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In Memoriam: Percy F. Hall
March 6, 1928 - May 30, 2019
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String Choir

Johnny’s A Soldier - Hall, arr.
Difficulty: B  OMEA Class: B  Publ. Code: 20255678  
A setting of two important songs in America’s history, first, Johnny Has Gone for a Soldier, sometimes called Buttermilk Hill, is arranged in lush harmonies to create a mood of sadness at the departure of a young boy as he goes off to war. This is followed by When Johnny comes Marching Home Again changing the mood to exhilaration at his safe return home. All instruments have a chance at the melody. This arrangement was made for the Mansfield Symphony String Quartet to play at children’s concerts.

Concertino in G - Sammartini/Hall            MP3            short MP3
Difficulty: ME  OMEA Class: C  Publ. Code: 20250693  
Sammartini was a well known organist and composer who served as Chapelmaster in the big churches in Milan. He is a contemporary of Bach and Handel so his music is in the traditional Baroque style. This Concertino in G major is characterized by running 16th and 8th notes on separate bow strokes. The scale and arpeggios patterns lie well for all of the string instruments in this key, but they keep moving all the time making this an enjoyable experience for the performers and listeners. Borders on the difficult side for Class C.

“OMEA Class” refers to the assigned difficulty rating on the Ohio Music Educators Association Required List.

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How to order:   Many of Percy Hall’s compositions and arrangements were originally published by Great Works Publishing or LudwigMasters Publications, whose catalogs were then purchased by Keiser Southern Music in 2020. While many of these publications are currently out of print, most are listed in the Alfred Music online catalog.

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