Whatsoever Things

From Wind Repertory Project
Mark Camphouse

Mark Camphouse

The title of this work is properly written in lower case with ellipsis: whatsoever things...

General Info

Year: 1997 / 1998
Duration: c. 14:00
Difficulty: V (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Southern Music Company
Cost: Score and Parts - $135.00   |   Score Only - $17.50


Full Score
C Piccolo
Flute I-II
Oboe I-II (optional English Horn)
Bassoon I-II
B-flat Soprano Clarinet I-II-III
E-flat Contra-Alto Clarinet
B-flat Bass Clarinet
B-flat Contrabass 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-III-IV
Trombone I-II-III
Bass Trombone
Percussion I-II-III-IV, including:

  • Bass Drum
  • Bells
  • Crash Cymbals
  • Crotales
  • Glockenspiel
  • Gong (or Tam-Tam)
  • Snare Drum
  • Suspended Cymbals
  • Tam-Tam
  • Tambourine
  • Tenor Drum
  • Tom-Toms
  • Triangle
  • Tubular Bells
  • Vibraphone
  • Wind Chimes
  • Xylophone


  • Trombone II, m.114: The first note in the meas. should be an E-flat above middle C, not an E-natural.

Program Notes

Whatsoever Things was commissioned by the Reveli Foundation for the 1997 Honor Band of America as the inaugural commission of the Paynter Project. It is dedicated to the memory of John P. Paynter (1928-1996). The title of the composition is taken from the motto of Northwestern University, where Mr. Paynter served as Director of Bands from 1953 to 1996.

The Northwestern University Motto
Whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest,
whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure,
whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report;
if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise,
think on these things. (Philippians, 4:8)

These are words that John Paynter lived by, taught by, and made music by. I believe Mr. Paynter continues to think on these things. I honestly say I thought on those things while creating this work.

With a duration of approximately fourteen minutes, this Grade 5, single-movement work contains three major sections: a slow, mournful opening; a life-affirming middle section marked Allegro energico; and a reverential third section which concludes with poignant serenity. The common thematic thread in all three sections is the (varied) employment of the Northwestern University Alma Mater Hymn, the famous St. Anthony Chorale quoted by Franz Joseph Haydn in one of his wind divertimenti.

John Paynter had a unique ability to provide virtually all facets of our beloved profession with visionary leadership, steeped in the traditions of personal, educational, and artistic integrity. If there were more personal role models such as John Paynter, I am quite certain we would live in a world and work in a profession having greater truth, honesty and justice. If we had more musical role models such as John Paynter, I am equally certain we would live in a world and work in a profession having greater purity and loveliness...indeed more worthy of good report, great virtue, and high praise. We must always think on these things.

- Program Note by composer


State Ratings

  • Minnesota: - Category I
  • New York: VI
  • Texas: V


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  • Harding University (Searcy, Ark.) Wind Ensemble (Mike Chance, conductor) - 19 April 2018
  • University of Texas, Arlington, Wind Symphony (Douglas Stotter, conductor) – 9 February 2018
  • Orange County Wind Symphony (Anaheim, Calif.) (Anthony Mazzaferro, conductor) – 19 November 2017
  • State University of New York, Fredonia, All-College Band (Paula Holcomb, conductor) – 3 March 2017
  • Orange County (Anaheim, Calif.) Wind Symphony (Anthony Mazzaferro, conductor) - 8 February 2015
  • Illinois State University Symphonic Winds (Stephen K. Steele, conductor) - 18 April 2010
  • Florida International University Wind Ensemble (Dr.Catherine Rand, conductor) - 10 October 2009
  • University of Nevada (Reno) Wind Ensemble (A G McGrannahan III, conductor) – 21 March 2008 (CBDNA 2008 Western/Northwestern Division Conference, Reno, Nev.)
  • Northshore Concert Band (Evanston, Ill.) (Mallory Thompson, conductor) – 16 December 2005 (2005 Midwest Clinic)

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