Concert band - Grade 5
Composed by Alfred Reed (1921-2005). Bach Series arranged by Alfred Reed. Audio recording available separately (item CL.WFR190). Extra full score. Composed 1988. Duration 16 minutes, 46 seconds. Published by C.L. Barnhouse (CL.012-2108-01).
Item Number: CL.012-2108-01
A major work of lasting importance for the modern symphonic band or wind ensemble by this acknowledged master of the medium. This set of variations on a 7th Century Armenian Communion Easter hymn calls forth every possible sound, color and tonal effect, showing off the winds, brasses and percussion of the modern band in all their glory. An overwhelming conclusion that blends an additional six-voice brass choir with the full band makes this one of the finest closing works for a concert in many years.
About Bach Series arranged by Alfred Reed
Masterful settings for concert band by the venerable Alfred Reed, these works have been scored to achieve richness and beauty without detracting from the textural construction created by Bach himself. Marvelous educational and program material!