Publisher: G. Schirmer
First Essay (concert band) (1937)
Works for Band/Wind/Brass Ensemble
arr. by Joseph Levey
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.