Thanks for listening, Phil.
Over the years of teaching, I used various arrangements in both Band & Elementary singing. It can be performed at a wide variety of tempi
which makes it even more interesting. In most cases it's not difficult fingering, which improves possibility of a speedy performance.
As you well know, one of the first things young kids look for in a band piece is "where do I have the melody?". You do a really nice job passing the tune around in this, which should please just about everyone in the band; not easy to do! Really nice arrangement on a tune I don't believe I've ever heard. Thanks for posting this!
Thanks for listening, Danny.
In the past four plus years of composing and becoming more aware of what I had already heard from composers of all periods. I find the most signifigant
goal for a composer is to offer contrast.
Baroque composers used the CONCERTO GROSSO: small group-large group. Compositions followed fast-slow-fast formulae or similar.
I attempt to couple various instrument combinations; small groups versus tutti; woodwind vs brass, etc. to create new contrasts.