Joyful Noise

Price: 
$135.00

Joyful Noise

Arranger/Composer: 
Item Code:
BMC053
Publisher: 
Brolga Music

"Make a joyful noise unto the Lord, all the earth" declares the Psalmist. West African chant that became the joyful noise of an imprisoned people; the contemplative song of a monastery; an incessant and irresistible Indian tabla rhythm; the pulsing of indigenous dance and the fervour of hand clapping in praise and worship. This work also provided opportunity for additional choral parts to be incorporated into the performance.

Program Notes

The composer writes: "Make a joyful noise unto the Lord, all the earth" declares the Psalmist. So I collected musical ideas from a variety of traditions to make my "joyful noise". West African chant that became the joyful noise of an imprisoned people; the contemplative song of a monastry; an incessant and irresistable Indian tabla rhythm; the pulsing of indigenous dance and the fervour of hand clapping in praise and worship. This is my" joyful noise" from "all the earth." This work also provided opportunity for additional choral parts to be incorporated into the performance.

Grade Level: 3
Copyright: 2004

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Instrumentation

Piccolo
Flutes
Oboe 1, 2
Bassoon 1, 2
Bb Clarinet 1, 2, 3
Alto Clarinet
Bass Clarinet
Alto Saxophone 1, 2
Tenor Saxophone
Baritone Saxophone

Trumpet 1, 2, 3
F Horn 1, 2, 3, 4
Trombone 1, 2, 3
Euphonium
Tuba
Double Bass

Mallets
Percussion 1, 2
Timpani