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Adolphus Hailstork

Adolphus Hailstork

General Info

Year: 1975 / 2019
Duration: c. 3:15
Difficulty: V (see Ratings for explanation)
Original Medium: Symphony
Publisher: Theodore Presser
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - $95.00   |   Score Only (print) - $18.00


Full Score
C Piccolo
Flute I-II
Bassoon I-II
E-flat Soprano Clarinet
B-flat Soprano Clarinet I-II-III
E-flat Alto Clarinet
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-III-IV
Trombone I-II-III-IV
String Bass
Percussion I-II-III-IV-V, including:

  • Bass Drum
  • Castanets
  • Chimes
  • Crash Cymbals
  • Glockenspiel
  • Gong (medium)
  • Roto-Toms
  • Snare Drum
  • Suspended Cymbal
  • Tam-Tam
  • Tenor Drum
  • Timbales (4)
  • Triangle
  • Whip
  • Xylophone


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

The years leading to the U.S. Bicentennial (1976) saw a great flowering of artistic celebration, including the commissioning of American composers to write festive works for the occasion. The Nashville Symphony and its conductor Thor Johnson asked Adolphus Hailstork for such a work to premiere, and to distribute the music at no cost to high school orchestras around the United States. The present version for band followed as a natural offshoot of the infectiously exhilarating three-minute work.

- Program Note from publisher


State Ratings

None discovered thus far.


To submit a performance please join The Wind Repertory Project

  • Triangle Wind Ensemble (Cary, N.C.) (Evan Feldman, conductor) - 12 November 2023
  • University of Cincinnati (Ohio) College-Conservatory of Music Wind Symphony (Kevin Michael Holzman, conductor) - 10 September 2023
  • Carnegie Mellon University (Pittsburgh, Penn.) Wind Ensemble (George Vosburgh, conductor) - 11 February 2023
  • Central Washington University (Ellensburg) Wind Ensemble (T. André Feagin, conductor) - 27 October 2022
  • 2022 Pride Bands Alliance (Chicago, Ill.) Blue Band (Kyle Rhoades, conductor) - 29 May 2022
  • Florida State University (Tallahassee) Wind Orchestra (Devon Moore, conductor) - 20 April 2022
  • Douglas Anderson School of the Arts (Jacksonville, Fla.) Wind Symphony (Ted Shistle, conductor) – 24 February 2022 (CBDNA 2022 Southern Conference, Columbia, S.C.)
  • Roosevelt University (Chicago, Ill.) CCPA Wind Ensemble (Stephen Squires, conductor) - 16 February 2022
  • University of Louisville (Ky.) Symphonic Band (Amy Acklin, conductor) - 20 February 2022
  • Miami University (Oxford, Ohio) Wind Ensemble (Gary A. Speck, conductor) - 22 November 2021
  • University of North Florida (Jacksonville) Concert Band (Erin Bodnar, conductor) - 13 October 2020
  • University of Missouri, Kansas City, Wind Symphony (Stephen D. Davis, conductor) – 13 February 2020
  • Texas A&M University-Kingsville Wind Symphony (Brian Shelton, conductor) – February 2010

Works for Winds by This Composer


  • Adolphus Hailstork website Accessed 13 February 2020
  • Hailstork, A. [2019] (1975). Celebration! [score]. Theodore Presser Co.: King of Prussia, Penn.
  • The Horizon Leans Forward..., compiled and edited by Erik Kar Jun Leung, GIA Publications, 2021, p. 344.
  • "New Music Reviews." The Instrumentalist, 75/4 (February/March, 2021), p. 29-30.