Over the years there have been surprisingly few arrangements of the national anthem of Canada. This version is quite unique and will prove to be extremely useful in all kinds of performance situations. This is not an arrangement for only one difficultly level, it is for four! There are four versions found in everyone's part:
- Unison - this edition has been transposed into a comfortable range for all players.
- Grade 1 1/2 - in this version the melody passes through several sections in a very playable arrangement.
- Grade 2 - more complex moving lines are introduced. >
- Grade 3 - this utilizes fanfares in the trumpets and places more range and technical demands on all players.
All these versions are in the same key and use the same basic harmonies which means they are all completely interchangeable! If you have an excellent trumpet player in your grade 1 1/2 level band, she/he can play the next version up and it will all fit together and sound great! This revolutionary concept means that elementary schools and high schools can own the same set and combine players for a mass band concert. This set of arrangements is ideal for any program no matter what the diversity of talents.