On This Day Earth Shall Ring

From Wind Repertory Project
Gustav Holst
Robert W. Smith

Gustav Holst (scored Robert W Smith)

This work is the first movement of the Holst Winter Suite.

General Info

Year: 1924 / 2001
Duration: c 2:45
Difficulty: III (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Alfred Music
Cost: Score and Parts - $70.00   |   Score Only - $9.00


Full Score
Flute I-II
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
Trombone I-II
Percussion I-II-III-IV, including:

  • Bass Drum
  • Bells
  • Chimes
  • Crash Cymbals
  • Snare Drum
  • Suspended Cymbal
  • Wind Chimes


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

On This Day the Earth Shall Ring is based on the Piae Cantiones originally composed in 1582. Gustav Theodore Holst arranged this carol in its present form in 1924. It is the first movement of Holst's Winter Suite.

Inspired by the many works of Gustav Holst, Robert W. Smith has provided this setting for concert band. The work is dedicated to the memory of Mrs. Alta Sue Hawkins, a gifted musician and teacher, who first introduced Mr. Smith to the sacred works of Holst.

-Program Note from score


State Ratings

  • Mississippi: IV-A


To submit a performance please join The Wind Repertory Project

  • Wayne (Neb.) State College Symphonic Band (Michael Genslinger, conductor) - 22 February 2023
  • Strafford Wind Symphony (Rochester, N.H.) (Jeffrey Smith, conductor) - 3 December 2022
  • West Virginia University (Morgantown) Symphonic Band (Cheldon Williams, conductor) - 26 April 2022
  • University of Northwestern St. Paul (Roseville, Minn.) Symphonic Band (John S. Herlihy, conductor) - 3 May 2019
  • Atascadero (Calif.) Community Band (Randy Schwalbe, conductor) – 9 December 2018
  • Hunt Valley Wind Ensemble (Cockeysville, Md.) (Matthew T. Benner, conductor) – 10 December 2017
  • Gateway Concert Band (Enumclaw, Wash.) (Jack Prindle, conductor) – 3 December 2017
  • Stonewall Brigade Band (Staunton, Va.) (Bob Moody, conductor) – 14 December 2015
  • Pleasanton (Calif.) Community Concert Band (H. Robert Williams, conductor) - 30 November 2014
  • Magee Wind Ensemble (Vancouver, B.C.) - 20 December 2012

Works for Winds by This Composer

Adaptable Music

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None discovered thus far.