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Abide with Me

From Wind Repertory Project
William Henry Monk

William Henry Monk (arr. Robert Levy)


Subtitle: Fantasia and Dedication


General Info

Year: 1861 / 1998
Duration: c. 9:00
Difficulty: IV (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Alliance Publications
Cost: Score & Parts - $80.00   |   Score Only - $20.00


Instrumentation

Full Score
Piccolo
Flute I-II
Oboe I-II
Bassoon I-II
Bb Soprano Clarinet I-II-III
Bb Bass Clarinet
Alto Saxophone I-II
Tenor Saxophone
Baritone Saxophone
Trumpet (in Bb) I-II-III
French Horn I-II-III-IV
Trombone I-II-III
Euphonium
Tuba
String Bass
Piano
Timpani
Percussion I-II-III-IV-V-VI, including:

  • Bass Drum
  • Bongos
  • Claves
  • Cymbal (crash and 3 suspended)
  • Glockenspiel
  • Gong (Tam-tam)
  • Marching Snare Drum
  • Sleigh Bells
  • Snare Drum
  • Tambourine
  • Temple Blocks
  • Triangle (3)
  • Tom-Toms (4)
  • Tubular Bells
  • Vibraphone
  • Wind Chimes
  • Wood Block
  • Xylophone


Errata

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Program Notes

Abide with Me was commissioned by the Fox Valley Lutheran High School Bands in sincere dedication to Mr. James Neujahr, whose compassion and musical insights have influenced us all.

Program Note from score


A variety of musical devices are used around this grand traditional hymn which ultimately engages six percussion parts plus timpani. The band also hums and sings towards the conclusion of this work. Unlike traditional band settings, this work is not straight-forward, but rather a web cleverly designed to present new musical experiences.

- Program Note from publisher


Abide with Me is a Christian hymn by Scottish Anglican Henry Francis Lyte most often sung to English composer William Henry Monk's tune entitled Eventide.

The hymn is a prayer for God to remain present with the speaker throughout life, through trials, and through death. The opening line alludes to Luke 24:29, "Abide with us: for it is toward evening, and the day is far spent", and the penultimate verse draws on text from 1 Corinthians 15:55, "O death, where is thy sting? O grave, where is thy victory?":

- Program Note from Wikipedia

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