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Sacred Harp

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Jay Bocook

Jay Bocook

General Info

Year: 2013
Duration: c. 8:10
Difficulty: V (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Hal Leonard
Cost: Score and Parts - $195.00   |   Score Only - $25.00


1. Stratfield
2. Idumena
3. Pisgah


Full Score
C Piccolo
Flute I-II
Oboe I-II
English Horn
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-III
String Bass
Percussion I-II-III, including:

  • Bass Drum
  • Bongos
  • Chimes
  • Cowbell
  • Crash Cymbals
  • Crotales
  • Field Drum
  • Finger Cymbals
  • Glockenspiel
  • Low Toms (as many as possible)
  • Marimba
  • Mark Tree
  • Metal Guiro
  • Rain Stick
  • Sleigh Bells
  • Snare Drum
  • Suspended Cymbal
  • Tam-tam
  • Temple Blocks
  • Triangle
  • Vibraphone
  • Whip
  • Wood Block
  • Xylophone


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

This impressive three-movement suite, based on melodies from the early American "Sacred Harp" singing tradition, is a masterwork of dramatic scoring devices. Stratfield opens with a striking statement by the saxes and double reeds, then builds in intensity using woodwind flourishes and soaring brass lines. Idumea begins in a quiet and delicate manner, then gives way to thundering percussion and stunning harmonic effects. The joyous Pisgah has a barn dance quality that provides the perfect conclusion to this powerful work for winds.

- Program Note from publisher


State Ratings

  • Alabama: Class A
  • South Carolina: VI


To submit a performance please join The Wind Repertory Project

  • Wando High School (Mt. Pleasant, S.C.) Band (Bobby Lambert, conductor) - 19 December 2019 (2019 Midwest Clinic)
  • Sacramento (Calif.) Symphonic Winds (Tim Smith conductor) – 8 December 2019
  • Ohlone Wind Orchestra (Fremont, Calif.) (Tony Clements, conductor) – 5 May 2019
  • Ouachita Baptist University (Arkadelphia, Ark.) Wind Ensemble (Craig V. Hamilton, conductor) – 2 November 2015

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