Arise And Shine - Wakey Wakey

Year of composition
Moderate (Grades 4-6)
7 minutes
Concert band / wind band
Instrumental parts
Not available

A straightforward four-square rompish march which exploits the ensemble's high and low capabilities - including dialogue between yawning or good-naturedly grumpy low registers and insistently strident high registers, with a couple of rude awakenings and hoary old cliches thrown in (for "good measure"!) - well within the provenance of a proficient ensemble. Anyone absent from band practice due to sleeping commitments may be easily roused with this wakeup call - possibly substituting for their part the judicious use of cymbals.

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