"Archaic Voices" by Doug Spata was written at the request of a friend of the composer who wanted an easy piece she could use to introduce low 1st-finger B-flats. Her students really responded to the aggressive style, approachable rhythms, and quick tempo. Part independence is kept to a minimum to help young players stay together, and the wide dynamic range adds to the drama of the piece. This is a bold selection that students and teachers can both appreciate. (1:50) This title is available in SmartMusic.