the creative process

We Shall Overcome

Martin Luther King Jr. Day seems especially portentous in the light of our current political climate. Today turned out to be one of those few occasions on which words fail me.

Instead, here is an arrangement of We Shall Overcome for concert band.

This arrangement is available under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License, meaning you may share and alter freely as long as the source is cited.

(I’d say “Band directors, feel free to edit/rearrange as needed,” but who ever needed to – or, indeed, could – tell a band director anything?)

Full Score [pdf]
Individual Parts [pdf]
MIDI file [mp3]


Use of this arrangement is free, but you can help feed a starving arranger here.

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