No. 317 March - Glory, Hallelujah (William Gordon)
The Battle Hymn of the Republic by William Steffe, is a staple in American musical literature dating back to the Civil War. It was first published in 1861. This is an exciting new march treatment of the familiar American patriotic song.
No. 318 Chorus Setting - I Bow Adoring (L.J. Rowlands arr. Joel Collier)
In this arrangement, the simple chorus is set twice. The first setting is, in its simplicity, the humble approach of the seeker kneeling before his Master. The second setting emphasizes the text, bringing attention to the phrases, bending lower, lower still and giving up my all to follow. In this way, I hope to highlight our need to empty ourselves to be filled with the will of the Master. Throughout the whole piece there is a simple reminder of, O Worship the King, noting that our sacrifice also requires praise.
No. 319 Hymn Setting - Christ is All (William A. Williams arr. Robert Getz)
This piece is dedicated to the late Mark R. Keeler, and written at his urging. Mark was an old Salvation Army bandsman who served with distinction in the New York Staff Band and several corps bands, including the Cambridge Citadel Silver Band.
No. 320 Whatever it May Cost... (John Larsson arr. Dorothy Gates)
Whatever it May Cost was written at the request of Bandmaster Jerome Astwood, in Bermuda. The words of the song are quite tragic in nature, speaking of darkness, fear, and failure. This arrangement transforms the original melody into a darker, more contemplative setting. We all face very real crosses in our lives. However, it is not a question of if they will come, it is mor a question of when they will come. But facing these crosses with our Lord, we have the strength to say, I'll not turn back, whatever it may cost!
No. 321 Rejoice! (George Frederic Handel arr. David Edmonds)
Taken from the words which so proudly state, Rejoice the Lord is King, this arrangement starts with the tradition of the well-known hymn tune and then develops into a more up-beat arrangement. Originally written for the Belfast Music School, this piece demonstrates a party atmosphere which is focused on the word, rejoice. Following Jesus is fun, so why shouldn't we rejoice in the knowledge that the Lord is indeed our King?
Although nine instrumentalists may adequately present music in the American Band Journal, the scoring is designed to work equally well or better with a full compliment. For nine brass instrumentalists, two cornetists should be assigned to the 1st cornet part because of the frequent use of divisi, with one 2nd cornet, two horns, two trombones, one euphonium and one tuba completing the minimum group.
Optional parts (for soprano cornet, flugel horn, baritone, bass trombone and percussion) are all included. The music is complete without these parts but their use will greatly enhance the performance, as long as the fundamental parts are covered. A free set of transposed parts in F and C (treble/bass clef) is available on request.