Two-part treble choir, flute, bassoon (or cello), and harp (or piano or organ). A wonderful and beautiful arrangement of Nun komm der Heiden Heiland. It's also possible to play the accompaniment with organ (on the flute and bassoon parts) and harp.
Text Source: Text by Ambrose of Milan (d. 397), paraphrased by Martin Luther (1483-1546)
Included Hymn Tune: NUN KOMM, DER HEIDEN HEILAND, from Erfurt Enchiridia, 1524
Vocal Range: g-e’ (Treble II), g-g’ (Treble I)
Key: A minor
Meter: primarily 10/4, 8/4
Accompanying Instruments: Flute, bassoon (or cello), harp (or piano or organ)
Anthem Warm-Ups: Use the anthem-based warm-ups in the Warm-Ups October 2009 Newsletter. Teach each phrase on “loo”. Pay special attention to the tuning of intervals between the two parts as Trebles I and II sing the text “Alleluia” two beats apart, and intervals between parts on the final “Amen."
Singing in style of plainsong chant
Singing with little accompaniment support of vocal line
Tuning of pitches and intervals, m. 22-23
Breath support of long phrases
Saviour of the Nations, comeVirgin's Son, make here thy homeMarvel now both heaven and earthThat the Lord chose such a birth.Alleluia.