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As All the Heavens Were a Bell

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Jay Bocook

Jay Bocook

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Subtitle: For Concert Band and Optional Chorus

General Info

Year: 2002
Duration: c. 5:15
Difficulty: IV (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Hal Leonard
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - $70.00   |   Score Only (print) - $10.00


Full Score
C Piccolo/Flute
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
Tuba/String Bass
Percussion I-II-III

(percussion detail desired)

SATB Choir (optional)


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

This immensely moving work was premiered at an emotional performance for the firefighters of Manhattan in the aftermath of the September 11th terrorist attacks. The composition opens with a striking brass fanfare and woodwind flourishes. After a sensitive treatment of the tune America, the strife of a nation in turmoil is depicted through intense themes which eventually evolve into a unified tutti statement that is truly magnificent.

- Program Note from publisher

Commissioned by the Waukegan (Ill.) High School Music Department, Terry Grossberg, Ben Holbrook, Bart Medicott and Jen Wagner, directors.

- Program Note from score


State Ratings

  • Tennessee: V


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  • Bocook, J. (2002). As All The Heavens Were a Bell : For Concert Band and Optional Chorus [score]. MusicWorks: Milwaukee, Wisc.