Alfred Band Expressions Book One Student Edition for Alto Saxophone (Book and CD)

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Learning was never so much fun! If you're looking for a revolutionary band curriculum that builds solid musicianship while motivating your students to practice throughout the year, then you've found it! This full band curriculum is sound in its pedagogy, written by leading young band composers and educators, including Robert W. Smith and Michael Story. The integration of important songs from the band world, that are both familiar and fun to play, is one of the stellar aspects of this course.

Throughout the book, students experience music from a veritable "who's who" list of great band composers. They'll discover the musical contributions of Percy Grainger, Gustav Holst, Aaron Copland, George Gershwin, Duke Ellington, John Williams and John Philip Sousa as well as classical composers. Some of the notable features include:
A wonderful variety of melodies that span various styles and periods, including many popular themes students will know:
-A 96-track CD in each student book spans exercises throughout the lesson book
-Professional accompaniments in diverse styles keep practice fun
-A comprehensive score with related activities and supplementary lesson ideas
-A DVD that complements the content of the lesson and offers short clips that are perfect for recruitment purposes
-Historical notes on some of the most notable composers of band music
-A percussion book that exposes students to performing more than 25 different instruments
-Develop compositional skills, music reading skills, and learn the correlation between art and music
-Includes 9 full band pieces written by Michael Story and Robert W. Smith
-A teacher CD that includes wonderful listening opportunities for the students.

Your students will love playing along with the CD accompaniment tracks! And, for the director the Teacher's Resource Kit provides a comprehensive score makes lesson planning easy and enjoyable. Related activities, supplementary lesson ideas, curriculum planning information and much, much more are offered to assist and inspire you.

Title Composer
'S WONDERFUL (BEXP1)
 GERSHWIN/GERSHWIN
ANCHORS AWEIGH
 ALFRED H. MILES, CHAS. A. ZIMMERMANN
AUGIE'S GREAT MUNICIPLE BAND (BEXP1)
 JOHN WILLIAMS
BANG THE DRUM ALL DAY (BEXP1)
 TODD RUNDGREN
BATMAN THEME (BEXP1)
 HEFTI, NEAL
CATCH A FALLING STAR (BEXP1)
 PAUL VANCE, LEE POCKRISS
CELEBRATION (BEXP1)
 KOOL & THE GANG
CHITTY CHITTY BANG BANG (BEXP1)
 RICHARD SHERMAN, ROBERT SHERMAN
DOO WAH DIDDY DIDDY (BEXP1)
 JEFF, BARRY/ELLIE GREENWICH
DUKE'S PLACE A/K/A C JAM BLUES (BEXP1)
 ELLINGTON/ROBERTS/KATZ/THIELE
FELIZ NAVIDAD (BEXP1)
 JOSE FELICIANO
FIVE FOOT TWO, EYES OF BLUE (BEXP1)
 HENDERSON, RAY/L: LEWIS, SAM M./L: YOUNG, JOE
HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU (BEXP1)
 MILDRED HILL, PATTY HILL
HEY SONG, THE (BEXP1)
 GARY GLITTER, MIKE LEANDER
HEY SONG, THE (BEXP1)
 GARY GLITTER, MIKE LEANDER
I GOT RHYTHM (BEXP1)
 GERSHWIN/GERSHWIN
IT DO'T MEAN A THING (BEXP1)
 DUKE ELLINGTON, IRVING MILLS
JINGLE BELL ROCK (BEXP1)
 BEAL, JOE/BOOTHE, JIM
KOOKABURRA SITS IN THE OLD GUM TREE (EXPRESSIONS & AOA ONLY)
 SINCLAIR, MARION
MATCHMAKER (BEXP1)
 SHELDON HARNICK, JERRY BOCK
MERRY GO ROUND BROKE DOWN (BEXP1)
 CLIFF, FRIEND/DAVE FRANKLIN
NA NA HEY HEY (KISS HIM GOODBYE) (BEXP1)
 LEKA, PAUL/DE CARLO, GARY/FRASHUER, DALE
OVER THE RAINBOW (FROM "THE WIZARD OF OZ")
 ARLEN, HAROLD/L: HARBURG, E.Y.
OVER THE RAINBOW (FROM "THE WIZARD OF OZ")
 ARLEN, HAROLD/L: HARBURG, E.Y.
OVER THERE
RHASODY IN BLUE (BEPX1)
 GEORGE GERSHWIN
ROYAL FIREWORKS MUSIC
 SANDRA DACKOW
SATIN DOLL (INST) (BEXP1)
 ELLINGTON, DUKE
SCOOBY-DOO, WHERE ARE YOU (BEXP1)
 DAVID MOOK, BEN RALEIGH
SUMMERTIME (BEXP1)
 GERSHWIN/GERSHWIN/HEWARD/HEYWARD
SUNRISE, SUNSET (BEXP1)
 SHELDON HARNICK, JERRY BOCK
THE CHICKEN DANCE (BEXP1)
 RENDALL, THOMAS, PARNE
THEME FROM ICE CASTLES (BEXP1)
 MARVIN HAMLISCH, CAROLE BAYER SAGER
THEME FROM JAWS (BEXP1)
 JOHN WILLIAMS
THERE'S NO ONE EXACTLY LIKE ME (BEXP1)
 BETTY ANN RAMSETH
WINTER WONDERLAND (BAND EXPRESSIONS ONLY)
 BERNARD, FELIX/L: SMITH, DICK
WIPE OUT (BEXP1)
 SURFARIS, THE
WOODCHOPPER'S BALL (BEXP1)
 JOE BISHOP, WOODY HERMAN
WOODCHOPPER'S BALL (C VERSION) (BEXP1)
 JOE BISHOP, WOODY HERMAN

Things You Will Get:

  • Book, CD
Series Expressions Music Curriculum
Model Band Expressions, Book One (Alto Saxophone)

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