Crusader's Hymn

From Wind Repertory Project
James D Ployhar

Arranged by James D Ployhar

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General Info

Year: 1979
Difficulty: (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Belwin-Mills

Cost: Score and Parts - out of print

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Program Notes

This melody can be traced to a folk song from Silesia, and the first anonymous text appears in a hymnal dated 1677. The first English translation, Fairest Lord Jesus, appears in 1850. James Ployhar's version is as inspiring as it is beautifully written.

-Program Note from publisher


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State Ratings

  • Florida: III
  • Louisiana: I
  • Oklahoma: I-A
  • West Virginia: II


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  • Christian Fellowship Band (Rockford, Ill.) ( Vicki Peterson, conductor) - 28 September 2014

Works for Winds by This Composer


  • Ployhar, J. (1979). Crusader's Hymn: Silesian Folk Song [score]. Byron-Douglas Publications: Melville, N.Y.