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Cause for Celebration

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William Himes

William Himes

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General Info

Year: 2001
Duration: c. 3:05
Difficulty: IV (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Curnow Music Press, through Hal Leonard
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - $79.00   |   Score Only (print) - $16.00


Full Score
C Piccolo
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 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

(percussion detail desired)


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

Bright and exhilarating, this celebratory work lets bands soar to new heights. Both lyricism and energy are attained in this richly varied piece. The well-known doxology Old Hundredth is interwoven in fragments at first, and then set in a glorious chorale for the finale.

- Program Note adapted from publisher

Commissioned by the Flushing High School Wind Ensemble, Flushing, Michigan, Eric Fonton, conductor.

- Program Note from score


State Ratings

  • Michigan: Senior High A
  • North Carolina: V


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Works for Winds by this Composer


  • Himes, W. (2001). Cause for Celebration [score]. Curnow Music Press: Wilmore, Ky.