With Malice Toward None by James Swearingen. Concert band. Concert Band Series. Audio recording available separately (item CL.WFR364). Grade 3. Score and set of parts. Composed 2009. Duration 4 minutes, 55 seconds. Published by C.L. Barnhouse (CL.012-3865-00).
This powerful arrangement, for concert band with optional narrator, is a musical tribute to the 16th President of the United States, Abraham Lincoln. Highly informative, the music traces the life and times of this great man who led the fight for freedom during the infamous Civil War. Dramatic excerpts from some of his best-known speeches are included while "Battle Hymn of the Republic," "Battle Cry of Freedom," "Dixie" and "Aura Lee" have been crafted into an emotionally charged expression of musical reverence. This selection will make a great finale for that very special concert. A real crowd pleaser!