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Moravian Hymn Dance

By Fredrick Allen

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Moravian Hymn Dance composed by Fredrick Allen. For concert band. Multicultural. Approved contest/festival piece for the University Interscholastic League (UIL). Grade 4. Score and set of parts. Duration 5:58. Published by TRN Music Publisher (TU.CBMOR1).

Recording available separately on TRNCD25. UIL Level 4. The Moravian hymn "Let All Mortal Flesh Keep Silence" is the basis for this piece. This beautiful dorian melody is heard most clearly in the trumpet and saxophone solos between measures 61 and 75. Figures in the opening and closing portions of the piece are derived or developed from this melody as well. A paradox lies in the admonition from the text to "keep silence." Therefore the predominant feeling is one of joy that simply cannot keep silent, but must express itself in an unrestrained dance. Performed at Mid-West in 1995.

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