Swingin' From the Start (pds4me.com)

     This piece was written to provide young instrumentalists an opportunity to learn swing style jazz interpretation and develop confidence in improvisation.  Available in Bb for band or Eb for combined band and choir. Contact us for purchase information, or purchase online here. Price is $55. The score, parts, and mp3s for the Bb version will be delivered to your email address along with permission to copy parts as needed for one performing ensemble. Send us an email if you want the Eb version.

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Where All Belong (pds4me.com)

     A short piece for young choir, this round is perfect for developing independent singing.


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    • Swingin' Grand Finale0:53

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    Chasin' My Blues Away (pds4me.com) 

        This piece is the second in the series written to provide young instrumentalists an opportunity to learn swing style jazz interpretation and develop confidence in improvisation. This work adds the IV chord and introduces the blues scale and  mixolydian scales to the improvisation section. Contact us for purchase information, or purchase online here. Price is $55. The score, parts, and mp3s will be delivered to your email address along with permission to copy parts as needed for one performing ensemble.

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    A Joyful Noise (Boosey & Hawkes Windependence Series)

         A piece for young ensembles in theme and variations form.  Independence of parts is reinforced throughout the piece as the melody is passed from section to section. Order from your music dealer.

    • A Joyful Noise2:18

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    • Where All Belong2:07

    Nittany Valley Sunrise (pds4me.com)

         Written as a combined Middle Level band and choir piece, this beautiful work can also be performed by band alone.

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    • Grand Finale - Chasin' My Blues Away1:00

    Appalachian Whisper (Boosey & Hawkes Windependence Series) 

         This piece was written with the young band in mind and inspired by the tradition of singing lullabies and making music with children.  Doubling of parts across sections makes for easy coverage of all essential lines in the music. Order from your music dealer



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