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YOUNG BAND MUSIC ANALYSIS FORM & 28 SAMPLES is a resource for band directors to evaluate concert band works written at the Grade 1 and 2 level. This 31-page document contains detailed analyses of 28 published works as well as a blank Analysis Form for your personal/school library use. Please be aware that the blank form is not fillable via computer (you must handwrite your info on the form).

Each analysis addresses part ranges, rhythm difficulties, key and time signatures and other useful information to assist you in selecting music that works for your band. 

The works analyzed include:

McGinty  All the Pretty Little Horses
Beethoven/Curnow  Allegretto from Sym. #7
McGinty  Atlantis
Clark  Bartok Suite
Wagner  Brother James' Air
Curnow  Canadian Sketches
McBeth  Canto
Bach/Daehn  Chorale And Fugue in F Major
Sweeney  Distant Horizons
10  Del Borgo  English Folk Suite
11  Holst/Bullock  In the Bleak Midwinter
12  Curnow  Irish Legends
13  Hilliard  Japanese Festival
14  Grundman  Kentucky 1800
15  Smith  Liturgical Fanfare
16  Erickson  Norwegian Folk Song Suite
17  Daehn  Nottingham Castle
18  Gliere/Williams  Russian Sailor's Dance
19  Story  Sakura
20  Schumann/Bulla  The Schumann Suite
21  Johnson  Shalom Chaverim
22  Ployhar  Shenandoah
23  Ployhar  Simple Gifts
24  Daehn  A Song for Friends
25  Handel/Kinyon  A Suite of Baroque Dances
26  Jutras  Three Folk Miniatures
28  Byrd/Fenske  La Volta

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