Concert band - Grade 5
Composed by Seth Custer. Closer. Opus III Wind Orchestra series. Audio recording available separately (item CL.WFR375). Score and set of parts. Composed 2012. Duration 8 minutes, 12 seconds. Published by Opus III Wind Orchestra Publications (CL.012-4109-00).
Item Number: CL.012-4109-00
Based on the well-loved hymn tune, "Madrid" ("Come, Christians, Join To Sing"), this creatively striking, rousing overture is perfectly suited to be a concert opener or closer. Energetic rhythms, effective orchestration, and warm harmonies make this piece a favorite of band members and concertgoers alike, while remaining practical for conductors to prepare, even with limited rehearsal time. Formally based on the structure of the hymn lyrics, this work features a vigorous opening section, followed by a lyrical repose that eventually transitions into an assertive, climactic crescendo to the finish. "With Voice of Triumph Raised" will be the highlight of your concert!