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Chorale Prelude: For the Beauty of the Earth (Smith)

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Claude T. Smith

Arranged by Claude T. Smith

General Info

Year: 1859 / 1984
Duration: c. 2:20
Difficulty: II (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Claude T. Smith Publications, Inc. through Hal Leonard
Cost: Score and Parts - $55.00   |   Score Only - $5.00


Full Score
B-flat 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
Convertible Bass Line
Percussion I-II-III, including:

  • Bass Drum
  • Bells
  • Snare Drum
  • Suspended Cymbal
  • Xylophone


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

For the Beauty of the Earth is a Christian hymn by Folliott S. Pierpoint (1835-1917). Pierpoint was 29 at the time he wrote this hymn; he was mesmerized by the beauty of the countryside that surrounded him. It first appeared in 1864 in a book of Eucharistic Hymns and Poems entitled "Lyra Eucharistica, Hymns and Verses on The Holy Communion, Ancient and Modern, with other Poems. The tune most widely used for this hymn is the same tune used for William Chatterton Dix's As with Gladness Men of Old, a Christmas carol composed five years prior but not released publicly until three years after Pierpont. (Although the tune is known traditionally as "Dix" in deference to William Dix, it was originally composed by Conrad Kocher [de] in 1838.)

- Program Note from Wikipedia

In this impressive concert chorale, Claude Smith has created a significant addition to easy literature.

- Program Note from publisher


State Ratings

  • New York: Concert Band III
  • South Carolina: III
  • Tennessee: III
  • Virginia: II
  • West Virginia: II


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