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O Come, O Come, Emmanuel

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Michael Brown

Arranged by Michael Brown


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General Info

Year:
Duration: c. 2:20
Difficulty: III (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Hal Leonard Corporation
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - $50.00   |   Score Only (print) - $5.00


Instrumentation

Full Score
C Piccolo
Flute
Oboe
Bassoon
B-flat Soprano Clarinet I-II-III
E-flat Alto Clarinet
B-flat Bass Clarinet
E-flat Alto Saxophone I-II
B-flat Tenor Saxophone
E-flat Baritone Saxophone
B-flat Trumpet I-II-III
Horn in F I-II
Trombone I-II
Euphonium
Tuba
String Bass
Timpani
Percussion I-II-III-IV, including:

(percussion detail needed)


Errata

None discovered thus far.


Program Notes

O come, O come, Emmanuel is a Christian hymn for Advent. While it is most commonly known by that English title, it is in fact a translation of the original Latin, Veni, Veni, Emmanuel; translations into other modern languages (particularly German) are also in widespread use. The 1861 translation from Hymns Ancient and Modern is the most prominent by far in the English-speaking world, but other English translations also exist.

The hymn is a metrical paraphrase of the O Antiphons, a series of plainchant antiphons attached to the Magnificat at Vespers over the final days before Christmas.

Because O Come, O Come Emmanuel is a metrical hymn in the common 88.88.88.88 meter scheme, it is possible to pair the words of the hymn with any number of tunes. (In fact, it is this quality that allows the English and Latin words to be used interchangeably, as the English translations of the hymn retain the meter of the original Latin.)

However, at least in the English-speaking world, O Come, O Come Emmanuel is associated with one tune more than any other, to the extent that the tune itself is often called Veni Emmanuel.

- Program Note from Wikipedia


The traditional Christmas carol finds itself here in a totally new and unexpected setting. This stylized version uses contemporary harmonies and an interesting 5/4 meter to achieve a wonderful effect. The driving pulse throughout makes this a dynamic holiday arrangement.

- Program Note from publisher


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