Symphony III (Jager)

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Robert Jager

Robert Jager

Subtitle: The Grandeur of God

General Info

Year: 2003 / 2016 / 2020
Duration: c. 26:20
Difficulty: (see Ratings for explanation)
Original Medium: Children's chorus and orchestra
Publisher: Robert Jager
Cost: Score and Parts - Contact composer


1. – 6:20
2. – 5:25
3. – 2:55
4. – 7:10


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

  • Bass Drum
  • Bells
  • Chimes
  • Concert Toms (4)
  • Crash Cymbals
  • Mark Tree
  • Slapstick (large)
  • Snare Drum
  • Suspended Cymbal
  • Tam-tam
  • Triangle
  • Vibraphone
  • Xylophone


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

Robert Jager's retirement piece from Tennessee Tech called Grandeur of God (adjusted parts) and was later published as Symphony No. 3: The Grandeur of God.

- Program Note from Tennessee Tech University

The premiere of Robert Jager's Symphony No. 3 For Band took place on May 1, 2018, by the Troy University Symphonic Winds under the direction of Dr. Mark Walker, director of bands at Troy University.

The symphony, subtitled The Grandeur of God, is in four movements and is inspired by writings of the Jesuit author and priest Gerard Manley Hopkins. In this sense it is rather a "tone poem/symphony". The work is a grade six and the performance time is approximately 25 minutes long.

- Program Note from publisher

Gerard Manley Hopkins SJ (28 July 1844 – 8 June 1889) was an English poet and Jesuit priest, whose posthumous fame established him among the leading Victorian poets. His manipulation of prosody – particularly his concept of sprung rhythm – established him as an innovative writer of verse, as did his technique of praising God through vivid use of imagery and nature.

By 1930 his work was recognized as one of the most original literary accomplishments of his century. It had a marked influence on such leading 20th-century poets as T. S. Eliot, Dylan Thomas, W. H. Auden, Stephen Spender and Cecil Day-Lewis.

- Program Note from Wikipedia

Commercial Discography


State Ratings

None discovered thus far.


To submit a performance please join The Wind Repertory Project

  • Hiroshima (Japan) Wind Orchestra (Tatsuya Shimono, conductor) – 17 December 2020 (2020 Midwest Clinic)
  • Hiroshima (Japan) Wind Orchestra (Tatsuya Shimono, conductor) – 24 October 2020 (*Revised Edition Premiere Performance*
  • Troy (Ala.) University Symphonic Winds (Mark Walker, conductor) – 1 May 2018

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