Promised Land by Sean O'Loughlin. For Flute, Oboe (Opt. Flute 2), Clarinet 1 in Bb, Clarinet 2 in Bb, Bass Clarinet in Bb, Alto Saxophone in Eb, Tenor Saxophone in Bb, Baritone Saxophone in Eb, Trumpet 1 in Bb, Trumpet 2 in Bb, Horn in F, Trombone, Euphonium B.C., Bassoon, Euphonium T.C. in B. Carl Fischer First Plus Performance Series. Grade 1.5. Score and parts. 16+12 pages. Duration 2 minutes, 23 seconds. Published by Carl Fischer (CF.FPS81).
Promised Land is a serious-sounding, new piece for the developing band that sounds much more difficult than it plays, allowing your students to show off while remaining at their ability level. The title has its roots in the ideals of John Humphrey Noyes, who founded the Oneida community in the late 1840s. He built a thriving agricultural and spiritual community that became his promised land. The music depicts the struggles and triumph of those first settlers in the area, who worked the land and fought for their ideals through much persecution. Promised Land contains all of the rhythmic interest and memorable motives that Sean's music is so known for. It is also an excellent choice for contest/festival.