Prelude on an Old English Hymn

From Wind Repertory Project
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


Full Score
Piccolo (Opt.)
Flute 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
French Horn I-II
Trombone I-II-III
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


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


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State Ratings

None discovered thus far.


To submit a performance please join The Wind Repertory Project

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

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  • Robert Sheldon website Accessed 3 September 2021
  • Sheldon, R. (2000). Prelude on an Old English Hymn [score]. C.L. Barnhouse: Oskaloosa, Iowa.