Harmony Heaven

From Wind Repertory Project
C. L. Barnhouse

C. L. Barnhouse (ed. John P. Paynter)

General Info

Year: 1921 / 1991
Duration: c. 2:34
Difficulty: III (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: C.L. Barnhouse

Cost: Score and Parts - $70.00   |   Score Only - $4.00


Full Score
C Piccolo
Bassoon I
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-III-IV
Trombone I-II-III
String Bass
Percussion, including:

  • Bass Drum
  • Bells
  • Crash Cymbals
  • Mallet Percussion
  • Snare Drum


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

C.L. Barnhouse began his catalog by writing most of the music himself. From his prolific pen flowed wonderful marches, waltzes, rags and concert numbers which were very popular with community bands of the day. Now, Mr. Barnhouse is remembered more for the publishing business he founded than for this compositions and arrangements. However, in recent years, with the re-publication of several of his best-known marches, the genius of this pioneer in the band business is being rediscovered.

In the early years he called his publishing business Harmony Heaven, and later wrote this march by the same name.

-Program Note from score

C. L. Barnhouse had initially named his publishing company "Harmony Heaven." He lent this title to one of his colorful marches in 1921. Revised by Paynter and republished in 1991, Harmony Heaven is an energetic piece that moves seamlessly from the quick-paced first and second strains into a more lyrical trio passage. The counterpoint between the high winds and the low brass in the break strain resolves to a strong unison to finish the piece. Though it lacks the elaborate special effects of Battle of Shiloh, Harmony Heaven remains a well-crafted "toe-tapping" march.

- Program Note from U.S Army Field Band CD "The Legacy of John P. Paynter"

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