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Song of Loudest Praise, A

From Wind Repertory Project
Andrew Boysen, Jr.

Andrew Boysen Jr.


General Info

Year: 2010
Duration: c. 7:50
Difficulty: III-1/2 (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Kjos Music Press
Cost: Score & Parts - $70.00    |   Score Only - $7.00


Instrumentation

Full Score
Flute I-II
Oboe
Bassoon
Bb Clarinet I-II-III
Bb Bass Clarinet
Eb Contralto Clarinet
Alto Saxophone I-II
Tenor Saxophone
Baritone Saxophone
Trumpet (in Bb) I-II-III
Horn in F I-II-III-IV
Trombone I-II-III
Euphonium (Bass Clef & Treble Clef)
Tuba
Piano
Timpani
Percussion, including:

  • Bass Drum
  • Chimes
  • Finger Cymbals
  • Marimba
  • Orchestra Bells
  • Snare Drum
  • Suspended Cymbal
  • Tam-Tam
  • Triangle
  • Vibraphone


Errata

None discovered thus far.


Program Notes

This diverse selection has something for everyone. The delicate, sweet melody of the opening has a music-box quality to it, but before long, the piece transforms itself into something heroic and spirited, building to a mighty roar. In the end, the crystalline textures of the opening reappear to bring the work to a gentle close.

-Program Note by publisher


The work is based on the tune Come Thou Fount of Every Blessing, a Christian hymn written by the 18th century pastor and hymnist Robert Robinson. Robinson penned the words at age 22, in the year 1757. The song has since been included in most Protestant hymnals of England and the U.S., has been recorded by several artists, including Jars of Clay and The Mormon Tabernacle Choir, and is a recurring background theme of the film Love Comes Softly, which is based on a Janet Okey novel.

-Program Note by San Luis Obispo Wind Orchestra concert program, 8 December 2012


Commissioned by Tony Brown and the Mehlville High School Band in honor of Don Kinnison.


Commercial Discography

None discovered thus far.


Audio Links

Sample download; ensemble and conductor unknown


State Ratings

None discovered thus far.


Performances

To submit a performance please join The Wind Repertory Project

  • Taber Community Wind Ensemble (Portland, Ore.) (Gene Burton, conductor) – 16 November 2019
  • San Luis Obispo Wind Orchestra (William V. Johnson, conductor) - 8 December 2012


Works for Winds by this Composer

References

  • Andrew Boysen Jr. website Accessed 9 November 2019
  • Boysen, A. (2010). A Song of Loudest Praise [score]. Neil A. Kjos Music: San Diego, Calif.