Concert Band Arrangements... $15.00


O Canada



I woke up one morning feeling patriotic and a bit homesick and this is the result - A very fun, funky Concert Band rendition of the Canadian National Anthem - O Canada!

At the beginning there is a very normal, classical sounding introduction, which might inspire some audience members to rise to their feet and take off their hats. But then O Canada really gets funky. Perhaps you wouldn't play this at the beginning of an Canada Day celebration (and certainly not Remembrance Day), but I think this would be a great way to close a Canada Day concert, or school gatherings, etc.

There is an open section for an extended drum/percussion solo, or you can the Canadian Anthem one time through by taking the Coda the first time.

The lead trumpet has a top note of G (concert F) above the treble clef, and the lead trombone has a F above the bass clef. The woodwinds have a few runs that might be a bit tricky, but I think most high school or community bands could get through this, and is certainly playable by any college or University level group. This is the arrangement that I wish my high school and community bands had in their repertoire, to really do something special for O Canada at school assemblies and other functions.


$15.00 Canadian

Purchase includes...

Musical Score
Piccolo
Flute 1 & 2
Oboe Bassoon
Clarinets 1, 2 & 3
Bass Clarinet
Alto Sax 1 & 2
Tenor Sax 1& 2
Baritone Sax
3 Trumpets
4 Horns in F
3 Trombones
Euphonium (treble or bass clef)
Tuba (concert pitch)
String Bass
Drums
(paper size is 8.5 x 11, the Canadian standard)

Right click here to download the computer playback of O Canada.

(Please note that the balance is not perfect, the dynamics are largely missing,
and there are many articulations, such as falls and forte piano that are ignored in the playback)