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This stunning arrangement by British composer Andy Wareham is of the popular hymn ‘Mid all the Traffic, which marries the North-American folksong Shenandoah set to lyrics by English journalist, novelist and poet William Arthur Dunkerley (written under the pseudonym of ‘John Oxenham’). The hymn is very well-regarded in both the Salvation Army and wider brass band movement thanks to a popular arrangement by renowned Salvationist composer Leonard Ballantine.


The arranger writes:

‘This setting of ‘Mid All The Traffic was originally composed during the Covid-19 pandemic as an octet arrangement for single instrument. My hope was to create an arrangement that offers an alternative view on harmony and could be multi-track recorded; allowing performers to give, and share, a performance whilst in isolation. The music was written in dedication to all of the ‘key-workers’ in the UK, especially in the NHS, who worked tirelessly throughout difficult conditions during the Covid-19 pandemic.’


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PDF download includes score and parts.


Sheet music available from:

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Difficulty Level: 3rd Section +



Soprano Cornet Eb

Solo Cornet Bb

Repiano Cornet Bb

2nd Cornet Bb

3rd Cornet Bb

Flugel Horn Bb

Solo Horn Eb

1st Horn Eb

2nd Horn Eb

1st Baritone Bb

2nd Baritone Bb

1st Trombone Bb

2nd Trombone Bb

Bass Trombone

1st Euphonium Bb

2nd Euphonium Bb

Bass Eb

Bass Bb

Bass Drum

Suspended Cymbal



'Mid all the traffic (Brass Band) Traditional arr. Andy Wareham

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