A New Birth of Freedom by Randol Alan Bass. Concert Band. Concert Band; Part(s); Score. Alfred Concert Band. Patriotic. Grade 4.5. 208 pages. Published by Alfred Music (AP.33862).
This narrative setting of Lincolnâ€™s immortal "Gettysburg Address" was commissioned by the United States "Presidentâ€™s Own" Marine Band in early 2009. As beautiful as the speech is on paper, the best way to appreciate Lincolnâ€™s musical instinct for timbre, phrasing, and rhythmic patterns is through recitation---and American composer Randol Alan Bass has created a unique musical opportunity for us to do that. (4:05).