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." Scored with the option to play with the band arrangement.
“Carillon” is a well-known piece from the L'Arlesienne Suite for Grade 1 String Orchestra with band is suitable for concert or festival. As few notes are utilized with the base goal of 6 notes for each part.
Based on a traditional Shaker tune not heard very often, "Come to Zion" is primarily written for the middle school to early high school orchestra with the option to play with the band arrangement. The more popular "Simple Gifts" is utilized in the "B" section of this piece as well as in the end. Scored with the option to play with the band arrangement.
"Cordeiro de Deus" (Lamb of God) is based on the Lutheran hymn of the same name. What gives it the Spanish name is the secondary theme which is an original melody based on the Spanish name Diana. Scored with the option to play with the band arrangement.
"Croix Mereveilluse" (Wonderous Cross) is an interesteing setting of an original melody as a variation of the hymn "When I Survey the Wonderous Cross" which is introduced in the middle of the piece as a secondary theme. Scored with the option to play with the band arrangement.
“El Grillo is one of the many Motets produced by this prolific composer of the 16th century. During the 16th century, Josquin gradually acquired the reputation as the greatest composer of the age, his mastery of technique and expression universally imitated and admired. The staccato sections portray “the Cricket.”
An adaptation of the introduction of the 5th piano concerto of Beethoven, this piece has interesting elements such as a familiar "Das Rheingold" beginning. The piece will prepare in relatively short time. An interesting note that it is believed that this was the last piece composed by Beethoven be for he lost his hearing.