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Fantasia on an Irish Hymn

By John O'Reilly

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Concert Band - Grade 3
Composed by John O'Reilly. Concert Band. Growing Band Series. Form: Fantasia. Conductor Score & Parts. Published by Alfred Music (AP.17114).

Item Number: AP.17114

Based on the beautiful Irish hymn Be Thou My Vision, this brilliant fantasia presents a variety of musical styles that will challenge and stimulate the developing band. A broad, modal fanfare opens the work followed by a full ensemble statement of the hymn. A rapid 12/8 percussion ostinatato in the style of traditional Irish folk music sets up the second section and continues under the haunting Mixolydian melody. A drone-style accompaniment and interesting counter-melodies add to the excitement before the hymn returns in a glorious maestoso. This unique combination of musical elements makes for another thrilling and inspiring new work from John O'Reilly!