Bruce Pearson is best known as the author of the Standard of Excellence Comprehensive Band Method. But quietly and consistently he has become one of the foremost composers of quality and challenging music for young bands. Now Tableau joins such grade two titles as Tapestry, Renaissance Triptych, Proclamation, and Canticle as outstanding compositions for both contest/festival and concert programming. A tableau is a graphic description or representation of ancient days and Tableau, the composition, is its musical counterpart, written in the ancient F Aeolian mode. Sparked by a tranquil Andante trumpet solo, and followed shortly by an exciting Allegro flute solo, the selection ends with dramatic ascending scale passages for all instruments in the band. A performance must!