This novelty piece presents two well-known Sunday School songs, "Jesus Loves Me" and "Deep and Wide" in an interesting battle much like a group of young children try to argue on what song to sing. The introduction and the bridge have an intentional flavor of a famous circus march.
This well-known piece by Claude Debussy is the eighth piece in the composer's first book of Préludes, written between late 1909 and early 1910. Each part has a few notes as possible with the goal of six notes.
The Irish Blessing tends to refer to a specific blessing that may be used in a toast at weddings or gatherings. However, this Irish blessing is simply the most well known blessing. The Irish are actually quite famous for a number of blessings and curses, so the term Irish Blessing is something of a misnomer. This Irish Blessing is often attributed to St. Patrick, but that is likely confusion between the Irish Blessing and a much longer prayer called the "Breastplate of St. Patrick." The author is unknown, and even dating the Irish Blessing is difficult.
This is a well-known waltz which has been used for Circus trapeze acts for many years. It is originally a Mexican song titled, “Sobre Las Olas” (Over the waves). Although very famous in Mexico, it received a greater public knowledge when used in the film “The Great Caruso” (1951). A lovely song with a vocal part included to be sung at the end.
This is a wonderful rendition of our National Anthem with the low Violins taking the lead; the middle string s the third line; and finally the high strings on the last line. It contains the Damerosh insert and a unique ending as well as unique harmonies. It is a very lovely piece which can be used for indoor and outdoor concerts.
The Air for bass "The trumpet shall sound", marked "Pomposo". In the “Messiah” it is only instrumental solo. The 1st Violin provides motifs which the bass picks up. In "and we shall be changed", the word "changed" is treated in inventive ever-changing melismas of up to six measures. In the middle section, the word "immortality" is expressed in a lively melisma of first eight, then nine measures.
Two of the most familiar themes from this ballet are displayed here: the “Main Title” theme and the “4 Swans” theme. The recapitulation states the main theme in a major mode which is accurate to the original.
A delightful medley of four well known beginning band method songs: "Hot Cross Buns," "This Old Man," "Wild Horses," and "A Grandfather Clock." The composer spent ten years teaching beginning band and these are his four favorite tunes. There are interesting variations and modal chord progressions throughout the piece. An excellent concert piece where the students can play tunes they already know in a little more challenging arrangement.