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Fantasia on a Southern Hymn Tune

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Frederick Speck

Frederick Speck

Subtitle: Based on "My Shepherd Will Supply My Need" from Southern Harmony

General Info

Year: 2002
Duration: c. 5:30
Difficulty: IV (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: C Alan / McClaren Productions
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - $90.00   |   Score Only (print) - $35.00


Full Score
C Piccolo
Flute I-II
Oboe I-II
E-flat Soprano Clarinet
B-flat Soprano Clarinet I-II-III
B-flat Bass Clarinet
B-flat Contrabass 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
Percussion I-II-III-IV, including:

  • Bells
  • Chimes
  • Snare Drum
  • Suspended Cymbals (medium and high)
  • Vibraphone
  • Wind Chimes (brass)


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

Fantasia on a Southern Hymn Tune is based on My Shepherd Will Supply My Need from Southern Harmony. In this setting, the music weaves a gentle, rocking melodic figure that builds in strength before receding once again to gentle calmness. Though a concise work, the piece conveys a spirit of continuation and expansiveness as its melodic line unfurls in varied repetitions and textures, evoking the impression of unending praise.

Originally titled Prayer Circle, it is dedicated to the memory of the three Kentucky high school students who died as a result of a random shooting at Heath High School early one December morning in 1997, while they were participating in a informal player circle in the school lobby.

- Program Note by composer


State Ratings

None discovered thus far.


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Works for Winds by This Composer


  • Speck, F. (2002). Fantasia on a Southern Hymn Tune : Based on "My Shepherd Will Supply My Need" from Southern Harmony [score]. C. Alan Publications: Greensboro, N.C.