Beginning AnewExcelcia Music PublishingConcert BandGrade 2
John’s harmonic palette is practically refreshing in this overture-like piece that sounds like it’s from a time long past. This work has just the right amount of drama and excitement to make it a perfect addition to the festival repertoire list.
Has a monster started terrorizing your city? Has the mayor been re-elected? We've got Breaking News! Find out what the news is about at the end of this fun piece for young band. The title says it all in composer John Pasternak's new piece reminiscent of a news program theme. It is exciting, unique, and students will love to play it again and again.
Chase the HorizonCarl Fischer MusicConcert BandGrade 2JWPepper Editor’s Choice
Chase the Horizon is a musical journey depicting a lonesome cowboy riding on his horse, chasing the horizon. Composer John Pasternak has delivered a strong and musically rewarding piece for the young band. It begins with a nice legato section before setting off on the journey with a tuneful theme. The piece develops through several contrasting sections finishing in a dramatic conclusion.
Dark MatterRWS Music CompanyConcert BandGrade 2
Dark Matter is a fantastic new work for the developing band by John Pasternak. Invoking images of deep space, your musicians and audience will embark on an interplanetary journey through deep space and beyond. Intense rhythmic interaction and beautiful lyrical themes transport the listener through a powerful musical experience. Prepare your band for launch with this exciting new addition to the repertoire.
Distant MemoriesExcelcia Music PublishingConcert BandGrade 2
Composer John M. Pasternak is quickly becoming a composer that band directors look to for quality music. Distant Memories is a beautiful lyrical piece that young bands will enjoy playing, and audiences will enjoy listening to. This one is a winner.
Geauga Lake: An EpilogueCarl Fischer MusicConcert BandGrade 2
Geauga Lake: An Epilogue is a reflective piece depicting an amusement park from a bygone era. The piece evokes musically the fun and excitement felt by the many visitors to the park while at the same time pondering the melancholic thought that the park will never again entertain. Pasternak's unique voice and talent for composition is sure to please students and audiences alike.
TransformationExcelcia Music PublishingConcert BandGrade 2JWPepper Editor’s Choice
John M. Pasternak’s knack for writing great pieces for young band is on full display with Transformation. With many teaching opportunities, this work is a foolproof choice for contest and festival!