Fanfare Prelude: "O God, Our Help in Ages Past"

From Wind Repertory Project
James Curnow

James Curnow

General Info

Year: 1999
Duration: c. 3:05
Difficulty: IV (see Ratings for explanation)
Original Medium: Hymn
Publisher: Curnow Music Press, through Hal Leonard
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - $64.00   |   Score Only (print) - $13.00


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

  • Bass Drum
  • Bells
  • Crash Cymbals
  • Tambourine
  • Triangle


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

Fanfare Prelude: O God, Our Help in Ages Past is based on the hymn tune St. Anne, which was used by Handel in the Chandos anthem O Praise the Lord and by J.S. Bach in his triple fugue in E-flat, The St. Anne Fugue. The arrangement presented here captures the thoughts of this magnificent hymn, which speaks of an unwavering reliance upon God.

- Program Note adapted from publisher

Commissioned in honor of the centennial of Friends University in Wichita, Kansas, for the university band, Dr. John W. Taylor, conductor.

- Program Note from score


State Ratings

None discovered thus far.


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  • Curnow, J. (1999). Fanfare Prelude: O God Our Help in Ages Past [score]. Curnow Music Press: Wilmore, Ky.