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Once in royal David's city for clarinet quartet

By Henry John Gauntlett

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Clarinet, clarinet, bass clarinet - Intermediate - Digital Download
Composed by Henry John Gauntlett (1805-1876). Arranged by David Warin Solomons. Romantic Period, Neo-Classical, Christian, General Worship, Christmas. Score, Set of Parts. 10 pages. Published by David Warin Solomons (S0.383435).

Item Number: S0.383435

Instrumental arrangement of H J Gauntlett's melody, mainly following the harmony of A H Mann, but with variations.
Each instrument has a turn at the original melody.
The pdf file contains score and parts.
The sound sample is an electronic preview.

Original words by C F Alexander:

Once in royal David's city
Stood a lowly cattle shed,
Where a mother laid her Baby,
In a manger for His bed:
Mary was that mother mild,
Jesus Christ, her little Child.

He came down to earth from heaven,
Who is God and Lord of all,
And His shelter was a stable,
And His cradle was a stall:
With the poor, and mean, and lowly,
Lived on earth our Saviour holy.

For He is our childhood's pattern;
Day by day, like us, He grew;
He was little, weak, and helpless,
Tears and smiles, like us He knew;
And He cares when we are sad,
And he shares when we are glad.

And our eyes at last shall see Him,
Through His own redeeming love;
For that Child so dear and gentle,
Is our Lord in heaven above:
And He leads His children on,
To the place where He is gone.

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