By Carl Strommen
Belwin Concert Band
Conductor Score & Parts
3 (Medium Easy)
Literally translated, the title "The Salute" was commissioned and dedicated to a band director of the same name. This original work opens with an expressive regal musical statement and develops into a driving, energetic frenzy initiated by the percussion section and followed by the entire ensemble. Utilizing subtle multi-meter and shifting pulse to enhance the excitement throughout, the work finishes with a suitably dramatic conclusion. It is a welcomed addition to the serious concert band literature. (5:30)
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