Encounter Series
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The Encounter Series (previously the Bendy Band Series) is a set of original compositions in a flexible format. The pieces can be performed with a minimum of three musicians (covering parts 1-3) and backing tracks. However, the piece enables you to expand to full school orchestra.

 

Flexible instrumentation: Included in the download: Full score with all parts; a short score showing parts 1 to 4 (concert pitch instruments) and piano; All instrumental parts; 4-5 mp3s are included; reference mp3; piano, bass and drums ; drums only; Slow Rehearsal track (in some pieces). The backing tracks have a two bar click lead-in.

 

NB: Parts 1-3 are of equal importance and difficulty

 

Part 1: Flute / Oboe, Bb Clarinet, Bb Trumpet, Violin

Part 2: Bb Clarinet, Bb Trumpet/Euphonium/Trombone, Bass clef Euphonium/Trombone, Alto Saxophone/Eb Tenor Horn, Violin

Part 3: Bb Clarinet, Bb Trumpet/Euphonium/Trombone, Bass clef Euphonium/Trombone, Tenor Saxophone, French Horn, Eb Tenor Horn, Violin, Viola

Part 4: 'Cello/Double Bass/Tuba/Bass Guitar, Eb Bass, Bb Bass

Part H: (Simple harmony part for beginners)... in C, Bb, Eb and Bass clef concert pitch (for Trom / Eup), Keyboard (right hand only) with guitar chords shown above.

 

Rhythm: Piano, Drum Kit

 

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 Details: No 1 On Cloud Nine!

 

 Educational Aspects: The music contains  musical features that could be pointed  out to students:

 

Rondo Form

– A – Introduction

A to B – Section A

B to C – Section B

C to D – Section A

D to E – Section C

E to F – Section A

F – Coda

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Pedal Point – Basis of the A section

Off-beat  – Bass and Rhythm section at D

Polyphonic texture – D and Coda

Unison texture- last three notes

etc.

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Now availble on TES!

Ask for a free sample of No.1 (part of):

Email collection@cobon.co.uk
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 Details: No 2 Silver Lining

 

 Educational Aspects: The music contains  musical features that could be pointed  out to students:

 

Rondo Form

• To A - Section A

• A - Section B

• B - Section A1

• C - Section C

• D - Section A2 repeated

• Bar 56 - Coda

 

Pedal Point - Start of the D section

Dynamic contrast: Subito pp bar 51

Polyphonic texture - C is a good example

Imitation or antiphonal texture – D section

Perfect Cadence—Last two chords

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 Details: No 3 Clear Sky

 

 Educational Aspects: The music contains  musical features that could be pointed  out to students:

 

Rondo Form

• To B - Section A

• B - Section B (with triplet motif )

• D - Section A1

• E - Section C (develops bar 30 idea)

• Bar 58 - Section D

• F - Section A2

• Bar 72 - Coda

 

Pedal Point - Start of the A section

Dynamic contrast: pp crescendo bar 62

Homophonic texture - 58 is a good example

Imitation or antiphonal texture – E section

Perfect Cadence— bar 74 to 75 (and many other places)

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 Details: No 4 Flying High

 

 Educational Aspects: The music contains  musical features that could be pointed  out to students:

 

Structure

Intro (minor key)

A - Section A (major key)

B - Section B

D - Section C

E - Section A1 (modulated)

**Above repeated **

Bar 62  - Coda

 

Pedal Point - From bar 2

Dynamic contrast: crescendo at C

Off-beat: Bass at D

Homophonic texture - G is a good example

Imitation or antiphonal texture – Intro and D section

Perfect Cadence— bar 62

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 Details: No 5 Lazy Days

 

 Educational Aspects: The music contains  musical features that could be pointed  out to students:

 

Rhythmic interest—Duplets

Added chords - Throughout

Chromatic Harmony— D is a good example C to Eb chords

Imitation: During the B section

Polyphonic texture - B is a good example

Tierce de picarde — Last two bars

 

Pedal Point - Start of the A section

Dynamic contrast: pp crescendo bar 62

Homophonic texture - 58 is a good example

Imitation or antiphonal texture – E section

Perfect Cadence— bar 74 to 75 (and many other places)

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 Details: No 6 Bright and Early

 

 Educational Aspects: The music contains  musical features that could be pointed  out to students:

 

Rhythmic interest—Syncopation Part 1 bar 15 and Part 2 at A

Suspensions - 32-33 Gsus4 to G

Harmony— V of V  D to G to C Bars 30—32

Perfect cadence: 32-33 G to C

Polyphonic texture - Most of the piece

Homophonic texture bars 31 and 32

Pedal note  — bars 32– end

Tempo -  Ritardando  at the end

 

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