For the Mystic Harmony

Hymns for Wind Ensemble

Dan Welcher (composer)
Piccolo, Flute 1, Flute 2, Oboe 1, Oboe 2, English...


Commissioned for a consortium of high school and college bands in the north Dallas region, For the Mystic Harmony is a 10-minute inspirational work in homage to Norwood and Elizabeth Dixon, patrons of the Fort Worth Symphony and the Van Cliburn Competition. Welcher draws melodic flavor from five American hymns, spirituals, and folk tunes of the 19th century. The last of these sources to appear is the hymn tune For the Beauty of the Earth, whose third stanza is the quatrain: “For the joy of ear and eye, For the heart and mind’s delight, For the mystic harmony, Linking sense to sound and sight,” giving rise to the work’s title.
SKU: 165-00100
Ensemble: Wind Ensemble
Duration: 10:41
Dedication: For Todd Dixon, in memory of Norwood and Elizabeth Dixon
Commission Notice: Commissioned by the Bands of Allen, Duncanville, Highland Park, McKinney North, Rockwall, Wylie, and Wylie East High Schools
Publisher: Theodore Presser Company
Product Type: Score and Parts
Page count: 396
Weight: 2.75 lbs.
UPC: 6-80160-66977-6
ISBN: 978-1-4911-2924-1
Copyright © 2021 Theodore Presser Company. All rights reserved.