O Come O Come Emmanuel
Traditional, arranged by Jay Dawson
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Difficulty: III (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Arrangers' Publishing Co.
Cost: Score and Parts - $70.00 | Score Only - $8.00
C Piccolo/Flute I
B-flat Soprano Clarinet I-II-III
E-flat Alto Clarinet
B-flat Bass Clarinet
E-flat Contrabass Clarinet
B-flat Contrabass 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-III-IV
(percussion detail desired)
None discovered thus far.
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 126.96.36.199 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
None discovered thus far.
To submit a performance please join The Wind Repertory Project
- Atlanta (Ga.) Wind Symphony (David Kehler, conductor) – 8 December 2018
- Elmhurst Symphonic Band (Chicago, Ill.) – December 2014
- San Luis Obispo (Calif.) Wind Orchestra (William V. Johnson, conductor) – 5 December 1999
Works for Winds by this Arranger
- Abide with Me (as arranger)
- Amazing Grace (as arranger) (1995)
- By Dawn's Early Light (1995)
- Candlelight Carol (as arranger) (1984)
- Come Thou Fount of Every Blessing (1757/2003)
- Ding Dong Merrily on High (as arranger) (2003)
- Fanfare (2012)
- For the Beauty of the Earth (as arranger) (2009)
- Go Tell It on the Mountain (as arranger) (2006)
- Highland Cathedral (as arranger) (2009)
- Holiday Piece (as arranger) (1993)
- Jingle Bells (as arranger) (1857/1992)
- La Bohème (as arranger) (1896/1992)
- Land Between (1993)
- O Come O Come Emmanuel (as arranger)
- Reelin' in the Years (as arranger)
- Silent Night (as arranger)
- Stars (2000)
- Tennessee Salute (as arranger)
- You Can Call Me Al (as arranger) (1986)