O Canada (Gr. 0.5 and 1.0) by Calixa Lavallée, arr. Larry Dureski
Beginning Concert Band arrangement of O Canada is probably the easiest arrangement ever! This flexible arrangement for beginning Concert Band is written to accommodate players of varying abilities. The most difficult part in this arrangement is the melody line in the key of Bb. Melody, harmony, and beginner parts are supplied for each instrument. These parts can be assigned as necessary to best suit each student's ability or to provide differentiated instruction to a mixed class. An additional bass line part for the low instruments and a snare drum part with eighth note rhythms and flams give this simple arrangement a more mature sound.