Lauds (Praise High Day)

From Wind Repertory Project
Ron Nelson

Ron Nelson

General Info

Year: 1992
Duration: c. 5:30
Difficulty: V (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: LudwigMasters Publications, through Alfred Music
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - $80.00   |   Score Only (print) - $15.00


Full Score
C Piccolo
Flute I-II-III
Bassoon 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-IV
Horn in F I-II-III-IV
Trombone I-II-III
String Bass
Percussion I-II, including:

  • Bass Drum
  • Bell Tree
  • Bongos (4)
  • Crash Cymbals
  • Crotales
  • Glockenspiel
  • Gong
  • Maracas
  • Marimba
  • Snare Drum
  • Suspended Cymbal
  • Tenor Drum
  • Timbales
  • Timbalitos
  • Vibraphone
  • Xylophone


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

Lauds (Praise High Day) is an exuberant, colorful work intended to express feelings of praise and glorification. Lauds is one of the seven canonical hours that were selected by St. Benedict as the times the monks would observe the daily offices. Three (terce, sext, and none) were the times of the changing of the Roman guards and four (matins, lauds, vespers, and compline) were tied to nature. Lauds, subtitled Praise High Day, honors the sunrise; it is filled with the glory and excitement of a new day.

- Program Note by composer

Lauds received its world premiere by the United States Air Force Band under the direction of Lt. Col. Alan L. Bonner at the College Band Directors National Association/National Band Association Conference in Charlotte, North Carolina, on January 24, 1992.


State Ratings

  • Georgia: VI
  • Iowa: IV
  • Louisiana: IV
  • Michigan: Senior High AA
  • North Carolina: VI
  • South Carolina: VI
  • Virginia: V


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