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The Old Hundredth Psalm Tune

By Ralph Vaughan Williams

Mixed Choir, Organ, Brass (SATB) - AB
Composed by Ralph Vaughan Williams (1872-1958). Sacred choral - mixed voices. Sacred, Choral Leaflet. Choral Score. Duration 0:05:00. Oxford University Press #9780193535084. Published by Oxford University Press (OU.9780193535084).

Item Number: OU.9780193535084

ISBN 9780193535084. 254x178mm inches.

for SATB and orchestra or brass
Vaughan Williams provided music for royal ceremonies several times during his long career; in the case of this arrangement the occasion was the Coronation of Queen Elizabeth II in 1953. It is a gloriously majestic setting of the hymn 'All people that on earth do dwell' with spectacular brass fanfares and opportunities for congregational singing. There are also calmer moments: verse 4, for example, borrows from John Dowland's setting of the psalm, harking back to the previous Elizabethan age. The work was given its first concert performance by the Hall'e Orchestra under Sir John Barbirolli in 1957, and a year later was sung at the composer's own funeral at Westminster Abbey.
Orchestral and brass material is available on hire. An accompaniment for 3 trumpets, timpani, and organ is also available on sale.

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  • 5

    Virginia Beach, VA
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  • April 03, 2012 Product is excellent!

    I bought 32 copies of the Old Hundredth, along with the score for three trumpets and timpani. We are excited to do it in an ensemble at my church.

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  • February 10, 2012 Old Hundredth

    Any easy but thorough arrangement of an historic psalm tune. Everyone who hears it will be awed.

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    London UK
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  • July 20, 2008 Grand occasion

    If you want a big number for a grand occassion, Vaughan Williams arrangement of the old 100th psalm tune (All people that on earth do dwell) is relatively straight forward. The trickiest part is the alternative harmony for the 4th verse. You need a reasonable size organ and trumpet and...

    you can then produce a grand peice for a special service, we use it for Remembrance Sunday.

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