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The Drummer Boy of ShilohItem #: AL.00-29921
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Frank Erickson Publications. Level: 2 (Easy). Conductor Score & Parts. 106 pages. Published by Alfred Publishing. (AL.00-29921)
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The work is simple in conception but full of the characteristics that have been trademarks of Erickson's compositions for band. It begins simply with the snare drum stating its simple cadence. This is followed immediately by the melodic line carried by the unison trumpets. The work becomes two-part at the measure before rehearsal 7 as the trombone and the baritone add lower countermelody to the texture. The full ensemble finally enters in the measure before 11 with beautiful sonorous lines.