07) Joseph B. Earp
For 2021 BKJ is proud to offer two more compositions by Joseph Benjamin Earp. WE ARE BRAVE is a work for middle school band and the STONE MOUNTAIN FANFARE is a brilliant opener for honor bands. These works are now available on JW Pepper .
Compositions for Band by Joseph B. Earp
Robinson Suite (Concert Band) Duration 7 min. 30 sec.
This 2010 winner of the Claude T. Smith composition contest is in three movements; Fanfare, Andante, and Chorale & Allegro. They have a distinctly fresh and crisp sound and the scoring is rich and full of color. An mp3 excerpt of each movement is below.
Lenoir - Remember the Bearcats (Concert Band) Duration: 5 min. 30 sec. View/Listen to the premiere performance here!
To the memory of Captain James C. Harper, founder of the Lenoir (NC) High School Band (1924-1977) This program is a testament to its accomplishments and its contributions to North Carolina's high school bands.
From A Distance (Concert Band) Duration: 4 min. 15 sec. View/Listen to the premiere performance here!
A poignant and expressive piece for band, this accessible and calming piece is perfect for a concert 'change of pace'. The compser's program note will resonate with both the audience and the musicians.
Stone Mountain Fanfare (Concert Band) Duration: 1 min 45 sec. View the score and hear: Stone Mountain Fanfare
This is a high energy concert opener. Commissioned in 2017 by the Georgia Music Educators Assn. it is a terrific piece for a district or All State Honors Band.
Mr. Earp has shown is again that he has full command of what works for high school and collegiate concert bands. It is available in standard printed form or as an electronic download.
We Are Brave (Concert March for Middle School Band) Duration: 1 min View the score and hear: We Are Brave
This is a perfect concert opener for middle school bands. Your younger band will love this rousing piece that will make them sound terrific. There is enough doubling of the less common instruments so that the integrity of the music is not lost regardless of your instrumentation.