Piano Trio Cello,Piano,Violin - Level 3 - Digital Download
By Sharon Wilson. By B. Ogden, G W Bethune, George Washington Bethune, W A Ogden, and William Augustine Ogden. Arranged by Sharon Wilson and Sharon Wilson Music. 19th Century,Christian,Easter,Multicultural,Sacred,World. 23 pages. Sharon Wilson #855694. Published by Sharon Wilson (A0.1262685).
Here is a flowing instrumental trio arrangement (for VIOLIN and CELLO duet with PIANO accompaniment) of a beautiful hymn from the late 1800's titled "The City of Our God" when associated with the lyrics by George Washington Bethune. The tune was composed by William Augustine Ogden. This hymn may be better known by its Spanish title "Jerusalén Mi Amado Hogar" (Jerusalem My Beloved Home) when used with contemporary lyrics by Nicolás Samojluk. The original lyrics by G. W. Bethune are shown below.
Both the VIOLIN and the CELLO get to lead with the melody at times making this a fun and equally challenging piece for both instruments while adding variety for the listeners. The VIOLIN plays the melody for the first verse and then the CELLO leads with the melody for the second verse. The song begins in the key of G major for the first verse, then transitions to the key of C major during the piano interlude between verses.
The range for each part is as follows: VIOLIN ~ A4 to A5; CELLO ~ B2 to D4. All notes for both the VIOLIN and CELLO are playable in the first position making this arrangement an excellent choice for early-intermediate string players. The PIANO accompaniment is written for an intermediate player. Duration 2:50.
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1. a grand staff (9 pages) with all parts on each page
2. separate scores for the VIOLIN and CELLO (2 pages each) and PIANO (4 pages)
3. a combined VIOLIN and CELLO score (4 pages)
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Lyrics by G. W. Bethune
O city of the jasper wall,
And of the pearly gate,
For thee amid the storms of life,
Our weary spirits wait,
O may we walk the streets of gold,
No mortal feet have trod;
O may we worship at the shrine,
The temple of our God.
O land of bliss!
O land of light!
O city of the jasper wall!
O land forever bright!
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