Description and multimedia
This arrangement was written for the Amsterdam Staff Band’s tour of Canada in 2013 where it was included in a thematic program about the concept of time. The main purpose of it was to create a moment of reflection during the concerts.
It is based on a Salvation Army song, written by Edward Henry Joy, that dates back to 1928. The lyrics of the chorus say:
All my days, and all my hours;
All my will, and all my powers;
All the passion of my soul,
Not a fragment – but the whole
Shall be Thine, dear Lord,
Shall be Thine, dear Lord.
Half-way through the band sings the chorus accompanied by the cornet section.