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The Holy City

By Michael Maybrick (1841–1913)

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Brass Quintet - Advanced Intermediate - Digital Download
Composed by Michael Maybrick (1841–1913). Arranged by F. Leslie Smith. Christian, Sacred, Wedding. Score, Set of Parts. 22 pages. Published by Sweetwater Brass Press (S0.192931).

Item Number: S0.192931

Michael Maybrick wrote music for “The Holy City” in 1892 under the name, “Stephen Adams.” Frederic Weatherly wrote the lyrics. The song was popular from the beginning, then experienced a resurgence when sung by Jeanette MacDonald in the 1936 film, San Francisco. Victorian in both words and melody, “The Holy City” nonetheless remains a frequent performance piece today. The current arrangement is based on the original 1892 sheet music but has been augmented to take advantage of brass quintet instrumentation.

Completed in 2012, this arrangement runs about 4 minutes, 47 seconds. The arranger, Les Smith, can bereached at For more arrangements by Les, enter "Sweetwater Brass Press" (without the quotation marks) in the SheetMusicPlus search box.

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