Chorale Prelude: All Things Bright and Beautiful

From Wind Repertory Project
Claude T. Smith

Traditional (arr. Claude T. Smith)

General Info

Year: 1848 / 1985
Duration: c. 2:00
Difficulty: II (see Ratings for explanation)
Original Medium: Hymn
Publisher: Claude T. Smith Publications, Inc., through C.L. Barnhouse
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - $65.00;   |   Score Only (print) - $6.00


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

  • Bass Drum
  • Bells
  • Crash Cymbals
  • Snare Drum


Score and Part: m. 41, Trombone 2 should have a B-flat.

Program Notes

Long tones, dynamic contrasts and long flowing lines make Claude T. Smith's chorale setting of this beautiful Old English melody an outstanding warm-up or concert selection.

- Program Note from publisher

All Things Bright and Beautiful is an Anglican hymn, also sung in many other Christian denominations. The words are by Cecil Frances Alexander and were first published in her Hymns for Little Children.

The melody originated from the 17th-century English country dance tune, The 29th of May. This was later adapted by Martin Shaw and William Henry Monk. There have also been other adaptations, such as a full choral piece by John Rutter. The chorus has been recommended as a Christian song for children to learn, even for children as young as five years of age.

- Program Note from Wikipedia


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State Ratings

  • Kansas: II
  • Louisiana: I
  • Oklahoma: I-A
  • South Carolina: II
  • Tennessee: II
  • Texas: I. Complete
  • Virginia: II
  • West Virginia: II


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