Carmen (Indoor Marching Percussion)

Carmen (Indoor Marching Percussion)

Style: Classical | Difficulty: Medium Difficult | Grade: 4 - 5

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Composed By: Eric Rath
Published By: Key Poulan Music


Georges Bizet’s opera Carmen is one of the most popular and best-known works to come out of the opera theater, its melodies among the most recognizable in the world. Carmen is drawn from the best known of the most beloved of these melodies. The "Prelude” sets the scene of the townspeople milling around the square in Seville. With Spanish exoticism permeating the atmosphere, Carmen is introduced and begins to exhibit the flair that makes her so appealing to men. “March of the Toreadors/Allegro Moderato,” perhaps the most famed of the melodies, euphoric and vivacious, comes to the fore as the bullfighter in the storyline is celebrated. While you certainly don’t have to take a literal approach to this show, this would be a great spot to do some work with a bullfighter’s cape. The “Finale” is from the end of the opera, where a jilted lover kills Carmen and the famed bells theme peals out, mourning the loss of the title character.

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Show Specific Add-Ons


Many KPM shows are now available with effective drill. The drill options include stock, modified stock or custom drill packages and are all reasonably priced. Drill comes pre-designed for small, medium and large bands and can be modified to your instrumentation by the writer. Custom drills are also available!
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Show T-Shirts, clothing, etc...

T-Shirts with officially licensed "show specific" artwork by Key Poulan Music are available for as little as $12.00!
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ClickTrax are pre-recorded click tracks designed for indoor and outdoor rehearsals. The ensemble will be able to rehearse with perfect performance tempi, accelerandos, rallentandos, and ritardandos. ClickTrax have count-off clicks and start at every possible drill phrase of the show which saves hours of rehearsal time! ClickTrax are available for this show in a high quality mp3 format!
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PracticeTrax are recorded synthetic tracks of each part or section so students may play along! PracticeTrax are available for this show in a high quality mp3 format!
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Show posters featuring officially licensed "show specific" artwork by Key Poulan Music are available. Contact Key ( for more information.
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General Add Ons

Warm Up Program

Be prepared all year long with a warm up program designed to develop warm up, tune, and rehearse ensemble fundamentals needed for a successful musical performance for all Key Poulan Music works.
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Power Chords for Band (On Field Warm Up)

There's nothing like a great backfield performance of previous Santa Clara Vanguard chord progressions that are designed to energize not only the members of your band but the audience as well.
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Basics! Basics! Basics! (Fundamentals for Band Program)

The cornerstone program of Key Poulan's musical successes as a band director. This extremely comprehensive, self-paced individualized music skills program is designed to foster the development of high school students into solidly literate musicians.
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