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the SJMP editors 13 Easter Hymns Made Fancy

Hymn Treatments and Descants
Brass Ensemble
Congregation, Hymn Arr., Instrumental
Original Publication
Brass for Easter
Moderately Easy
Suggested Uses(s)

Who doesn't like brass on Easter? We have some really GREAT hymn arrangements for brass quintet and organ, but some folks don't have a full compliment of players. So here are some arrangements and descants that work  - whatever your forces!

Brass quartet with Optional Horn in F - All parts are included on two pages (per hymn). The optional horn parts are in the back.

  • C Descant
  • Bb Descant
  • Bb Trumpet Parts (Soprano and Alto lines)
  • Trombone Countermelody
  • Organ/Trombone Parts
  • Opt. Horn Parts (Alto, Tenor, and Countermelody)

Crown Him With Many Crowns (Diademata)
Jesus Christ Is Risen Today (Easter Hymn)
The Day Of Resurrection (Ellacombe)
Welcome, Happy Morning! (Fortunatus)
Good Christians All, Rejoice And Sing (Gelobt Sei Gott)
The Day Of Resurrection (Lancashire)
Hail the Day That Sees Him Rise (Llanfair)
Thine Be the Glory (Maccabeus)
At the Lamb's High Feast We Sing (Salzburg)
Come, Ye Faithful, Raise the Strain (St. Kevin)
Christ Is Alive! (Truro)
He Is Risen (Unser Herrsher)
This Joyful Eastertide (Vreuchten)

Suggested use

Introduction: organ or brass or both
Verse One: 4 part brass and organ (SATB)
Verse Two: organ + trombone or horn countermelody
Verse Three: organ alone or with descant or brass alone
Verse Four: organ, descant + STB brass
        OR descant + countermelody +SB
        OR everything, if you have enough players.

Or, whatever you like! There are plenty of options and all parts work together.

Recording: One verse - All parts together.


Amy Simons
P.O. Box 249
Tryon, North Carolina 28782
Phone 828.859.0323


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