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Triumphal Ode

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Howard Hanson

Howard Hanson (ed. James C. Ripley)

Subtitle: For Military Band (Opus 11)

General Info

Year: 1918 / 2008
Duration: c. 6:25
Difficulty: V (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Carl Fischer
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - $95.00; (digital) - $95.00   |   Score Only (print) - $20.00


Full Score
Flute I-II
Bassoon I-II
B-flat Soprano Clarinet I-II-III
B-flat Bass Clarinet
E-flat Alto Saxophone I-II
B-flat Tenor Saxophone
E-flat Baritone Saxophone
B-flat Trumpet I-II-III-IV
Horn in F I-II-III-IV
Trombone I-II-III
Percussion, including:

  • Bass Drum
  • Crash Cymbals
  • Suspended Cymbal
  • Tam-Tam


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

Triumphal Ode is a recently discovered and formerly unpublished Howard Hanson band piece. It appears to have been written in 1918 and therefore would be considered the first symphonic wind band piece by an American composer as well as the composer's first work for band. An historically significant and musically interesting piece from Hanson's early career, Triumphal Ode is typical of his neo-romantic sensibilities and is a significant addition to the band repertoire.

- Program Note from publisher


State Ratings

  • Louisiana: V
  • North Carolina: V
  • Texas: V. Complete


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Works for Winds by This Composer


  • Hanson, H.; Ripley, R. (2008). Triumphal Ode : For Military Band, Opus 11 [score]. Carl Fischer: New York.