Fantasia on the Alleluia Hymn

From Wind Repertory Project
Gordon Jacob

Gordon Jacob (arr. Douglas E. Wagner)

General Info

Year: 1949 / 2012
Duration: c. 6:30
Difficulty: IV (see Ratings for explanation)
Original Medium: Orchestra
Publisher: Alfred Music Publishing
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - $80.00   |   Score Only (print) - $12.00


Full Score
C Piccolo
Flute I-II
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
String Bass (optional)
Organ (optional)
Percussion I-II, including:

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


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

Written in 1949 and performed by the BBC Orchestra in August of that year at a Promenade Concert, Fantasia on the Alleluia Hymn is a resplendent setting of the 17th century hymn tune Lasst Uns Erfreuen, commonly paired with the hymn All Creatures of Our God and King. The full spectrum of musical emotion is displayed in this stellar work, which leads the listener from quiet introspection to unbridled joy as it unfolds. A frequently programmed concert and contest selection in its original orchestral scoring, the work has now been made a part of the concert band repertoire, thanks to the kind permission of Stainer & Bell, Ltd.

This arrangement is respectfully dedicated with deep appreciation and affection to Dr. John K. Colbert, consummate musician, mentor, and friend, in celebration of his 90th birthday. The premiere performance was presented by the Butler University Wind Ensemble, conducted by Dr. Daniel Bolin, at the American Bandmasters Association convention on March 3, 2012.

- Program Note from score


State Ratings

  • Michigan: Senior High B


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