You Raise Me Up

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Rolf Løvland

Rolf Løvland (arr. John Wasson)

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Subtitle: Vocal Solo with Band

General Info

Year: 2001 / 2005
Duration: c. 3:00
Difficulty: III (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Hal Leonard Corporation
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - $55.00   |   Score Only (print) - $5.00


Full Score
C Piccolo
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
E-flat Baritone Saxophone
B-flat Trumpet I-II-III
Horn in F I-II
Trombone I-II
String Bass
Percussion I-II-III

(percussion detail desired)

Solo Voice


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

You Raise Me Up is a song originally composed by Irish-Norwegian duo Secret Garden. The music was written by Secret Garden's Rolf Løvland with the lyrics by Brendan Graham. The song was originally written as an instrumental piece and titled Silent Story. Parts of the melody (especially the opening phrase of its chorus) resemble the traditional Irish tune Londonderry Air, which is best known as the usual tune to the 1910 song Danny Boy.

After the song was performed early in 2002 by the Secret Garden and their invited lead singer, Brian Kennedy, the song only became a minor UK hit. The song has been recorded by more than a hundred other artists including Josh Groban, who popularized the song in 2003; his rendition became a hit in the United States. The Irish band Westlife then popularized the song in the UK two years later. You Raise Me Up is sung as a contemporary hymn in church services.

- Program Note from Wikipedia


State Ratings

None discovered thus far.


To submit a performance please join The Wind Repertory Project

  • American Legion Band of the Tonawandas (Tonawanda, N.Y.) (Michael Shaw, conductor; Jeffrey Thompson, vocal) - 7 November 2021
  • Concordia University (River Forest, Ill.) University Band (Richard R. Fischer, conductor) – 27 September 2019
  • Our Lady of Light Band (Fall River, Mass.) (Scott P. Lopes, conductor; Nicole M. Laprise, violin) – 10 June 2017
  • North Coast Symphonic Band (Astoria, Ore.) (Dave Becker, conductor; Rachel Becker, vocal) – 3 July 2016

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