Song of Hope, A

From Wind Repertory Project
James Swearingen

James Swearingen

General Info

Year: 2002
Duration: c. 2:35
Difficulty: II (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: C.L. Barnhouse
Cost: Score & Parts - $45.00   |   Score Only - $5.00


Full Score
B-flat Soprano Clarinet I-II
E-flat Alto Clarinet
B-flat Bass Clarinet
E-flat Alto Saxophone I-II
B-flat Tenor Saxophone
E-flat Baritone Saxophone
B-flat Trumpet I-II
Horn in F
Trombone I-II
Percussion I-II, including:

  • Crash Cymbals
  • Glockenspiel
  • Suspended Cymbal
  • Tubular Bells


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

Sensitive and reflective, certainly a most exceptional composition for this grade level. A great way to build tone production, help intonation and teach your band the art of expressive performance. You can be sure that your band will be a much better band after they have prepared and performed this effective piece.

A Song of Hope was commissioned for Sights, Soundsand Sensations "A Celebration of the Arts and Academics" and dedicated to the Heritage Middle School Instrumental Music Program, Westerville, Ohio, Philip B. Louden, director.

- Program Note from publisher


State Ratings

  • Texas: I. Complete


To submit a performance please join The Wind Repertory Project

  • Poth (Tx.) High School Wind Ensemble (Chase Failing, conductor) - 2 March 2023
  • Hochstein School (Rochester, N.Y.) Junior Wind Symphony (John Rolland, conductor) - 15 October 2022
  • San Luis Obispo County (Calif.) Junior Honor Band (Jay Posteraro, conductor) - 12 February 2014
  • Grove City (Ohio) High School Symphonic Band (Jeremy Bradshaw, conductor) – 20 December 2002 (2002 Midwest Clinic)

Works for Winds by This Composer

Adaptable Music

All Wind Works


None discovered thus far.