Tchaikovsky's excursion into music for young people carries the indelible stamp of masterful composition. James Curnow has carefully maintained the intent of this work while making it accessible to the concert band. Contrasting movements and colorful orchestration mean your band can experience this composer's work in much the way he intended. There are many possibilities for cross-curricular teaching in this piece, especially in music history. Tchaikovsky composed many of music's most memorable melodies. Explore a few with your band as you prepare and perform Album for the Young this season.