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Chant and Jubilo

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W. Francis McBeth

W. Francis McBeth


This work bears the designation Opus 25.


General Info

Year: 1963
Duration: c. 5:55
Difficulty: IV (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Southern Music Company
Cost: Score and Parts - $75.00   |   Score Only - $10.00


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 Cornet I-II-III
F Horn I-II-III-IV
Trombone I-II-III
Euphonium
Tuba
Timpani
Percussion I-II-III, including:

  • Bass Drum
  • Crash Cymbals
  • Glockenspiel
  • Snare Drum
  • Suspended Cymbal
  • Triangle


Errata

None discovered thus far.


Program Notes

Chant and Jubilo was commissioned by Jerry Loveall for the Four States Bandmasters Convention in Texarkana, Texas, and was first performed by the Four States Bandmasters Band in January of 1962 with the composer conducting. It is a work in two connected contrasting movements. The melodic material in the Chant is derived from a ninth century Greek hymn of rogation. It is a modal movement reminiscent of the early church organum and should be done in a very sensitive manner, with the Jubilo contrasting with its explosive lower brass and percussion. The composer also used this source material in his Hymn for Band, a junior high piece written two years earlier.

- Program Note by W. Francis McBeth, with added notes by Jesse Leyva from Teaching Music through Performance in Band, Vol. 1, 2nd ed., 2010


Commercial Discography

None discovered thus far.


State Ratings

  • Alabama: Class BB
  • Arkansas: III
  • Florida: IV
  • Georgia: IV
  • Iowa: III
  • Indiana: ISSMA SENIOR BAND GROUP II
  • Kansas: IV
  • Louisiana: III
  • Maryland: IV
  • Michigan: Senior High C
  • Michigan: Junior High AA
  • Minnesota: II
  • New York: Concert Band IV
  • North Carolina: V
  • Oklahoma: III-A
  • South Carolina: V
  • Tennessee: IV
  • Texas: III. Complete
  • Virginia: V
  • Wisconsin: V


Performances

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  • Dordt University (Sioux Center, Iowa) Campus Band (Onsby C. Rose, conductor) - 21 November 2020
  • Kent State University (Ohio) Symphony Band (Kate Ferguson, conductor) – 28 February 2020
  • Charlottetown Rural High School (Charlottetown, PEI) Grade 11-12 Festival Ensemble (Mark Parsons, Conductor) - May 2019
  • Northeastern Wisconsin (Marinette) Concert Band (Glen Reinke, conductor) – 5 May 2019
  • Douglas (Ariz.) High School Band (Lee Bottelberghe, conductor) – 26 April 2019
  • Western Illinois University (Macomb) Concert Band (Erique Johnson, conductor) – 23 April 2019
  • Berea (Ky.) College Wind Ensemble (James A Dreiling, conductor) – 23 October 2018
  • Kent State (Ohio) Communiversity Band (John Franklin, conductor) – 1 May 2018
  • Stephen F. Austin State University (Nacogdoches, Tx.) Symphonic Band (Gary Jones, conductor) - 29 April 2018
  • Illinois State University (Normal) Symphonic Winds (Anthony Marinello, III, conductor) – 27 April 2018
  • Penn State University (University Park) Concert Band (Gregory Drane, conductor) – 25 April 2018
  • Ouachita Baptist University (Arkadelphia, Ark.) Symphonic Band (Craig V. Hamilton, conductor) – 13 March 2018
  • University of Georgia (Athens) Hodgson University Band (Jonathan Poquette, conductor) – 26 February 2018
  • Central Michigan University (Mount Pleasant) University Band (James Batcheller, conductor) – 5 December 2017
  • University of Texas (Austin) Symphony Band (Lance Sample, conductor) – 18 October 2017
  • The Ohio State University (Columbus) University Band (Onsby Rose, conductor) – 2 March 2017
  • Los Alamos (N.M.) Community Winds (T. Edward Vives, conductor) – 15 October 2016
  • Pomona (Calif.) Concert Band (Austin Davis, conductor) – 4 August 2016
  • Nicholls State University Symphonic Band (Adrian Nolazco, student conductor) 26 April 2016
  • Potomac Falls (Va.) High School Symphonic Band 1 March 2013


Works for Winds by this Composer


Resources

  • McBeth, W. Francis. “W. Francis McBeth: Chant and Jubilo.” BD Guide 6 (September-October 1991): 2–3. Reprinted in Performance Study Guides of Essential Works for Band, edited by Kenneth L. Neidig. Galesville, Md.: Meredith Music Publications, 2009. pp. 62–63.
  • Miles, Richard B., and Larry Blocher. (2010). Teaching Music through Performance in Band. Volume 1. Chicago: GIA Publications. pp. 298-304.
  • Smith, Richard James. “Theoretical analyses and practical applications to the rehearsal and performance of selected wind band compositions by W. Francis McBeth.” [4 volumes] Ph.D. diss., Baton Rouge, La.: The Louisiana State University and Agricultural and Mechanical College, 1986.
  • W. Francis McBeth at the Sigma Alpha Iota National Website