Seven concert band pieces published by C. Alan Publications (includes score and full band parts). Sound clips and score samples may be found at www.c-alanpublications.com. Click on Composers and the letter "H".
A COWBOY LIFE (B-I)- Programmatic work depicting a day in the life of an American cowboy. Influenced by Aaron Copland's wonderful music. Includes a short duet for alto sax and clarinet, as well as exciting percussion parts.
FANFARE AND ALLEGRO (I)- Muscular brass and percussion fanfare followed by a 4/4 allegro. Exciting writing for all sections.
HOT CHA-CHA (I)- Authentic and danceable featuring infectious Latin unison rhythms and appealing melodies. Comfortable ranges for winds and brasses.
McCOY'S MARCH (I)- Gaelic-inflection in this 2/4 spritely march. Interesting parts for every instrument (including low brass and winds). A crowd-pleasing selection.
SHOW-DOWN (A)- Challenging contemporary work in 4/4 time featuring the percussion section. Trumpet part goes to a written high B-flat. Exciting interplay. Winds must have "fingers." Percussion uses bells, xylophone, optional marimba, four timpani, snare drum, bass drum/cymbals, four tom-toms, and accessories.
SOUTHERN CHORALE & MARCH (B-I)- A charming church-like chorale opens the piece, followed by a march using the themes stated in the opening. Very accessible rhythms and ranges for intermediate school students (grades 6-8). Easy sycopations.
A SUMMER WALTZ (B)- A reflective piece in 3/4 time. Unison rhythms and very melodious wind and brass parts in comfortable ranges for first-year band students. Interesting percussion parts for six players, plus bells.