Composer: Holsinger, David R.
Transcriber: Olcott, James L.
Number of Trumpets: 8
Key: Eb Major concert
Duration: 4 minutes and 11 seconds
THIS WORK WAS MISTAKENLY MISLABELED AND MISATTRIBUTED IN THE MARCH 2023 EDITION OF THE ITG JOURNAL, page 75.
This work is an adaptation by James Olcott of ON A HYMNSONG OF PHILIP BLISS by David Holsinger, written in 1989 for concert band and based on the hymn, "It is Well With My Soul".
Beautiful and warm -- and not technically difficult. For two Eb trumpets (parts available for Bb's), one Bb trumpet, three flugelhorns and two bass trumpets in treble clef so that the parts can be read by flugelhorns. The sensitivity and blending of the melody, intertwining lines and lush harmonies make this piece a wonderful experience in human expression. It is suggested that all parts except the two bass trumpets be doubled unless the bass trumpet parts are on flugels.
This work is in the process of being published by TRN Music Publishers with the anticipated release date later this year.
ITG Journal, March 2023, page 75:
"...beautiful new transcription...With imitation, contrary motion, and open intervals, the piece provides ample opportunity to work on intonation, balance, blend, and Renaissance performance practice...This wonderful transcription will surely be a joy for any large trumpet ensemble to perform."