Beyond the Chorale

Price: 
$72.00

Beyond the Chorale

Arranger/Composer: 

Gillingham/Fisher

Item Code:
24400
Publisher: 
C. Alan Publications

Beyond the Chorale is a collection of 10 short, miniature concert pieces with a variety of styles, textures, timbral combinations, tonalities, rhythms, harmonies, and melodic material that transcend the traditional “warm-up” by offering many other pedagogical challenges that are guaranteed to raise the musicality of any band.

Program Notes

The age-old dilemma of finding appropriate warm-up pieces/studies for the symphonic band is now made much easier. No longer will bands need to play through a multitude of short, homorhythmic, single-textured four-part settings of chorales. Beyond the Chorale is a collection of 10 short, miniature concert pieces with a variety of styles, textures, timbral combinations, tonalities, rhythms, harmonies, and melodic material that transcend the traditional “warm-up” by offering many other pedagogical challenges that are guaranteed to raise the musicality of any band.

This is the missing “bridge” between the daily regimented warm-up and the music that makes up our curriculum.

These creative works and corresponding pedagogical content provide real-time application of principles that can be carried forward into rehearsal and performance, no matter the grade level.

Beyond the Chorale is a collection of pieces so musically compelling that they easily serve multiple simultaneous functions, including warm-up, technique building, intonation enhancement, sight-reading, and much more. Enjoy…and profit.

– David R. Gillingham & Dennis W. Fisher

Grade Level: 3|4
Copyright: 2018
Number of Players: Standard
Duration: 19:00 total

Instrumentation

Flute 1
Flute 2
Oboe
Bassoon
B-flat Clarinet 1
B-flat Clarinet 2
B-flat Clarinet 3
Bass Clarinet
Alto Saxophone 1
Alto Saxophone 2
Tenor Saxophone
Barutone Saxophone

B-flat Trumpet 1
B-flat Trumpet 2
B-flat Trumpet 3
F Horn 1
F Horn 2
Trombone 1
Trombone 2
Euphonium
T.C. Baritone
Tuba

Timpani (2-4 drums)
Percussion 1 (Bells, Xylophone, Temple Blocks)
Percussion 2 (Chimes, Xylophone, Vibraphone, 4-oct Marimba, 2 Brake Drums)
Percussion 3 (4-oct Marimba, Chimes, Triangle, Crash Cymbals, Suspended Cymbal, Hi-Hat, 4 Concert Toms, Brake Drum, Tambourine, Tam-Tam
Percussion 4 (Concert Bass Drum, Brake Drum, Vibraphone, Suspended Cymbal, Crash Cymbals, Hi-Hat)