Hymn for Planet Earth

From Wind Repertory Project
Steven Verhelst

Steven Verhelst

Subtitle: For Bass Trombone Solo and Wind Band

General Info

Year: 2016
Duration: c. 4:50
Difficulty: II (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Steven Verhelst
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - €49.00



Full Score
Solo Bass Trombone
Trombone I-II-III-IV-V
Bass Trombone


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

A ray of sunlight shines down on the earth. Life is slowly waking up. The earth heats up and glows. A stunning planet starts to move...

With a heartwarming melody, the bass trombone sets the colour of our daily spot in the universe. A lyrical theme describes the beauty of our home. A place that breathes, lives but also suffers. Overpopulation, extreme beliefs, hunger, global warming.

In the second part of this piece the bass trombone melody lightly touches all of these topics. But it is the stunning character of planet earth that survives. Nature and humanity going together. That’s what this Hymn for Planet Earth is about.

Hymn for Planet Earth was written especially for George Curran, bass trombonist with the New York Philharmonic.

- Program Note by composer

Commissioned by George Curran and the Columbus State University Trombone Ensemble, Bradley Palmer, director.

- Program Note from score


State Ratings

None discovered thus far.


To submit a performance please join The Wind Repertory Project

  • Western Illinois University (Macomb) Wind Ensemble (Mike Fansler, conductor; Jonathan Warburton, bass trombone) – 5 May 2018

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