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Hymn for Band, A

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Hugh M. Stuart

Hugh M Stuart

General Info

Year: 1985
Duration: c. 3:30
Difficulty: III (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Shawnee Press
Cost: Score and Parts - $55.00   |   Score Only - $7.00


Full Score
B-flat Soprano Clarinet I-II-III
E-flat Alto Clarinet
B-flat Bass Clarinet
B-flat Contrabass Clarinet
E-flat Alto Saxophone I-II
B-flat Tenor Saxophone
E-flat Baritone Saxophone
Cornets I-II-III
Horn in F I-II-III
Trombone I-II-III
Euphonium (Bass Clef & Treble Clef)


  • Horn 1 & 2 (Part only) - Measure 20, the eighth note G is missing a sharp, and the last note of the measure (an A) should be a half note
  • Horn 1 & 2 (Part only) - Measure 32 to end of piece, it remains in the key of B-flat major. There is a missing E-flat in the key signature in the margins.

Program Notes

I have felt for some time that there was a need for a piece which, in addition to any aesthetic value it might have, could be used as a tool to help develop a better band sound through the performance of a legato style; thus A Hymn for Band.

- Program Note by composer

Commercial Discography

None discovered thus far.

Audio Links

State Ratings

  • Alabama: Class C
  • Arkansas: III
  • Florida: III
  • Georgia: III
  • Iowa: II
  • Kansas: III
  • Louisiana: II
  • Maryland: III
  • Minnesota: III
  • North Carolina: III
  • South Carolina: III
  • Tennessee: II
  • Texas: II. Complete


To submit a performance please join The Wind Repertory Project

  • Drexel University (Philadelphia, Penn.) Concert Band (Wesley J. Broadnax, conductor) – 19 March 2018
  • Hartt Philharmonia Winds (Alan Francis, conductor) – 14 May 2017
  • Illinois State University (Normal) University Band (Gavin Smith, conductor) – 21 April 2016
  • Symphonic Winds of the San Luis Obispo (Calif.) Youth Orchestra (Miriam Grisso, conductor) - 15 May 2015

Works for Winds by this Composer

Adaptable Music

All Wind Works


  • Miles, Richard B. 2000. Teaching Music Through Performance in Band. Volume 3. Chicago: GIA Publications. pp. 168-171.
  • Stuart, H. (1985). A Hymn for Band [score]. Shawnee Press: Delaware Water Gap, Penn.