Some Notes...
Some Notes...
Dan Adams Music
  • © Dan Adams 0

Some Notes...

The Broom O' The Cowdenknowes

Here is an arrangement of a 17th century Scottish ballad, The Broom O' The Cowdenknowes. This piece for intermediate orchestra can be played by either a full or string orchestra. To learn more about this bonny tune and give it a listen in either format, go here.


Hard Times Come Again No More

Hard Times Come Again No More was written in 1854 by the great Stephen Foster. This classic American tune is the material for my latest arrangement for string orchestra (grade 2.5). Learn more about the piece and give it a listen here.


Nantucket Sound - Overture for Band

Just completed Nantucket Sound. This concert overture is a spirited grade 2.5 piece - I'm pleased with how it turned out. You can give it a listen and learn more about it here.


Big Scary Hairy Things

I so enjoy writing for young band students. The challenge of grabbing the interest of a developing musician through any particular piece of music is so rewarding. This latest piece is far from subtle, and I hope it grabs somebody :-)

You can learn more about Big Scary Hairy Things and give it a listen here.


My latest piece for String Orchestra

My latest composition is a piece for string orchestra. White Clouds On a Blue Sky begins and ends quietly, but has some big moments as well. Learn more about the piece and give it a listen here.


A visit with the Dennis-Yarmouth Concert Band

What a treat to visit with the members of the Dennis-Yarmouth Concert Band and their fine director, Alex Pendleton.

I got to listen and offer some suggestions as they prepare RED RIGHT RETURN, a piece I wrote for them this past year. It is a celebration of a return to "normalcy" and a way of promoting the great place in which they live: Cape Cod, MA.

Mr. Pendleton and the band will premiere the piece at their winter concert on January 12, 2023. I can't wait to hear the results of all their hard work.

If you're interested, you can learn about RED RIGHT RETURN here.