by Brandon Nelson
Symphonic Band Series
GRADE 3.5 - Medium Advanced
From Dante’s pen comes many of our popular conceptions of heaven and hell, morality and immorality, so vividly and compellingly as they are crafted in his work. Dante Ascending by Brandon Nelson tells the real life story of Dante Alighieri, author of The Divine Comedy, and his true love Beatrice.
This composition is great for introducing younger bands to advanced techniques. Dante Ascending also provides opportunities with cross-curricular teaching for the saavy band director!