The Falling Rain composed by James Swearingen. Concert band. Young Concert Band. Command Series. Audio recording available separately (item CL.WFR342). Grade 2. Score and set of parts. Composed 2006. Duration 2 minutes, 24 seconds. Published by C.L. Barnhouse (CL.011-3563-00).
An absolutely stunning piece for young bands that is programmatic in design and hauntingly beautiful in every sense of the word. Your percussionists will enjoy the challenge of providing a myriad of colors to enhance this expressive work while audience members actively participate by creating the sound of falling rain. It should be noted that the technical demands of this composition are crafted so that the wind players will be able to focus on a highly expressive and musical performance. This latest offering by noted composer James Swearingen will make a superb addition to your band library. Very appealing!
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.