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    Bricault - Bay Trail March

    Here is a concert march titled, "Bay Trail March", that I composed for a 7th grade junior high band that my daughter was in at the time. It has converted to Finale 2006 and GPO.

    http://www.garybricault.com/mp3/Bay%20Trail%20March.mp3

    It was a lot of fun seeing the kids perform it as much it was gauging the response of the audiance. I hope that you enjoy it as well.

    Gary

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    Good, strong writing and arranging, Gary.

    Anyone who hasn't tried it -- it's far from easy to
    fit satisfying music like this into the constraints of
    writing for younger musicians.

    Nice job!

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    Re: Bricault - Bay Trail March

    Quote Originally Posted by etLux
    Good, strong writing and arranging, Gary.

    Anyone who hasn't tried it -- it's far from easy to
    fit satisfying music like this into the constraints of
    writing for younger musicians.

    Nice job!

    David
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    Thanks for your comments David.

    You are completely correct in what you say regarding young performing groups. The younger the group, the more constrainted and challanging everything becomes in the composition and scoring process. I wrote a piece for a 4-5th grade band and that was a very challanging and yet gratifying experience. Not only is the range of the players limited but also the key of the work and not to be more that two voices with only simple counter-melody and a limited instrumental mix. But it was amazing how much the kids pushed themselves to learn it and how happy they were to play music by someone they could actually see and talk with.

    Gary

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    Gary,

    That actually gave me chills!! I normally have a couple of "blow my mind" moments on this forum every day... you used up 2 on this one piece alone!

    Wow!
    Paul

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    Re: Bricault - Bay Trail March

    Quote Originally Posted by Prowland
    Gary,

    That actually gave me chills!! I normally have a couple of "blow my mind" moments on this forum every day... you used up 2 on this one piece alone!

    Wow!
    Paul,
    I am glad that you enjoyed it so much. It was a very gratifying process creating the work for this special group of young musicians.

    Gary

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    Re: Bricault - Bay Trail March

    Gary,
    Very nicely done. It is indeed satisifying music..for any age group. I enjoyed this very much.
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    Re: Bricault - Bay Trail March

    Quote Originally Posted by valhalx
    Gary,
    Very nicely done. It is indeed satisifying music..for any age group. I enjoyed this very much.
    Bill
    Bill thanks for your comments. It is a fun piece written for the kids AND the audiance. And that is all of us!!

    Gary

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    Re: Bricault - Bay Trail March

    As I remember there wasn't a whole lot of music for the seventh grade level of playing. I recall playing When The saints Go Marching In quite a bit. They are lucky to have your solid compositions available. I'm sure they are like a breath of fresh air for the teachers.

    Phil

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