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Lauds and Tropes

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W. Francis McBeth

W. Francis McBeth

General Info

Year: 1996
Duration: c. 10:00
Difficulty: V (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Southern Music Company
Cost: Score and Parts - $125.00   |   Score Only - $22.50


Full Score
Flute I-II-III
Oboe I-II
Bassoon I-II
Bb Soprano Clarinet I-II-III
Eb Alto Clarinet
Bb Bass Clarinet
Bb Contrabass Clarinet
Alto Saxophone I-II
Tenor Saxophone
Baritone Saxophone
Trumpet (in Bb) I-II-III
Horn in F I-II-III-IV
Trombone I-II-III
Percussion I-II-III, including:

  • Bass Drum
  • Brake Drums (2)
  • Cymbals (crash and suspended)
  • Glockenspiel
  • Gong (Tam-Tam)
  • Ratchet
  • Snare Drum
  • Triangle
  • Whip (Slap Stick)
  • Woodblock


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

Lauds and Tropes in Praise was commissioned by the Gamma Eta Chapter of Phi Mu Alph Sinfonia at Furman University in celebration of Dan Ellis' retirement as Director of Bands. It was premiered in February of 1997 under the direction of the composer with the Furman University Band, Les Hicken, director. The work is a collection of three praises (lauds) interspersed with two reflections (tropes). Dan Ellis and the composer served together in the 101st Airborne Band and have been lifetime friends.

- Program Note from score

Commercial Discography

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State Ratings

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  • Foothill Symphonic Winds (Palo Alto, Calif.) (David Bruce Adams, conductor) – 11 December 2016

Works for Winds by this Composer


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