A Welcome Voice, Arr. Frank McKinney Concert Band Grade 1.5
Lewis T. Hartsough wrote "I Hear Thy Welcome Voice" in 1872 at a revival meeting in Epworth, Iowa. This lyrical setting explores the rich sonority available to the young concert band. The opening melody is heard in the dark, rich, full sound of the clarinets' chalumeau register and is doubled by the baritone. As the piece slowly unfolds, it offers the hymn in increasingly dramatic fashion up to its glorious resolution and final Amen.