All Things So Wondrous

From Wind Repertory Project
William Owens

William Owens


Subtitle: On a Theme of Joachim Neander


General Info

Year: 2022
Duration: c. 4:10
Difficulty: III (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Excelcia Music Publishing
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - $80.00   |   Score Only (print) - $12.00


Instrumentation

Full Score
C Piccolo
Flute I-II
Oboe
Bassoon
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
Horn in F I-II
Trombone I-II-III
Euphonium
Tuba
Timpani
Percussion I-II-III-IV, including:

  • Bass Drum
  • Bells
  • Chimes
  • Crash Cymbals
  • Finger Cymbals
  • Mark Tree
  • Snare Drum
  • Suspended Cymbal
  • Tambourine
  • Triangle
  • Vibraphone
  • Xylophone (optional)


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Program Notes

To date, Lobe den Herren (Praise to the Lord, the Almighty) endures as one of the world's most beloved and frequently sung hymns. The original text comes by way of 17th century author Joachim Neander (1650-1680), while the melody is likely derived from German folk music. Taking its title from the second verse of the hymn, All Things So Wondrous fuses the familiar melody with original material culminating in a vibrant work for today's concert band.

One opening statement is quite sprightly and brisk, leading to a reverent and harmony-rich setting of they hymn in its most familiar form. The tranquil lyrical section is then heard, which follows suddenly to the lively "fugal" section. Snippets of the hymn are easily heard as the final statement leads to a stirring conclusion.

All Things So Wondrous was commissioned by the Lone Star Symphonic Band of Katy, TX, and conductor/music director Bob Bryant. The work received its premiere performance in the winter of 2022 with the composer in attendance.

- Program Note from score


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