Literature Analyses

A Hymn for Band
Written by  Hugh Stuart

Publisher: Concert Works Unlimited
Year Published: 1985
Difficulty Level: Publisher rating = 2

1995-98 Texas PML rating = Grade 2

Reviewed by:  Pedro Carrillo - Spring 2000
Style/Form: ABA
Key Signatures:

(concert pitch)

Two flats (m.1 - m.28); three flats (m.29 - end)
Time Signatures: 4/4
Ranges: Woodwinds:
    Flute up to e flat 2 down to a;  Oboe up to e1 down to d; Clarinet 1 up to c2 down to c1, Clarinet 2 up to a1 down to G, Clarinet 3 up to d1 down to G; Tenor Sax up to c2 down to d; Bari Sax up to a1 
    Cornet 1 up to f1 down to c; Horn in F 1 up to f1 down to c; Tuba up to A down to BB-flat
Rhythms: Winds:
    Level 1
    Level 1
Instrumentation: Flute, Oboe, E-flat Clarinet, Clarinet 1, Clarinet 2, Clarinet 3, Bass Clarinet (Contrabass Clarinet), Bassoon, Alto Sax ,Alto Sax , Tenor Sax, Bari Sax , Cornet 1, Cornet 2, Cornet 3, Horn in F 1, Horn in F 2,  Horn in F 3, Trombone 1, Trombone 2, Trombone 3, Baritone TC, Baritone BC, Tuba
Percussion: none
Conductor Score: Full score
Length/Timing: 4 minutes (53 measures)
  • Dynamics are from p to ff
  • Tempo is quarter note = 60
  • Cornets do not play until second half of piece
  • Cross cuing throughout
  • Use of crescendo, decrescendo, and rallantando
  • Second half is slower than beginning
  • Call for Alto Clarinet
  • Part for Contra bass Clarinet also included in set 

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