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Symphony of Psalms

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Igor Stravinsky

Igor Stravinsky

General Info

Year: 1948
Duration: c. 23:00
Difficulty: VI (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Out of print.


1. Exaudi Orationem Meam, Domine - 3:12
2. Expectans Expectavi Dominum - 6:08
3. Alleluia, Laudate Dominum - 10:39


Full Score
C Piccolo
Flute I-II-III-IV-V (V doubling C Piccolo)
English Horn
Bassoon I-II-III
Piccolo Trumpet
C Trumpet I-II-III-IV
Horn in F I-II-III-IV
Trombone I-II-III
String Bass
Piano I-II
Bass Drum

Chorus (SATB)


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

Stravinsky's Symphony of Psalms departs from the conventional forms and structure of the Romantic symphonic genre. The result is a truly innovative work for skilled collegiate or professional wind, string and vocal musicians. Symphony of Psalms develops organically through three sections. As with many of Stravinsky's compositions, texture and rhythm are the primary musical materials. Instrumental parts require virtuosity and an intimate understanding of Stravinsky's stylistic traits during the 1930s and 1940s. Symphony of Psalms remains a significant contribution to the oeuvre of Western music.

- Program Note from Great Music for Wind Band

Commercial Discography

State Ratings

None discovered thus far.


To submit a performance please join The Wind Repertory Project

  • Cornell University (Ithaca, N.Y.) Wind Symphony (James Spinazzola, conductor) – 5 May 2019
  • University of California, Santa Cruz, Wind Ensemble (Nat Berman, conductor) – 8 December 2018
  • Northwestern University Symphonic Wind Ensemble (Mallory Thompson, conductor) - 15 May 2015
  • Northwestern University Chorale and Symphonic Wind Ensemble - 4 March 2007

Works for Winds by this Composer