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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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 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

 

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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 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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 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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 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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Ask for a free sample: Email collection@cobon.co.uk  Free sample gives you the first 1/2 of No.1
Ask for a free sample: Email collection@cobon.co.uk  Free sample gives you the first 1/2 of No.1
Here is my school orchestra (South Bromsgrove High) recorded in their third week of reheasing On Cloud 9. The drum mp3 is being used. Thanks to the school for permission to use the recording.