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Prelude on "Adeste Fideles"

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Jeremy S. Martin

Jeremy S Martin


General Info

Year: 2006 / 2022
Duration: c. 2:45
Difficulty: III (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: LudwigMasters
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - $55.00   |   Score Only (print) - $10.00


Instrumentation

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

  • Bass Drum
  • Bells
  • Crash Cymbals
  • Orchestra Bells
  • Snare Drum
  • Suspended Cymbal
  • Triangle


Errata

None discovered thus far.


Program Notes

Originally written in Latin as Adeste Fideles, O Come, All Ye Faithful has become one of the most beloved of all Christmas carols. It has been attributed to several authors, among them King John IV of Portugal, John Reading, John Francis Wade, and anonymous monks. The text, also, has been attributed to numerous authors including King John and St. Bonaventure (13th century). Scholars generally now attribute the music to King John and the words to Cistercian monks though they are unsure whether the monks were German, Spanish, or Portuguese.

The work is an original look at a favorite carol.

- Program Note from publisher


Commissioned by the Seffner Christian Academy Crusader Band, Thomas G. Kissler, Director.

- Program Note from score


Media


State Ratings

None discovered thus far.


Performances

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  • Seffner (Fla.) Christian Academy Band (Thomas Kistler, conductor) – 12 December 2006 *Premiere Performance*


Works for Winds by this Composer


Resources

  • Jeremy Martin, personal correspondence, July 2022