Stepping Stones  
Helping your training band to grow during the first months of playing

25 four-part harmony arrangements for beginner brass and wind ensembles. The first five pieces have five notes for all players, then six, seven, eight, and nine...

Players expand their range up to the notes needed for Grade 1 on each instrument, whilst progressing through the ever-so-slightly harder pieces. Treble clef players all begin with the notes C to G, gradually expanding from a low A to a high D. Bass clef players start with B flat to F.

What's inside?

Pieces with five notes:
Mary had a little lamb • Little Bo Peep • Ode to Joy • Itsy Bitsy Spider • When the Saints go marching in

Pieces with six notes:
Twinkle, twinkle little star • Au clair de la Lune • Frere Jacques • Old MacDonald • The Sussex Carol

Pieces with seven notes:
While Shepherds watched • Tallis Canon • Yankee Doodle • God Save the Queen • If you're Happy and you know it

Pieces with eight notes:
Fight the good fight • Senwa Dedende • Cwm Rhondda • Suo Gan • Kalinka

Pieces with nine plus notes:
Men of Harlech • Praise my Soul • Swing Low • Personent Hodie • Give me Joy in my Heart

Instrument Parts

  • Soprano Cornet in Eb (optional)
  • 1st Trumpet in Bb - harmony part 1
  • 2nd Trumpet in Bb (optional) - limited range part
  • Horns in Eb & F - harmony part 2
  • Trombone / Euph / Bari in Bb treble and C bass clefs - harmony part 3
  • Tuba in C (bass clef) plus Bass in Eb (treble clef) - harmony part 4
  • Drum kit and triangle
  • Optional woodwind parts: Flute, Clarinet, Alto and Tenor Saxes
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