Frederik Magle's 'The Hope' ('Håbet' in Danish) for brass band, choir, organ and percussion, depicts and commemorates the Battle of Copenhagen (Slaget på Reden, 1801). It was commissioned by the Danish Admiral Fleet in cooperation with The Reformed Church of Copenhagen (where the commander of the Danish fleet, Olfert Fischer is buried) and premiered on the eve of the 200th anniversary of the battle in 2001.
Listen to the complete work (Part I + II combined) – Performed by the Royal Danish Naval Band (Søværnets Tamburkorps), The Choir of The Reformed Church in Copenhagen, and Frederik Magle (pipe organ), conducted by Ib Myrner (Part I) and Mikael Garnæs (Part II):
Instrumentation: Brass Band, Choir, Organ, Percussion
An extended version was published in 2014, adapted for full "British brass band", from the original score, by Thomas Nielsen:
'The Hope' is published by Edition Wilhelm Hansen.
About 'The Hope'
The work has two parts or movements; Part 1 is purely orchestral (brass band, organ, and percussion) while Part 2 includes a choir in addition to the orchestra, with text from Psalm 27. The first movement can be performed on its own (duration: 6-7 minutes), in case there is no choir available. The duration of the full work is approx. 14-15 minutes.