Elegy (score)Item #: HL.44003506
Unrated ( Be the first to review this item )
Composed by Melvin Shelton.
Grade 4 - Score Only. Voicing/Format: SCORE. 9x12 inches. 20 pages. Published by Hal Leonard. (HL.44003506)
Free Shipping on this item in orders above $199
For this touching and intense memoriam piece, the mechanics are on the easy side of Grade 4, but the demand for tone quality and control in tenuto passages and long slurred phrases calls for the best of musicianship from any group. The tempo indication (adagio e rubato) invites the kind of wonderfully expressive ensemble playing that is sometimes hard to find in today's band literature. Over a quiet unifying heartbeat from the timpani, the band explores the emotions felt after a tragic personal loss. A soaring horn solo (cued in trumpet and alto sax) leads poignantly toward a gentle bells and wind chime ending.