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Blessed Are They

Blessed Are They
Flex Band

By Johannes Brahms / arr. Clarence Barber, Barbara Buehlan Flexible Band/String Ensemble Score Grade: 3 Item: 36-50135010
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Johannes Brahms was not a religious man in the usual sense of the term, so it should be of no surprise that when he wrote the German Requiem; it did not follow the prescribed five movement form of the traditional requiem mass, but instead contained seven movements. The first time Brahms combined orchestra with chorus and soloists, it is considered to be his choral masterwork. While the style is unabashedly romantic with all the depth and beauty associated with the music of Brahms, the form is clearly influenced by Handel and reflects Brahms' intensive study of earlier masters. Blessed Are They is the sublime first movement of the German Requeim; and the original version pairs the chorus with the orchestra to create a heavy, somber mood. This skillfully crafted arrangement for flexible instrumentation, edited by Clarence Barber, makes this work playable by as few as five players up to large bands and orchestras, and everything in between. (5:00)


Additional Information

Series: LudwigMasters - Concert Band - LudwigMasters
Composed by: Johannes Brahms
Arranged by: Clarence Barber, Barbara Buehlman
Ensemble: Concert Band
Format: Conductor Score
Instrumentation: Flexible Instrumentation, Ensemble Works
Item Number: 36-50135010
ISBN 10: 1-63887-205-8
ISBN 13: 978-1-63887-205-4
UPC: 735816068134

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