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Variations on 'Was Lebet' selected for Swiss Nationals

Andrew's Variations on 'Was Lebet' has been selected as the set test piece for the Second Division of the Swiss National Brass Band Championships, the Swiss Brass Band Association has announced. The event will take place at the Montreux 2m2c Convention Centre on the 26th & 27th November 2022.

The work is published by SP&S, and was recorded by The International Staff Band on its CD Pulse.

Variations on ‘Was Lebet’ is based on the German chorale of the same name, the first line of which translates as ‘O worship the Lord in the beauty of holiness’. It features five contrasting variations, although the tune isn't heard in full until the majestic conclusion of the work.

To view a video of The International Staff Band performing the work, please visit


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