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Thematic Variations on "Dona Nobis Pacem"

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James Sudduth

James Sudduth

General Info

Year: 1986
Duration: c. 4:25
Difficulty: III (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Keiser Southern Music, through Hal Leonard
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - $95.00   |   Score Only (print) - $7.95


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

  • Bells
  • Chimes
  • Drums


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

Dona Nobis Pacem (Grant us peace) is a phrase in the Agnus Dei section of the Mass that has been appropriated for many musical works. In this composition, the simple theme is introduced by any soloist in the band at the beginning before working through multiple variations, and ending with a rousing finish. The work is inscribed to Pat Norton and Kyle Friesenhahn, band directors, Luling High School, Luling, Texas.

- Program Note from publisher

This work has its origins in the Phi Mu Alpha Songbook, and the form is inspired by John Barnes Chance’s iconic Variations on a Korean Folk Song. Sudduth was President of the Zeta Sigma Chapter pf {hi Mu Alpha during his undergraduate days at Texas Tech.

- Program Note from Spring High School Wind Ensemble concert program, 16 December 2016


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State Ratings

  • Alabama: Class CC
  • Arkansas: III
  • Kansas: III
  • Louisiana: III
  • Minnesota: III
  • Mississippi: III-A
  • South Carolina: IV
  • Texas: III. Complete


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Works for Winds by This Composer


  • Dona nobis pacem, Wikipedia Accessed 10 December 2016
  • Sudduth, J. (1986). Thematic Variations on Dona Nobis Pacem [score]. Southern Music Co.: San Antonio, Texas.