$125.00
The Sacred Harp
By David Liptak
Item: 00-DH9702
UPC: 029156666076
ISBN 10: 0769214746
ISBN 13: 9780769214740
PRICE: $125.00
Series: Donald Hunsberger Wind Library
Category: Concert Band
Format: Conductor Score & Parts
Instrument: Concert Band
Level: 5 (Medium Advanced)
David Liptak chose a route to writing this composition that has been most widely recognized and acclaimed by Aaron Copland in his various settings of Americana such as Appalachian Spring, Rodeo and Billy the Kid. Liptak took, as his source of inspiration, the tune "Wondrous Love," a hymn chosen from the well-known shaped-note collection, The Sacred Harp. Shaped-note singing was both vigorous and unrestrained, primarily using song with open fourths and fifths, and based in a particular key or mode. Liptak's compositional use of this earlier material has created a work with originality and musical depth.