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Overture on an Early American Folk Hymn

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Claude T. Smith

Claude T. Smith

Subtitle: My Shepherd Will Supply My Need

General Info

Year: 1978
Duration: c. 8:25
Difficulty: V (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Wingert-Jones Publications
Cost: Score and Parts - $65.00   |   Score Only - $10.00


Full Score
Condensed Score
Flute I / C Piccolo
Flute II
Oboe I-II
Bassoon I-II
E-flat Soprano Clarinet
B-flat Soprano Clarinet I-II-III
E-flat Alto Clarinet
B-flat Bass Clarinet B-flat Contrabass Clarinet
E-flat Contrabass Clarinet
E-flat Alto Saxophone I-II
B-flat Tenor Saxophone
Eb Baritone Saxophone
B-flat Trumpet I-II-III
Horn in F I-II-III-IV
Trombone I-II-III
String Bass
Percussion I-II, including:

  • Bass Drum
  • Chimes
  • Cymbal
  • Glockenspiel
  • Marimba
  • Snare Drum
  • Suspended Cymbal
  • Triangle
  • Xylophone


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

Overture on an Early American Folk Hymn was commissioned by and dedicated to the South Carolina Bandmasters' Association. The work was premiered by the South Carolina All-State Band with the composer conducting. The hymn tune used in the overture is My Shepherd Will Supply My Need, which was written in 1836, and is found in the hymnal Southern Harmony. The text of the hymn is a paraphrase of the 23rd Psalm.

- Program Note from score


State Ratings

  • Arkansas: III
  • Georgia: V
  • Kansas: V
  • Michigan: Senior High Band Class B
  • Mississippi: Band Class 6A
  • North Carolina: V
  • South Carolina: IV
  • Tennessee: V
  • Virginia: IV


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  • Perusal score
  • Smith, C. (1978). Overture on an Early American Folk Hymn [score]. Wingert-Jones Music: Kansas City, Mo.