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Once In Royal David's City

Once In Royal David's City
 
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About This Work

‘Once in Royal David’s City’, set to music by H.J. Gauntlett in 1849, epitomizes Christmas and since 1919 has begun the Christmas Eve service of Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols, held at the King's College Chapel (Cambridge). This setting by Ian Macpherson for Concert Band and Choir, is a real alternative to those more traditionally used and full of the dynamic and rich scoring associated with his work and makes an ideal accompaniment to congregational singing.

As with all settings of Carols and Hymns published by SafeMusic, the arrangement of the first verse is taken from the traditional harmonization. The choir parts are optional.

ComposerH J Gauntlett
ArrangerIan Macpherson
CategoryChristmas Music
Duration4mins 15secs
DifficultyThis piece has difficulty rating of 3.5 on a scale one through 6, with 6 being the hardest. Click here to see how we grade our band sets.
InstrumentationPiccolo
Flutes 1-2
Oboe
Eb Clarinet
Bb Clarinets 1-2-3
Bb Bass Clarinet
Eb Alto Saxophones 1-2
Bb Tenor Saxophone
Eb Baritone Saxophone
Bassoons 1-2
Horns in F 1-2
Horns in F 3-4
Bb Trumpets 1-2-3
Tenor Trombones 1-2
Bass Trombone
Euphonium
Tuba
Timpani
Side Drum
Cymbals
Bass Drum
Suspended Cymbals
Glockenspiel
Tubular Bells
Choir (Optional)
Parts SuppliedFor a full list of parts supplied under our free postage scheme, please visit FAQ's.
Catalogue No.
Product Code: SM0237

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