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Laboring Songs

By Dan Welcher

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Band or Wind Ensemble Alto Saxophone, Baritone Saxophone, Bass Clarinet, Bassoon, Clarinet, Contra Bassoon, Contrabass, English Horn, Euphonium, Flute, Horn, Marimba, Oboe, Piano, Piccolo, Soprano Saxophone, Tenor, Tenor Saxophone, Timpani, Trumpet, Tuba, Vibraphone, Xylophone
Movement I, from Symphony No. 3, "Shaker Life". Composed by Dan Welcher. Classical. Full score (large). With Standard notation. Composed 1997. 39 pages. Duration 10 minutes. Theodore Presser Company #465-00001. Published by Theodore Presser Company (PR.465000010).

Item Number: PR.465000010

ISBN 9781598060096. Key: C major.

Welcher has become fascinated with spiritual practices outside of the mainstream. His best-selling Zion for concert band, for instance, came about from his study of the music and worship of the Mormon pioneers of Utah. Laboring Songs and the companion Circular Marches were born from his immersion in the history of the famed Shakers. Their most widely known hymn, Simple Gifts, may have led Welcher to research other, more obscure, Shaker hymns, and several of these are quoted in the new Symphony No. 3, "Shaker Life." Presser is pleased to publish full scores of these two movements for large wind ensemble, library and study purposes. (Performance materials are available on rental from Presser.).

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