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On a Hymnsong of Lowell Mason

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David Holsinger

David Holsinger

General Info

Year: 1990
Duration: c. 5:20
Difficulty: III (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: TRN Music
Cost: Score and Parts - $65.00   |   Score Only - $10.00


Full Score
Bassoon br /> Bb Soprano Clarinet I-II-III
Bb Bass Clarinet
Eb Alto Saxophone
Bb Tenor Saxophone
Eb Baritone Saxophone
Bb Trumpet I-II-III
Horn in F I-II
Trombone I-II-III
Bass Trombone
Euphonium (Bass Clef & Treble Clef)

Snare Drum
Bass Drum
Suspended Cymbal


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

In the early 19th century, the leading composer of hymn tunes was Lowell Mason (1792-1872), whose main activities centered in Boston and New York City. Mason is particularly renowned for having pioneered the introduction of music instruction on a regular basis into the Boston public schools in 1827. He composed or arranged some 1600 hymn tunes and compiled some eighty collections of music. Among the best known of his surviving are ANTIOCH (Joy to the World), AZMON (O For a Thousand Tongues to Sing), BETHANY (Nearer My God to Thee), HAMBURG (When I Survey the Wondrous Cross), and the tune on which this composition is based, the 1832 OLIVET (My Faith Looks Up To Thee).

- Program Note by publisher

Commercial Discography

None discovered thus far.

State Ratings

  • Alabama: Class CC
  • Georgia: IV
  • Iowa: III
  • Mississippi: IV-A
  • North Carolina: IV
  • South Carolina: III
  • Virginia: III


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  • Woodcreek High School (Roseville, Calif.) Wind Ensemble (Brad North, conductor) – 8 May 2019
  • Wisconsin Lutheran College (Milwaukee) Concert Band (Terry S. Treuden, conductor) – 1 March 2019
  • Stuart (Fla.) Community Concert Band (Jim LeBon, conductor) - 10 February 2019
  • Concordia University (Seward, Neb.) Symphonic Band (Andrew Schultz, conductor) – 17 October 2017
  • University of Minnesota (Minneapolis) Gold Campus Band (Cory Near, conductor) – 23 February 2017
  • Indiana University (Bloomington) Concert Band (Jason H. Nam, conductor) – 29 March 2016
  • University of Nevada Wind Ensemble (Trevor Bailey, conductor) - CBDNA Western/Northwestern Division Convention (Reno, Nev.) 14 March 2014
  • Moriah College Symphonic Wind Ensemble - 2012
  • San Luis Obispo (Calif.) Wind Orchestra (William V. Johnson, conductor) - 11 December 2010

Works for Winds by this Composer


  • Holsinger, D.; Mason, L. (1990). On a Hymnsong of Lowell Mason [score]. TRN Music Publisher: United States.
  • TRN Music