‘O boundless salvation! deep ocean of love,
O fullness of mercy, Christ brought from above….’
Taken from the timeless hymn ‘O Boundless Salvation’ by the founder of the Salvation army, William Booth, Boundless opens with a musical pyramid from low brass to top of the band soprano before taking us into the horn led melody.
As the piece continues we hear catchy patterns from low brass and percussion interweaving with fanfares from the rest of the band. After a change in pace and tempo we return to a bold finale to this work by Edward Mylechreest.
A warm full sounding composition making great use of dynamics and contrasts for upper and lower brass. A great concert opener.
Instrumentation:Soprano, Solo, 2nd and 3rd Cornets
Solo, 1st and 2nd Tenor Horns
1st and 2nd Baritone
1st, 2nd and Bass Trombone
Eb and Bb Basses
Percussion parts (3):
2: Drum Kit
3: Clash Cymbal, Crash Cymbal, Bass Drum,