Hymn for Peace, A

From Wind Repertory Project
Kevin Day

Kevin Day

General Info

Year: 2017
Duration: c. 6:50
Difficulty: V (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Murphy Music Press
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - $125.00   |   Score Only (print) - $20.00


Full Score
C Piccolo
B-flat Soprano Clarinet I-II-III
B-flat Bass Clarinet
E-flat Alto Saxophone
B-flat Tenor Saxophone
E-flat Baritone Saxophone
B-flat Trumpet I-II
Horn in F
Trombone I-II-III
Percussion, including:

  • Bass Drum
  • Bells
  • Marimba
  • Suspended Cymbal


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

A Hymn for Peace was composed in 2017 and based on my piano composition Breathe. I wrote the composition during a very difficult period in my life. I was battling severe mental health issues, was struggling in university, and at that time my life seemed like it had no direction and I was losing myself. However, two individuals who were there to give me hope were Debbie and Mark Alenius. Through many different instances they helped me gain a sense of belonging and hope, and truly have been a blessing to me. This is why I have chosen to dedicate the piece to them.

A Hymn for Peace is literally what the title portrays. For anyone going through a difficult time, I hope that this work gives you the strength to continue and ultimate give you peace. There is light at the end of the tunnel.

- Program Note by composer


State Ratings

None discovered thus far.


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  • Colorado State University (Fort Collins) Symphonic Band (Jame Taylor, conductor) - 7 December 2023
  • University of Cincinnati (Ohio) College-Conservatory of Music Wind Symphony (Pearce Nitta, conductor) - 10 March 2023
  • University of Puget Sound (Tacoma, Wash.) Wind Ensemble (Gerard Morris, conductor) - 13 October 2022
  • University of Utah (Salt Lake City) Wind Ensemble (Rebekah Daniel, conductor) - 20 April 2022
  • Lincoln High School (Stockton, Calif.) Wind Ensemble (Kristen Florek, conductor) – 19 February 2022 (2022 CASMEC Conference, Fresno)
  • Rutgers University (New Brunswick, N.J.) Symphony Band (Julia Baumanis, conductor) - 14 October 2021
  • University of Missouri (Columbia) Wind Ensemble (Brian A. Silvey, conductor) - 28 April 2021
  • Eastman Wind Orchestra (Rochester, N.Y.) (Mark Davis Scatterday, conductor) - 29 March 2021
  • University of North Florida (Jacksonville) Wind Symphony (Moses Evans, conductor) - 12 October 2020
  • Tallahassee (Fla.) Winds (Patrick Dunnigan, conductor) – 1 October 2019
  • Concordia College (Moorhead, Minn.) Symphonic Band (Nathaniel H. Dickey, conductor) – 19 February 2019
  • Ball State University (Muncie, Ind.) Symphony Band (Cynthia Johnston Turner, conductor) – 16 February 2019

Works for Winds by This Composer

Adaptable Music

All Wind Works


  • The Horizon Leans Forward…, compiled and edited by Erik Kar Jun Leung, GIA Publications, 2021, p. 310.
  • Kevin Day website Accessed 15 February 2019
  • Perusal score