Music for concert band

by Fran Griffin

Original works

  • Two Pieces for Beginner Band

    by Fran Griffin

    for concert band beginners, very easy, small range, rhythms very simple

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  • Blue Rocks

    by Fran Griffin

    for concert band beginners, very easy, small range, rhythms very simple

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  • A Kitten's Adventure

    by Fran Griffin

    four short descriptive movements for junior concert band based on the poem "A Kitten's Adventure" by Australia writer Linda Johnston, very easy, limited range, simple rhythms

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  • Gangsters in Green

    by Fran Griffin

    for developing young concert band, with catchy rhythms and motifs, comes with a set of optional simplified parts for junior players

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Arrangements and transcriptions

  • Erlkönig (Erl King) - Franz Schubert

    transcribed for concert band by Fran Griffin

    Franz Schubert's Erlkönig (Erl King) is one of the most terrifying pieces of music to come out of the early 19th Century. It is a song with piano set to a poem by Göthe, depicting a father's desperate ride through the night with his dying son. The son is being taunted by the utterly malevolent Erl King, but the father cannot hear this and tries in vain to keep his son calm. The son's distress increases as the Erl King comes closer and closer, finally claiming the son's life before the father can get him to safety. This is an exciting work that any good student or community band will enjoy.

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  • Marche Militaire - Franz Schubert

    transcribed for concert band by Fran Griffin

    suitable for good student or community band

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  • In the Hall of the Mountain King - Edvarg Grieg

    transcribed for concert band by Fran Griffin

    suitable for good student or community band

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  • Meditation from Thais - Jules Massenet

    transcribed for flute solo with concert band by Fran Griffin

    suitable for good student or community band with advanced flute player (can be played on violin, original key)

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