Hear the Call
Hear the Call by Marcus Venables is a concert opener that begins with a bolero-style opener and concludes with a grand and majestic finale. The piece is based on the song O Church Arise. Through this work, Venables masterfully employs the full range and dynamic capabilities of the brass band to convey the urgency and importance of the call to action. The bolero opener sets the tone with its steady, pulsing rhythms, while the grand conclusion builds to a crescendo of powerful brass and percussion that leaves the listener feeling energized and inspired. The use of bold harmonies and powerful melodies creates an experience that is both uplifting and empowering.