This narrative song is a re-telling of the story of David and Goliath from 1 Samuel: 17. It describes the wonder of the crowd, marveling first at what they regard as the impunity; and later at the bravery of David as he kills the Philistine giant. Edwards's setting employs both rhythmic and harmonic choral ostinati and intersperses David's calm reasoned statements with the mutterings and exclamations from the crows as they observe the scene.
Fillmore - Rolling Thunder (Concert Band), arr. Marc Oliver
Rolling Thunder is a circus march written by Fillmore in 1918. Fillmore, an aficionado of circus music and himself a trombone player in a few circus bands, wrote this march with a challenging part for trombone. Transcribed here for Concert Band.
Haydn - Sonata in D Major Hob.XVI:37, arr. Peter Gross
One of Haydn├óΓé¼Γäós few pre-London sonatas to have entered the popular repertoire is the D major, No 37, from the set of six published by the Viennese firm of Artaria in 1780. The sonatas were dedicated to the talented sisters Franziska and Maria Katherina von Auenbrugger, whose playing in aristocratic salons drew the admiration of both Leopold Mozart├óΓé¼ΓÇ¥never one to dish out compliments lightly├óΓé¼ΓÇ¥and Haydn himself.
Oliver - National Anthem of the Peoples' Republic of Upper Slobbovia, arr. Marc Oliver
National Anthem of the Peoples' Republic of Upper Slobbovia was composed by Markus Oliverski (i.e. Marc Oliver) (1958-). This edition was published by Ayotte Custom Musical Engravings in 2013 and is scored for Brass Band.
Telemann - Sonata in E Minor for Violin and Piano, arr. Peter Gross
The 'Songs for Others' Concert series collection was conceived by Peter Solomon Gross as an educational series designed to acquaint student musicians with music literature not written specifically for their instrument. Pieces in this series are eminently suited for solo-and-ensemble competition or for recital performance.