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Just a Closer Walk with Thee

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Don Gillis

Traditional, arranged by Don Gillis, adapted by Calvin Custer


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General Info

Year: 1990
Duration: c. 3:30
Difficulty: III (see Ratings for explanation)
Original Medium: Hymn
Publisher: Hal Leonard
Cost: Score and Parts - $70.00   |   Score Only - $7.50


Instrumentation

Full Score
C Piccolo/Flute III
Flute I-II
Oboe
Bassoon
B-flat Soprano Clarinet I-II-III
E-flat Alto Clarinet
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
Trombone I-II
Euphonium
Tuba
String Bass
Timpani
Percussion I-II-III

(percussion detail desired)


Errata

None discovered thus far.


Program Notes

Probably the most popular Canadian Brass concert opening number, Just a Closer Walk with Thee retains the famous, slow, New Orleans-style introduction. In true Canadian Brass style, this one really lets loose for some great Dixie fun.

- Program Note by publisher


Just a Closer Walk with Thee is a traditional gospel song that has been performed and recorded by many artists. Performed as either an instrumental or vocal, A Closer Walk is perhaps the most frequently played number in the hymn and dirge section of traditional New Orleans jazz funerals. The title and lyrics of the song allude to the Biblical passage from 2 Corinthians 5:7 which states, "We walk by faith, not by sight" and James 4:8, "Come near to God and He will come near to you."

- Program Note from Wikipedia


Commercial Discography

None discovered thus far.


Audio Links


State Ratings

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Performances

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  • Truman State University (Kirksville, Mo.) Honor Band (Dan Peterson, conductor) - 18 November 2019
  • Atascadero (Calif.) Community Band (Randy Schwalbe, conductor) – 10 November 2019
  • California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, Brass Quintet – 7 June 2019
  • Strafford Wind Symphony (Sanford, Me.) (Bruce Gatchell, conductor) – 25 May 2019
  • Henderson State University (Arkadelphia, Ark.) Symphony Band (Steven M. Knight, conductor) – 12 March 2017
  • Atascadero (Calif.) Community Band (Ron McCarley, conductor) - 21 June 2016
  • Catskill Valley Wind Ensemble (Oneonta, N.Y.) (Scott Rabeler, conductor) – 24 January 2016
  • Keene (N.H.) State College Concert Band (Glen D’Eon, conductor) - 10 April 2014
  • John A. Logan (Carterville, Ill.) Community Band (Michael Hanes) - 27 Ocrober 2013


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