Hymn of Saint Francis

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Daniel Bukvich

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General Info

Year: 1993
Duration: c. 14:15
Difficulty: (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Phoebus Publications
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - $120.00


1. Invocation – 1:40
2. A Murmuration of Starlings – 1:50
3. A Scuttle of Crabs – 0:55
4. A Squabble of Seagulls - 0:30
5. A Smack of Jellyfish – 1:30
6. A Drumming of Grouse and a Gatling of Woodpeckers – 0:50
7. A Buzzing of Bees – 1:10
8. A Rhumba of Rattlesnakes – 1:50
9. A Flight of Swallows – 2:55


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Program Notes

Hymn of St. Francis was written by Dan Bukvich for a junior high band. It uses extended techniques to create sounds reminiscent of various animals. “I’m always hoping that a student will say, ‘Hey, I know a better sound than this.’ That would be the ultimate goal of the piece,” Bukvich says.

- Program Note from publisher


State Ratings

  • Maryland: V


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Works for Winds by This Composer


  • Bukvich, D. (1993). Hymn of St. Francis [score]. Phoebus Publications: Oshkosh, Wisc.
  • Daniel Bukvich website Accessed 15 August 2018