By Joseph Kreines
Alfred Debut Series
In his American Song Settings, No. 1, Joseph Kreines has created a delightful theme and variations on the well-known traditional melody, "Billy Boy." Every instrument in the band has the melody at some point in this outstanding arrangement done in a distinctly early 20th century British style, providing opportunities for young players to play in 4/4, 3/4 and 2/4 time.