The title of this flugel horn solo derives from a 17th century English poem by Ben Johnson that begins ‘Drink to me only with thine eyes, and I will pledge with mine’. Its familiar melody is attributed to Colonel R. Mellish (1777-1817). This solo setting was written for the New York Staff Band in 1991. Within The Salvation Army church, the melody is associated with a religious lyric by William Drake Pennick (1884-1944) that begins ‘There is a holy hill of God, its heights by faith I see’. (The Song Book of The Salvation Army, No. 627).

 

The New York Staff Band recorded the solo on its 1992 CD, Under Three Flags (Triumphonic TRCD 1050).

 

To view a follow-the-score video featuring Donald Spencer (Flugel Horn Soloist) with the New York Staff Band please visit: www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZRocgjTrli4

 

Sheet music available from:

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USA - www.solidbrassmusic.com

 

Difficulty Level: 4th Section +

 

Instrumentation:

Flugel Horn Soloist Bb

Soprano Cornet Eb

Solo Cornet Bb

Repiano Cornet Bb

2nd Cornet Bb

3rd Cornet Bb

Solo Horn Eb

1st Horn Eb

2nd Horn Eb

1st Baritone Bb

2nd Baritone Bb

1st Trombone Bb

2nd Trombone Bb

Bass Trombone

Euphonium Bb

Bass Eb

Bass Bb

Timpani

Glockenspiel

Drink to me only (Flugel Solo with Brass Band) Trad. English Melody arr. Bowen

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