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And the Angels Called

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James Swearingen

James Swearingen

General Info

Year: 2005
Duration: c. 7:00
Difficulty: III (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: C.L. Barnhouse
Cost: Score & Parts - $74.00   |   Score Only - $8.00


Full Score
B-flat Soprano Clarinet I-II-III
E-flat Alto Clarinet
B-flat Bass Clarinet
Bassoon I-II
E-flat Alto Saxophone I-II
B-flat Tenor Saxophone
E-flat Baritone Saxophone
B-flat Trumpet I-II-III
French Horn I-II
Trombone I-II-III
String Bass
Percussion I-II-III, including:

  • Bass Drum
  • Cymbals (crash and suspended)
  • Glockenspiel
  • Gong (Tam-Tam)
  • Marimba
  • Mark Tree
  • Snare Drum
  • Tambourine
  • Triangle
  • Tubular Bells
  • Vibraphone
  • Xylophone


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Program Notes

Reflective, joyous and uplifting are but a few of the words that best describe this highly dramatic work by noted composer James Swearingen. Intended as a tribute, this composition musically celebrates three wonderful high school students whose lives were all tragically taken. Great compositional writing, memorable themes and an emotional middle section based on an old English hymn, all combine to create an outstanding piece that is well-suited for contest and festival use. Your students will greatly benefit from the various solo opportunities and the powerful ending will leave your audience with a tremendous feeling of hope and resolve.

And the Angels Called was commissioned by the East Copley High School Band, Rober Neidlinger and Vicki Smith, directors. The work is dedicated to the memory of Erin Dillon, Billy Inman and Geoff Roose. The premiere performance took place on May 19, 2005 in Copley, Ohio.

Program Note from Publishers Web-site


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