Well, you've probably heard of tributes to almost everything, but how about a tribute to bugs? Yes, with tongue very much in cheek, Michael Story has penned this original novelty to bring more than just a snicker from your audiences. Hear the insect as it approaches (your trumpet section playing on mouthpieces) and a resounding slap as the culprit is sent to greener pastures. Add some visuals from the band as the insect circles, and you have yourself a guaranteed successful concert moment. For you environmentalists: No harmful pesticides are included. (Oh my, that's OFF-ful!) (1: 42)
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 Henry Fillmore, Johann Sebastian Bach, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Clare Grundman, Ralph Vaughan-Williams, Scott Joplin, Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky, and Igor Stravinsky. Some of the notable features include * A wonderful variety of melodies that span various styles and periods, including many popular themes students will know today
This is a cautionary insect tale. Lovely Little Lydia is a sweet ladybug who innocently gets into a little bit of trouble when she tangles with the Bumble Bee. The Bumble Bee is a shady character who throws caution to the wind and gets little Lydia into a bit of trouble. Lydia learns a lesson of a lifetime, and hopefully, you will too.
Alfred's Pop Quartets for All series is a versatile, educational, and fun series intended for like or mixed instruments to perform in any size group or combination of instruments. All books are in score format with each line increasing in difficulty from Grade 1 to Grade 3-4. Alternate passages and notation are included to suit instrumental ranges. With no page turns required, the songs and measures are consistent which makes finding rehearsal points quick and convenient. Perfect for concerts with family and friends, recitals, auditions, and festivals. Available for brass, woodwinds, strings, and percussion. Titles are: Summertime * Celebration * We Are Family * Batman (TV Theme) * Imperial March * Theme from Ice Castles (Through the Eyes of Love) * Jump * It Don't Mean a Thing (If It Ain't Got That Swing) * James Bond Theme * Smooth * Gonna Fly Now * Peter Gunn.
Here are all the wonderful melodies and themes wrapped up in one dynamic medley for your young band. Michael Story has outdone himself characterizing this symphonic film score music for your intermediate or junior high school band. This popular film music is not to be missed on your next concert. (3: 48)
‘Michael O’Connell is dead!’ Spanning the week of his burial, from his obituary to the wake, eight characters whose lives – some intimately, some more obliquely – have intersected his, slowly open up the carefully constructed compartments of his very private, very financially successful, life, even as they reveal themselves. A luminous story of disclosure and concealment, of love and its opposites explored in their various tones and shades, and of those who embrace life’s alternatives and those who deny them, Octet’s canvas is broad, spreading from the Wicklow Stud in the southern hinterland of New South Wales to the battlefields of New Guinea, from the ballet stages of Europe to the Business world in London, from Edinburgh to Sydney, in a timespan which reaches from the Second World War to the turn of the century. Why did Michael make the gift of the cello?
A versatile, fun series intended for like or mixed instruments to perform in any combination of instruments, regardless of skill level. All books are in score format with each line increasing in difficulty from Grade 1 to Grade 3--4. Perfect for concerts with family and friends, recitals, auditions, and festivals. Available for brass, woodwinds, strings, and percussion. Titles: Believe * As Time Goes By * Can't Fight the Moonlight * How the West Was Won (Main Title) * If I Only Had a Brain * Nimbus 2000 * You've Got a Friend in Me * Mamma Mia * Batman Theme * Cantina Band * Imperial March * James Bond Theme * Theme from Ice Castles (Through the Eyes of Love * You're the One That I Want * Raiders March.
Hey! Hey! Its the untold story of The Monkees "Wool-hat" Michael Nesmith with the behind the scenes scoop about touring with Jimi Hendrix, filmmaking with Jack Nicholson and so much more. Also detailed is his invention of MTV and his mother Bette who invented Liquid Paper. This 2005 Revised edition features two updated chapters and additional photos (176 total photos). 300 pages.