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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 (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Kjos Music Press
Cost: Score & Parts - $70.00    |   Score Only - $7.00


Instrumentation

Full Score
Flute I-II
Oboe
Bassoon
Bb Clarinet I-II-III
Bb Bass Clarinet
Eb Contralto Clarinet
Alto Saxophone I-II
Tenor Saxophone
Baritone Saxophone
Trumpet (in Bb) I-II-III
Horn in F I-II-III-IV
Trombone I-II-III
Euphonium (Bass Clef & Treble Clef)
Tuba
Timpani
Percussion, including:

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

Piano

Errata

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.

-Publisher's note


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


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


Commercial Discography

None discovered thus far.


Audio Links

Sample download; ensemble and conductor unknown


State Ratings

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