Concert Music for Band

DARK EYES – for Tuba solo and concert band.

by arr. by Jair Klarfeld / Published by JKM Publications – 2020

Solo/Duet  – Grade 4, Band – Grade 2.5  (4:09) Complete $65, Extra Score $15 Tabloid Score $50

“Dark Eyes” or “Black Eyes” – is a very old and popular Russian Gypsy folk song. The composer’s name is unknown. The melody to Dark Eyes is exotic and yet, the character of the music has a strong feeling of regret. Based on the lyrics added later, the main character laments ever meeting the charming Gypsy girl who has “destroyed my soul.” In spite of the serious theme of the lyrics, the song provides both performers and audiences a passionate and entertaining experience to one of the best-know folk melodies to emerge from Russia.

The Roma Middle School Symphonic Winds, conducted by Mr. Corey Graves, commissioned “Dark Eyes for Tuba and Concert Band” for their Honor Band performance at the 2020 TMEA convention. The guest artist is Dr. J.D. Salas, Associate Professor of Music at Stephen F. Austin University.

To purchase this arrangement, please contact Jair Klarfeld Music at 210-617-0117 or jklarfeldmusic@gmail.com



 


TICO TICO – for Clarinet solo or duet and Concert Band.

by Zequinha Abreu/arr. by Jair Klarfeld / Published by Jair Klarfeld Music – 2017

 Solo/Duet  – Grade 3.5, Band – Grade 2.5  (4:42) Complete $65, Extra Score $20 Tabloid Score $50

Perhaps one of the most popular examples of Brazilian Choro music, this music arrangement for either your high school clarinet soloist or your two top clarinetists and concert band will allow you to feature them in this accessible arrangement. Your audiences will love it!



TICO TICO – for Flute solo or duet and Concert Band.

by Zequinha Abreu/arr. by Jair Klarfeld / Published by Jair Klarfeld Music – 2017

 Solo/Duet  – Grade 3.5, Band – Grade 2.5  (4:42) Complete $65, Extra Score $20 Tabloid Score $50

Perhaps one of the most popular examples of Brazilian Choro music, this music arrangement for either your high school flute soloist or your two top flautists and concert band will allow you to feature them in this accessible arrangement. Your audiences will love it!


Arrangement published by RBC Music/Peppers Music:

TICO-TICO for French Horn Soloist or Duet.

This was commissioned by the Mr. Corey L. Graves and the Roma Middle School Symphonic Winds (Roma, TX), for their performance at the 2016 Midwest Band and Orchestra Clinic. Solo or Duet – Grade 5 /Band Grade 2  (4:00)



Arrangements published by Print Music Source:

Commencement Suite by J. Klarfeld

 Grade 3 (Medium)    Entire suite: ~ 13:30

Commencement Suite :

Was created to provide a musical alternative to the commonly used processional and recessional marches during most graduation/commencement ceremonies. It is written with significant optional repeats to allow for appropriate length no matter the size of your graduating class.  In addition, it is scored taking into account that many of your more experienced players (senior students) are likely not performing in the ensemble during the graduation/commencement ceremony. The following songs are used in the suite:

Procession of the Nobles is the Processional March
Nimrod from Enigma Variations is the musical interlude if needed
Colonel Bogey is the Recessional March

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Irish Tune of County Derry by J. Klarfeld

Grade 2 1/2 (Medium-Easy)    3:15

Irish Tune from County Derry

Is one the most well-known and most widely performed concert band (military band) work by Percy Grainger. The tune itself was taken from the Complete Petrie Collection of the Music of Ireland edited by Sir Charles Villiers Stanford. It is the most famous of all Irish melodies.  In Grainger’s military band setting he created an exquisite orchestration with great detail of phrasing and harmonic refinement.  This new edition created by noted arranger Jair Klarfeld brings this exceptional work within the reach of younger and developing ensembles.

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