The Mighty Blacksmith is a new grade 2 piece for middle school bands. Students will enjoy the upbeat, rhythmic driving that represents the blacksmith hard at work. A slower, lyrical section showcases the blacksmith’s more delicate side, while allowing the band to work on thinner textures and solo work. Directors will also enjoy a few challenges to focus on with their group, including a gradual accelerando and key change. The piece ends with an exciting coda in the second key, with the theme following and building to a dramatic ending statement.
Individual parts for this piece are included on an enclosed CD.
– Daniel Kramer
Solo Parts Included (on CD): Flute, Oboe, Clarinets 1-2, Bass Clarinet, Bassoon, Alto Saxophone, Tenor Saxophone, Baritone Saxophone, Trumpets 1-2, Horn, Trombone, Euphonium, Tuba, Percussion (Timpani, Glockenspiel, Snare Drum, Tenor Drum, Bass Drum, Cymbals)