From Wind Repertory Project
Jonathan Newman

Jonathan Newman

Subtitle: A Hymn Fantasia for Concert Band

General Info

Year: 2004
Duration: c. 5:00
Difficulty: IV (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: OK Feel Good Music
Cost: Score & Parts - $95.00


Full Score
Flute I-II
B-flat Soprano Clarinet I-II-III
B-flat Bass Clarinet
Bassoon (opt.)
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
Trombone I-II-III
Percussion I-II-III-IV-V, including:

  • Bass Drum
  • Crash Cymbals
  • Crotales
  • Glockenspiel
  • Marimba
  • Mark Tree
  • Snare Drum
  • Suspended Cymbal
  • Triangles (3)
  • Tubular Bells
  • Vibraphone


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

1861 is a lyric hymn-fantasia for concert band, accessible to all levels of high school ensembles, and based on the beautiful 19th-century Anglican Hymn Lead Me, Lord (written in 1861 by Charles Sebastian Wesley). I was very attracted to that work's gorgeous line above biting harmonies and striking counterpoint, so the hymn itself provides the work's pillars: first presented soloistically, then with dramatic full-band tutti, and finally through evocative humming -- all framed by choral textures and colorful improvisitory accompaniment.

The work is dedicated to the commissioner, Amy M. Knopps and Center High School of Kansas City, Missouri.

- Program Note by Jonathan Newman


State Ratings

None discovered thus far.


To submit a performance please join The Wind Repertory Project

  • University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire High School 11-12 Blue Honor Band (Phillip Ostrander, conductor) - 2 November 2019
  • Indiana University (Bloomington) All-Campus Band (Ryan M. Yahl, conductor) – 18 April 2016
  • Gatesville (Texas) High School Honors Band - May 22 2008
  • Metropolitan Atlanta Youth Wind Ensemble; Marietta, GA - Mar 18 2007
  • Bethel College Summer Music Camp Band - Jun 16 2006

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