Ashford Variations composed by James Swearingen. Concert band. Young Concert Band. Command Series. Audio recording available separately (item CL.WFR324). Grade 2.5. Score and set of parts. Composed 1992. Duration 3 minutes, 34 seconds. Published by C.L. Barnhouse (CL.011-2488-00).
A musical portrait of the English countryside in this well-crafted original for the Junior High/Middle School band. Certain to be a favorite among young performers, the lush opening theme is cleverly scored through several colorful and appealing variations. Truly 'A MUST".
About C.L. Barnhouse Command Series
The Barnhouse Command Series includes works at grade levels 2, 2.5, and 3. This series is designed for middle school and junior high school bands, as well as high school bands of smaller instrumentation or limited experience. Command Series publications have a slightly larger instrumentation than the Rising Band Series, and are typically of larger scope, duration, and musical content.