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American Festival Series Vol. 1 (1-4)

Product Code: SACT0007

June 1987 - Nos. 1-4

Comments by Staff Bandmaster William Himes
Music Secretary, USA Central Territory

The Salvation Army Central Territory is proud to inaugurate its first publication of the American Festival Series after virtually years of preparation, editing and just plain hard work. Grateful acknowledgement is expressed to Commissioner Robert Rightmire and the entire USA Commissioners' Conference for making this band journal possible.

To be accurate, the American Festival Series was first published in 1928, with the then Ensign William Broughtton serving as editor. Unfortunately, this publication folded after producing just ten items through 1930.

The intervening years have seen remarkable strides being made in the quality and standard of Army brass bands in North America. This growing tradition, coupled with the unmistakable influence of the American concert band movement, has produced a wealth of composers willing to give of their creative talents to Salvation Army music. With this in mind, it is hoped that this new version of an older idea will be a means of providing music that will be useful and challenging to Salvation Army bands, while being a source of blessing and inspiration to those who listen.
1. Festival March - Able William Turkington, rescored by William Himes Notes
2. Cornet Solo - I'd Rather Have Jesus arr. William Himes Notes
3. Gowans and Larsson Overture William Broughton Notes
4. Post Bellum Rhapsody Erik Leidzen Notes
Score Sample
sample music for "I'd Rather Have Jesus"
sample music for "Post Bellum Rhapsody"
(view series guide)
Produced by The Salvation Army - Central Territory
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