Into the Joy of Spring composed by James Swearingen. Concert band. Classics Series. Audio recording available separately (items CL.WFR337 & CL.WFR318). Grade 3.5. Score and set of parts. Composed 2001. Duration 6 minutes, 14 seconds. Published by C.L. Barnhouse (CL.012-3169-00).
A masterfully written and delightfully descriptive piece in three movements that paints a musical picture of the transition of seasons from the fury of winter into the blossoming joy of springtime. This colorful composition is certain to be included on many contest and festivals lists.
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Under the editorial supervision of Dr. Alfred Reed, these "classics" from master composers have been adapted and arranged for concert band. A perfect way to acquaint concert band performers and audiences with some of the greatest classical music of all time!