Bourgeois Editions for Concert Band


David W. Reeves (1838-1900) was a skilled cornet soloist and band leader. He was called the "Father of Band Music in the U.S.A." He wrote over 150 marches, galops and polkas. In 1981, Second Connecticut Regiment was named one of the three "most worthy marches" by Col. William Santelmann, Director of the United States Marine Band. This new edition, by another former conductor of the Marine Band, brings the work up to the standards of his former band's library.

Number
Description
Level
Price
3011901
Band Set & Score 
M  
$60.00


3011902
Additional Score 
 
$8.00



One of the world's most famous marches, Semper Fidelis is the official march of the United States Marine Corps. Finally, it is available in an edition prepared by the director of the U.S. Marine Band, as actually played by that great organization.
Number
Description
Level
Price
3010571
Band Set & Score 
M  
$55.00


3010572
Additional Score 
 
$8.00



This exciting Slavic march is one of the gems to come out of post-Cold War Russia!  Adapted for American concert band instrumentation by John Bourgeois, this vibrant march in a "Sousa meets the Volga Boatman" style brings to mind a Russian military band marching through Moscow's Red Square. A unique and stirring addition to the march repertoire! 

Number
Description
Level
Price
3012361
Band Set & Score 
M  
$65.00


3012362
Additional Score 
 
$10.00



Charles Gounod's opera "Faust," loosely based on the Faustian legend and the play by Goethe, was premiered in August 1859 and remains one of the most frequently performed grand operas in the repertory. One of the more memorable melodies in Gounod's score occurs in Act IV when an on-stage band marches in as Valentin and the soldiers returning from war sing the rousing Soldiers' Chorus. This march, along with the marches from Wagner's "Tannhauser" and Verdi's "Aida," are among the most beloved of operatic marches.

Number
Description
Level
Price
3018391
Band Set & Score 
M  
$90.00


3018392
Additional Score 
 
$10.00



Named for the traditional marching command, "Sound Off" has become a stirring part of John Philip Sousa reenactment concerts.  Sousa wrote it while conductor of the U.S. Marine Band and dedicated it to the commander of the Marine barracks in Washington D.C. 

Number
Description
Level
Price
3013451
Band Set & Score 
MA  
$60.00


3013452
Additional Score 
 
$10.00



An American masterpiece!  This special Sesquicentennial Edition of Sousa's greatest and most well-known work was prepared by the former conductor of the "President's Own" United States Marine Band.  The combination of musical composition with conducting acumen, historic research and 100 years of performance tradition makes this the definitive edition of America's favorite march. 

Number
Description
Level
Price
3013541
Band Set & Score 
MA  
$60.00


3013542
Additional Score 
MA  
$8.00



In 1911 Johan Halvorsen composed incidental music for a production of Ludvig Holberg's play "The Lying-in Room" and later arranged the music into his "Suite Ancienne Op. 31." The suite in five movements contains some of Halvorsen's most descriptive musical output. In harmony and instrumentation, he bursts the bounds of his baroque canvas, imbuing his music with the unmistakable stamp of Neoclassicism. The five movements consists of: 1. Intrada, 2. Air con variations, 3. Gigue, 4. Sarabande, and 5. Bouree. The arranger, Colonel John Bourgeois, has also arranged Halvorsen's In Memoriam, Op.30 and the four-movement "Little Masquerade Suite." He notes that the "Suite Ancienne" may be played as a complete entity or each of the movements may be performed individually.
Number
Description
Level
Price
3015751
Band Set & Score 
MA  
$200.00


3015752
Additional Score 
 
$25.00



The music in Sunflower Slow Drag is full of brightness and levity, having the light, upbeat character found in many of Joplin's happiest compositions. After a brief introductory passage, the jaunty main theme appears in all its ragtime cheer, typical of Joplin's works. The closing is especially reminiscent of the ending of his more famous The Entertainer and while not as well known, this cheerful four minute works deserves the same fame and popularity. Originally scored for chamber winds, optional parts have been included for larger ensembles.
Number
Description
Level
Price
3015371
Band Set & Score 
M  
$70.00


3015372
Additional Score 
 
$10.00



Fans of great, stately European marches will be drawn to this modern edition of a stylish march.  Reminiscent of other popular marches by this composer, it incorporates distinctive regimental trumpeting fanfares in the final strain.  This updated edition allows today's wind bands to experience this wonderful march and display the true depth and effect of its grand style.

Number
Description
Level
Price
3014911
Band Set & Score 
MA  
$85.00


3014912
Additional Score 
 
$15.00



This is a remarkable find! After the fall of the Soviet Iron Curtain, an incredible wealth of previously unknown symphonic band material was discovered, and this amazing work stands out as a masterpiece. At 14 minutes long, this four-movement symphony for winds is reminiscent of Prokofiev and Ewald, and is as powerful as the orchestral symphonies of Kalinnikov! Top-level symphonic bands have made this important work a jewel of their concert repertoire!  

Number
Description
Level
Price
3012461
Band Set & Score 
A  
$135.00


3012462
Full Score 
 
$35.00



This fine addition to the Bourgeois Editions is from Tchaikovsky's grand opera, The Maid of Orleans. Based on the story of Joan of Arc, the three movements can be performed together, or the first and last dances can stand alone in performance as well. Movements include: Dance of the Bohemians - a bright and lively display of virtuosity; Dance of the Pages - an elegant minuet scored for chamber winds; and Dance of the Actors - a fiery and robust finale ideal for any performance. It's a brilliant showcase for upper-level ensembles.
Number
Description
Level
Price
3014181
Band Set & Score 
A  
$175.00


3014182
Additional Score 
 
$35.00



This Torch Dance, or "Fackeltanz," is an original composition for band composed by Meyerbeer in the 1840s. It is a dazzling display of technical virtuosity. This brilliant edition by Col. Bourgeois retains all of the vitality and excitement of the original work, while presenting it in a modern format that will make it much more accessible for today's bands.

Number
Description
Level
Price
3013031
Band Set & Score 
M  
$90.00


3013032
Additional Score 
 
$10.00



Transit of Venus March was written in 1883 to celebrate the 1882 transit of Venus, a rare astronomical event when Venus passes between the sun and the earth. The work was thought to be lost for over 100 years until a piano transcription published in 1896 was found in the Library of Congress. This edition received its first performance by the United States Marine Band on June 6, 2012, which is also the date the most recent transit of Venus occurred.

Number
Description
Level
Price
3016151
Band Set & Score 
M  
$90.00


3016152
Additional Score 
 
$15.00



Pursuing his interest in the Turkish peoples, the composer created this work for orchestra in 1930. It is a richly melodic suite notable for its characteristically oriental turns of phrase. This work is presented in four movements: Caravan, which depicts a steady journey over rolling sand dunes; At Rest, alternately tranquil and spirited; Night, serene in nature with a slight touch of mystery; and Festival, a dance-like finale with unyielding exuberance. All the movements use material from folk music of the region combined with a wonderful pallet of wind-instrumental colors. An exotic and colorful Turkish fabric in music.

Number
Description
Level
Price
3018771
Band Set & Score 
MA  
$150.00


3018772
Additional Score 
 
$20.00



In his compositional craft, Verdi was not reluctant to display some of his most powerful and dramatic music in his overtures, preludes and ballet scenes.  His preludes before individual acts of the operas were shorter than his overtures, but they do foreshadow the mood and intense drama of the ensuing scenes.  Paired together in this transcription are preludes from Ernani and Atilla, his fifth and ninth of 26 operatic works.

Number
Description
Level
Price
3016861
Band Set & Score 
M  
$90.00


3016862
Additional Score 
 
$15.00



Franz von Suppe was born Francesco Ezechiele Ermenegildo Cavaliere di Suppe-Demielli on April 18, 1819. His father and grandfather were both civil servants, and he was distant relative of Gaetano Donizetti. He displayed his talent at an early age when he began to compose music as a young boy, but despite this he received no encouragement from his father to pursue a career in music. He went on to compose many operas, most of which remain relatively obscure; however, the overtures to "Poet and Peasant" and "Light Cavalry" are well known and have been quite popular in transcriptions for concert band and widely used in movies and cartoons. Highly exuberant and spirited, Vienna Jubilation Overture contains all the thrilling elements that are evident in all of von Suppe's remarkable overtures.

Number
Description
Level
Price
3017281
Band Set & Score 
MA  
$90.00


3017282
Additional Score 
 
$10.00



Jacques Offenbach's operetta Voyage to the Moon tells the enchanting story of a prince that sets out on an adventure to travel to the moon. Premiered in Paris in October of 1875, the production was loosely based on the popular Jules Verne novel From the Earth to the Moon and spared no expense in making it a major theatrical event. This lively and exuberant overture contains various themes from the operetta including a beautifully lyric horn solo before concluding with a brilliant cancan-like presto that Offenbach is famous for. The musical flair and dance-like exuberance brilliantly reflect the grand spectacle of the stage presentation.

Number
Description
Level
Price
3018041
Band Set & Score 
MA  
$90.00


3018042
Additional Score 
 
$10.00


‹ Prev  1 ...  3