How Great Thou Art

Inspired by Michelangelo's legendary frescoes on the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel, this show features original music with references to well known hymn melodies

  • Blank Canvas - This flourishing fanfare of an opener combines original material with the well-known hymn, "A Mighty Fortress is Our God".
  • Patient Progress - A euphonium (or similar instrument) soloist leads this tranquil, reverent ballad to a beautiful, full ensemble conclusion. Visually, this could represent Michelangelo's process of painting, using props or other visual cues.
  • Glory - The paintings are finished, and a new theme is introduced and leads to a massive half-time hit before the glorious finale.

Difficulty: Intermediate Level


Originally commissioned by the Concordia High School Band. Jennifer Porath, director.

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Instrumentation Price
Winds only$1,250
Winds & percussion$2,000

Show package includes:

  • PDF files for full score and all parts
  • MP3 audio recording of the full show
  • Individual .wav files for any triggered sound effects or pre-shows
  • Minor instrumentation/orchestration adjustments (moving a solo to a different instrument, etc.)
  • Private password protected web page containing all files for digital download
  • Exclusive performance rights within your band's classification group at events you attend (ask about our Reservation Form for more details)
  • Performance permission for one full season (typically ending in November)
  • If you buy the winds score and plan on using your own percussion arranger, we can offer Finale/MusicXML files upon request