The Ancients (Digital Edition)
For Concert Band
Far off lands, misty mountains, kings and knights... This piece sends your listener on a journey to a time long forgotten. Using quartal/quintal harmonies as a base, this piece has a medieval-like quality that will interest performers and listeners alike!
This is a great piece to introduce students to asymmetrical meter as there are many rhythmic patterns that repeat throughout the piece, making the concept more accessible to younger players. The open 4ths and 5ths used throughout the piece are also a great tool to teach proper intonation for those intervals.
I have 2 different recordings of the piece. One is the complete concert band orchestration of The Ancients. The other is a high quality recording with winds only using higher quality samples.