Dies Irae by Elliot Del Borgo. For concert band. FJH Concert Band. Grade 3.5. Score and set of parts. Composed 2004. Duration 7:34. Published by The FJH Music Company Inc (FJ.B1224).
This symphonic poem is based on a chant attributed to Jacopone da Todi (c. 1230'1306) and describes the day of wrath and impending doom, while asking for mercy and salvation. The opening, treated like a Gregorian chant, soon moves into a whirlwind of energy as a large battery of percussion adds to the bold statements in the brass and flourishes in the upper woodwinds. A substantial work for your next concert program.
About FJH Concert Band
Designed for high school groups and upper-level middle school groups. Independence is encouraged, but many lines are cross-cued. Usually includes an expanded percussion section. Grades 3 - 3.5