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Abide with Me (arr. Smith)

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William Henry Monk

William Henry Monk (arr. Hale Smith)

General Info

Year: 1861 / 1993
Duration: c. 4:00
Difficulty: (see Ratings for explanation)
Original Medium: Hymn
Publisher: American Wind Symphony Orchestra
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - $200.00

Instrumentation (uncertain)

Full Score
Flute I-II
Oboe I-II
Bassoon I-II-III
B-flat Soprano Clarinet I-II
B-flat Bass Clarinet I-II
B-flat Trumpet
Horn in F I-II
Trombone I-II-III-IV
Percussion, including:

  • Glockenspiel


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

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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State Ratings

None discovered thus far.


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  • Carthage College (Kenosha, Wisc.) Wind Orchestra (James Ripley, conductor) - 4 October 2020

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