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Hymn Descants for Treble Instruments

By Charles Evans

Woodwind solo solo instrument
Composed by Charles Evans. Christmas, Eastertide, General, Sacred. Lorenz Publishing Company #30/1897L. Published by Lorenz Publishing Company (LO.30-1897L).

Item Number: LO.30-1897L

Christmas, Eastertide, General, Sacred.

An instrumental descant always enlivens the singing of hymns, and this volume promises practicality, variety and well-crafted countermelodies to do just that. Included in this spiral-bound compendium are descants for 85 hymn tunes cross referenced to 314 hymn titles found in the standard hymnals of today's church. Although designed with the timbre and range of the trumpet in mind, each descant is presented in both concert and B-. at pitches (and often multiple keys) and is suitable for most treble instruments. The level of difficultly is accessible for most serious high school musicians, while maintaining a musical credibility for professional players. Presented in a user-friendly manner, Hymn Descants for Treble Instruments will be easily incorporated into any style worship service in which hymn singing is an integral part.

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  • February 03, 2009 The descant book I carry for church gigs

    I routinely use these descants for church gigs, primarily on C, Pic A, and Pic Bb trumpets. Bb trumpet parts are provided but many are not convenient due to key and/or range. This is an excellent book for the gigging trumpet player (and other treble instruments) but is out...

    of reach for many students. The descants are imaginative and have enough "flash" without being overdone or too difficult to prepare. One read-through is usually enough.

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