Echoes of the Civil War by Mark Williams. Concert Band. Concert Band. Challenger Band Series. Nostalgia. Conductor Score. 12 pages. Published by Alfred Music Publishing (AP.5648S).
This nostalgic arrangement of Civil War tunes begins with a peaceful woodwind statement of the 'Battle Cry of Freedom.' A trumpet and drum fanfare brings contrast and heralds the arrival of an upbeat section where 'Dixie,' played by the woodwinds, is superimposed over the opening tune in the brass. A stirring piece, filled with bittersweet pride and respect for an important period in American history. (Grade 1 1/2---Easy).