“It Is What It Is!”

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“Stephen P Brown has written a wonderfully interesting piece for young orchestras (middle and high school age) that effortlessly incorporates basic musicianship and music theory into a captivating piece for both the performers and the audience. His keen ear for composition is always informed by his commitment to education.”
Gregory Ruffer, Music Department Chair, Patel Conservatory

  • 4 minutes 21 seconds
  • Optional marimba and soprano parts
  • Piano part may be played by keyboard or ambitious harpist

 

Informal Performance

“It Is What It Is” by Stephen P Brown

 

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Full Set – US$27

 

Techniques to focus on include:

Singable melodies
Exaggerating dynamics
Steady pulse
Pizzicato
Chromatic tuning

 

“I really like this piece!”
Tekil, age 16

Flute
Oboe
Clarinet
Bassoon
Horn in F
Percussion
Marimba (optional)
Piano
Soprano (optional)
Violin 1
Violin 2
Viola
Cello
Bass

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3734 Haydon Court
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Stephen P Brown
33 The Maltings
Leighton Buzzard
LU7 4BS, UK

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