I Shall Not Forget (band version) [PARTS]
I Shall Not Forget
wind band version
music by E.K.R. Hammell
-Set of Parts PDF (SKU:EH0016B)
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MIDI audio demo mp3 of I Shall Not Forget [wind band version]
Easy - Medium
Fl.1/2 – Ob. – Bsn. – BbCl.1/2/3 – Bs.Cl. – A.Sax. – T.Sax – B.Sax
BbTpt.1/2 – FHn. – Tbn.1/2 – Euph.(BC/TC) – Tba. – Str.Bs.(Tba.^wr.8va) – Perc. 1/2/3 (timpani, suspended cymbal, triangle, mark tree)
I Shall Not Forget was originally composed in 2017 as a choral setting of White Pansies by Canadian poet, Archibald Lampman. Lampman wrote the poem in 1894 in response to the death of his young son, Arnold. The darkly beautiful imagery and profound sadness of the text are a solemn reminder to never take any moment for granted, and had an anguished, lamenting quality that spoke to me in a way I felt needed to be expressed musically, more specifically: as a melancholy lullaby. This band re-orchestration was created in 2021 and is suitable for a developing or more advanced band.
Archibald Lampman (1862-1899)
Day and night pass over, rounding,
Star and cloud and sun,
Things of drift and shadow, empty
Of my dearest one.
Soft as slumber was my baby,
Beaming bright and sweet;
Daintier than bloom or jewel
Were his hands and feet.
He was mine, mine all, mine only,
Mine and his debt;
Earth and Life and Time are changers;
I shall not forget.
Pansies for my dear one — heartsease —
Set them gently so;
For his stainless lips and forehead,
Pansies white as snow.
Would that in the flower-grown little
Grave they dug so deep,
I might rest beside him, dreamless,
Smile no more, nor weep.
PDF Parts, Choral Scores, & Solo Vocal Scores published by E.K.R. HAMMELL MUSIC are optimized for 8.5x11 (standard US Letter size) printing.
PDF Conductor’s Scores for large ensemble works (wind band, orchestra, etc.) published by E.K.R. HAMMELL MUSIC are optimized for 11x14 printing.
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If 11x14 printing size is not available to the purchaser, this sizing scales down fairly well to either 9x12 (a common concert band score size) or 8.5x11 (standard US Letter). This can be accomplished by selecting “Fit Pages” or “Fit to Printable Area” in your computer’s printing specifications window.
NOTE: Avoid using the “Shrink oversized pages” option as this will not appropriately re-format the smaller text-based pages of the booklet (which are set to 8.5x11).
NOTE: Scaling down to 8.5x11 is not recommended for large ensemble scores (due to legibility concerns), but if it is your only option, it will work! In any case, make sure to select “Fit Pages” or “Fit to Printable Area” before printing.
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