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Classic Rock for Concert Band Wednesday, March 09, 2011

Stanton’s Sheet Music recommends these classic rock arrangements for your spring concert:

Tribute to Journey
arr. Victor Lopez, Grade 2.5
Your band will have fun rockin’ out with this solid arrangement of two of Journey’s biggest hits – Open Arms and Don’t Stop Believin’. Although these power rock standards have never really gone away, they’ve had a resurgence thanks to the hit Fox TV show Glee!

Summer of ’69
arr. Ted Ricketts, Grade 3.5
In 1969, the legendary 3-day music festival defined a generation and gave us unforgettable musical performances. Included in this powerful medley are: Purple Haze (Jimi Hendrix), Somebody to Love (Jefferson Airplane), Suite: Judy BlueEyes (Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young), With a Little Help from My Friends (Joe Cocker), Soul Sacrifice (Santana), Pinball Wizard (The Who) and Proud Mary (Creedance Clearwater Revival). This is just like being there – without the mud!

Led Zeppelin on Tour
arr. Patrick Roszell, Grade 3.5
The immortal band of the 70‘s classic rock era are back in full force in this arrangement. Featuring the rocking classic “Rock and Roll,” the militant “Immigrant Song,” the jazzy “Black Dog,” the eastern flavored “Kashmir,” and the haunting “Stairway to Heaven,” this arrangement is sure to be a hit with your concert audience!

Hello, Goodbye (Songs of the Beatles In Concert)
arr. Audrey Snyder/Ted Ricketts, Grade 3
The music of the Beatles reaches across generations and is now more popular than ever. This well-paced medley can be performed with chorus and/or strings, or as a stand-alone arrangement for band. Includes: Hello, Goodbye; Ticket to Ride; Penny Lane; Can’t Buy Me Love.

Trumpet Shout-Out
Larry Neeck, Grade 2.5
With a heavy rock attitude, “Trumpet Shout-Out!” is a high-energy trumpet feature in three parts. Reminiscent of the 1960s trumpet-driven band “Chase,” the soaring solo trumpet lines are anchored on a solid groove provided by the rest of the band. Although a trumpet feature, the rest of the band has plenty of opportunity to shine, and an easier non-solo trumpet part is also provided. “Trumpet Shout-Out” will provide a high-energy change-of-pace for your next concert.

For more great classic rock recommendations, contact Stanton’s band department!

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