Grade 4-5 Music Bundle
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What is this?
My band works go for $75 a piece, however with this pack you get 3 pieces for the price of two!
The pieces included:
The Six-Day War between Israel and Egypt brought about devastating consequences to the traders shipping food and other supplies along the Suez Canal between the years of 1967 and 1975. Ships scuttled by Egyptian soldiers had blocked both sides of this passageway, effectively stranding a group of fifteen intact ships to other nearby ports. Over eight years and countless battles between Egypt and Israel, it came to pass that only two ships were given the opportunity to return back home of their own accord, while crew members from the other stranded ships joined forces to reduce the maintenance needed to keep them intact.
This collection of ships and their crew members came to be known as the "Yellow Fleet", a title earned from a yellow coating of desert sand which eventually surfaced on board every ship in the group. This musical journey is comprised of two contrasting sections, one which highlights the anticipation of arriving at the canal and another that reveals its devastation during these tumultuous events. Several thematic ideas are scattered throughout as they are ultimately transformed into a chaotic, yet epic adventure along the banks of the Suez Canal.
Program note was written by Josh Trentadue
Yellow Fleet was completed on March 18, 2018
Age 23, Caleb Hammer
Of all the natural wonders that exist in the world, there is nothing quite like the unique majestic landscape of the Himalayan Mountains. Referred to by the Tibetans as "The Land of Snow," these beautiful summits are only partly covered by such weather at their peak, where the greatest views of the surrounding horizon can be beheld. Home as well to one of the tallest mountains, the famous Mount Everest, the journey up to the Himalayan peaks is treacherous at almost every corner, yet wondrous and rewarding every step of the way.
Caleb Hammer's "Himalayan Peaks" is this magnificent journey, from its soft and twinkling beginnings all the way to its epic conclusion. Shrouded in part by some mystery in a few moments, this work encapsulates the beauty of the Himalayan wintry landscape within the various unique colors and textures of the band, driving the adventure forward within its pentatonic nature and sweeping melodic material. Near its final steps, this even seems to conjure up the spirits of the mountains themselves, with its earth-shattering percussive entrance revealing the glorious surrounding landscape upon arriving to the mountaintop and why the Himalayas are truly one of the most breathtaking natural wonders of the world.
Program note written by Josh Trentadue
Himalayan Peaks was completed on January 7th, 2018
Age 22, Caleb Hammer
In my mind, there is no more enjoyable time of the year than the Holiday Season. I love the colors, joy, the family, and of course the food. My favorite song from this season is “O Holy Night”. Although arranging is not the focus of my composition career, I love this tune and I wanted to create a brand new work around the thematic ideas of this song (with a couple thematic calls to other classic holiday tunes). This is a quick and energetic piece celebrating the magic of the Holiday Season.
Caleb Hammer- May 14, 2018