Lauds and Tropes

From Wind Repertory Project
W. Francis McBeth

W. Francis McBeth

Subtitle: In Praise

General Info

Year: 1997
Duration: c. 11:30
Difficulty: V (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Southern Music Company
Cost: Score and Parts - $295.00   |   Score Only - $12.50


Full Score
Flute I-II-III
Oboe I-II
Bassoon I-II
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
B-flat Trumpet I-II-III
Horn in F I-II-III-IV
Trombone I-II-III
Percussion I-II-III, including:

  • Bass Drum
  • Brake Drums (2)
  • Cymbals (crash and suspended)
  • Glockenspiel
  • Gong (Tam-Tam)
  • Ratchet
  • Snare Drum
  • Triangle
  • Whip (Slap Stick)
  • Woodblock


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

Lauds and Tropes in Praise was commissioned by the Gamma Eta Chapter of Phi Mu Alph Sinfonia at Furman University in celebration of Dan Ellis' retirement as Director of Bands. It was premiered in February of 1997 under the direction of the composer with the Furman University Band, Les Hicken, director. The work is a collection of three praises (lauds) interspersed with two reflections (tropes). Dan Ellis and the composer served together in the 101st Airborne Band and have been lifetime friends.

- Program Note from score


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State Ratings

None discovered thus far.


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Works for Winds by This Composer

Adaptable Music

  • Battaglia (Flex instrumentation) (arr. Barber) (1967/2021)

All Wind Works


  • McBeth, W. (1997). Lauds and Tropes: In Praise [score]. Southern Music: San Antonio, Tx.