World's Largest Sheet Music Selection

3706691
3706691
3706691

The Road Unknown

By Richard Meyer

http://www.sheetmusicplus.com/title/the-road-unknown-sheet-music/3706691?ac=1

Concert Band - Grade 2
Composed by Richard Meyer. Concert Band. Young Symphonic. 4th of July; Patriotic; Summer. Conductor Score & Parts. 258 pages. Published by Alfred Music (AP.19529).

Item Number: AP.19529

Deriving its subtitle from a Civil War poem by Walt Whitman, this original tone poem by Richard Meyer is full of emotion and energy. The work is divided into four sections entitled "Home," "Recruitment," "Departure," and "Into Battle." It begins with a recurring theme introduced by solo trumpet that represents a young man. This segues into the next theme, which features George Roots's stirring "Battle Cry of Freedom." Flutes and drums are widely used to convey a strong feeling of patriotism. The Road Unknown is a thoughtful, well-written work that is sure to stand out at your next concert!

  • Ratings + Reviews

  • 4

    Anonymous
    Location:
    TC
    Difficulty Level:
    Beginner
  • 2011-08-15 00:00:00.0 LOVE THIS<333

    I just came back from a music camp. We played this piece for woodwind ensemble, and I almost started crying. I could totally hear the story in it. Mr. Meyer was there and he told us what to improve on, and it sounded great after that[: (GO OAKIES! :D)

    11 of 22 people found this review helpful.
    Was this review useful? Yes No
  • 5

    Jason
    Location:
    Escanaba, MI
    Difficulty Level:
    Intermediate/advanced
  • 2008-02-05 00:00:00.0 One of the most visual peices ever.

    I am a saxophone player and my school band is playing this for contest. This piece is about the life of a soldier, and as soon as you hear that the song becomes a story of his recruitment, l=war, and death. you can picture everything that is happening as...

    the music plays. I love this piece and give it 5 gold stars!!

    Read More
    21 of 40 people found this review helpful.
    Was this review useful? Yes No
  • 5

    ROBERT T
    Location:
    HOLLISTER,CA
  • 2005-07-28 00:00:00.0 AMAZING !!!!!

    WHEN I PLAYED THIS PEACE I BURST INTO TEARS AT THE END. THERE IS NO SONG THAT CAN COMPARE TO THIS. WHAT I LOVED MOST ABOUT IT WAS THE USEOF SOLO/SOLI PARTS. THE TRUMPET THEME IS ONE OF THE GREATEST I'VE EVER HEARED. I WILL DEFINETLY BE USING...

    THIS SONG IN FUTURE CONCERTS.

    Read More
    18 of 33 people found this review helpful.
    Was this review useful? Yes No
  • 5

    Ben
    Location:
    London, England
    Difficulty Level:
    Intermediate/advanced
  • 2004-12-08 00:00:00.0 WOW!!!

    This song, though not technically that difficult, was a real challange to convey emotion with. We had people in tears at the concert, though. Great tune!!!

    14 of 28 people found this review helpful.
    Was this review useful? Yes No
Close X

I am a music teacher.