Fanfare and Hymn: A Mighty Fortress
Martin Luther (arr. Jay Bocook)
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Year: 1529 / 1991
Duration: c. 1:55
Difficulty: III (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Hal Leonard Corporation
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - $65.00 | Score Only (print) - $5.00
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
(percussion detail desired)
None discovered thus far.
This bold, powerful melody is given a fresh treatment by Jay Bocook in this arrangement for developing bands. Contemporary harmonies and rich sonorities make a musically rewarding selection.
- Program Note from publisher
A Mighty Fortress Is Our God (German: "Ein feste Burg ist unser Gott") is one of the best known hymns by the reformer Martin Luther, a prolific hymnodist. Luther wrote the words and composed the melody sometime between 1527 and 1529. It has been translated into English at least seventy times and also into many other languages. The words are a paraphrase of Psalm 46.
- Program Note from Wikipedia
- Georgia: III
- Indiana: ISSMA JUNIOR BAND GROUP I
- Tennessee: IV
- Virginia: III
- West Virginia: III
To submit a performance please join The Wind Repertory Project
- Concordia University Chicago (Ill.) Wind Symphony (Richard Fisher, conductor) - 30 October 2020
- Wisconsin Lutheran College (Milwaukee) Concert Band (Terry S. Treuden, conductor) – 6 October 2017
- Milledgeville, GA. ENCORE! Beard Band – 15 July 2010
Works for Winds by This Composer
- An Almighty Fortress (arr. Shaffer) (1529/1987)
- Fanfare and Hymn: A Mighty Fortress (arr. Bocook) (1529/1991)
- Mighty Fortress Is Our God, A (arr. Bullock) (1529/2001)
- We May Rise (arr. Hagenberg and Hazzard) (1524/2018)
- Bocook, J. (1991). Fanfare and Hymn : A Mighty Fortress [score]. MusicWorks: Milwaukee, Wisc.
- Heritage Encyclopedia of Band Music. "Martin Luther." Accessed 18 January 2017
- A Mighty Fortress Is Our God, Wikipedia Accessed 18 January 2017