A colorful medley of songs made popular by Francisco Gabilondo Soler; lovingly known in Mexico as "Cri-Cri." This medley consists of: "Tema of 'Cri-Cri' (Theme song of 'Cri-Cri')," "Di Porque" ("Tell me why, Grandmother"), "Aztec chant to the Sun," and "Llueve" ("Rain"). These songs are still sung by children in Mexico today. Scored with the option to play with the band arrangement.
A medley of two Christmas songs from Mexico and the Catalan section of the Iberian Peninsula: "Las Posadas" and "Fum, fum, fum." The first tune, "Las Posadas," is a nine-day celebration with origins in Spain, now celebrated chiefly in Mexico, Guatemala and parts of the Southwestern United States. "Fum, fum, fum" is thought to have originated in the 16th or 17th century. Scored with the option to play with the band arrangement.
A beautiful medley of three Lutheran Hymns: "Come, O Long-Expected Jesus," "A Mighty Fortress is our God," and "Let the Earth Now Praise the Lord." The piece opens with a fanfare based on "A Mighty Fortress" and flows into the W. Walker, southern harmony Advent tune. The second hymn, written by Martin Luther, is unique since it uses the original meter and syncopated tune. The piece concludes with the third hymn with a similar fanfare as the beginning. Scored with the option to play with the band arrangement.
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart's Ave verum corpus in D major (K. 618) was written for Anton Stoll (a friend of his and Joseph Haydn's) who was musical coordinator in the parish of Baden bei Wien, near Vienna. This setting of the Ave verum corpus text was composed to celebrate the feast of Corpus Christi and the autograph is dated 17 June 1791. Scored with the option to play with the band arrangement.
“Beauty and the Beast” is the forth movement of the “Mother Goose Suite.” This movement, often called “Conversation with the Beauty and the Beast,” Is very challenging because it is slow, the tonalities, accidentals, and the lead instruments, particularly in the “Beast” motif, have challenging parts.