Soldiers of Destiny (for Band)

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Publication #: SSP-11551

Soldiers of Destiny
(for Band)

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Soldiers of Destiny
 

 

Inspired by the courage of our men and women in uniform, "Soldiers of Destiny" is an original setting of the traditional hymn, "Onward, Christian Soldiers" (lyrics by Sabine Baring-Gould and music by Sir Arthur Sullivan). It has an uptempo, multi-metered approach to the hymn, incorporating unexpected and refreshing harmonic and rhythmic twists into the work. It also quotes portions of 2 other war songs ("When Johnny Comes Marching Home" and "It's a Long Way to Tipperary") and uses original material to make a musical statement about war, Manifest Destiny and their effect on the individual.

The hymn is also the favored processional of the Salvation Army.

"Soldiers of Destiny" by Mark Wolfram is a GRADE 4 concert band composition for high school, college and community bands. Crucial solo and accompaniment parts are well cued. The duration is approximately 6:15. This piece is enlivening to the audience and most enjoyable for the performers.

A complete set of full-sized parts and a bound, transposed full score are included. Available only through this website from Sound Studio Publications. The instrumentation/parts distribution for each set is as follows:

4 - Flute 1
4 - Flute 2
1 - Piccolo
1 - Oboe 1

1 - Oboe 2
1 - English Horn
1 - Bassoon 1
1 - Bassoon 2
1 - E-flat Clarinet
4 - B-flat Clarinet 1
4 - B-flat Clarinet 2
4 - B-flat Clarinet 3
2 - B-flat Bass Clarinet
1 - E-flat Contra Alto Clarinet

1 - B-flat Contrabass Clarinet
2 - E-flat Alto Saxophone 1
2 - E-flat Alto Saxophone 2
1 - B-flat Tenor Saxophone
1 - E-flat Baritone Saxophone
2 - B-flat Cornet 1
2 - B-flat Cornet 2
2 - B-flat Cornet 3
1 - B-flat Trumpet 1
1 - B-flat Trumpet 2
1 - French Horn in F 1
1 - French Horn in F 2
1 - French Horn in F 3
1 - French Horn in F 4

2 - Tenor Trombone 1
2 - Tenor Trombone 2
2 - Bass Trombone
2 - Euphoniums T.C.
2 - Euphoniums B.C.
4 - Tubas
1 - Timpani
3 - Mallets
 (Tubular Bells, Xylophone
                                         & Vibraphone)
2 - Percussion 1 (Snare Drum)
3 - Percussion 2 (Crash Cymbals, Tambourine
                                         & Bass Drum)
1 - Percussion 3 (Suspended Cymbal)
     

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