MARCH KIN KORA (Download a copy of the score)
Very Beginner Brass Band $35.00
Very Beginner Concert Band $40.00
Very Beginner Strings $35.00
“March Kin Kora” has been written as an early work for the beginner
Band. It is a very sectional arrangement with no divisi within parts or sections i.e. no 1st.
and 2nd. parts and thus should be an easy piece to get off
the ground. There are cues to cater for missing sections.
Some alternate parts have been included to cater for the different methods and syllabus used by different organizations and teachers, e.g. Glockenspiel and in particular the Eb Bass Tuba which has great difficulty with unison pitch methods at this level. There are parts to cover your teaching method and what suits you in your Band. You have the flexibility to make your own choices.
The following teaching points are covered in this arrangement:
Rhythm - Semibreves, Minims, Crotchets, quavers in pairs and equivalent
no quaver rests).
2. Ensemble - harmony, solo/soli, tutti, whole bar and block rests.
Dynamics - simple dynamics are included.
4. Percussion - Snare, Bass and suspended Cymbal, as individual instruments and/or on the Kit. Hand Cymbals, Glockenspiel and/or Xylophone, Timpani or; roto or other toms if no timps,
Whilst parts are included for these percussion instruments, it is not essential that all are played - on the other hand it ensures that there is plenty to do if you have a large section. Practice on all four subsections of percussion is thus also available.
5. Form - Intro, A, B, A, C, A
Ranges and notes required
pitch Bb, C, D, Eb, F.,
Bb instruments C, D, E, F, G., Eb woodwind G, A, B, C, D.
horn C, D, E, F.
Brass D, E, F#, G.
The Bass Line
This is always a problem at this level. Even though there are Elec/Str.
Bass, Eb and Bb Bass tuba parts you may not have one in your band. Thus the
tenor instruments have been written in unison to provide a bass line. To
overcome the problems of the different pitches
and the different teaching methods, the Bass Line has been
printed in all pitches and clefs. At this level there is a very real
difference between Bb Tenor, Eb Bass and Bb Bass Instruments, thus each has its
separate part, especially the Eb Bass Tuba for which there are three alternative
parts to cover three possible
teaching ranges. To assist with flexibility, parts are printed in both the Clefs
used by different teachers. It is not intended that all the parts are to be used
- you have the flexibility to
choose the one(s) that suits
you in your Band
Thankyou to the members of Gladstone’s Kin Kora State School Band for their assistance in developing this work.