MADE IN SA: A PIANO BOOK SERIES (Book 3)

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View inside this bookMade in SA is a collection of new piano pieces written for beginning-to-intermediate students by member of the Composers Alliance of San Antonio (CASA). There are five graded volumes, each compiled and edited by Dr. Carolyn True and Dr. Brian Bondari, professors of Music at Trinity University. All the works are presented in a logical and progressive order from the most straightforward to the most musically advanced.

As you peruse the five volumes of Made in SA, note that the compositions contain challenging elements requiring skills appropriate to the level (growing rhythmic and metric complexity, growing musical sophistication, etc.). Every selection has a descriptive title – inspiring students to be imaginative and communicative. The CASA composers have written comments for each of the pieces – some are practice suggestions, some are ideas for character, some are reflections on how the composer arrived at the piece. Enjoy these exceptional works, made deep in the heart of Texas!

All proceeds from Made in SA sales directly benefit the Composers Alliance of San Antonio, a 501(c) not-for-profit organization. Print versions of the books are distributed by RBC Music Company.

Book 3 – Early Intermediate – $6.95

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Made in SA – Book 3 contains 10 pieces designed for early intermediate pianists.

MADE IN SA: A PIANO BOOK SERIES (Book 2)

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View inside the coverMade in SA is a collection of new piano pieces written for beginning-to-intermediate students by member of the Composers Alliance of San Antonio (CASA). There are five graded volumes, each compiled and edited by Dr. Carolyn True and Dr. Brian Bondari, professors of Music at Trinity University. All the works are presented in a logical and progressive order from the most straightforward to the most musically advanced.

As you peruse the five volumes of Made in SA, note that the compositions contain challenging elements requiring skills appropriate to the level (growing rhythmic and metric complexity, growing musical sophistication, etc.). Every selection has a descriptive title – inspiring students to be imaginative and communicative. The CASA composers have written comments for each of the pieces – some are practice suggestions, some are ideas for character, some are reflections on how the composer arrived at the piece. Enjoy these exceptional works, made deep in the heart of Texas!

All proceeds from Made in SA sales directly benefit the Composers Alliance of San Antonio, a 501(c) not-for-profit organization. Print versions of the books are distributed by RBC Music Company.

Book 2 – Early Elementary – $7.95

Notes:

Made in SA – Book 2 contains nine pieces designed for early elementary pianists.

MADE IN SA: A PIANO BOOK SERIES (Book 1)

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View inside the coverMade in SA is a collection of new piano pieces written for beginning-to-intermediate students by member of the Composers Alliance of San Antonio (CASA). There are five graded volumes, each compiled and edited by Dr. Carolyn True and Dr. Brian Bondari, professors of Music at Trinity University. All the works are presented in a logical and progressive order from the most straightforward to the most musically advanced.

As you peruse the five volumes of Made in SA, note that the compositions contain challenging elements requiring skills appropriate to the level (growing rhythmic and metric complexity, growing musical sophistication, etc.). Every selection has a descriptive title – inspiring students to be imaginative and communicative. The CASA composers have written comments for each of the pieces – some are practice suggestions, some are ideas for character, some are reflections on how the composer arrived at the piece. Enjoy these exceptional works, made deep in the heart of Texas!

All proceeds from Made in SA sales directly benefit the Composers Alliance of San Antonio, a 501(c) not-for-profit organization. Print versions of the books are distributed by RBC Music Company.

Book 1 – Early Elementary – $6.95

Notes:

Made in SA – Book 1 contains ten pieces designed for early elementary pianists.

AMAZING GRACE, by Brian Bondari (PDF)

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SSAA – A cappella choir– Sacred

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This unique and tender arrangement of Amazing Grace is perfect for high school and collegiate women’s choirs. Bondari’s arrangement showcases each of the voice parts on the main melody, culminating in a broad and soaring final verse. Interestingly, the fourth verse is John Newton’s original text and not the commonly substituted text, thereby ending on a positive, hopeful note.

Text:

Amazing grace, how sweet the sound
That saved a wretch like me!
I once was lost, but now am found,
Was blind, but now I see.

‘Twas grace that taught my heart to fear,
And grace my fears reliev’d;
How precious did that grace appear
The hour I first believ’d!

Thro’ many dangers, toils, and snares,
I have already come;
‘Tis grace hath brought me safe thus far,
And grace will lead me home.

The Lord has promis’d good to me,
His word my hope secures;
He will my shield and portion be
As long as life endures.

INSCRIPTION TO ATHENA, by Brian Bondari (PDF)

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For Percussion Ensemble (11 players)

Level: Grade 2

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Duration: 3:30′

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Inspired by the composer’s travels to Greece, Inscription to Athena evokes the spirit of ancient Athens. Imagine walking up the Acropolis and viewing ruins that have been in place for thousands of years. As impressive a scene as it is, what might it have been like thousands of years ago? Picture a lone Athenian man, burdened with the concerns of his day, finding solace by delicately carving an inscription into stone in praise and honor of the goddess (and the city) that he served. Could he fathom the thought that his handiwork would still be known to us today?

Scored for percussion ensemble, Inscription to Athena is a musical attempt to capture the ethos of such a scene. The work itself is rich in harmony and features a lyrical melody developed in the mallet instruments.

Inscription to Athena was commissioned in honor of the Valdosta Middle School Percussion Ensemble, directed by Travis Downs and premiered at the Midwest Music Conference in 2009.

O MAGNUM MYSTERIUM, by Brian Bondari (PDF)

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SATB – A cappella choir – Sacred

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O magnum mysterium
et admirabile sacramentum
ut animalia viderent Dominum natum
jacentem in praesepio.
Natum vidimus et choros Angelorum
collaudantes Dominum.
Alleluia!

LAMB OF GOD, by Brian Bondari (PDF)

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Lamb of God, who takes away the sins of the world.

Lamb of God, have mercy on us.

Spare us Lord. Amen.