This piece was written in memory of Lyle Lundstrom, Tuba player, most recently, for the Pomona Concert Band, Pomona, California; The Golden State British Brass Band, Southern California; and the La Mirada Symphony, La Mirada, California. A member of Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia, he passed away in 2014.
This march in a minor mode is based on the Lutheran Hymn "Washed in the Blood of the Lamb." It is a teaching piece for the dotted-eighth sixteenth figure and written for the middle school string orchestra. Scored with the option to play with the band arrangement.
This original piece is based on the memories of the composer's visit to the Cascade mountain range as a young Sailor on liberty from his ship moored in Tacoma, Washington. The piece is written in three sections: Skagit Mountain, Lake Helena, and Bridge of the Gods. It closes with a recapitulation of the first theme. Scored with the option to play with the band arrangement.
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. Scored with the option to play with the band arrangement.
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. Scored with the option to play with the band arrangement.
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).