• Samuel Barber
  • First Essay (concert band) (1937)

  • G Schirmer Inc (World)

arr. by Joseph Levey

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  • 8 min

Programme Note

This new release of Samuel Barber's First Essay (1937), arranged for band by Joseph Levey, includes newly discovered historical information of Barber's personal edits and revisions — including adding original music — to the arrangement prior to his approval for publication. Set in the original orchestral key, this edition has been performed by several of the most prestigious concert bands and deserves a serious look for mature groups.