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Childhood Hymn, A

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David Holsinger

David Holsinger

General Info

Year: 1991
Duration: c. 3:00
Difficulty: II (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Wingert-Jones
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - $45.00; (digital) - $45.00   |   Score Only (print) - $4.00


Full Score
B-flat Soprano Clarinet I-II
Low Reeds
E-flat Alto Saxophone I-II
B-flat Tenor Saxophone
Cornets /Trumpet I-II
Horn in F
Trombone I-II
Percussion, including:

  • Bass Drum
  • Bells
  • Suspended Cymbal


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

David Holsinger based this beautiful composition on the tune Jesus Loves Me, which can be heard in various iterations throughout the work. This is a standard work for young developing wind bands.

- Program note by Cabrillo High School Wind Ensemble concert program, 22 May 2013

Commercial Discography

None discovered thus far.


State Ratings

  • Alabama: Class D
  • Florida: II
  • Georgia: III
  • Iowa: II
  • Kansas: II
  • Louisiana: II
  • Maryland: II
  • Mississippi: IV-A
  • North Carolina: II
  • South Carolina: II
  • Tennessee: II
  • Texas: II. Complete
  • Virginia: II
  • Wisconsin: II
  • West Virginia: II


To submit a performance please join The Wind Repertory Project

  • Arkansas State University (Jonesboro) Symphonic Winds (Sarah Labovitz, conductor) – 21 November 2019
  • Concordia University (Irvine, Calif.) Wind Orchestra (Jeff Held, conductor) – 9 November 2019
  • Atascadero (Calif.) Community Band (Fletcher Ferrara, conductor) – 18 June 2019
  • University of Louisville (Ky) Concert Band (Jason Cumberledge, conductor) - 10 April 2018
  • El Capital Middle School (Fresno, Calif.) Symphonic Band (Christopher Golden, conductor) - 15 April 2016 (2016 San Joaquin Valley (Calif.) Concert Band Invitational)
  • Catawba Valley New Horizons Band, Hickory NC (Len Allman, conductor) May 2016
  • Bullard (Calif.) High School Concert Band (Bradly Feyma, conductor) - 15 March 2013 (2013 Sutherland Wind Festival (Fresno, Calif.))
  • Cabrillo High School Wind Ensemble (Elizabeth Morgan, conductor) - 22 May 2013

Works for Winds by this Composer


  • Holsinger, D. (1991). A Childhood Hymn [score]. Wingert-Jones Music: Kansas City, Mo.
  • Miles, Richard B., and Larry Blocher. (2010). Teaching Music through Performance in Band. Volume 1. Chicago: GIA Publications. pp. 128-135.