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Horn Duet arrangement by: Brian Harris

This a cappella setting of the traditional spiritual captures a portion of the grief and awe of the Lenten season. Equally useful for sacred or secular performances, it is especially well-matched to the somber tone quality of the horn. Modified parts for any two wind instruments are also available.

LEVEL:
Medium Easy; Grade 2 

Appropriate for 3rd-year players and beyond.

SAMPLES:
Sample page (.pdf): 
Sound files: 
COST:
$5 U.S. (plus shipping) for single copy (2 pages). 

Extra copies are $2 U.S.

PERFORMANCE TIME:
About 2 minutes, 30 seconds.
FEATURES:
  • Can be used for Solo & Ensemble festival
  • Also appropriate for Lenten church services
  • CHALLENGES:
  • Unaccompanied nature of the work allows expressive freedom
  • Use of several unison lines require exact intonation.
  • KEY and RANGES:
    B-flat major to C major. 

    Horn 1: from C below staff to G at top of staff; Horn 2: from C an octave below staff to E at top of staff.

    INSTRUMENTATION:
    Originally set for two horns, modified parts are available for any two wind instruments; contact arranger.
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