks, triangle, snare drum and bass drum provide the drive that keeps this piece moving!

Jingle Bells–SCORE / 6.00 ea.

Extra Score for this 8 note composition.


Joytotheworld

#10003 | Joy to the World / 35.00 Joy To The World

Arranged by Bob Turner this Fanfare would be perfect as an opening number in your first Christmas program. It does get tricky with a few easy time changes and an accelerando at the beginning and at the end. This piece will keep the whole band on it’s toes.

Joy to the World–SCORE / 6.00 ea.

Extra Score for this 8 note composition.

 


Mysteriously

#10013 | Mysteriously Mysterious / 35.00 Mysteriously Mysterious Live

Ominous, foreboding and mysterious all describe this original composition by Bob Turner. The ostinato timpani part adds to the suspense and drives through to the end. The trumpets will have fun trying out their straight mutes. There is one tempo change in the middle which is twice as fast as the beginning tempo.

Mysteriously Mysterious–SCORE / 6.00 ea.

Extra Score for this 8 note composition.

 


RocknRollBlues

#10014 | Rock ‘n Roll Blues / 35.00 Rock n Roll Blues Live

OUR #1 SELLER!! Brand new optional DRUM SET and STRING BASS parts have been added for authenticity and another option for the band director. Composed by Bob Turner, this 12 bar blues chart really gets the percussion section going. Snare drum, bass drum, hi-hat and tambourine create the rock ‘n’ roll beat for this rockin’ chart. Complete with rhythm break and a quasi solo section featuring the trumpets and clarinets. There are actual fills written in the snare drum part to give the band it’s “kicks”. It sounds just like a “Rock Band”!!

Rock ‘n Roll Blues–SCORE / 6.00 ea.

Extra Score for this 8 note composition.


RockinwiththeKing

#10002 | Rockin with the King / 35.00 Rockin with the King Live

Brand new optional DRUM SET and STRING BASS parts have been added for authenticity and another option for the band director. Another rock ‘n’ roll extravaganza arranged by Bob Turner. This arrangement is based on the Christmas Carol “Good King Wenceslas” and features the percussion section playing a rock style beat utilizing snare drum, bass drum, closed hi-hat and sleigh bells. The lower brass fills in for the walking string bass and really has it’s work cut out for them. Watch out for the blues section in the middle complete with rhythm breaks.

Rockin’ with the King–SCORE / 6.00 ea.

Extra Score for this 8 note composition.


Triumph

#10025 | Triumph and Glory / 35.00 Triumph and Glory

This seven note beginner band Fanfare and March is a great opener for your next beginner band concert. The range is from concert “A” at the bottom to concert “G” at the top. It’ll take five percussionists to handle this march.

Triumph and Glory–SCORE / 6.00 ea.

Extra Score for this Seven Note Beginner Band composition.


Uponthehousetop

#10011 | Up On the Housetop / 35.00 Up on the Housetop

Arranged by Bob Turner. A classic tale of eight tiny reindeer on the roof of a house. This arrangement of the famous Christmas Carol starts with an eight bar fanfare but quickly moves to the melody with a back beat feel. The lower brass takes the tune for a while. When we get to the second time around the melody has a more mellow tone to it. Then we return to the top for the finale! Your timpani player will get a chance to try out his rolling technique.

Up on the Housetop–SCORE / 6.00 ea.

Extra Score for this 8 note composition.


WishYouFunkyChristmas

#10027 | We Wish You a Funky Christmas / 40.00 We Wish You a Funky Christmas

This Funky arrangement of We Wish You a Merry Christmas conducted at 184 beats per minute but feels like a funk chart at 92. The percussion section parts are written so that your beginning band can get the feel of funk but still be playable. There is an optional drum set part included. The cowbell player can ad-lib his part to make it feel even funkier!!

We Wish You a Funky Christmas–SCORE / 6.00 ea.

Extra Score for this 8 note composition.