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The Prince of Denmark March

By Jeremiah Clarke / arr. Bob Phillips String Orchestra Conductor Score Grade: 1.5 Item: 00-49462S
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This arrangement of "The Prince of Denmark March," or "Trumpet Voluntary," provides the perfect setting for advocacy and striving for excellence since it is so recognizable. Three different versions of the final 8 bars, containing incorrect notes, are included. Each version contains an increasing percentage of correct pitches. Each represents a different letter grade. Play all four versions and then explain to parents and administration that the A+, 100% correct version is what we do every day in orchestra. All sections play the melody in this piece, still providing a solid musical setting in a novelty piece. Audience members are sure to recognize it which makes it perfect for finding "errors." Along with the "real" music for the final 8 bars, three other versions are included. The first version has 80% of the correct notes and 20% incorrect. The next has 90% correct notes and 10% incorrect. The next has 95% correct notes and 5% incorrect. The final, "real" version has 100% correct notes. The 100% version should be played first for the audience explaining this version would get an A+ in an academic setting. Then play the 80% or B- version, then the 90% or A- Version, and then the 95% A version. Then explain to parents and administration that the only version that is acceptable is the 100% version and that is what we do every day in orchestra. This provides a perfect advocacy moment to discuss the benefits of music education with parents and a tangible explanation of striving for excellence to parents and students. Includes an educational packet with each part that features technical exercises, history, theory, composition, and more. Correlated to Sound Innovations, Book 1, Level 5. (2:00)

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Series: Sound Innovations for String Orchestra
Composed by: Jeremiah Clarke
Arranged by: Bob Phillips
Ensemble: String Orchestra
Format: Conductor Score
Item Number: 00-49462S
ISBN 10: 1-4706-5027-4
ISBN 13: 978-1-4706-5027-8
UPC: 038081571058

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