Beyond the Darkness
Concert band - Grade 2.5
Composed by James Swearingen. Young Band. Command Series. Score and set of parts. Duration 3 minutes, 9 seconds. Published by C.L. Barnhouse (CL.011-4161-00).
Item Number: CL.011-4161-00
The opening strains of our musical journey is best described as bold and dramatic. Full sounding chords, punctuated by percussion, resolve to an up-tempo section that is highlighted by contemporary melodies layered over a mixture of driving rhythms. Every instrument has received special attention and you'll find the overall scoring to be highly gratifying. This piece has it all and is certain to be very popular with your students.
About C.L. Barnhouse Command Series
The Barnhouse Command Series includes works at grade levels 2, 2.5, and 3. This series is designed for middle school and junior high school bands, as well as high school bands of smaller instrumentation or limited experience. Command Series publications have a slightly larger instrumentation than the Rising Band Series, and are typically of larger scope, duration, and musical content.