Harpenden DK (2002)

Unity Series 303 (publ. 2004)
Duration: approx. 3:30

This march was written at the request of my friend, Bandmaster Nigel Hills, to commemorate the visit of Harpenden SA band to Denmark in the autumn of 2002.

The march features songs from both countries; the Danish anthems King Christian and There is a beautiful country are contrasted with snapshots of Land of Hope and Glory and Rule Britannia.

The central tune in the march (Ellacombe SA Tune Book 147) reminds us of a song-prayer which not only has particular significance for Christian musicians, but transcends all nationalities and cultures:


Fill though my life, O Lord my God,
In every part with praise,
That my whole being may proclaim
Thy being and thy ways.
Not for the lip of praise alone,
Nor e'en the praising heart
I ask, but for a life made up
Of praise in every part!

Horatius Bonar (1808-89)
SA Songbook 7 (Tune: Ellacombe TB 147)


Official Unity Series Recording

Harpenden DK.mp3

Sample score pages
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