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Chapter I Prime: A Wish to the World

JEFFERSON'S VISION - Grade 1-2 | Duration: 2:33

JEFFERSON'S VISION

Grade 1-2 | Duration: 2:33

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JEFFERSON'S VISION will be given to as many conductors who will download and print the Music. Other free downloads include THOSE WHO SERVE and STAR!

This Americana Theme for Young Band employs interesting harmonies and simple rhythmic impetus to help ensembles develop a good sense of blending, intonation, and warmth of sound. It's scored to give your young group a full sound while providing each of the sections its own opportunity to contribute to the overall message. Phrase markings clearly illustrate the flow of air as the piece develops.

JEFFERSON'S VISION is free with A Wish to the World, a series of pieces written to inspire the next generation of Heroes. These pieces can be played as a suite across the Music Program in the manner of THE FOUNTAINHEAD and STORMQUEST, or they can be rendered individually.

A Wish to the World is commissioned by Barry Wentz and the Alpena High School Symphonic Wind Ensemble with Ray Reynolds, Director of the Thunder Bay JHS Band, and Keith Hodsgon & The South Jersey Area Wind Ensemble, Mr. Larry White & The Rancho Buena Vista Wind Ensemble in California, Mr. Paul Holzen & the Parkway Northeast Middle School, and the Kentucky Music Educators Association.

 

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THE KNIGHT IS YOUNG! - Grade 5 | Duration: 6:35

THE KNIGHT IS YOUNG!

Grade 5 | Duration: 6:35

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THE KNIGHT IS YOUNG was designed to launch the A Wish to the World Suite... and is the opening statement, fanfare and prelude on the A Wish to the World CD. This work falls within the grade 4+ - 5 range. It was composed for the Kentucky All-State Band 2000. It was also composed for similar situations, where either honor bands or region bands, etc, had unusually large instrumentation and needed Music. It was challenging for me to once again enter upon a situation where 4 oboists would be asked to read... and "tune"... one line of Music. This piece, while serving as still yet another movement in the A Wish to the World Suite, creates another option for conductors seeking a somewhat atypical opening statement... which utilizes larger forces of double reeds and brasses.

A Wish to the World is a series of pieces written to inspire the next generation of Heroes. These pieces can be played as a suite across the Music Program in the manner of THE FOUNTAINHEAD and STORMQUEST, or they can be rendered individually.

A Wish to the World is commissioned by Barry Wentz and the Alpena High School Symphonic Wind Ensemble with Ray Reynolds, Director of the Thunder Bay JHS Band, and Keith Hodsgon & The South Jersey Area Wind Ensemble, Mr. Larry White & The Rancho Buena Vista Wind Ensemble in California, Mr. Paul Holzen & the Parkway Northeast Middle School, and the Kentucky Music Educators Association.

 

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TRIAL & TERROR - Grade 2 | Duration: 3:00

TRIAL & TERROR

Grade 2 | Duration: 3:00

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TRIAL & TERROR provides an opportunity to explore changing meters and expressionistic effects in a straightforward manner while introducing themes and ideas connected to the larger body of A Wish to the World Music. See score notes for more about the concepts explored within this piece.

A Wish to the World is a series of pieces written to inspire the next generation of Heroes. These pieces can be played as a suite across the Music Program in the manner of THE FOUNTAINHEAD and STORMQUEST, or they can be rendered individually.

A Wish to the World is commissioned by Barry Wentz and the Alpena High School Symphonic Wind Ensemble with Ray Reynolds, Director of the Thunder Bay JHS Band, and Keith Hodsgon & The South Jersey Area Wind Ensemble, Mr. Larry White & The Rancho Buena Vista Wind Ensemble in California, Mr. Paul Holzen & the Parkway Northeast Middle School, and the Kentucky Music Educators Association.

 

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LONELY IS THE KNIGHT - Grade 2-3 | Duration: 4:45

LONELY IS THE KNIGHT

Grade 2-3 | Duration: 4:45

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As an accomplished violinist, a teenaged Catherine Geach left the comforts of home to bring Music to the war-torn people of Cambodia. Pitted against the forces of the Khmer Rouge, Catherine acquired a one-acre plot, built a school, then recruited students. She learned Khmer, the language of Cambodia and then the country's musical heritage, the ancient Pin Peat Music. She taught orphaned children how to play the takhe, shaped like a crocodile, the roneat thong, a bamboo xylophone and the large gong vong. It is difficult to appreciate the sacrifice of this Hero, who so unselfishly decided to give herself to the cause of resurrecting another country's musical heritage, while at the same time bringing Hope to war-battered children. In fact, the thought of her "giving" is quieting and humbling. LONELY IS THE KNIGHT is a tribute to Catherine Geach, and perhaps a comment on what it is she must sometimes feel in the dead of night, so far from home.

The many concepts provided within this work can be investigated in the Score Notes.

A Wish to the World is a series of pieces written to inspire the next generation of Heroes. These pieces can be played as a suite across the Music Program in the manner of THE FOUNTAINHEAD and STORMQUEST, or they can be rendered individually.

A Wish to the World is commissioned by Barry Wentz and the Alpena High School Symphonic Wind Ensemble with Ray Reynolds, Director of the Thunder Bay JHS Band, and Keith Hodsgon & The South Jersey Area Wind Ensemble, Mr. Larry White & The Rancho Buena Vista Wind Ensemble in California, Mr. Paul Holzen & the Parkway Northeast Middle School, and the Kentucky Music Educators Association.

 

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HEART OF THE HERO - Grade: 3 w/Grade 4-5 Piano Solo | Duration: 4:00

HEART OF THE HERO

Grade: 3 w/Grade 4-5 Piano Solo | Duration: 4:00

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A Concertino in F for Piano and Band. Across the suite A Wish to the World, we have paid tribute to unsung heroes, described situations a hero must face and told a story about the not-too-distant past... and future. In Heart of the Hero, we discover that quiet and relentless song, that quality which is forever held in the Heart of such an individual. Innocent, perhaps humorous, the Hero faces adversity often... but in the hero's heart, a courageous theme plays without bounds. The hero prevails.

This work was composed for that situation where you have a fine pianist who might not otherwise have the chance to shine and be brought to the forefront of your Music program.

The many concepts provided within this work can be investigated in the Score Notes.

A Wish to the World is a series of pieces written to inspire the next generation of Heroes. These pieces can be played as a suite across the Music Program in the manner of THE FOUNTAINHEAD and STORMQUEST, or they can be rendered individually.

A Wish to the World is commissioned by Barry Wentz and the Alpena High School Symphonic Wind Ensemble with Ray Reynolds, Director of the Thunder Bay JHS Band, and Keith Hodsgon & The South Jersey Area Wind Ensemble, Mr. Larry White & The Rancho Buena Vista Wind Ensemble in California, Mr. Paul Holzen & the Parkway Northeast Middle School, and the Kentucky Music Educators Association.

 

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THE SHOEMAKER an Immigrant & a Dream - Grade: 3-4 | Duration: 5:05

THE SHOEMAKER an Immigrant & a Dream

Grade: 3-4 | Duration: 5:05

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THE SHOEMAKER... An Immigrant & A Dream is dedicated to all those who have faced the unknown. With great Faith and Hope, they boarded ships and aimed them at the New World. Even in their great toil, there was Joy. They loved their work and wanted only the best for all those who would follow. Even when fear should have won, there was determination, humor, innocence and daring.

This work embodies the spirit of adventure taken on by the immigrants while quoting the varied geographies from which they embarked.

The many concepts provided within this work can be investigated in the Score Notes.

A Wish to the World is a series of pieces written to inspire the next generation of Heroes. These pieces can be played as a suite across the Music Program in the manner of THE FOUNTAINHEAD and STORMQUEST, or they can be rendered individually.

A Wish to the World is commissioned by Barry Wentz and the Alpena High School Symphonic Wind Ensemble with Ray Reynolds, Director of the Thunder Bay JHS Band, and Keith Hodsgon & The South Jersey Area Wind Ensemble, Mr. Larry White & The Rancho Buena Vista Wind Ensemble in California, Mr. Paul Holzen & the Parkway Northeast Middle School, and the Kentucky Music Educators Association.

 

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TWILIGHT'S LAST GLEAMING - Grade: 2-3 | Duration: 4:12

TWILIGHT'S LAST GLEAMING

Grade: 2-3 | Duration: 4:12

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TWILIGHT'S LAST GLEAMING was carefully designed to be one of two possible finales to the A Wish to the World Suite. It is basically a new take on TAPS. This work falls within the grade 2-3 range, with 3rd clarinets staying below the break. The exploration of simple rhythms provides a basis for careful listening and mixing skills, tuning and intoning. At the same time, the Music is quite demanding. Horns and brass are asked to push themselves to their upper limits. Here, more mature players can take the piece to its emotional heights while younger players can still access the piece simply by taking overly-difficult passages down an octave. This piece may be played by younger groups with 8vb's or by very mature and Musical players.

There will come a time when for each of us, twilight will have its last gleaming. This piece, connected to its other parts, bears a message. In part, it is a tribute to those we honour on Memorial Day... but there is more. As much as this is a piece is about the past, it is also a foretelling of the future yet to be.

For a discussion regarding technical considerations and concepts explored, please visit the Score Notes.

A Wish to the World is a series of pieces written to inspire the next generation of Heroes. These pieces can be played as a suite across the Music Program in the manner of THE FOUNTAINHEAD and STORMQUEST, or they can be rendered individually.

A Wish to the World is commissioned by Barry Wentz and the Alpena High School Symphonic Wind Ensemble with Ray Reynolds, Director of the Thunder Bay JHS Band, and Keith Hodsgon & The South Jersey Area Wind Ensemble, Mr. Larry White & The Rancho Buena Vista Wind Ensemble in California, Mr. Paul Holzen & the Parkway Northeast Middle School, and the Kentucky Music Educators Association.

This piece is from the STORMWORKS Chapter 1 Prime CD.

 

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WHEN KNIGHTS HAVE FALLEN - Grade: 4 | Duration: 5:55

WHEN KNIGHTS HAVE FALLEN

Grade: 4 | Duration: 5:55

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WHEN KNIGHTS HAVE FALLEN is not a technically difficult piece. What makes it difficult, at least in my eyes, is the need for all of those things considered "basic" to Musicianship. With Tuning and Intoning at their optimal, the player is now able to focus on drama, story-telling and sentiment.

To understand the piece more intuitively, please visit the Score and Score Notes. Godspeed!

A Wish to the World is a series of pieces written to inspire the next generation of Heroes. These pieces can be played as a suite across the Music Program in the manner of THE FOUNTAINHEAD and STORMQUEST, or they can be rendered individually.

A Wish to the World is commissioned by Barry Wentz and the Alpena High School Symphonic Wind Ensemble with Ray Reynolds, Director of the Thunder Bay JHS Band, and Keith Hodsgon & The South Jersey Area Wind Ensemble, Mr. Larry White & The Rancho Buena Vista Wind Ensemble in California, Mr. Paul Holzen & the Parkway Northeast Middle School, and the Kentucky Music Educators Association.


 

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THE NATURE OF HOPE - Grade: 3-4 | Duration: 4:33

THE NATURE OF HOPE

Grade: 3-4 | Duration: 4:33

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THE NATURE OF HOPE... an Epilogue for the Knight! Because of fingering patterns employed in the woodwinds, this piece falls into a grade 3 - 4. Though the brasses are pushed beyond these bounds, there is a logic to the key and the confines of their range. Though the tempo could be slowed to accommodate younger players, it is suggested that a good recording of this work will inspire them to take on the challenge. Inner voice brass will be challenged, but their hard work will allow for a glorious epilogue to the A Wish to the World Suite.

This piece was inspired by a young woman of tremendous Faith. Please visit the Score Notes to understand the technical considerations as well as the motivation for the work.

A Wish to the World is a series of pieces written to inspire the next generation of Heroes. These pieces can be played as a suite across the Music Program in the manner of THE FOUNTAINHEAD and STORMQUEST, or they can be rendered individually.

A Wish to the World is commissioned by Barry Wentz and the Alpena High School Symphonic Wind Ensemble with Ray Reynolds, Director of the Thunder Bay JHS Band, and Keith Hodsgon & The South Jersey Area Wind Ensemble, Mr. Larry White & The Rancho Buena Vista Wind Ensemble in California, Mr. Paul Holzen & the Parkway Northeast Middle School, and the Kentucky Music Educators Association.

 

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RENDEZVOUS WITH DESTINY - Grade: 5 | Duration: 6:35

RENDEZVOUS WITH DESTINY

Grade: 5 | Duration: 6:35

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Composed for the commissioning of the USS Ronald Reagan, Rendezvous With Destiny serves as an innovative concert March, with a strong, noble opening and morse code stated in a dramatic build toward the march theme.

A Wish to the World is a series of pieces written to inspire the next generation of Heroes. These pieces can be played as a suite across the Music Program in the manner of THE FOUNTAINHEAD and STORMQUEST, or they can be rendered individually.

A Wish to the World is commissioned by Barry Wentz and the Alpena High School Symphonic Wind Ensemble with Ray Reynolds, Director of the Thunder Bay JHS Band, and Keith Hodsgon & The South Jersey Area Wind Ensemble, Mr. Larry White & The Rancho Buena Vista Wind Ensemble in California, Mr. Paul Holzen & the Parkway Northeast Middle School, and the Kentucky Music Educators Association.

 

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A SONG in the UNIVERSE -

A SONG in the UNIVERSE

"Young" Band, Grade 2-3 | Duration: 4:11

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Please see the actual PDF score itself for Technical & Musical notes about this very different work for "Young" student musicians. It is connected later to a very interesting piece called OUR TIME as a SONG in the UNIVERSE.

Stormworks is vast!

A Wish to the World is a series of pieces written to inspire the next generation of Heroes. These pieces can be played as a suite across the Music Program in the manner of THE FOUNTAINHEAD and STORMQUEST, or they can be rendered individually.

A Wish to the World is commissioned by Barry Wentz and the Alpena High School Symphonic Wind Ensemble with Ray Reynolds, Director of the Thunder Bay JHS Band, and Keith Hodsgon & The South Jersey Area Wind Ensemble, Mr. Larry White & The Rancho Buena Vista Wind Ensemble in California, Mr. Paul Holzen & the Parkway Northeast Middle School, and the Kentucky Music Educators Association.


 

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HEART of the EXPLORER -

HEART of the EXPLORER

"Young" Band, Grade 2-3 | Duration: 4:30

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Description

Please see the actual PDF score itself for Technical & Musical notes about this very different work for "Young" student musicians.

A Wish to the World is a series of pieces written to inspire the next generation of Heroes. These pieces can be played as a suite across the Music Program in the manner of THE FOUNTAINHEAD and STORMQUEST, or they can be rendered individually.

A Wish to the World is commissioned by Barry Wentz and the Alpena High School Symphonic Wind Ensemble with Ray Reynolds, Director of the Thunder Bay JHS Band, and Keith Hodsgon & The South Jersey Area Wind Ensemble, Mr. Larry White & The Rancho Buena Vista Wind Ensemble in California, Mr. Paul Holzen & the Parkway Northeast Middle School, and the Kentucky Music Educators Association.

 

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GARRISON at GOLIAD -

GARRISON at GOLIAD

"Young" Band, Grade 3 | Duration: 7:00

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Description

Please see the actual PDF score itself for Technical & Musical notes about this very different work for "Young" student musicians with optional pre-recorded material that will create a dramatic presence at the concert.

A Wish to the World is a series of pieces written to inspire the next generation of Heroes. These pieces can be played as a suite across the Music Program in the manner of THE FOUNTAINHEAD and STORMQUEST, or they can be rendered individually.

A Wish to the World is commissioned by Barry Wentz and the Alpena High School Symphonic Wind Ensemble with Ray Reynolds, Director of the Thunder Bay JHS Band, and Keith Hodsgon & The South Jersey Area Wind Ensemble, Mr. Larry White & The Rancho Buena Vista Wind Ensemble in California, Mr. Paul Holzen & the Parkway Northeast Middle School, and the Kentucky Music Educators Association.

 

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QUERENCIA! - Grade: 3 | Duration: 5:33

QUERENCIA!

Grade: 3 | Duration: 5:33

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Description

New Mexico has been a Spiritual Home for me ever since I met the Souls of Bataan. When I was recently conducting the New Mexico All-State Band, a gentleman came up to me and said, "Querencia! That's what you're asking from the kids!" He explained that QUERENCIA was the word that was shouted out as the bull got closest to the bullfighter. It is the idea of COURAGE, but Courage as a function of how close one allows Danger to get near. In that Real Life closeness to Danger and in that Metaphor, this work is humbly offered as a fun gift to the young Musicians who will explore it and render it!

A Wish to the World is a series of pieces written to inspire the next generation of Heroes. These pieces can be played as a suite across the Music Program in the manner of THE FOUNTAINHEAD and STORMQUEST, or they can be rendered individually.

A Wish to the World is commissioned by Barry Wentz and the Alpena High School Symphonic Wind Ensemble with Ray Reynolds, Director of the Thunder Bay JHS Band, and Keith Hodsgon & The South Jersey Area Wind Ensemble, Mr. Larry White & The Rancho Buena Vista Wind Ensemble in California, Mr. Paul Holzen & the Parkway Northeast Middle School, and the Kentucky Music Educators Association.
 

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FOUR MUSICAL HAIKUS for HORN! - For Accomplished Horn & Tape | Duration: 14:33

FOUR MUSICAL HAIKUS for HORN!

For Accomplished Horn & Tape | Duration: 14:33

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This quaternion comes with French Horn Score and 14:33 orchestral CD accompaniment. The four movements or Haikus are: ONE MAN, NEVER FORGOTTEN, TOUCH & THE OTHER SIDE OF SILENCE. Each piece may be rendered as a separate entity, and many combinations allow for versatility in delivery. Fine Hornists will appreciate this work and give it a special place in their library.

A Wish to the World is a series of pieces written to inspire the next generation of Heroes. These pieces can be played as a suite across the Music Program in the manner of THE FOUNTAINHEAD and STORMQUEST, or they can be rendered individually.

A Wish to the World is commissioned by Barry Wentz and the Alpena High School Symphonic Wind Ensemble with Ray Reynolds, Director of the Thunder Bay JHS Band, and Keith Hodsgon & The South Jersey Area Wind Ensemble, Mr. Larry White & The Rancho Buena Vista Wind Ensemble in California, Mr. Paul Holzen & the Parkway Northeast Middle School, and the Kentucky Music Educators Association.
 

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