Belligerence, by Carl Fischer Music newcomer John Pasternak, features strong rhythmic content, a memorable melodic figure, and dramatic percussion that is still within reach of beginning students. John drew on his own experience as a music educator to provide students with music they will love to play over and over.
Clear ResolveExcelcia Music PublishingConcert BandGrade 1.5
Clear Resolve is a heroic piece that encourages students to stand up for their beliefs. Composer John M. Pasternak uses his experience as a music educator to craft a piece that is both exciting, and meaningful to young musicians.
Dark FrontierExcelcia Music PublishingConcert BandGrade 1.5
John’s unique harmonic ideas and use of ensemble color are on display in this new work for developing ensembles. Explore a dark frontier while reinforcing articulations and dynamic contrast. This one is sure to be an audience pleaser!
ExpeditiousCarl Fischer MusicConcert BandGrade 1
Expeditious begins with fanfare-like harmonies, making this beginning band piece sound unexpectedly advanced. Composer John Pasternak utilizes accessible notes and rhythms in this well-crafted piece for the youngest players while still creating a rich musical experience. Pasternak is fast becoming a go to composer for intriguing works for young bands.
Flight of Jolly Old Saint NicholasExcelcia Music PublishingConcert BandGrade 1.5JWPepper Editor’s ChoiceStanton’s 5 Star Feature
Take a midnight sleighride with Flight of Jolly Old St. Nicholas as you rock your way to the end of this piece! John M. Pasternak does it again with this wonderful new holiday chart that your ensemble and audiences will love.
Galaxy DefendersRWS Music CompanyConcert BandGrade 1
Prepare to take your group to the stars and beyond with Galaxy Defenders. Composed for the young band, John M. Pasternak’s galactic work includes heroic themes, battle scenes and a triumphant finale. Save the galaxy with this epic musical adventure!
Low Brass On The HousetopExcelcia Music PublishingConcert BandGrade 1.5
Low Brass on the Housetop is a fun piece that features an argument between the low brass and the rest of your ensemble. Naturally, the low brass prevails in this clever Christmas-time arrangement.
The Royal HorsemenRWS Music CompanyConcert BandGrade 1
Written for beginning band, this energetic processional is a perfect choice for concert, contest orceremonial use. A valuable tool for teaching articulations and stylistic contrast, The Royal Horsemen is also a wonderful opener or closer for your next beginning band concert.