Song of Happiness - Temptation
The title of Kees Vlak’s composition "Two Movements" already suggests a deliberate division in two, which was musically enhanced by sharp contrasts.
The first movement, "Song of Happiness" is very melodious and may be interpreted in a wonderfully ”cantabile” way.
Abruptly and immediately following is the second movement "Temptation". This part creates an effective contrast and also contains fast and powerful passages in its "allegro agitato" section.The music finally leads to a "grandioso" and makes for an impressive conclusion of the piece.
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.
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 – ...