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Prelude on an Old English Hymn

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Robert Sheldon

Robert Sheldon


General Info

Year: 2000
Duration: c. 4:50
Difficulty: III-1/2 (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: C L Barnhouse
Cost: Score & Parts - $72.00   |   Score Only - $7.00


Instrumentation

Full Score
Piccolo (Opt.)
Flute I-II
Oboe
Bb Soprano Clarinet I-II-III
Bb Bass Clarinet
Bassoon
Alto Saxophone I-II
Tenor Saxophone
Baritone Saxophone
Trumpet (in Bb) I-II-III
French Horn I-II
Trombone I-II-III
Euphonium
Tuba
Timpani
Percussion I-II-III-IV, including:

  • Bass Drum
  • Cymbals (crash and suspended)
  • Glockenspiel
  • Gong (Tam-Tam)
  • Marimba
  • Snare Drum
  • Tambourine
  • Triangle
  • Tubular Bells
  • Vibraphone
  • Wind Chimes
  • Xylophone


Errata

None discovered thus far.


Program Notes

Based on the famous hymn All Creatures of Our God and King, Robert Sheldon’s magnificent composition is an impressive work for better bands. Superb scoring is combined with wonderful writing for mallets and percussion to make this piece an outstanding for contest or concert.

Prelude on an Old English Hymn was commissioned by the Shenandoah Valley Academy Band, New Market, Virginia, Robert Anderson, director.

- Program Note from Publisher


Commercial Discography

None discovered thus far.


Audio Links

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State Ratings

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Performances

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  • George Washington High School (Charleston, W.Va.) Concert Band (Mark Hardman, conductor) – 8 May 2019 (Clay Center, W. Va.)


Works for Winds by this Composer

Adaptable Music


All Wind Works


Resources

  • Robert Sheldon website
  • Sheldon, R. (2000). Prelude on an Old English Hymn [score]. C.L. Barnhouse: Oskaloosa, Iowa.