Looking for hymn arrangement

Discussion in 'The Rehearsal Room' started by kristen63, Nov 25, 2010.

  1. kristen63

    kristen63 New Member

    My band has engaged a female singer for a christmas concert and I'm looking for arrangements for vocalist and band. Any suggestions would be highly appreciated, but I think the Irish hymn tune "Be Thou My Vision" would be great. Does anybody know a good arrangement for band and vocalist on this item and where I can get it?

  2. blue juice

    blue juice Member

    O Holy Night (Euph solo version) is lovely with a singer as is Candlelight Carol. Other good ones are Christmas Song, It's the most wonderful time of the year and Born for you.
  3. PeterBale

    PeterBale Moderator Staff Member

    Richard Phillips' arrangement of "Who is he" could fit the bill.
  4. P_S_Price

    P_S_Price Member

    Is that the same tune a s Lord of all Faithfulness? If so it is in the Salvation Army Tune Books available from SP&S
  5. AmandaD

    AmandaD Member

    we have used people need the lord from the savation army book. Thought provoking words words and a beautiful meoldy.

  6. Number1euph

    Number1euph Member

    Pennine Music have a arrangement of "Be Thou My Vision" arranged by Stephen Tighe. It's £17.95. I have played it and is a lovely arrangement.

    Check the website out - www.penninemusic.com

  7. SteveT

    SteveT Member

    Xmas Music

    What kind of thing are you looking for?
  8. SteveT

    SteveT Member


    You sir, are too kind!
  9. kristen63

    kristen63 New Member

    Thank you so much for your kind replies. I will look seriously into every suggestion you make.

    Stephen: (What am I looking for). My brass band will be doing a christmas church concert on the 17th of december. I need a couple of items arranged for female voice and band. These items may or may not be directly connected to christmas. The program will be an hour and we don't want to fill the whole concert with christmas music only.

    Personally I feel that traditional folk songs and hymn tunes sounds particularly good for vocalist and band but we might think outside the box also (but bearing in mind that it is a christmas/church concert after all).

    I listened to your arrangement of "Be Thou My Vision" and it sounds great, but do you think it is possible to fit in a vocal soloist?

    More suggestions would be highly appreciated keep it coming :)

    Kristen Arnøy.
  10. ploughboy

    ploughboy Active Member

    Redbridge played with a female singer at BiC this last weekend, ALW's With One Look, from sunset boulevard. Worked very well indeed.
  11. kristen63

    kristen63 New Member

    Yes Ploughboy! I saw Redbridge Brass on the live internet coverage from BiC and it was that very performance that made me contact a female singer for our concert in the first place :). I loved their Bolero (BLAST) arrangement too.
    I send all your suggestions forward to our MD and I'm sure he knows ALWs music very well. Gonna be difficult to get our mitts on the score in time though…

  12. kristen63

    kristen63 New Member

    P_S_Price: Yes "Be Thou My Vision" is indeed the same tune as "Lord of all Faithfulness". Just found out thanks to Google ;-).

  13. P_S_Price

    P_S_Price Member

    Thought it Might be - Trouble with the SA Tune books though is the cost of them. You get a Lot of Hymn Tunes but they aint cheap £9.99 for one book and there are 2 books to get the full set (2 books per part x 26 players = best part of £520) - Ouch
  14. kristen63

    kristen63 New Member

    £520 - Oh... Way over our budget for this concert I'm afraid!

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