Variations on a Hymn by William Billings (concert band)

Composer: 

Year Authored (or revised): 

1964

Instrumentation : 

concert band

Duration (min): 

10:

Movements-Titles: 

1

First Performance: 

1965

Single movement consisting of Billings hymn "Chester" followed by nine variations. Billings' tune was used both as a hymntune and as a marching song during the Revolutionary War.  This piece uses that duality as its starting point the first 4 variations tear down the tune until just hints of it are left in Var.5.  Vars. 6-9 bring back the tune as a march.

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