A Swedish Melody, Haunting and Sublime: Ack Varmeland du skona

Norman Nelson
Catalog numbers: 

SMC S960CB/ HL 236115

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Detailed Instrumentation: 
Concert Band
This arrangement is based on the Swedish folksong Ack, Värmeland, du sköna. Although the folksong is presented with some alterations, an attempt is made to capture the attractiveness of the melody and the sentiments expressed in the lyrics. This piece addresses the need for band pieces with artistic value that are appropriate for teaching and public performance, easy to play, and provide a platform to work on intonation, balance, and phrasing.