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Tribute to Canterbury

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Gordon Jacob

Gordon Jacob

General Info

Year: 1972 / 1977
Duration: c. 15:45
Difficulty: IV (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Boosey & Hawkes
Cost: Score and Parts – Rental   |   Score Only (print) - $16.10


1. Chorale Prelude (Ein' feste Burg)
2. Scherzo for the King's School
3. March for All Pilgrims


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

  • Bass Drum
  • Chimes
  • Crash Cymbals
  • Snare Drum
  • Tambourine
  • Triangle
  • Xylophone


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

Tribute to Canterbury is a suite dedicated to the great cathedral in Canterbury, England, with each movement freely based upon themes from Johann Sebastian Bach's magnificent chorale Ein' Feste Burg ist Unser Gott (A Mighty Fortress Is Our God). Commissioned by Trevor Wye, renowned English flutist and teacher, and the Kent Wind Society, the Tribute was first performed in March 1971 in the Chapterhouse of Canterbury Cathedral, with Wye conducting.

London-born composer Gordon Jacob ranks as one of the foremost contributors to the repertoire of original works for large wind ensembles. --James Huff 06:57, 13 May 2008 (UTC) (from the program notes of The Claremont Winds, submitted with permission)

- Program Note from Wikia


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State Ratings

  • Florida: V
  • Maryland:: IV
  • Michigan: Senior High AA
  • Michigan: Junior High AA
  • Minnesota: II
  • New York: Concert Band IV
  • Tennessee: V
  • Virginia: V


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