2014 Alberta Band Association Festival Syllabus

Grade One
A Starlit Night - J. Swearingen (Barnhouse)
Theme and Variations - T. Broege (Manhattan Beach)
Olympia - B. Balmages (FJH Music)
Mystic Runes of Raak - K. Kaisershot (Eighth Note)
March Jubilante - E. Lucas (Alfred)
Two Canadian Folk Songs - A. McGinty (Queenwood/Kjos)
Bartok Suite Bartok/Clark (Warner Bros.)
Grade Two
A Childhood Hymn - D. Holsinger (Wingert-Jones)
Bosnian Folk Songs - Allen (TRN)
Korean Folk Rhapsody - J. Curnow (Hal Leonard)
Chant and Savage Dance - B. Balmages (FJH)
Bugs - D. Shaffer (Barnhouse)
Song of the Hebrides - L. Daehn (Daehn Publications)
A Tallis Prelude - D. Akey (Queenwood Publications)
Grade Three
On a Hymnsong of Phillip Bliss - D. Holsinger (TRN Music)
Whale Warriors - Brian Balmages (FJH Music)
Encanto - R. W. Smith (Hal Leonard)
The King Across the Water - B. Fraser (G & M Brand / C. Alan)
Three Scottish Vistas - W. Owens (FJH)
At Morning's First Light - D. Gillingham (C. Alan)
St. Florian Chorale - T. Doss (De Haske)
Grade Four
Prairie Songs - P. LaPlante (Daehn)
Scenes from Old Russia - Singleton
The Spring Sketches - S. Yagisawa (De Haske via HL)
Three Celtic Dances - B. Balmages (FJH)
Prelude, Siciliano and Rondo - M. Arnold/ Paynter (Carl Fischer)
Aquarium - J. DeMeij (De Haske)
Three London Miniatures - M. Camphouse (TRN)
Grade Five
Putstza - J Van der Roost (DeHaske)
Bandancing - Jack Stamp (KJOS)
Hymn to a Blue Hour - J. Mackey (Osti)
October - E. Whitacre (Hal Leonard)
Metroplex: Three Postcards from Manhattan - R. Sheldon (Alfred)
Pageant - V. Persichetti (Carl Fischer)
Handel in the Strand - P. Grainger
Suite of Old American Dances R.R. Bennett (Hal Leonard)*

* Choice of either/or of the faster pieces or play all three as a set
** Minimum requirement any three movements

Grade Six
Paris Sketches - Martin Ellerby (Maecenas Music)
Sinfonia no. 3 La Salsa Roberto Sierraz( - Mvmt 1 Tumbao*
Suite Francaise - D. Milhaud (Hal Leonard)
Masquerade - V. Persichetti (Theodore Presser)
Postcard - F. Ticheli (Manhattan Beach)
Heroes Lost and Fallen - D. Gillingham (Hal Leonard)
Passacaglia - Homage on Bach R. Nelson (Ludwig)

*Rental only


Jan 24, 2018
A small update!

Jun 8, 2017
Please see below for new releases in music education for band and choir.

Jun 5, 2017
The June Sale is on!

May 17, 2017
Some New Music For Summer!

Apr 19, 2017
To celebrate Canada's 150th!

Jan 23, 2017
Music Direct is now a Frederick Harris Music dealer!

May 18, 2016
Little note about publishers and ordering

May 3, 2016
Band Building and more!

Apr 20, 2016
Some new sight readings and additional reviews.

Feb 6, 2016

The below new releases were just premiered at the Midwest Clinic in Chicago.

May 31, 2015

Introducing new supplies that will be featured on our upcoming annual June Sale.

Jan 16, 2015

New! - Mini Clip Chromatic Tuner - Tune Pro

Jan 16, 2015
New! - Teaching Instrumental Music in Canadian Schools - Dr. Ed Wasiak - in stock

Jun 10, 2014

Here is what is new in Music Education

Jun 9, 2014

New Lighter Selections from Hal Leonard.

Jun 4, 2013
New Lighter/Pop music for band

Jun 4, 2013
New in Music Education for 2013 - Tom Dust book, Teaching Music Through Performance and more.