Songs of Grace and Songs of Glory

From Wind Repertory Project
John Philip Sousa

John Philip Sousa (arr. and adapt. Keith Brion and Loras John Schissel)

General Info

Year: 1995
Duration: c. 8:40
Difficulty: IV (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: C.L. Barnhouse
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - $76.00   |   Score Only (print) - $6.00


Full Score
C Piccolo/Flute I
Flute II
Oboe I-II
Bassoon I-II
E-flat Soprano Clarinet I-II
B-flat Soprano Clarinet I-II-III
E-flat Alto Clarinet
B-flat Bass Clarinet
E-flat Alto Saxophone
B-flat Tenor Saxophone
E-flat Baritone Saxophone
B-flat Cornet I-II
B-flat Trumpet I-II
Horn in F I-II-III-IV
Trombone I-II-III
Euphonium I-II
String Bass
Percussion I-II-III, including:

  • Bass Drum
  • Bells
  • Chimes
  • Tambourine


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

Sousa’s wonderful concert medley of well-known hymns, exactly as performed by the Sousa Band to open all of their Sunday Concerts, includes: Verdi Requiem, Rock of Ages, Steal Away, Mary & Martha, The Palms, and Nearer My God To Thee (exactly as performed at President Garfield’s funeral).

- Program Note from publisher

No Sunday concerts were scheduled on the first two tours of the U.S. Marine Band in 1891 and 1892. Ehen the Sousa Band was organized later in 1892, however, it was agreed by all parties concerned that Sunday concerts were necessary to ensure financial success. Probably because of church opposition to Sabbath business at that time, Sousa arranged this group of hymns to be used as the opening number on Sunday concerts. It included "Rock of Ages, Beulah Land, Chant of the Greek Church, Steal Away, Mary and Martha, Lead, Kindly Light, Glory E. Laudamus (later omitted), O Day of God (later omitted), The Palms, Nearer My God to Thee, and The Sevenfold Amen.

- Program Note from John Philip Sousa: A Descriptive Catalog of His Works


State Ratings

None discovered thus far.


To submit a performance please join The Wind Repertory Project

  • Concordia Wind Orchestra (Irvine, Calif.) (Jeff Held, conductor) - 6 November 2022
  • Vermont (Burlington) Wind Ensemble (D. Thomas Toner, conductor) – 10 November 2019
  • Indianapolis Symphonic Band (Joe Poio, conductor) - 31 March 2015

Works for Winds by This Composer

Adaptable Music

All Wind Works


  • Bierley, P. (1973). John Philip Sousa: A Descriptive Catalog of His Works. University of Illinois Press; Urbana, pp. 120.
  • Perusal score
  • Sousa, J.; Schissel, L.; Brion, K. (1995). Songs of Grace and Songs of Glory [score]. C.L. Barnhouse: Oskaloosa, Iowa.