All Those Endearing Young Charms

From Wind Repertory Project
Simone Mantia

Simone Mantia (arr. Andrew Glover)

General Info

Year: 1908(?) / 2005
Duration: c. 5:45
Difficulty: VI (solo); III (ensemble) (see Ratings for explanation)
Original Medium: Ballad
Publisher: C.L. Barnhouse
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - $65.00   |   Score Only (print) - $7.00


Full Score
Solo Euphonium
C Piccolo
B-flat Soprano Clarinet I-II-III
B-flat Bass Clarinet
E-flat Alto Saxophone I-II
B-flat Tenor Saxophone
E-flat Baritone Saxophone
B-flat Trumpet I-II-III
Horn in F I-II-III-IV
Trombone I-II-III
Percussion, including:

  • Bass Drum
  • Crash Cymbals
  • Snare Drum


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

Like many virtuoso soloists of his era, Mantia was also a composer and often wrote the solos that served as the vehicle for his prowess on the instrument. Many of these solos took the form of a theme and variations, frequently featuring popular melodies of the time. Perhaps the most enduring of these classic solos is Mantia’s variations on the Irish tune For All Those Endearing Young Charms. The well-known ballad was not only a showcase for Mantia’s beautiful sound and lyrical playing, but also a song perfectly suited to create an engaging set of increasingly complex variations, each designed to showcase Mantia’s amazing range, flexibility, and technical skills.

- Program Note from U.S. Marine Band Concert program, 17 May 2019

"Believe Me, if All Those Endearing Young Charms" is a popular song written in 1808 by Irish poet Thomas Moore using a traditional Irish air. Moore's young wife had been stricken and worried that she would lose her looks. He wrote the words to reassure her.

- Program Note from Wikipedia


State Ratings

None discovered thus far.


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