Based on the popular hymn tune, this dramatic prelude will be the highlight of any program. The work is built on a set of contrasting melodic segments between all three groups of instruments, and includes several key and meter changes bringing together an arrangement with that distincitive Shaffer sound.
Deutsche Blaeserphilharmonie conducted by Walter Ratzek. Include: The Bandwagon; spirit of the Sequoia; Manhattan (from Trumpet & Concert Band) (soloist: Woodrow R. englisH0; Mandalen Landscapes; Flying the Breeze; Festival Fanfare (from Five Festive Fanfares); Variants on an English Hymn tune (A Fantasy on Nicaea for Euphonium & Concert Band) (soloist: Roland Stuppin); Postcard from Singapore; Marchissimo: Between the Two Rivers
Take the famous old hymn tune, ``Duke Street,'' set it in overture form, mix in a variety of musical styles and exciting splashes of percussion, bake it with Spears' skillful scoring for the young band, and you have the recipe for a musical feast.
Carol of the Shepherds is based on the hymn tune 'Quem Pastores Laudavere' which dates back to the 14th century and is widely known throughout the Christian world. Although the melody has been set to a number of different texts in different countries it was originally a carol celebrating the Christmas story, in particular the visit of the Angel Gabriel to the shepherds.Duration: 2:50
An impressive concert piece built around a very familiar hymn tune, this wonderful composition is certainly going to enhance Huckeby's already formidable reputation as a dynamic composer of the highest order. Excellent for concert, festival or contest performances, it even comes complete with an opt. choir part! Tremendous from start to finish!
Bold and playful, lyrical and dramatic, this new work by young Canadian composer David Eastmond is sure to delight. An original hymn tune forms the basis of bold fanfares, lush lyrical settings, dramatic melodies, imitative counterpoint and surprising harmonic twists. A variety of articulations and dynamic contrasts will show off your ensemble's versatility. An outstanding choice for concert or contest performance.
Commissioned by the distinguished Northshore Concert Band under the direction of Mallory Thompson, Let the Amen Sound is based on Joachim Neander's 17th-century chorale "Lobe den Herren," known in English as "Praise to the Lord." The hymn tune is stated first by a solo flute, accompanied by percussion and muted trumpets, evoking the sound of liturgical bells. Three variations follow that represent important milestones common to human existence - the playful exuberance of childhood, the sentimental dance of youth, and the triumphant celebration of lives well lived. A dramatic and rewarding addition to the wind band repertoire. Duration: 7:00
Incorporating the 19th century hymn tune "To God Be the Glory," composer William Himes gives us a cheery piece celebrating the life of his mentor, the great music teacher Henry Vander Linde. Luminarias are Christmas lanterns typically placed with others along a driveway, sidewalk, or rooftop as a holiday decoration. This joyous composition is perfect for contest and festival, and as a serious selection for a holiday concert.
This timeless melody by Hans Leo Hassler (1564-1612) is now chiefly remembered because of its inclusion in J S Bach?s St.Matthew Passion(hence its title),where it is treated to a variety of rich harmonisations.This setting features alto and tenor saxophones, who first play a lyrical descant to the famous hymn tune and then the melody itself,against a Bach-like obbligato in the upper woodwinds.This fabulous new arrangement presents a wonderful opportunity to feature your saxophones. 04:15
The early American hymn tune Nettleton is creatively arranged in this beautiful setting by Johnnie Vinson. Using the horns as a focal point for the first section and followed by a lyric section scored for woodwinds, this work also includes nicely scored sections for brass as well as effectively written dynamic nuances.Duration: 3:30