Eighth Note Publications Flexible Band/String Series provides ultimate flexibility for ensembles with incomplete instrumentation or odd combinations. These pieces are playable by as few as 5 woodwind, brass, or string players with or without percussion. This creates the opportunity for a mixed quintet to perform these titles but also allows for performance for 10-15 players up to full a band/orchestra with parts doubling. Great for music camps, contest use or any band room that has non-standard instrumentation.
Hoist the sails and get ready to take your young ensemble On the Open Sea---a tuneful melody with care given to foster strong ensemble playing. There are a lot of teachable music moments in this piece and the opportunity for your percussion section to try some different things.