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EXTENSIONS (Grades 5-6)

(Grade Level 5-6) For the college ensembles or very advanced high school groups, this series means just what it says – extended in every way. Extended tempos, fast and slow. Extended ranges for the brass, up to written DOUBLE G for the lead trumpet. Numerous woodwind doubles for the saxes including soprano saxes, flutes, clarinets, and bass clarinets. Perhaps most importantly, the musical language is extended into the realm of sophisticated concert music recalling the works of Gil Evans, Bob Brookmeyer and Maria Schneider. Dynamics and ensemble balance play critical roles and multiple time signatures are not uncommon, sometimes even in the solo sections. Orchestral colors and textures are used. This is wonderful and very challenging music, and we’re proud to include it in our catalog.