The Swords of Stavanger - 2 (Medium Easy) By Robert Sheldon - Conductor Score Alfred Concert Band Series
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In Stock. With a rhythmic drive and tuneful melody, this concert overture engages the listener from the first measure. Colorful scoring and tasteful percussion bring the opening section to life. The plaintive lyrical section follows, featuring solos and soaring accompaniment lines. A return to the original theme brings the piece to a close with a rousing high-energy conclusion. (4:46) This title is available in SmartMusic.
The unification of the Viking tribes is of great significance to the people living in the southwest region of Norway. The International School of Stavanger lies only one kilometer from a small fjord called Hafrsfjord where a monument, "Swords in Stone," was constructed consisting of three large bronze swords stuck in an outcropping on the shore. The monument commemorates a battle which unified the Viking tribes of Norway under one king, Harald Hårfagre, or Harald the Fairhaired. According to legend, in 872 Harald invited the other tribal leaders to a meeting, then had his boats cut off their retreat and they battled until the other leaders submitted to Harald's rule. Harald then became the first king of Norway. The Swords of Stavanger seeks to provide a musical backdrop to this legend of Viking heroism and conquest. This title is available in SmartMusic.