Samuel Barber: Second Essay Cb Full Set (Arranged For Concert Band)

Books | Big Band & Concert Band

Catalogue No: HL50483722
Composer: Samuel Barber
Series: Band
Format: Sheet Music | Score and Parts
Composed in 1942, Barber's Second Essay is a masterwork of concentrated musical drama, with a richness of texture comprised of highly charged and succinctly organised musical modules. The opening theme has a definite American flavour, which is followed by a fugal section that evolves from simple tonal patterns to polytonality. After an intensely rhythmic third section, all elements are combined in a huge climax and coda that round off the work. Expertly transcribed for symphonic band by Dr. George Schneider, this is certain to find its place in the standard repertoire for mature ensembles. Duration 11:00. (Grade 5)
Published on: 01 January 2012
Language: English
Publisher: G. Schirmer
 
     

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