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Beneath the Sacred Light (score & parts)

By David Gillingham

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Concert band (Flute 1 Flute 2 Oboe Bassoon B-flat Clarinet 1 B-flat Clarinet 2 B-flat Bass Clarinet Alto Saxophone Tenor Saxophone Baritone Saxophone B-flat Trumpet 1 B-flat Trumpet 2 F Horn Trombone 1/2 Euphonium Baritone T.C. Tuba Timpani (3 drums) Percussion 1(Bells) - grade 2
Composed by David Gillingham. Score & parts. Duration 3:30. Published by C. Alan Publications (CN.18390).

Item Number: CN.18390

Young bands are in for a treat when they play this lovely Grade 2 ballad by David Gillingham. Lush harmonies and suspensions, memorable melodies and a glorious, heart-wrenching climax - all wrapped up in a 3-1/2 minute piece!

There are several spiritual meanings attached to the word Light found throughout history and literature. Lights conveys both an absence of darkness and a quality that will help us to see (and understand) more clearly. Light can also communicate levity or joy. The presence of the Light brings a softness and sweetness with it. Can the Sacred Light be seen? No, you simply sense it. Beneath the Sacred Light seeks to musically express the feeling of surrendering to this Light to restore a sense of trust and well-being that things are working out just fine. You are not alone.

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