Silent Noon (large score) by Ralph Vaughan Williams (1872-1958). Arranged by Ed Huckeby. For concert band. This edition: spiral-bound. Concert Band series. Grade 3. Oversized score. Duration 4 minutes, 13 seconds. Published by C.L. Barnhouse (CL.012-4112-75).
Originally written by Vaughan Williams as a vocal setting of a sonnet by Dante Gabriel Rossini, this beautiful art song makes a dramatic musical statement through it flowing melodic lines and creative harmonies. Ed Huckeby has transformed this classic into a magnificent work for concert band, with colorful scoring featuring the woodwind choir as well as vulnerable, yet very playable, melodic lines in the horns and trumpets. "Silent Noon" is destined to become a new standard in the portfolio of great bands around the world.