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Celebrate The Music Across The Plains    Composer Spotlight    Grade 3    5 minutes 5 seconds

Celebrate the Music Across the Plains was commissioned by the Texas Bandmasters Association in celebration of their 75th anniversary and was composed in the winter of 2022. There are 254 counties in Texas, and all have bands in their schools. The composer was inspired to use this number of counties as the basis for the melodic and harmonic material of the piece; he chose the 2nd, 5th, and 4th notes of the major scale, plus the 7th , and then repeating the 5th note (referring to the organization’s 75th anniversary). There are two sections in Celebrate the Music: The A section, Allegro qt. note = 120, begins with an introduction, that includes a fanfare, and is followed by several lyrical melodies that
again consist of the notes “2,5,4,7,5”. The A section concludes with a short fanfare and segues into a quick transition Allegro Vivace qt. note = 155. The timpanist leads the way with a vibrant solo and the piece arrives at the B section with it’s main heroic theme. Following several permutations of the theme, development of material, and a return to the B section main theme, Celebrate the Music Across the Plains ends with an exciting and driving coda.


Printed Score and Parts (includes both scores) (B22016)                  $130.00
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