The "Square Dance" comes from England and was originally an old rustic dance. It also was extremely popular in Ireland too. It was usually danced on village marketplaces accompanied by a fiddle. When many Irish people immigrated to Northern America, they took the square dance along, and it consequently even became popular in the so-called Wild West. The music by Kees Vlak immediately reminds us of best-liked scenes from many westerns, when people merrily danced and sang in a bar.
From S to XXL – Music for any band instrumentation
"Basic Sound" is a series by RUNDEL Music Publications offering an attractive and diversified repertoire to bands at grade 2 or 3 level, of sizes S to XXL. "Basic Sound" allows for performances by groups with limited instrumentation. Minimun requirements are clearly bracketed in the score.
The smallest size (S) of "Basic Sound" is based on the following instruments:
one (1) flute, two (2) clarinets, one (1) alto-saxophone, two (2) trumpets, one (1) trombone, one (1) baritone/euphonium, one (1) tuba and percussion.
Each edition also includes a full set of parts (XXL). That way the conductor can adjust the pieces of the "Basic Sound" series to his band's instrumentation.
Arrival - Euregio - The Floral Dance - Winterland - SaxoPhoning - Free and Happy (The Sound of Bert Kaempfert) - Music Is My World - Abba Revival - Melodie und Harmonie - Square Dance - Saxophone Dreams - Marcia Augustana - New Friends - Hymne an ...
A Good Start - Silver Creek Valley - 3 Fanfaren - Two Movements - Balletti - Caribbean Summer - Trumpet Rock - Square Dance - Charming Charly - Blond and Swedish - 3 Tops - Pepe! - Caucho - Tiger Rag - Kings of Swing
From S to XXL – ...
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The Floral Dance is a jaunty melody, written by the English violinist, pianist and singer Katie Moss. In 1911, she became word-famous because of this tune. In the 1970's, a cover version by the "Brighouse & Rastrick Brass-Band" even hit the ...