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Variations on "Jerusalem the Golden"

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Charles Ives

Charles Ives (ed. Brion)

Subtitle: For Concert Band and a Brass Band of Old Fashioned Instruments (or Modern Brass Sextet or Quintet)

General Info

Year: 1900
Duration: c. 3:40
Difficulty: Grade IV(see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Associated Music Publishers, Inc.
Cost: Score and Parts - $55.00


Full Score
Solo Brass Band

  • Solo Bb Cornet
  • Eb Alto Horn I-II-III
  • Baritone
  • Eb Tuba

Piccolo I-II (Piccolo II optional)
Flute I-II-III
Oboe I-II
English Horn
Bassoon I-II
Contrabassoon (opt. Bassoon III)
Eb Clarinet
Solo Bb Clarinet Bb Clarinet I-II-III
Eb Alto Clarinet
Bb Bass Clarinet
Eb Contra-Alto Clarinet Bb Contrabass clarinet Eb Alto Sax I-II
Bb Tenor Sax I-II
Eb Baritone Sax
Solo Bb Cornet
Bb Cornet (or Trumpet) I-II-III
Horn in F I-II-III-IV
Trombone I-II-III
Baritone I-II (Bass Clef & Treble Clef)
Percussion I-II-III

(Percussion instrumentation undifferentiated in score)


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

Keith Brion's speculative reconstruction of this set is thoroughly in keeping with the concerto grosso, or ritornello, scheme of the countless solo and ensemble fantasies that enlivened band concerts of the day. Accordingly, this performance features a sextet of the older, small-bore brass instruments alternating with the full, modern concert band. Brion's source is an ink copy made by Ives's father of a sketch composed during Charlie's early teens that is quite possibly the Fantasia on "Jerusalem the Golden" that Ives includes under the "Brass Band" heading of a later work list.

- Program Note by Jonathan Elkus

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