Joyance by Bruce Pearson. For concert band. Standard of Excellence in Concert. Grade 2. Score and set of parts. Published by Neil A. Kjos Music Company (KJ.WB187).
An Exultant 18th Century Hymn-Tune Provides The Melodic Inspiration For Joyance, A Jubilant Concert Or Festival Fantasia. Written In Ternary Form, The Work Opens With A Hymn-Based Maestoso Introduction In Eb Major. Following The Allegro A Section (Also Based Melodically On The Hymn), The Mood Becomes Plaintive As The B Section Is Presented Featuring A Relative Minor Version Of Hymn Motives. Following A Return Of The Eb Major A Section, The Work Concludes With A Coda, During Which A Victorious Exclamation Of The Complete Darwall Composition Is Heard.
About Standard of Excellence in Concert
The Standard of Excellence In Concert series presents exceptional arrangements, transcriptions, and original concert and festival pieces for beginning and intermediate band. Each selection is correlated to a specific page in the Standard of Excellence Band Method, reinforcing and expanding skills and concepts introduced in the method up to that point. Exciting parts with extensive cross-cueing are presented for every player. Accessible ranges, appropriate rhythmic challenges, and creative percussion section writing enhance the pedagogical value of the series.
Sold individually, each In Concert selection includes a full Conductor Score and enough student parts for large symphonic bands. Each student part also includes correlated Warm-Up Studies. The Conductor Score comes complete with rehearsal suggestions, a composer biography, program notes, a rehearsal piano part, several ready-to-duplicate worksheets and a duplicable written quiz.