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2009 Alberta Band Association Festival Syllabus

Grade One
Ritual Dance – Story
Majestica – Balmages
Overlords – O’Loughlin
Song for the Winter Moon – Cummings
Three Faces of Kilimanjaro – Smith
Morpheus - Smith
Ahrirang – Garafalo/Whaley
King’s Court - Huckeby
Starship Overture – Feldstein
Bartok Suite – Bartok/Clark
Grade Two
Marching Song – Holst/Moss
Newfoundland Folk Song – Duff
Westridge Overture - Barnes
Jana’s Dance - Gorham
Crystal Moon - Clark
Mini Suite - Gould
Prospect – LaPlante
Song of the Hebrides – Daehn
A Tallis Prelude – Akey
Overture on a Shaker Tune - Higgins
Grade Three
In the Forest of the King - LaPlante
Old Churches - Colgrass
Variation Overture - Williams
Prelude/Fugue Bb Major – Bach/Moehlmann
The Sleeping Place of the Stars - Ford
Gypsy Dance - Compello
Tricycle – Boysen
Three Scottish Vistas – Owens
At Morning’s First Light – Gillingham
St. Florian Chorale - Doss
Grade Four
Sun Dance - Ticheli
Gathering of the Yeoman - Smith
Court Festival - Latham
Lux Aurumque – Whitacre
English Suite – Grundman
Aquarium – DeMeij
Three London Miniatures – Camphouse
Dreams and Proclamations – Barrett
O Magnum Mysterium – Lauridsen
A Canadian Folk Rhapsody - Coakley
Grade Five
Irish Tune & Shepherd’s Hey - Grainger
Handel in the Strand – Grainger*
Toccata Marziale – Williams/Battisti
Suite of Old American Dances – Bennett**
The Fisher Who Died in His Bed-Herberman
Procession of the Nobles – Korsakov/Leidzen
Havendance - Holsinger
First Suite in Eb - Holst
Prelude Siciliano and Rondo- Arnold/Paynter
Pageant - Persichetti
Incantation and Dance – Chance

*Choose either/or of the faster pieces, or all three as a set

**Minimum requirement any three movements

Grade Six
Masquerade - Persichetti
Postcard - Ticheli
Heroes Lost and Fallen - Gillingham
Armenian Dances - Reed
Passacaglia-Homage on Bach - Nelson
A Movement for Rosa - Camphouse
Symphony #3 for Band - Giannini
New World Dances - Ellerby
Lincolnshire Posy – Grainger
Festive Overture – Shostakovich/Hunsberge




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