Dvorak's Symphony No.4 (1874) was a pivotal work in the career of this famous Bohemian composer. In the work Dvork is finally freed from the influence of other composers and succeeds in producing a work in his own unique style. The slow introduction of the second movement (Andante sostenuto e molto cantabile) however clearly showed the influence of Wagne'?s Tannhuser, but the l'Alla Marcia du Scherzo is again typical Dvork. You can also hear the obvious references to the traditional music of Bohemia which playedan important part in late works of Dvorvk. A terrific classical work for your concert repertoire.Estimated delivery 10-12 days
Gloria is one of Rutter's most ambitious concert works, and its premiere was the occasion for his first visit to the US, in May, 1974. Rutter himself sees this work as analogous to a symphony, with three movements??" allegro vivace, andante, vivace e ritmico--i.e., fast, slow, fast, in common with symphonic practice, and, says Rutter, "exalted, devotional and jubilant by turns". As with many of Noble's arrangements of John Rutter's compositions, this work is written for combined Chorus and Concert Band, but may be performed by Concert Band alone.
"We Wish You a Merry Christmas" never had it so good as it does in this cleverly put together set of contrasting variations. From the broad, moderate opening through the warm and reflective central Andante, to the tongue-in-cheek "Tempo de Beguine," Mr. Balent has created several delightfully fresh versions of a familiar carol. Duration: 4' Keys: F, F Minor Ranges: Trumpet - A; Horn - E; Trombone - FEstimated delivery 12-14 days
Quelle est Cette Odeur Agreable (Whence is That Goodly Fragrance Flowing?) (Concert Band with Optional Choir - Score and Parts) - Noble & Willcocks
The original setting of this beautiful melody was for Strings and Chorus. This Concert/Wind Band version features the brass ensemble, the woodwind choir, as well as the full band. It is intended for combined Band and Chorus, but may be performed by Band alone. It is completely compatible with the published choral edition, except that it is written one-half step lower (E-flat instead of E major). There are no accidentals, and, apart from the instructions for andante and legato, the phrasing is left to the conductor. The simplicity and rich harmonic structure make this an important addition to the repertoire of young bands, and a perfect piece for any band to program for the Christmas season.