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Come Down, O Love Divine - brass quintet and piano

By Ralph Vaughan Williams

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Piano Accompaniment, Brass Quintet - Intermediate
Composed by Ralph Vaughan Williams (1872-1958). Arranged by Todd Marchand. Christian, Sacred, General Worship, Wedding. Score, Set of Parts. 13 pages. Published by Con Spirito Music (S0.226735).

Item Number: S0.226735

“Come Down, O Love Divine" pairs a text by the Italian mystic poet Bianco de Siena (c. 1350-1399) with a tune by the towering English composer Ralph Vaughan Williams (1872-1958). Translated by the Anglican cleric Richard F. Littledale (1833-1890), Bianco's hymn is especially appropriate at celebrations of the Holy Spirit (e.g. Pentecost) and Holy Trinity (e.g. Trinity Sunday), and ideal as a wedding prelude.The first two stanzas are a prayer, asking the Holy Spirit's presence on one's life:

1. Come down, O Love divine, seek thou this soul of mine, and visit it with thine own ardor glowing; O Comforter, draw near, within my heart appear, and kindle it, thy holy flame bestowing.
2. O let it freely burn, till earthly passions turn to dust and ashes in its heat consuming; and let thy glorious light shine ever on my sight, and clothe me round, the while my path illuming.

Vaughan Williams' tune is named after the Gloucestershire village in which he was born.

This intermediate-level arrangement for brass quintet and piano features an introduction by the piano, a solo for French horn followed by a broader statement of the tune by the full ensemble, and a conclusion by the piano. Suitable for high school to professional ensembles for use in concert, recital, and worship.  

©2017 Todd Marchand / ConSpiritoMusic.com

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