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Variations on "Jerusalem the Golden"

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Charles Ives

Charles Ives (trans. Keith Brion)


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


General Info

Year: 1900 / 1974
Duration: c. 3:40
Difficulty: Grade IV(see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Associated Music Publishers, Inc.
Cost: Score and Parts - $55.00


Instrumentation

Full Score
Solo Brass Band

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

Piccolo I-II (II optional)
Flute I-II-III
Oboe I-II
English Horn
Bassoon I-II
Contrabassoon (optional Bassoon III)
E-flat Soprano Clarinet
Solo B-flat Clarinet
B-flat Soprano Clarinet I-II-III
E-flat Alto Clarinet
B-flat Bass Clarinet
E-flat Contra-Alto Clarinet
B-flat Contrabass Clarinet
E-flat Alto Saxophone I-II
B-flat Tenor Saxophone I-II
E-flat Baritone Saxophone
Solo B-flat Cornet
B-flat Cornet (or Trumpet) I-II-III
Horn in F I-II-III-IV
Trombone I-II-III
Euphonium I-II
Tuba
Timpani
Percussion I-II-III, including:

  • Bass Drum
  • Chimes
  • Crash Cymbals
  • Snare Drum
  • Suspended Cymbal


Errata

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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