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Sheet Music

Published: 13 June 2013

Duration: 35 minutes

Difficulty: Easy

Suitable For: Advent

60 Pages | 11.0 x 8.5 inches

ISBN: 9780193397651

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Alan Bullard

O Come, Emmanuel

Vocal score

Forces or Category: SATB & organ/piano/small orchestra/chamber group

Orchestration: 1 fl, 1 ob, 1 cl in A, 1 bsn/bass cl, 1 tpt in B flat, 1 hn in F, and either string quintet (2 vlns, vla, vc, db), or string orchestra, or keyboard (pno/org). The keyboard part here is an alternative to the string parts, and not the same as the accompaniment in the vocal score.

for SATB (with optional solos) and organ or piano or small orchestra or chamber group
O Come, Emmanuel is an Advent Celebration, suitable for both church and concert choirs. It is based on the seven Great 'O' Antiphons, and fragments of the well-known plainsong hymn permeate the work. A number of the movements make highly effective separate pieces and anthems.