A Celebration of Praise (For the Beauty of the Earth) (Band Music Press). Arranged by James Swearingen. Band Music Press Concert Band. Grade 1.5. Book only. Published by Hal Leonard (HL.4002069).
From the opening sounds of the drums, A Celebration of Praise will dramatically take both musicians and audience members on an inspiring and greatly satisfying musical journey. Noted composer James Swearingen has majestically created a young band setting of the popular hymn For The Beauty of The Earth. Well-suited as a concert opener, this outstanding work features solid scoring techniques for beginning players as well as challenging but playable parts for the percussion section. (Grade 1.5).