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John D. Stevens

John D. Stevens

General Info

Year: 2010
Duration: c. 3:50
Difficulty: III (see Ratings for explanation)
Original Medium: Tuba/euphonium quartet
Publisher: Hal Leonard
Cost: Score and Parts - $55.00   |   Score Only - $5.00


Full Score
Flute I-II
B-flat Soprano Clarinet I-II-III
B-flat Bass Clarinet
E-flat Alto Saxophone I-II
B-flat Tenor Saxophone
E-flat Baritone Saxophone
B-flat Trumpet I-II-III
Horn in F I-II
Trombone I-II-III
String Bass
Percussion I-II, including:

  • Marimba
  • Suspended Cymbal


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

Originally scored for brass choir, this marvelous version for full band features flowing melodies and counterlines in a rich chorale-like setting.

- Program Note from publisher

Benediction was originally a work for tuba/euphonium quartet. It was composed for the Sotto Voce Quartet in 2002 to be the final work on a recording of all of the composer’s tuba quartets (Summit Records). This internationally acclaimed quartet is made up entirely of former students of John Stevens at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Benediction was intended to be a sonorous “amen” of vocal character on this recording primarily comprised of more lively works. The composer’s creation of this version for wind band was encouraged by and is dedicated to Scott Teeple, Director of Bands at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

- Program Notes by California State University, Long Beach, Symphonic Band


State Ratings

  • Alabama: Class CC
  • Florida: III
  • Georgia: IV
  • Kansas: IV
  • Louisiana: III
  • Maryland: III
  • South Carolina: III
  • Texas: III. Complete


To submit a performance please join The Wind Repertory Project

  • Colorado Christian University (Lakewood) Symphonic Band (Edee Lyons, conductor) - 13 April 2022
  • Mukwonago (Wisc.) High School Wind Ensemble (Emma Angoli, conductor) – 19 May 2021
  • Indiana University (Bloomington) Wind Ensemble (Benjamin Alaniz, conductor) – 11 March 2020
  • St. Mary's University (San Antonio, Tx.) Wind Ensemble (Matthew Mireles, conductor) – 5 March 2020
  • Wisconsin Lutheran College (Milwaukee) Concert Band (Terry S. Treuden, conductor) – 28 February 2020
  • Northern Illinois University (DeKalb) Wind Symphony (Thomas Bough, conductor) – 26 February 2020
  • Wando High School (Mt. Pleasant, S.C.) Band (James F. Keene, conductor) - 19 December 2019 (2019 Midwest Clinic)
  • Texas A&M University (Lubbock) Symphonic Band (Russell Tipton, conductor) – 13 October 2019
  • Cazadero (Calif.) Music Camp JH Session Concert Band (Norman Dea, conductor) - 20 July 2019
  • Brecksville-Broadview Heights (Ohio) High School Wind Ensemble (Aaron Rex, conductor) – 3 May 2019
  • Baylor University (Waco, Texas) Concert Band (Nathan Taylor, conductor) – 4 March 2019
  • Penn State University (University Park) Concert Band (Gregory Drane, conductor) – 14 February 2019
  • Missouri All-State High School Band (Osage Beach) (J. Eric Wilson, conductor) – 26 January 2019
  • University of Miami (Coral Gables) Frost Wind Ensemble (Robert Carnochan, conductor) – 23 September 2018
  • Hawaii Symphonic Band (Honolulu) (Steven Hirohara, conductor)- 4 August 2018
  • Indiana University (Bloomington) All-Campus Band (Sean C. Phelan, conductor) – 17 April 2018
  • Baylor University (Waco, Texas) Symphonic Band (Isaiah Odajima , conductor) – 14 September 2017
  • Interlochen Center for the Arts (Michigan) Adult Band Camp (Thomas Riccobono, conductor) - 13 August 2017
  • Granite Ridge Intermediate School (Fresno, Calif.) Symphonic Band (Jose Vargas, conductor) - 21 April 2017 (2017 San Joaquin Valley (Calif.) Concert Band Invitational)

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