Concert band (1st Flute, 2nd Flute/Piccolo (opt), Oboe*, 1st Bb Clarinet, 2nd Bb Clarinet, 3rd Bb Clarinet, Bb Bass Clarinet*, Bassoon*, 1st Eb Alto Saxophone*, 2nd Eb Alto Saxophone*, Bb Tenor Saxophone*, Eb Baritone Saxophone*, 1st Bb Trumpet, 2nd Bb Trumpet, 1st F H) - grade 3
Composed by Michael Brand. Arranged by Michael Brand. Band Music. Score and parts. Duration 2:15. Published by C. Alan Publications (CN.R10271).
Item Number: CN.R10271
Touted as Britain's second national anthem, this stately tune by C. Hubert H. Parry transcribes beautifully for wind band and would be perfect for concert or festival settings.
By the late 19th century Charles Hubert Parry was probably the most influential figure in English music. His works were performed at all the major festivals and as Director of the Royal College of Music, London, he founded a tradition of teaching form which many of the finest British composers benefitted. Much of his music nowadays in scarcely performed but some works have retained their popularity and none more than his setting of Blake's "Jerusalem," published in 1916 and instantly taken up as an anthem during the First World War. Today it rivals "Land of Hope and Glory" in expressing the spirit of England in music.