Song of Loudest Praise, A

From Wind Repertory Project
Andrew Boysen, Jr.

Andrew Boysen, Jr.

General Info

Year: 2010
Duration: c. 7:50
Difficulty: III-1/2 (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Kjos Music Press
Cost: Score & Parts - $70.00    |   Score Only - $7.00


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

  • Bass Drum
  • Chimes
  • Finger Cymbals
  • Marimba
  • Orchestra Bells
  • Snare Drum
  • Suspended Cymbal
  • Tam-Tam
  • Triangle
  • Vibraphone


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

This diverse selection has something for everyone. The delicate, sweet melody of the opening has a music-box quality to it, but before long, the piece transforms itself into something heroic and spirited, building to a mighty roar. In the end, the crystalline textures of the opening reappear to bring the work to a gentle close.

-Program Note from publisher

The work is based on the tune Come Thou Fount of Every Blessing, a Christian hymn written by the 18th century pastor and hymnist Robert Robinson. Robinson penned the words at age 22, in the year 1757. The song has since been included in most Protestant hymnals of England and the U.S., has been recorded by several artists, including Jars of Clay and The Mormon Tabernacle Choir, and is a recurring background theme of the film Love Comes Softly, which is based on a Janet Okey novel.

-Program Note by San Luis Obispo Wind Orchestra concert program, 8 December 2012

Commissioned by Tony Brown and the Mehlville High School Band in honor of Don Kinnison.


Sample download; ensemble and conductor unknown

State Ratings

None discovered thus far.


To submit a performance please join The Wind Repertory Project

  • Taber Community Wind Ensemble (Portland, Ore.) (Gene Burton, conductor) – 16 November 2019
  • San Luis Obispo Wind Orchestra (William V. Johnson, conductor) - 8 December 2012

Works for Winds by This Composer


  • Andrew Boysen Jr. website Accessed 9 November 2019
  • Boysen, A. (2010). A Song of Loudest Praise [score]. Neil A. Kjos Music: San Diego, Calif.