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    • Order numbers: AM 31-010 / AM 32-020 (FA)
      Hal Leonard # 4000052
    • Instrumentation: wind orchestra / fanfare
    • Duration: 3'15
    • Grade: 2
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    AM 31-010 To My Country.mp3

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To My Country

from Symphony no. 3 To My Country
Bernard Zweers/Arr. Johan de Meij
Bernard Zweers
 
 

The Hymn To My Country is the trio part of the second movement, entitled ‘In the Country’, from the third Symphony To My Country (1886 - 1890) by the Dutch composer Bernard Zweers (1854 - 1924). This symphony was written at a time when a lot of composers were largely inspired by patriotic feelings. The compositions of Zweers have apparently been influenced by his contemporaries such as Antonin Dvoràk, Jean Sibelius (Finlandia), Bedrich Smetana (who also wrote a work entitled ‘My Country’ (Ma Vlast) - a cycle of symphonic poems including the famous Moldau) and Edvard Grieg.

Although his father, a music dealer and amateur musician, at first described his son’s musical activities as ‘a waste of paper and time’, Zweers did not abandon his vocation. When the 27-year-old Bernard Zweers conducted his first symphony in 1881, his father was so impressed that he allowed his son to devote himself completely to music.

The arrangement of this chorale was written on the occasion of the 50th anniversary of the Liberation of the Netherlands on May 5th, 1995, and is dedicated ‘To My Country’.

Instrumentation
(AM 31 Symphonic Band)
1. Full score + condensed score (C)
1. Piccolo (C)
4. Flutes I/II (C)
2. Oboes I/II (C)
1. English Horn (F)
2. Bassoons I/II (C)
1. Eb Clarinet
6. 1st Bb Clarinets
5. 2nd Bb Clarinets
5. 3th Bb Clarinets
1. Eb Alto Clarinet  
1. Bb Bass Clarinet
1. 1st Eb Alto Sax
1. 2nd Eb Alto Sax
2. Bb Tenor Sax  I/II  
1. Eb Baritone Sax

3. Horn I/III (F)
3. Horn II/IV (F)
3. Trumpet I (Bb)
3. Trumpet II (Bb)
3. Trumpet III (Bb)

2. Trombone I (C)
2. Trombone II (C)
2. Trombone III (C)
2. Baritone/Euphonium (C)
2. Bass Tuba (C)
1. String Bass

2. Timpani
2. Suspended Cymbal
1. Church Organ

Additional Parts:
2. Horn I/III in Eb
2. Horn II/IV in Eb
in treble- and bass clef:
2. Trombone I in Bb
2. Trombone II in Bb
2. Trombone III in Bb
4. Baritone/Euph. in Bb
2. Bass Tuba in Eb
3. Bass Tuba in Bb

 

Instrumentation
(AM 32 Fanfare Band)
1. Full score + condensed score (C)
2. Soprano Sax I/II (Bb)
2. Alto Sax I (Eb)
2. Alto Sax II (Eb)
2. Tenor Sax (Bb)
1. Baritone Sax (Eb)
1. Eb-Cornet (Eb-Bugel)
6. Solo + 1e Bugel (Bb)
5. Bugel II (Bb)
5. Bugel III (Bb)

3. Horn I/III (F)
3. Horn II/IV (F)
3. Trumpet I (Bb)
3. Trumpet II (Bb)
3. Trumpet III (Bb)

2. Trombone I (C)
2. Trombone II (C)
2. Trombone III (C)
2. Baritone/Euphonium (C)
2. Bass Tuba (C)
1. String Bass

2. Timpani
2. Suspended Cymbal
1. Church Organ

Additional Parts:
2. Horn I/III in Eb
2. Horn II/IV in Eb
in treble- and bass clef:
2. Trombone I in Bb
2. Trombone II in Bb
2. Trombone III in Bb
4. Baritone/Euph. in Bb
2. Bass Tuba in Eb
3. Bass Tuba in Bb