Tone Poem for Band
or for Two Brass Ensembles, Organ & Timpani
Great as an opener or closer, the exuberant Festive Joy! opens with antiphonal brass ensembles playing the sounds of cathedral bells joyfully ringing in the Christmas season. Later, the woodwinds take over with a middle eastern style melody inspired by the land of Christ’s birth. Finally, the two musical styles embrace in a joyful, festive dance celebrating the birth of the King of Kings….
Works in a cathedral or in a concert hall. Appropriate for any joyful occasion,
this piece (respectfully) rocks!
Brass Instrumentation for both versions:
Left Brass Ensemble: 3tpts/3hns/3tbns/euph/tuba
Right Brass Ensemble: 3tpts/3hns/3tbns/euph/tuba
Band version Woodwind Parts: Picc/Fl1,2/Ob1,2/Cl1,2,3/BCl/Bsn1,2/ASx1,2/TSx,BSx
optional woodwind: Eb Clar
Band Version Percussion: Timp+3
Organ version uses Left/Right Brass Ensembles, Organ, Timpani (4 drums)
Difficulty Level: Brass 4 (Advanced)
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Festive Joy! Tone Poem for Band
Festive Joy! Brass, Organ, Timp version