Based on the liturgical hymn The Doxology written in 1674 by Thomas Ken, this lyrical and sensitive arrangement for the beginning band provides multiple teaching opportunities in a rich musical setting. The first melodic statement is written as a musical exchange between soloists or sections creating a connection and awareness between sections of the band. The second melodic statement is a lush full ensemble setting in contrast. The use of mixed meter in an accessible and musically logical manner reinforces teaching and concepts introduced in the first year of most beginning band methods. A beautiful and educational choice for your concert program!