Burnin' is a fast-paced, white-knuckled musical thrill ride for accomplished bands. The music is continuously propelled forward by driving rhythms and challenging ensemble passages that dart and soar like a high-speed roller coaster of sound. As the melodic lines fly by they're constantly fueled by a steady influx of jazz-styled figures that dash through a variety of musical influences including Latin, flamenco, and tango. Caution! Contents contain a volatile mix of musically flammable materials!
The jet stream is a fast-moving current of air found high in the atmosphere that directly affects the weather all around the globe. This composition portrays the various speeds and motions of these powerful air currents that have a major influence throughout the world. An opening series of festive fanfares introduces the arrival of this majestic force of nature, followed by the flowing melody that soars throughout - much like the fast-moving rivers of air that make up this irrepressible force of nature.
This selection for first-year bands was carefully written to sound full and mature, giving young players confidence and impressing audiences that a young band can sound so mature and accomplished. Not only will it have your group sounding miles ahead of their age and experience, it will give them a glimpse of the future and the many great musical moments they have waiting for them in the miles ahead.
Relentless is an aggressive and hard-charging piece for concert band that was inspired by the belief that we all, in our own way, have the ability to be unstoppable if we choose to be. Inside everyone there is a pool of positive energy, determination, and drive that, when utilized, can overcome any obstacle or hardship. We must all call on this inner strength and resolve to be relentless in the pursuit of our dreams and convictions.