John Zdechlik has brought the magic of the band standard Chorale And Shaker Dance to an intermediate level with this arrangement of the original.
Psalm 46 is based upon the chorale melody from "A Mighty Fortress is our God," the best known Martin Luther hymn which was composed sometime between 1527 and 1529. The hymn?'s words paraphrase Psalm 46. Zdechlik?'s setting is divided into four major sections with a wide variety of styles and meters that draw to a powerful heroic conclusion. The work, originally published in 1971, is dedicated to Mr. Leon Titus and the Concordia College Band, St. Paul, Minnesota. (9:18) This title is available in SmartMusic.Estimated delivery 3-5 days
Caprice for Trumpet and Band was written in 1994. It was commissioned by Robert E Foster, Conductor of the University of Kansas Symphonic Band. The premier performance was presented on March, 9 1995 in Lawrence, Kansas at the 61st annual conference of the American Bandmasters Association. The soloist was William Campbell, Professor of Trumpet at The University of Kansas. It was the intent of Robert Foster and the composer to produce a work which was challenging for a professional trumpet player yet also playable by an outstanding college student. The piece consist of two contrasting themes in the allegro section followed by a lyrical middle section. Then the first two themes return in altered fashion.Duration: 7:30 American Grade 5
This masterwork has become a standard in the band repertoire since its premiere at the 1972 National MENC Convention in Atlanta. The work contains two basic ideas; the Chorale, which is a simple, single phrased melody, and the familiar Shaker song 'Tis the Gift be Simple. A true classic!