Music Files Below (left click to listen, right click to download)
Composer: Tom Weidner, John MacFarland
Total Time: 7:43
"First Suite in E-flat for Military Band" is a cornerstone in the concert band repertoire. Originally written by the prominent British composer, Gustav Holst, Center X Productions transforms this classic into a contemporary masterpiece. After a cyclone like introduction, exciting pit moments accompany the low brass statement of the main theme, followed by brass, woodwind, and percussion features allowing for plenty of staging opportunities. "Intermezzo": Very true to the original with a few surprises thrown in, plus numerous opportunities to feature small groupings or soloists. "Chaconne": The main theme, along with its inversion, comes back in a ballad like treatment reminiscent of many contemporary marching band compositions. "March": Based mostly on the trio melody of Holst's original final movement, a few rhythmic, harmonic, and thematic twists and turns bring the show to a rousing conclusion. "You will entertain and educate your performers and audience with this thrilling arrangement!"
Sound effects are available for most shows on our website. For most MSC and Center X Shows, the files are delivered at no additional charge as a Run Audio FX app file (requires purchase of app subscription) or $100 for separated sound files.* Availability/cost for sound effects or narration varies with each publisher/partner on our site.
For more information about Run Audio Fx, visit www.runaudiofx.com and test drive the app for free!! This is a completely customizable and powerful app that can work with any sound effect/file (yes, you can upload your own files into the program)! You can use it with your existing sound system (including self-powered speakers...by wired or bluetooth connections), by touch, with midi keyboard (full-control without touching the iOs device), and hundreds of sound effects are included with the purchase of a once-a-year subscription!
After you set up your show/soundboard, you save the entire RAFX Soundboard or "show" in a cloud service, or e-mail the file to yourself or collaborators on the project that havre RAFX. This way, if you have to reset the iOs device or get a new one, you can easily upload the file again and be up and running in a few seconds. Try doing that with a computer, its software, and additional hardware components...you've all witnessed that pre-show nightmare at least one time in your careers!
Save thousands of dollars and hundreds of hours working on additional equipment to deliver high-quality, non-compressed sound files in any performance situation.
*If you have any questions about sound effects being available for a show, please message us: firstname.lastname@example.org or call: 800-356-4381