Blaze of Glory
Concert band - Grade 2.5
Composed by Robert Sheldon. Concert Band. FJH Young Band. Full set (score and parts). Score only also available: B1183S. Score and set of parts. Duration 4 minutes, 19 seconds. Published by The FJH Music Company Inc (FJ.B1183).
Item Number: FJ.B1183
This outstanding overture begins with a declamatory statement in the woodwinds. The heroic melody subsides to a softer section which still retains the energy of the piece. A beautiful lyrical section places emphasis on musicality with plenty of opportunities for rubato. The return of the opening theme brings the work to a triumphant conclusion. Very characteristic of Robert Sheldon's exceptional writing for young bands.
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