Compositions for Concert Band - Grade 3, 4 & 5

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Camp Meetin'
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Camp Meetin'
Grade 3Grade 3
Camp Meetin'
This reminds us of simpler times, when sitting around a campfire and singing was fun for all! Here's a musical montage of familiar inspirational selections that millions of Americans have experienced throughout their lives. Sure to be a favorite with audiences everywhere!
C.L. Barnhouse Company [Oskaloosa, IA]
Concordia: A Chinese American Overture
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Concordia: A Chinese American Overture
Grade 3Grade 3
Concordia: A Chinese American Overture
This uplifting new work by Rob Grice is sure to bring a cultural experience to your next performance. Commissioned and premiered by Concordia International High School Band in Shanghai, China, this concert work honors an American educator who worked with International Schools in China. This will program well on concert and contest performances!
Curse of the Scorpion
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Curse of the Scorpion
Grade 3Grade 3
Curse of the Scorpion
Curse of the Scorpion will give your more mature players a chance to display  their technical abilities. The sixteenth note passages sound much more difficult than they actually are. A real winner!
Matrix [Orlando, FL]
*Recorded by Washington Winds, Edward S. Petersen, Conductor
Harambee
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Harambee
Grade 3Grade 3
Harambee
Harambee is Swahili term that means “bringing us all together.” Traditionally, at an East African Harambee, people gather in celebration to achieve a common goal for their community. Their is always much singing and dancing at these celebrations!
Daehn Publications [New Glarus, WI]
*Recorded by Washington Winds, Edward S. Petersen, Conductor
Harambee
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Ivan the Terrible
Grade 3Grade 3
Ivan the Terrible
our band will make a really powerful statement with this unique concert band work by Rob Grice. Ivan the Terrible served as Tsar of Russia from 1530 to 1584. His behavior often swung from one extreme to the other displaying schizophrenia mental disorder. This composition captures the range of emotions that this notorious Tsar of Russia often displayed. This would work well as a programmatic piece on your next contest or concerts!
Mountain of the Sun
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Mountain of the Sun
Grade 3Grade 3
Mountain of the Sun
Mountain of the Sun is a commissioned work for the American International School of Muscat, Oman. From the mysterious opening statement depicting a beautiful Middle Eastern sunrise to the fiery Arabic dance music, this new work embraces the Middle Eastern passion for their culture. The rhythms and tonalities tell the story of the traditions which have sustained the Omani people for untold centuries. Sure to bring cultural experience to your next concert!
C.L. Barnhouse Company [Oskaloosa, IA]
Myths and Legends
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Myths and Legends
Grade 3Grade 3
Myths and Legends
Extensive percussion writing highlights this exciting new work. Opening with an almost ethereal quality, the piece quickly shifts character to a 6/8 section reminiscent of medieval times. A lush and vibrant lyrical section offers an opportunity to showcase your ensemble's musicianship. A percussive interlude then builds to a dramatic conclusion. A superb opportunity to show versatility at a lower medium grade level. 
FJH Music Company [Ft. Lauderdale, FL]
Portrait of an Old Country Town
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Portrait of an Old Country Town
Grade 3Grade 3
Portrait of an Old Country Town
Rob Grice's Portrait of an Old Country Town is a programmatic work depicting images of an early American community. The beauty of the countryside, the work involved in taming the great outdoors, and a small town festival celebration are all pictorial elements of the piece. Accessible to bands of modest experience, sounds much harder than it is. An exceptionally nice work!
C.L. Barnhouse Company [Oskaloosa, IA]
Red Eclipse
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Red Eclipse
Grade 3Grade 3
Red Eclipse
Red Eclipse was selected for Japan’s Victor Entertainment BRN compact disk series and has received many performances in Japan. This is sure to be popular with your high school performers!
Matrix [Orlando, FL]
Force Majeure
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Force Majeure
Grade 3.5Grade 3.5
Force Majeure (Inspired by a True Story)
This inspiring composition celebrates the strength of mankind after experiencing a real life natural tragedy. Written in three movements entitled The Tornado, Aftermath and The Celebration of Community, it sends the message that in the face of tragedy the good of humanity will prevail. Emotionally powerful and inspiring!
C.L. Barnhouse Company [Oskaloosa, IA]
Haunted Carnival
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Haunted Carnival
Grade 4Grade 4
Haunted Carnival
Haunted Carnival is a highly imaginative piece that students and audiences alike will enjoy.  A popular piece to perform!
Mystery of the Ancient World
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Mystery of the Ancient World
Grade 4Grade 4
Mystery of the Ancient World
The power and mystery of civilizations of bygone days is depicted in this extremely exciting new work by Rob Grice. Driven by expert percussion writing, the intensity of this dramatic new work never lets up from beginning to end, maintained even in the slower middle section by chromatic harmonies. A gripping musical ride!
Grand Mesa Music Company [Grand Junction, CO]
Tenderlands
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Tenderlands
Grade 4Grade 4
Tenderlands
Tenderlands is the first published composition by Rob Grice. This piece was written after a visit with Clare Grundman. His influence can be heard throughout the piece. It has appeared on many state list.
*Recorded by Washington Winds, Edward S. Petersen, Conductor
Valley of the Kings
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Valley of the Kings
Grade 5Grade 5
Valley of the Kings
Embark on an epic musical journey of Egypt and the periods of instability and renewal experienced in its long and storied history. You'll experience vivid images of victories and defeats that took place under the rule of powerful kings as well as religious revolutions when you perform this intriguing work. Programmatic writing at its finest!
C.L. Barnhouse Company [Oskaloosa, IA]
Commissioned by the Cabarrus All County High School Band - North Carolina
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