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What is This Lovely Fragrance? - French Noel arr. for brass quintet

By Traditional French Noel

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Brass Quintet - Intermediate
Composed by Traditional French Noel. Arranged by Todd Marchand. Christian, Sacred, Christmas. Score, Set of Parts. 15 pages. Published by Con Spirito Music (S0.180099).

Item Number: S0.180099

“What is This Lovely Fragrance?” (“Quelle est cette odeur agréable?”) is a 17th-century French traditional Noël (carol) about the Nativity of Christ. The melody accompanying its lyrics, a folk tune, was used by John Gay (1685–1732) in his satirical work, The Beggar's Opera (1728). It is this tune to which the text, calling the shepherds to the manger, is typically set.

What is this lovely fragrance wafting like to the scents of flow'rs in spring? / Shepherds, O tell us, whence such beauty, hear you not heav'nly carolling? / What is this lovely fragrance wafting like to the scents of flow'rs in spring?

Thisintermediate level arrangement is suitablefor advanced high school to professional ensembles for use inconcert, recital, and worship. Full score and parts, 8.5x11-inchformat.

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