King of Love My Shepherd Is, The (Turner)

From Wind Repertory Project
Jess Langston Turner

Irish hymn tune transcribed by Jess Langston Turner; arr. Forrest

Subtitle: St. Columbia: Irish Hymn Tune

General Info

Year: 2004
Duration: c. 5:45
Difficulty: IV (see Ratings for explanation)
Original Medium: Choir
Publisher: Carl Fischer
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - $90.00; (digital) - $90.00   |   Score Only (print) - $12.00


Full Score
Flute I-II
Bassoon I-II
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
Bass Trombone
Euphonium I-II
Percussion I-II-III, including:

  • Bells
  • Chimes
  • Crash Cymbals
  • Suspended Cymbal
  • Triangle
  • Vibraphone


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

The King of Love, My Shepherd Is is a an old Irish hymn tune with a lovely text by Henry W. Baker(1821-1877). The Text paraphrases Psalm 23. The King of Love, My Shepherd Is has found some recent fame as a result of being sung at the funeral of Diana, Princess of Wales in 1997. This particular arrangement was originally conceived for choir by Dan Forrest, a prominent choral composer and one of my former composition professors. It is my hope that this beautiful piece of choral music will continue to impact audiences in its wind ensemble incarnation.

- Program Note by composer


State Ratings

  • Minnesota: III


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Works for Winds by This Composer


  • Jess Langston Turner website Accessed 3 September 2017
  • Turner, J. (2004). The King of love, My Shepherd Is : (St. Columbia) [score]. Carl Fischer: New York.
  • Zembower, Christian. "The King of Love My Shepherd Is." In Teaching Music through Performance in Band. Volume 9, edit. & comp. by Richard Miles, 431-444. Chicago: GIA Publications, 2013.