Tales Of The Sea
Tales Of The Sea is a great choice as a major work for festival performances - plus - your developing players will really enjoy it! I wanted to write something different to the American style of music we hear so much of. I was also thinking of students of this level and how much they enjoy playing the melody. So I came up with four contrasting sections that feature different parts of the band. The four different melodies then play together to bring the piece to its conclusion - every player having a melody to play! With exciting percussion parts accompanying, it creates a great opportunity to work on balance where everyone is equally important. Please listen and check this one out. Commissioned work and test piece for the 2012 North Shore Primary Schools Band Festival. PDF also available.