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Vernon Hoyle This Joyful Eastertide

Keyboard [organ/piano], Trumpet(s)
Moderately Easy
Suggested Uses(s)

SATB choir and organ with two optional trumpets in Bb. (Hint: You could also do this one with a Unison or Two-Part Choir - just accompany the SATB section.) A bright, sparkling arrangement of the traditional Dutch carol, Vreuchten. With or without the trumpets, it's a great setting! Could you do this arrangement as a congregational hymn? ABSOLUTELY! (Note: The recording is in E Major. We decided though, to make it easier for the trumpets, to transpose down to Eb. Bb Trumpet players hate to play in F# Major. Just sayin...)

The EXTRAS (ZIP) file contains the unison version in E Major.

This joyful Eastertide,
away with care and sorrow!
My Love, the Crucified,
hath sprung to life this morrow.

Had Christ, that once was slain,
ne'er burst his threeday prison,
our faith had been in vain;
but now is Christ arisen,
arisen, arisen, arisen.

Death's flood hath lost its chill,
since Jesus crossed the river:
Lover of souls, from ill
my passing soul deliver.

My flesh in hope shall rest,
and for a season slumber,
till trump from east to west
shall wake the dead in number.


Mark Schweizer
P.O. Box 249
Tryon, North Carolina 28782
Phone 828.859.0323
Toll Free 877.822.0304


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