Hark! The Herald Angels Sing (arr. Holcombe)

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Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy

Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy (arr. Bill Holcombe)

General Info

Year: 1840 / 1997
Difficulty: II (see Ratings for explanation)
Original Medium: Carol
Publisher: Musicians Publications
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - $30.00


Full Score
Flute I-II
Oboe or Flute III
B-flat Soprano Clarinet I-II-III
B-flat Bass Clarinet
E-flat Alto Saxophone I-II
B-flat Tenor Saxophone
E-flat Baritone Saxophone
B-flat Trumpet I-II-III (III optional)
Horn in F
Euphonium (optional Trombone II or Bassoon)

(Percussion instrumentation undifferentiated in score)


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

Hark! The Herald Angels Sing is a Christmas carol that first appeared in 1739 in the collection Hymns and Sacred Poems. As it is known in the modern era, it features lyrical contributions from Charles Wesley and George Whitefield, with music adapted from Vaterland, in deinen Gauen by Felix Mendelssohn.

In 1840 -- a hundred years after the publication of Hymns and Sacred Poems -- Mendelssohn composed a cantata to commemorate Johann Gutenberg's invention of movable type printing, and it is music from this cantata, adapted by the English musician William H. Cummings to fit the lyrics of Hark! The Herald Angels Sing, that propels the carol known today.

- Program Note from Wikipedia


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State Ratings

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