Score and Parts Concert Band (Score & Parts) - Grade 4
Composed by Michael Sweeney. MusicWorks Grade 4. Concert. Score and parts (with online audio). Duration 420 seconds. Published by Hal Leonard (HL.4002871).
UPC: 884088353049. 9.0x12.0x0.829 inches.
The term "passage" can variously describe a "passageway" of travel, a musical phrase, or perhaps the soul's moving on from this world to the next. In this work for band, dark and rich sonorities are contrasted with a lilting, Celtic-flavored melody as it alternates with striking "passages" from the brass. Later, an alto sax soloist adds a haunting quality to the mood followed by a return of the ethnic drumming heard earlier. This unique and rewarding composition is beautifully paced and skillfully orchestrated using every section of the band. Dur: 7:00 (Grade 4).