Joshua by Traditional Spiritual. Arranged by Andrew Balent. For concert band. FJH Young Band. Full set (score and parts). Score only also available: B1176S. Grade 2. Score and set of parts. Composed 2003. Duration 2:09. Published by The FJH Music Company Inc (FJ.B1176).
Based on Joshua Fit De Battle of Jericho, this upbeat swing arrangement is a guaranteed crowd pleaser. Modest range and technical demands make it easy to focus on style in your teaching. The band even has a chance to put their hands together (and consider getting the audience involved as well!). Characteristic of Andrew Balent, the piece works with varying instrumentation and is easy to put together.
About FJH Young Band
Appropriate for middle school and smaller high school groups. Second clarinets usually stay below the break. Parts are written with more independence, and instrumentation increases slightly. There is still adequate doubling in the lower voices. Grades 2 - 2.5