Amazing Grace (Full Set) arranged by David Shaffer. For young concert band. Rising Band Series. Grade 2. Score and set of parts. Duration 2 minutes, 17 seconds. Published by C.L. Barnhouse (CL.024-4094-00).
David Shaffer has created a spectacular setting of this classic hymn for younger musicians. As a graceful introduction leads into the flowing opening statement of the melody, the arrangement grows with dramatic energy throughout. Although simple, the classic David Shaffer harmonies and counter-melodic writing make this arrangement a joy to teach and to perform. How better to teach the concepts of legato style and phase development. Especially appropriate for holiday concerts, this arrangement is also a perfect choice for both concert and festival performances.
About Rising Band Series
The Sound Foundations and Rising Band Series are carefully written to provide quality programming correlated to the first four semesters of band instruction. The Rising Band series includes publications at two grade levels identified by color. The GREEN Grade 1.5 Rising Band Series further expands the note, key and rhythmic content continuing the sequence of musical developmental. The MAROON Grade 2 Rising Band Series completes the two-year sequence with quality works for the band that's growing in musical proficiency