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USA Eastern Territory Music Publications

The following links contain information about all the USA Eastern Territory Music Publications. Many of these publications and their related recordings may now be securely purchased on-line from these pages.


New for 2015

American Band Journal
Christmas 2015 - Issue 75

"Christmas is not a time or a season, but a state of mind. To cherish peace and good will, to be plenteous in mercy, is to have the real spirit of Christmas." That quote from Calvin Coolidge gives a helpful perspective on this busy time of year. In The Salvation Army we do recognize the Christmas season as as time of reaching out to help those in need and a time to celebrate the birth of our Savior. Music is always a part of the celebration and the annual Christmas edition of the American Band Journal helps brass bands to have something fresh to consider every year.

This 75th edition of the ABJ offers a variety of programmatic content. Dr. Ronald Holz gives a well-orchestrated transcription of a piano work from Franz Liszt. Dr. Dorothy Gates' arrangement of "O Christmas Tree" for solo trombone will be an immediate favorite. The traditional "Once in Royal David's City" is arranged exquisitely by Brian Bowen and Ruben Schmidt brings a little known German carol to the journal. Finally Nick Simmons-Smith has arranged "We Three Kings" as a trombone feature in 5/4 time. Enjoy the music and enjoy the season.

American Band Journal
Issue 74

We welcome the contributions of David Edmonds, Joel Collier, and Robert Getz to this issue of the American Band Journal. New voices have always been the life blood of Salvation Army published music. Joining the new voices are veterans Bill Gordon, whose Glory, Hallelujah will find its way onto many concert programs and Dorothy Gates, whose Whatever It May Cost, is a powerful contemplation of John Larsson's music, and gives good reason to search for meaning in the words, "If crosses come....I'll not turn back," by the late General John Gowans. This eclectic mix will give ample opportunity for both introspection and praise. Be blessed!


Released in 2014

American Band Journal
Christmas 2014 - Issue 73

Christmas is a particularly important season for The Salvation Army. Many poor and disadvantaged people are helped by The Salvation Army through funds raised at Christmastime. Traditions are formed around being generous during this special time of year. In The Salvation Army music has always been a part of our tradition and once again it is our pleasure to provide new music for Christmas that we hope has become a tradition with your band. Every issue of the American Band Journal is designed to offer fresh takes on this most meaningful theme. In this issue we introduce the music of German Salvationist Reuben Schmidt to our subscribers. His Little Christmas Suite is both joyful and practical.

Richard Holz, along with Erik Leidzen, established the American Band Journal in 1948. It is amazing to be able to offer a "new" solo written by Richard Holz in this issue. Thanks to his son, Dr. Ronald Holz, Jingle Bells has come to light and will most certainly be useful to many cornet soloists during the Christmas season. The beautiful arrangement of the Wexford Carol by Dorothy Gates and the modern Christmas song Mary, Did You Know? by David Catherwood will provide contemplative moments in your programs during this very hectic time of year.

American Band Journal
Issue 72

This issue of the American Band Journal focuses on Easter Sunday Morning. This is a time of celebration for all Christians.

How Christians celebrate Easter has many variables. Different denominations have different traditions. The part of the world one lives in may dictate the style of Sunrise Services held or the location of worship services. Styles and content of music will vary based on tradition as well.

This American Band Journal offers diverse options for your brass band. Kenneth Downie’s “Easter Festival Prelude” is stunning in its beauty and majesty and based on the traditional Easter Hymn. Harold Burgmayer uses the hymn tune “Llanfair”, also associated with the words “Christ the Lord is Risen Today”, to make a joyful Easter Sunday Morning celebration with the help of Handel’s “Hallelujah Chorus”. Dorothy Gates sets a Celtic scene with her arrangement of the modern hymn, “See What a Morning”. This is a powerful and meaningful arrangement. And, finally, if your place of worship is not a solemn one, you have “Loud Shroud’ by Glen Welch, a new contributor to our journal. I invite you to read his ‘note to conductors’ and then enjoy his music celebrating the Resurrection.

All of this music celebrates the Risen Savior, each in its unique style.


Released in 2013


New York Brass Sextet Journal Volume 9




Triumphonic Collection - Kingsfold

"Kingsfold" is the name given to a British folk melody associated with the words of Jessie Adams’ hymn, “I feel the winds of God today, today my sail I lift.” The tune was originally arranged for church use by Ralph Vaughan Williams who loved to use folk influences in his larger orchestral works. This setting for brass band attempts to highlight both the sea imagery of the text and the modal harmonic world of Vaughn Williams’ writing.



Psalms, Hymns & Spiritual Songs 9

Psalms, Hymns and Spiritual Songs Volume 9 offers a great variety of accessible music for vocal groups of all ages. Each song is written to succeed as a unison piece making this collection practical for singing companies, youth choruses, adult rehabilitation center choirs or any other established or beginning vocal group.



New York Staff Band Congregational Song Arrangements Journal Volume 1



Instrumental Music
American Band Journal *NEW RELEASE*
  The American Band Journal has been published since 1948. The initial subtitle proclaimed the emphasis and focus of most of the music published: Band Music for Evangelism. The series can be played with just nine players, but sounds equally well for both small-scale ensemble and full-sized group. The ABJ is published twice a year. The Spring issue includes a variety of compositions while the Winter issue focuses solely on new Christmas repertoire.
Triumphonic Collection
  The Triumphonic Collection features major works for brass band. The works are intended for advanced bands and present a rewarding challenge to instrumentalist and conductor alike. Sold as individual titles.
Philip Smith Signature Series *SALE*
  The Philip Smith Signature Series features music performed by Philip with the New York Staff Band of The Salvation Army on the critically acclaimed recording My Song of Songs. It is our hope that this music will bring pleasure and blessing to performers and listeners alike.
New York Brass Sextet Journal
American Soloists Albums
  American Soloists Albums have been a useful repertoire resource since the first was released in 1959. Instrumental soloists looking for music with spiritual inspiration and impact have been able to find what they need in these collections of solos.
Beginning Instrumental (On-line purchasing coming soon!)
Christmas Music
Carolers' Favorites
  Carolers' Favorites has been part of the Christmas celebration since the original book, arranged by Erik Leidzen, appeared in the 1950s. This 2006 edition includes 125 Christmas carols and holiday songs, with both vocal and instrumental parts which may be combined to formvarious ensembles. New features in this edition include Thanksgiving songs and eight special arrangements for advanced players.
Vocal Music
Psalms, Hymns and Spiritual Songs
  Psalms, Hymns and Spiritual Songs offers an attractive mix of traditional and contemporary songs for vocal groups of all ages. Each song is written as a unison piece with occasional two-part sections. The limited vocal range of these arrangements makes them practical for singing companies, youth choruses, ARC choruses, church choirs or any other established or beginning vocal ensemble.
Worship Resources
Musical Offerings
  Musical Offerings have proven useful for church pianists looking for offertories and program pieces for worship based on fairly established hymns or gospel songs. In keeping with the Eastern Territory's desire to encourage young pianists, some of the pieces are quite easy. All of the pieces may be found useful on other various occasions when keyboard solos are wanted and it is hoped that these books will find a broad-based usage.
Salvationist Star Search Series
  The Star Search program has built confidence in young people through the performance of God-honoring music and arts. There is hope that these volumes will be used to build self esteem in young people while, at the same time, give glory to God.
Eastern Territory Soloist Series


USA Eastern Territory Music Publications

Instrumental Music: American Band Journal | Triumphonic Collection | Philip Smith Signature Series
          New York Brass Sextet Journal | American Soloists Albums | Beginning Instrumental
Christmas Music: Carolers' Favorites
Vocal Music: Psalms, Hymns and Spiritual Songs
Worship Resources: Musical Offerings
Recordings: Eastern Territory Soloist Series

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