Concert band - Grade 2
Composed by David Shaffer. Young Band. Command Series. Audio recording available separately (item CL.WFR369). Score and parts. Composed 2010. Duration 3 minutes, 33 seconds. Published by C.L. Barnhouse (CL.011-3946-00).
Item Number: CL.011-3946-00
Based upon a simple but lush harmonic chorale, the introduction quickly builds into a dramatic brass driven fanfare. The rhythmic "flourish" is introduced in the saxophones and moves between the choirs of instruments throughout the piece. Effective rhythmic writing compliments the flowing melodies building to a dramatic and exciting finale that is a signature of David Shaffer's festival music. An exceptional choice for contest or festival.
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.