American Band Journal

Instrumentation

Each Package Contains

  • Full Score - 1
  • Soloist's Part - 1
  • Eb Soprano Cornet* - 1
  • Bb Cornet 1 - 6
  • Bb Cornet 2 -3
  • Bb Flugel Horn* - 1
  • Eb Horn 1 - 2
  • Eb Horn 2 - 2
  • Bb Baritone* - 2
  • Bb Trombone 1 - 2
  • Bb Trombone 2 - 2
  • Bass Trombone* - 1
  • Bb Euphonium 2 - 2
  • Eb Bass - 2
  • Bb Bass - 2
  • Percussion 1* - 2
  • Percussion 2* - 1

Since its inception in 1948, the American Band Journal has been providing practical sacred music for church services and concerts.
Each issue contains generally four or five titles per package. The American Band Journal encompasses grades 3 through 7 in today's musical curriculum and is a valuable medium through which school and church music directors can obtain quality intermediate and advanced arrangements.
Originally conceived for the traditional British brass band (all parts in treble clef), F, C treble and bass clef parts later appeared and are now available to accommodate a variety of instrumental combinations.
Nine musicians may adequately present this music: two first cornets (because of frequent use of divisive), one second cornet, two horns, two trombones, one euphonium and one tuba complete the minimum group. Although the instrumentation appears to be limited there is much contrast in scoring, making full use of the available colors of timbres in the bass idiom. While performance is possible with as few as nine, this music is equally convincing when played by a full complement, as demonstrated in recordings by many world-renowned bands.
The optional parts Eb Soprano, Bb Flugel horn, Bb baritone, bass trombone and percussion are included in the score. The music is complete without these parts, however, their use with enhance the performance as long as the basic parts are covered.
Each item in the American Band Journal is well suited for educational purposes and concert repertoire, but the primary aim for much of this music is Church worship services. Each selection embraces a well known hymn or patriotic song, however, composes often have titled their works programmatically or commemoratively, this resulting in the fact that the titles may not include the name of the hymn.
The American Band Journal is produce biannually. The spring issue offers differing styles of music for year-round concerts and programs, but the fall issue focuses solely on Christmas repertoire and has been extremely helpful in providing fresh, quality repertoire for the host of concerts given by schools, churches and communities during the Christmas Season.

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American Band Journal 47 (208-211) Christmas 2001
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American Band Journal 48 (212-214)
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American Band Journal 49 (215-218) Christmas 2002
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American Band Journal 60 (260-263) Spring 2008
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American Band Journal 61 (264-267) Christmas 2008
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American Band Journal 62 (268-269) Spring 2009
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