An American Hymn (2004) SZM035

For Concert Band

Difficulty Level: Medium-Difficult

Duration: 4:33

Publisher: Grand Mesa Music


  • Piccolo
  • Flute I, II
  • Oboe I, II
  • Clarinet in Bb I, II, III
  • Bass Clarinet in Bb
  • Alto Saxophone I, II
  • Tenor Saxophone
  • Baritone Saxophone
  • Bassoon
  • Trumpet in Bb I, II, III
  • French Horn I, II, III, IV in F
  • Trombone I & II
  • Bass Trombone
  • Euphonium (BC)
  • Euphonium (TC)
  • Tuba
  • Timpani
  • Snare Drum
  • Military Drum
  • Bass Drum
  • Tenor Drum
  • Triangle
  • Cymbals
  • Tambourine

This piece is subtitled “A modern essay on the American Revolution.” This piece is evocative of a fife and drum band leading a march to battle, and a sweeping hymn that captured the desire for freedom from tyranny. I like to say that it’s a hymn without a hymn and a march that you can’t march to!

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