Fantasia Variations on “Eternal Alleluias”

Kallman’s appealing hymn tune transports us from the reverent to the exuberant in this theme with variations. Level/Grade 5. Wind ensemble.



Wind ensemble. Duration:  9’15”

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(mp3, 13.3 MB; St. Olaf College Band, Timothy Mahr conducting)


Composer’s Notes:

This work was commissioned by the Austin (MN) High School Concert Band (my alma mater) and received its premiere in 1991 under the baton of Brian Koser. It is based on my hymn “Let Us Raise Eternal Alleluias”. The work is fairly challenging for high school ensembles and has received most of its subsequent performances by college and community bands.

My hymn, “Let Us Raise Eternal Alleluias”,  was commissioned in 1990 by Ezekiel Lutheran Church in River Falls, Wisconsin, in celebration of their Centennial. The first verse of the hymn may be sung by the members of the wind ensemble before the performance of  Fantasia Variations. The hymn, choir, descant, and organ parts are available from TRN.

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