Concert Band (Score & Parts) - Grade 6
Composed by Jan Van der Roost. Arranged by Tohru Takahashi. De Haske Concert Band. Concert Piece. De Haske Publications #1053805. Published by De Haske Publications (HL.44001985).
UPC: 073999019858. 9.75x13 inches.
This piece attempts to portray atmospheric pictures through music. The opening section evokes the somewhat misty and hazy early morning atmosphere surrounding the ancient monument. When the band reaches its first dynamic climax it is as if the massive boulders are audible, even touchable through the use of minor 3rd chords. The main theme, constructed on the notes CAFBG, symbolises the arrangement of the central boulders in the shape of a horseshoe, which forms the focal point of this huge collection of stones. Towards the end of the work you will experience a fantastic effect when five soloists play a five part hymn whilst other members of the band create a special atmosphere by imitating a choir of monks and druids. A fantastic major new concert work for advanced bands.