Just a Closer Walk with Thee
A Jazz Funeral for Flute Ensemble
Arranged by Charles Fernandez
Includes score and parts
Alto Flute 1 (or Clarinet in Bb)
Alto Flute 2
Bass Flute (or Clarinet in Bb or Bass Clarinet in Bb)
About the Piece:
Just a Closer Walk with Thee (arranged by Charles Fernandez) is a traditional Gospel song and the most frequently used tune in the “hymn” or “dirge” section of a Jazz Funeral.
This version of Closer Walk was adapted from my original Woodwind Quintet arrangement. In this arrangement, I reworked the material to make sure each section had some featured material.
In the fial “everyone is a soloist” verse, you will find snippets of “The Liberty Bell March”, “Dixie” and “Stars and Stripes Forever”. The Liberty Bell March is included because the arrangement was done while living in England, and is a nod to Monty Python.
– Charles Fernandez