A Lantern in the Window

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A Lantern in the Window, op. 59
Lake Villa Intermediate School Band, Lake Villa, Illinois
Matthew Kastor, Director
1998 – grade 2.5 – 4:00
C. L. Barnhouse Company

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Intriguing concert or contest piece for mid-level bands depicting the story of runaway slaves making their way north via the Underground Railroad using “ a lantern in the window” as their guide to safe houses along the way. Very dramatic and provides many opportunities for independent and expressive playing by your mid-level students. The spiritual, "Steal Away" emerges near the climax of the piece.  Much more sophisticated that is usual at this grade level.

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