I was browsing through
the United Methodist Hymnal a few years ago and was astounded to
find a hymn by none other than Duke Ellington!
I played through it on
the piano, and was thrilled to hear the lush jazz harmonies that
could only come from The Duke.
As much as I liked
this tune, I could never convince a pianist or choir to perform
it, because they just couldn't grasp what Duke was about. Well I
just couldn't NOT play it, so I arranged it for Brass Quintet, and
that's what we have here.
As you no doubt know,
a Brass Quintet, even with only five voices, can sound much
larger, and that's how this arrangement is written. You still get
the gorgeous chords, the great jazz progressions so typical of
But this piece is
something more. It's a hymn, it's lifting the glory to God.
I absolutely love it when we are able
to glorify God in an unusual way. And this arrangement sure fills
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