Brass Ensemble - Level 4 - Digital Download
Composed by Traditional American Folk Hymn. Arranged by Todd Marchand. Christian,Folk,Gospel,Sacred. Score and parts. 14 pages. Con Spirito Music #3048269. Published by Con Spirito Music (A0.726058).
"My shepherd will supply my need" are the opening words of Isaac Watts’ (1674-1748) paraphrase of the twenty-third Psalm, published in his collection, The Psalms of David Imitated in the Language of the New Testament, and Apply'd to the Christian State and Worship (1719).
Watts’ text may be sung to any number of tunes fitting the meter 126.96.36.199, but it is most often associated with "Resignation," an American folk melody that first appeared in the shape-note hymn tune collection, Southern Harmony, in 1835. Like many folk tunes, it is pentatonic, including notes 1-2-3-5-6 of the major scale. This simplicity of melody lends itself to creative harmonization.
In this arrangement, an introduction to each of two verses contains melodic and harmonic intervals of parallel fourths and fifths as well as thirds, in imitation of the sound of shape-note singing's parallel harmony. The first verse of the tune itself employs conventional diatonic harmony, while the second introduces some chromaticism. Throughout, the arrangement evokes reverence, peace and strength.
This advanced-intermediate level arrangement is suitable for advanced high school to professional ensembles for use in concert, recital, and worship. Full score and parts, 8.5x11-inch format.
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