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Old ChurchesItem #: HL.04002008
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Composed by Michael Colgrass.
BandQuest Series, Grade 3. American Composers Forum ¯ Concert Band. Voicing/Format: Score & Parts. Band Level: 3. 9x12 inches. Published by Bandquest. (HL.04002008)
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Gregorian chant is one of the earliest forms of notated music, using free flowing rhythms and simple melody. In Old Churches, composer Michael Colgrass uses these elements to create an aura of voices echoing in the monastery. Using easy graphic notation, students have a fun and creative way to explore sound production along with the compositional process. (Includes score and parts.) (5:20) CD-ROM Now Available! Designed to enhance the musical experience, the CD-ROM for Michael Colgrass' Old Churches includes video clips of the St. John's Abbey monks singing, photos of various sacred spaces such as Ayer's Rock in Australia, as well as a history of standard Western notation. In addition, this CD-ROM enables students to explore graphic notation and composition with built-in notation software Finale Notepad®. Guaranteed to engage your students and provide added insight into this unique work. 04002010/$14.99 (CD-ROM) 04002702/$60.00 (Band set with CD-ROM)