Old Time Spirit

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Robert Jager

Robert Jager

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General Info

Year: 1986 / 1997
Duration: c. 6:45
Difficulty: IV (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Neil A. Kjos
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - $70.00   |   Score Only (print) - $7.00


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Program Notes

Old Time Spirit is a delightfully upbeat composition freely based on the hymn, Old Time Religion, which is also the melody of the fight song for Henderson State University in Arkadelphia, Arkansas. The composition features soloistic writing, soaring horn lines, and exuberant tutti sections contrasting with a lyrical, reflective, slower section. The composition closes with a restatement of the lively and spirited opening material.

The work was commissioned by students, colleagues, and friends of Professor Wendell O. Evanson, director of bands at Henderson State University from 1958 to 1987.

- Program Note from Henderson State University Wind Ensemble concert program, 11 April 2021


State Ratings

  • Tennessee: IV


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  • Henderson State University (Arkadelphia, Ark.) Wind Ensemble (Shaun R. Popp, conductor) - 11 April 2021

Works for Winds by This Composer


  • Jager, R. (1997). Old Time Spirit [score]. Neil A. Kjos: San Diego, Calif.
  • Robert Jager website Accessed 10 April 2021