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Psalm for Band

2015 centennial edition

By Vincent Persichetti

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Concert Band concert band (piccolo, flute I, flute II, oboe I, oboe II, bassoon I, bassoon II, clarinet (in Eb), clarinet I, clarinet II, clarinet III, alto clarinet, bass clarinet, alto saxophone I, alto saxophone II, tenor saxophone, baritone saxophone, cornet I, cornet II, corne)
2015 centennial edition. Composed by Vincent Persichetti (1915-1987). Classical. Score and Set of Parts. Standard Notation. Opus 53. 278 pages. Theodore Presser Company #165-00041. Published by Theodore Presser Company (PR.165000410).

Item Number: PR.165000410
ISBN 1598067737. With Standard Notation. Classical.

Psalm for Band is a piece constructed from a single germinating harmonic idea. There are three distinct sections - a sustained chordal mood, a forward moving chorale, followed by a Paean culmination of the materials. Extensive use is made of separate choirs of instruments supported by thematic rhythms in the tenor and bass drums. Psalm was selected for performance at the CBDNA Convention in December 1952 as one of the eight most outstanding compositions for band written in the previous several years. Theodore Presser Company editor Daniel Dorff, on the new Centennial Edition, explains, "The 1954 Elkan-Vogel publication had a full score in a calligrapher's hand that was quite accurate, and a set of parts that was problematic in readability and accuracy. The present 2015 edition is faithful to and compatible with the original published score, with carefully and cleanly prepared parts bearing cues, easy page turns, and individual parts for each player.".

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