MovementsDearie, Dearie, Do You Have a Daughter?
Come Home, Lidi
Song of the Vagabond
Slovak Lad's Dance
Bring Your Grade 2 Ensemble Something Fresh
Four Short Bartók Pieces is a four-piece set arranged for Grade 2 Concert Band by Garrett Hope. Béla Bartók composed the pieces in 1908–1909 and first published them 1908–1911.
These four pieces consist of Hungarian folk melodies and original tunes by Bartók. The modalism and interesting harmonic structures of these Eastern European melodies have an exotic quality to them and will be a welcome addition to your Grade 2 programming.
Each movement can be performed in a minute or less. You can program all four movements as a whole or use individual movements as needed.
The music will stretch your students with:
- Exciting syncopations
- Modal melodies
- Interesting harmonic choices
- Dramatic dynamic changes
Béla Bartók (March 25, 1881–September 26, 1945) was a Hungarian composer, pianist, and ethnomusicologist. He is considered one of the most important composers of the 20th century; he and Franz Liszt are regarded as Hungary’s greatest composers. Through his collection and analytical study of folk music, he was one of the founders of comparative musicology, which later became enthnomusicology.
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About the Arranger
Dr. Garrett Hope’s purpose is to use his God-give creativity and communication skills to entertain and enlighten people, draw people together for a common cause, and to coach composers and creatives to become unstoppable.
As a composer, Garrett engages with performers and audiences to tell stories and create life-changing experiences. Especially for students. He loves working with educational ensembles. Garrett also writes music for independent films. He has won several awards for his music.
As a coach and public speaker, Garrett empowers people to unlock their creativity and to become successful at making a living practicing their art. He does this by helping them identify and break through the beliefs that they hold about themselves that are preventing them from achieving their potential. He helps creatives build networks and make strategic business decisions so they can make a living doing what they love.
Garrett holds degrees from the University of Nebraska–Lincoln, the University of Northern Colorado, and Colorado Christian University. He is a native of Colorado, but currently lives in Nebraska with his wife and daughter.
Listen to more of Garrett’s music at www.garretthope.com.