Writing for beginning players is like writing a haiku: it seems easy until you try to do it. With so many restrictions, it’s no wonder that music for young band all seems to sound alike.
But limitations are the soul of creativity. With The Water is Wide, Kevin Krumenauer has made a beautiful new expression of an ancient melody that developing performers can play with confidence.
“One kid described the music as feeling like she was sitting next to a river. I saw many excited smiles and the kids really seem to like it!”
Band Director, Mendham (NJ) Township Middle School
Why should music for young band receive any less care and attention to detail than Beethoven symphonies?
This edition was prepared by master music engraver Matthew Maslanka to the highest standard.
The Water is Wide is an homage to Kevin’s longtime mentor David Maslanka.