Symphonic Essay composed by James Barnes. Concert Band. Concert Band; Part(s); Score. Alfred Concert Band. Grade 4.5. 308 pages. Published by Alfred Music (AP.37833).
Sure to become a staple of the concert band repertoire, "Symphonic Essay" is a dramatic work featuring brass fanfares, tonal pyramids, and startling polyharmonies. The mysterious undertones of the piece are interwoven with moments of lyricism, counterpoint, and a multiplicity of timbres and creative settings which culminate in a spectacular coda. (7:30)