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Setting Sail

Freedon of the Spirit

By Carl Strommen

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Concert band (piccolo, flute 1, flute 2, oboe, clarinet 1 in Bb, clarinet 2 in Bb, clarinet 3 in Bb, bass clarinet in Bb, bassoon, alto saxophone 1 in Eb, alto saxophone 2 in Eb, tenor saxophone in Bb, baritone saxophone in Eb, trumpet 1 in Bb, trumpet 2 in Bb, trumpet)
Freedon of the Spirit. Composed by Carl Strommen. Symphonic Performance Series. Score - performance. Published by Carl Fischer (CF.SPS54F).

Item Number: CF.SPS54F

ISBN 825892996.

With its title is taken from the text of Walt Whitman's poem "Leaves of Grass," Setting Sail is an epic new piece that is expansive and sophisticated. Its luxuriant, reticent opening moves into beautiful lyrical lines and all-encompassing harmonies before leading into the journey at sea, punctuated with a cool 6/8 groove. To finish, we have a climactic return of the original lyrical material. This is a large-scale work of dramatic proportions.

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