Evensong by William Harbinson. Concert Band. Concert Band. Alfred Concert Band. Grade 3. Conductor Score & Parts. 132 pages. Published by Alfred Music (AP.29482).
Evensong is a beautiful ballad in standard song (ABA) form with a brief coda. The lyric nature of the composition offers opportunities to develop the ensembleâ€™s expressive playing with concentration on tone, intonation, balance, and phrasing. The contrasting B section features the woodwind voices and moves through several non-traditional key areas (B, D, C major) before returning to the tonic key (E-flat major) for a varied restatement of the A section. The coda provides a quiet and peaceful conclusion. (3:45)