Fantasia on "Adeste Fidelis"

From Wind Repertory Project
William Owens

Carol arranged by William Owens

General Info

Year: 2007
Duration: c. 2:45
Difficulty: II (see Ratings for explanation)
Original Medium: Carol
Publisher: TRN Music Publisher
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - $50.00   |   Score Only (print) - $8.00


Full Score
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
Percussion I-II-III, including:

  • Bass Drum
  • Bells
  • Chimes
  • Crash Cymbals
  • Snare Drum
  • Tambourine
  • Triangle


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

Adeste Fidelis (O Come All Ye Faithful) was introduced to the world circa 1743 and to date endures as one of our most cherished Christmas carols. This powrrful setting for concert band encompasses the majesty and repose of the original long-standing seasonal masterpiece and promises a gratifying listening experience.

The work begins quite intrepidly and quickly settles into a soothing chorale played by the woodwinds. After a brief moment of mystery, the music takes on a brighter fast tempo and continues to a grand climax.

For the Maryville (TN) Intermediate 6th Grade Wind Ensemble and the performance at the 2007 Midwest International Band and Orchestra Clinic, George William Hayden III and RoAnn J. Romines, Directors.

- Program Note from score

O Come, All Ye Faithful (originally written in Latin as Adeste Fideles) is a Christmas carol that has been attributed to various authors, including John Francis Wade (1711–1786), John Reading (1645–1692) and King John IV of Portugal (1604–1656), with the earliest manuscript of the hymn bearing his name, located in the library of the Ducal Palace of Vila Viçosa.

- Program Note from Wikipedia


State Ratings

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