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Eternal Father, Strong to Save (arr. Edmondson)

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John B. Dykes

John B. Dykes (arr. John Edmondson)

General Info

Year: 2002
Duration: c. 2:45
Difficulty: II (see Ratings for explanation)
Original Medium: Hymn
Publisher: Queenwood/Kjos
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - $45.00   |   Score Only (print) - $5.00


Full Score
B-flat Soprano Clarinet I-II
E-flat Alto Saxophone
B-flat Cornet/Trumpet I-II
Horn in F/B-flat Tenor Saxophone (optional)
Low Brass and Woodwinds
Percussion, including:

  • Bass Drum
  • Bells
  • Crash Cymbals
  • Snare Drum
  • Suspended Cymbal
  • Wood Block


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

The dignified Navy Hymn is found here in a rich chorale setting for bands at the easy level that builds from a subdued opening to a grand conclusion. This reverent treatment is unusually moving and effectively conveys the message of comfort and hope associated with the beloved tune.

- Program Note from publisher

Commissioned by Phil Baker and his family of Grand Rapids, Michigan, to honor their grandmother, Grace Jennings Heinsohn, a descendant of members of the voyage of the Mayflower.

- Program Note from score


State Ratings

  • Maryland: II
  • Mississippi: II-A


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Works for Winds by this Composer


  • Dykes, J.; Edmondson, J. (2002). Eternal Father, Strong to Save [score]. Queenwood/Kjos: San Diego, Calif.