Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart's Ave verum corpus in D major (K. 618) was written for Anton Stoll (a friend of his and Joseph Haydn's) who was musical coordinator in the parish of Baden bei Wien, near Vienna. This setting of the Ave verum corpus text was composed to celebrate the feast of Corpus Christi and the autograph is dated 17 June 1791.
“Barcarolle” is a well-known melody from the opera, “Tales of Hoffman,” for grade 0.5 band suitable for concert or festival. As few notes as possible are utilized with the base goal of 6 notes for each part. The Clarinets do not go over the break.
“Beauty and the Beast” is the forth movement of the “Mother Goose Suite.” This movement, often called “Conversation with the Beauty and the Beast,” Is very challenging because it is slow, the tonalities, accidentals, and the lead instruments, particularly in the “Beast” motif, have challenging parts.
This powerful adaptation by Dr. Garcia is taken from the 6th movement of the "All Night Vigil" by Sergei Rachmaninoff and was composed in 1915. It was one of the first collections banned by the new government of Communist Russia. The translation of the title is "Rejoice, oh Blessed Virgin."
“Carillon” is a well-known piece from the L'Arlesienne Suite for grade 0.5 band suitable for concert or festival. As few notes are utilized with the base goal of 6 notes for each part. The Clarinets do not go over the break.
Based on a traditional Shaker tune not heard very often, "Come to Zion" is primarily written for the middle school to early high school band. The more popular "Simple Gifts" is utilized in the "B" section of this piece as well as in the end.