World's Largest Sheet Music Selection


Come Down, O Love Divine - brass quintet and piano

By Ralph Vaughan Williams

Be the first! Write a Review

Piano Accompaniment, Brass Quintet - Intermediate - Digital Download
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, "Down Ampney," 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 /

About SMP Press

This product was created by a member of SMP Press, our global community of independent composers, arrangers, and songwriters. Our independent musicians have created unique compositions and arrangements for the Sheet Music Plus community, many of which are not available anywhere else.

Click here to see more titles from these independent creators and to learn more about SMP Press.

Please note this product may not be eligible for all sales, promotions or coupons offered through Sheet Music Plus - please check promotional details for specifics.

About Digital Downloads

Digital Downloads are downloadable sheet music files that can be viewed directly on your computer, tablet or mobile device. Once you download your digital sheet music, you can view and print it at home, school, or anywhere you want to make music, and you don’t have to be connected to the internet. Just purchase, download and play!

PLEASE NOTE: Your Digital Download will have a watermark at the bottom of each page that will include your name, purchase date and number of copies purchased. You are only authorized to print the number of copies that you have purchased. You may not digitally distribute or print more copies than purchased for use (i.e., you may not print or digitally distribute individual copies to friends or students).

Close X

By signing up you consent with the terms in our Privacy Policy

I am a music teacher.