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Hymn for Those Who Serve

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Douglas E. Wagner

Douglas E Wagner


General Info

Year: 2015
Duration: c. 2:25
Difficulty: I (see Ratings for explanation)
Original Medium: Orchestra
Publisher: Alfred Music Publishing
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - $51.00; (digital) - $51.00   |   Score Only (print) - $9.00


Instrumentation

Full Score
Flute
Oboe
B-flat Soprano Clarinet
B-flat Bass Clarinet
E-flat Alto Saxophone
B-flat Tenor Saxophone
E-flat Baritone Saxophone
B-flat Trumpet
Horn in F
Trombone/Baritone/Bassoon
Bass Trombone
Euphonium
Tuba
Timpani (optional)
Percussion I-II-III, including:

  • Bass Drum
  • Bells
  • Crash Cymbals
  • Snare Drum
  • Triangle


Errata

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Program Notes

This moving work is intended to convey gratitude and respect for those selfless men and women who defend the freedoms that Americans hold dear. Both a song of blessing and a hymn of protection, the composition begins slowly, with a soft solemn statement by winds only. The pace then quickens as a stately snare drum passage introduces a bold, dignified melody played by the trumpets. The piece moves to a dramatic final section that briefly includes material drawn from America the Beautiful.

-Program Note from The Instrumentalist


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