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    Minor Alterations - arr. David Lovrien

    If your community band is looking for a different piece for your holiday concert, I'd like to recommend "Minor Alterations" by David Lovrien. We're playing it again this year after 4 year break of not playing it. It's popular with band members and the patrons alike. It's an arrangement of Christmas melodies in a minor key.

    Minor Alterations - David Lovrien (Dallas Winds)

    We're also doing one of my favorites... "Russian Christmas Music" (Alfred Reed). I think many of the folks in the band like this one too.
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    Thanks for that Rick. Just put in an order request to our director for "Minor Alterations". Great piece. Might be a little ambitious for our New Horizons Band, but we'll see.
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    I think it's doable for many comm bands. It really works here in S. Florida where a number of patrons are Jewish but still like Christmas music. Of course we always play some Hanukkah type music as well. My favorite in that vein is "Rhapsody for Hanukkah" by Stephen Bulla.

    Rhapsody for Hanukkah - Stephen Bulla
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    Rick Floyd
    Miraphone 5050 - Warburton Brandon Jones sig mpc
    YEP-641S (on long-term loan to grandson)
    Doug Elliott - 102 rim; I-cup; I-9 shank


    "Always play with a good tone, never louder than lovely, never softer than supported." - author unknown.
    Symphonic Band of the Palm Beaches
    When the Saints Go Marching In (arr. Mashima) at ACB Conference Ft. Lauderdale
    Cell phone video of : El Cumbanchero:

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    Oops, I linked to the wrong arr. of Stephen Bulla's "Rhapsody for Hanukkah" in above post. That's great but the band arr. is a little different. It doesn't have the 32nd notes that Hiram plays so well around 10:25. Yikes!

    Here's a link for the arrangement for band:
    Rhapsody for Hanukkah - Stephen Bulla

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    Rick Floyd
    Miraphone 5050 - Warburton Brandon Jones sig mpc
    YEP-641S (on long-term loan to grandson)
    Doug Elliott - 102 rim; I-cup; I-9 shank


    "Always play with a good tone, never louder than lovely, never softer than supported." - author unknown.
    Symphonic Band of the Palm Beaches
    When the Saints Go Marching In (arr. Mashima) at ACB Conference Ft. Lauderdale
    Cell phone video of : El Cumbanchero:

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