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Southern Hymn, A

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Bill Locklear

Bill Locklear

Subtitle: Fanfare, Theme and Variation

General Info

Year: 2015
Duration: c. 5:20
Difficulty: IV-1/2 (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: TRN Music
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - $80.00   |   Score Only (print) - $12.00


Full Score
Flute I-II
Oboe I-II
Bassoon I-II
B-flat Soprano Clarinet I-II-III
E-flat Alto Clarinet
B-flat Bass Clarinet
E-flat Contra Alto 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
  • Crash Cymbals
  • Glockenspiel
  • Marimba
  • Mark Tree
  • Snare Drum
  • Suspended Cymbal
  • Triangle
  • Xylophone


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

In the fall of 2005 Michael Robinson, director of the Asheville, North Carolina, Community Band, approached me about a new work to commemorate the 25th anniversary of the band and honor founding director Patricia L. Garren and the charter members of the organization. After some discussion it was decided to use the great old hymn, How Firm A Foundation, as the work's theme.

- Program Note by composer

This superb single-movement concert band composition is dedicated to the Asheville, North Carolina, Community Band on the occasion of their silver anniversary. Based on the 1832 hymn tune How Firm a Foundation by Joseph Funk, the work opens with a fanfare, followed by the theme and a variation upon that theme. The brass section is featured in the opening fanfare, with the percussion scoring transitioning into a beautiful set of woodwind solos that present the familiar statement of the theme.

- Program Note from The Instrumentalist


State Ratings

  • Alabama: Class A


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