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Jerusalem

From Wind Repertory Project
Hubert Parry

Hubert Parry (arr. Jorge Garcia)


General Info

Year: 1916 / 2015
Duration: c. 4:00
Difficulty: IV (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Talent Music Publishers
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - $40.00


Instrumentation

Full Score
Flute
Oboe
Bassoon
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-III
Horn in F I-II
Trombone I-II
Bass Trombone
Euphonium
Tuba
Timpani
Percussion, including:

  • Drum set
  • Mallets


Errata

None discovered thus far.


Program Notes

Fantasy on Jerusalem is a presentation of this very popular English hymn which is the “unofficial” national anthem of Great Britain.

After the presentation of the main hymn, the second section is a fantasia utilizing the chord progression of the original hymn. After the main theme is presented again, an unusual surprise is stated in the coda.

- Program Note by publisher


And did those feet in ancient time is a short poem printed c. 1808 by William Blake from the preface to his epic Milton a Poem, one of a collection of writings known as the Prophetic Books. Today it is best known as the anthem Jerusalem, with music written by Sir Hubert Parry in 1916.

Although Parry composed the music as a unison song, many churches have adopted Jerusalem; English cathedrals, churches and chapels frequently use it as an office or recessional hymn on St George's Day. It is also sung in some churches on Jerusalem Sunday, a day set aside to celebrate the holy city, in Anglican churches throughout the world and even in some Episcopal churches in the United States.

Upon hearing the orchestral version for the first time, King George V said that he preferred Jerusalem over the British national anthem God Save the Queen. Jerusalem is considered to be England's most popular patriotic song. The New York Times said it was "fast becoming an alternative national anthem," and there have even been calls to give it official status.

The line from the poem "Bring me my Chariot of fire!" draws on the story of 2 Kings 2:11, where the Old Testament prophet Elijah is taken directly to heaven: "And it came to pass, as they still went on, and talked, that, behold, there appeared a chariot of fire, and horses of fire, and parted them both asunder; and Elijah went up by a whirlwind into heaven." The phrase has become a byword for divine energy, and inspired the title of the 1981 film Chariots of Fire.

- Program Note from Wikipedia


Commercial Discography

None discovered thus far.


Media


State Ratings

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Performances

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  • Pomona (Calif.) Concert Band (Linda W. Taylor, conductor) – 14 July 2016


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