The Battle Cry of Freedom by George Frederick Root/arr. Jay Bocook
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Young Concert Band - Grade 3
From the opening sound of field drums and distant muted trumpets this well-crafted arrangement takes this familiar Civil War anthem through a variety of moods and styles. Building to a dramatic full ensemble climax, it then very effectively tapers to quiet ending. This is a wonderful way to celebrate the era of Lincoln and his 200th birthday in 2009.