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Chorale Prelude: Be Thou My Vision

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Jack Stamp

Jack Stamp

General Info

Year: 1997
Duration: c. 4:00
Difficulty: IV (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Neil A. Kjos Music Company
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - $70.00   |   Score Only (print) - $9.00


Full Score
C Piccolo
Flute I-II
English Horn
E-flat Soprano Clarinet
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-III-IV
Trombone I-II-III
Percussion I-II-III-IV, including:

  • Bells
  • Chimes
  • Crash Cymbals
  • Finger Cymbals
  • Suspended Cymbal
  • Triangle
  • Vibraphone


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

The work is based on the hymn tune Slane, better known to many as Be Thou My Vision.

- Program Note from Teaching Music Through Performance

This beautiful setting of the familiar hymn tune begins with bell-like tones that ring upward through the instrumental sections and herald in the melody. The familiar hymn is then transformed through mixed meters to eventually conclude with a jubilant, grand statement of the wondrous melody.

- Program Note from publisher

Commercial Discography


State Ratings

  • Kansas: III
  • Louisiana: II
  • Maryland: I
  • Oklahoma: III-A
  • South Carolina: IV


To submit a performance please join The Wind Repertory Project

  • Trine University (Angola, Ind.) Wind Ensemble (Mark Kays, conductor)– 28 April 2019
  • Central Arizona (Coolidge) Community Wind Ensemble (John Woode, conductor) – 19 April 2018
  • East Tennessee State University (Johnson City) Concert Band (Christian Zembower, conductor) – 27 February 2018
  • University of Minnesota (Minneapolis) University Band (Betsy McCann, conductor) – 24 April 2017
  • McPherson (Kan.) College Concert Band (Kyle Hopkins, conductor) – 13 March 2017
  • Vienna (VA) Community Band (Cornelius Young-conductor) -12 March 2017
  • Richland College (Dallas, Texas) Wind Symphony (Derrick Logozzo, conductor) – 30 April 2013

Works for Winds by This Composer

Adaptable Music

  • Gambol (Flex instrumentation) (2020)

All Wind Works


  • Jack Stamp website
  • Miles, Richard B. 2000. Teaching Music Through Performance in Band. Volume 3. Chicago: GIA Publications. pp. 210-212.
  • Perusal score
  • Stamp, J. (1997). Chorale Prelude: Be Thou My Vision [score]. Neil A. Kjos Music: San Diego, Calif.