This beautiful lyrical work will be sure to leave audiences with a sense of hope and promise. From the slow mysterious opening statement to the glorious resolution, “Again We Rise” is a significant musical work for the wind band. Suitable for festival and concert performance, we predict this artistic work by John Pasternak will become part of the standard repertoire.
Almighty HandRWS Music CompanyConcert BandGrade 4
Audiences will love John Pasternak’s adaptation of the hymn “God Of Our Fathers”. Originally written in 1876 to commemorate the American Centennial, this triumphant hymn has been performed regularly since its introduction almost 150 years ago. Suitable for concert or festival performance, this unique arrangement will also be a perfect addition to your next patriotic program.
Courage UndauntedRWS Music CompanyConcert BandGrade 5
“Courage Undaunted” is inspired by the historic westward expansion of the United States of America. John Pasternak’s work for the concert band musically depicts the fateful journeys of countless pioneers throughout the history of the United States. This new contribution to the concert band repertoire will find its place on many contest lists.
God Rest Ye Merry GentlemenRWS Music CompanyConcert BandGrade 4
John M. Pasternak has created an imaginative new setting of the holiday classic. This upbeat, rock and roll style arrangement will be fun for your students and a crowd favorite at your winter program. Set in 7/8, God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen is an excellent teaching tool making the work on multi-meters enjoyable and rewarding!
Heart of America (March)Excelcia Music PublishingConcert BandGrade 4.5
This new addition of Arthur Pryor’s Heart of America march is beautifully engraved and perfect for school or community ensembles. Brilliantly American, this march has the feeling of music from the roaring 20’s and many quotes from “America (My Country, Tis of Thee)”.
Home Of The BraveRWS Music CompanyConcert BandGrade 4JWPepper Editor’s Choice
Home Of The Brave stems from a final sentence in the Star-Spangled Banner – that the United States’ flag would forever stand. John M. Pasternak takes a contemporary approach to the Star-Spangled Banner as the melody line is woven through various instruments as solo lineson top of new and intriguing harmonies. The work culminates with the traditional playing of “O say does that Star-Spangled Banner” and then fades into the distance.
A Hot Air Balloon AdventureGrand Mesa Music PublishersConcert BandGrade 4
"A Hot Air Balloon Adventure" is the story of a dramatic balloon ride. Starting with the preparations for the flight, the journey takes off with an uplifting fanfare. After the pilot breaks through the clouds, all they can see are the clouds beneath us and the sun above us, with clear skies surrounding them. But then, their adventure takes a sudden and unexpected turn as they must battle through a vicious storm. Will our pilot get safely to the ground again? Find out in "A Hot Air Balloon Adventure!"
Intrepid FanfareRWS Music CompanyConcert BandGrade 4JWPepper Editor’s Choice2017 Bandworld Top 100
Like the aircraft carrier that bears its name, “Intrepid Fanfare” is bold, strong, and impressive. Heroic brass statements contrasted by flowing lyrical lines in the woodwinds and French horns create a dynamic musical statement. Ideal to open any concert, festival, or ceremonial performance, John Pasternak’s powerful new work for wind band will find its place in your standard repertoire.
Kinetic FanfareRWS Music CompanyConcert BandGrade 4
In physics, the kinetic energy of an object increases during motion. “Kinetic Fanfare” embodies that energetic spirit with its high velocity and aggressive melodies. A challenging piece for the advanced band and appropriate for festivals and assessments. “Kinetic Fanfare” is an energetic opening statement that is an excellent programming choice for any concert or festival performance.