B-flat or C Instruments
A reproducible collection of festive descants by Patricia D. Backhaus. Each descant is provided over the melody in both C and B-flat. While the descants were written to be idiomatic for trumpet, they may be played by other instruments. The descants and melodies correspond to the keys and harmonizations found in Lutheran Service Book: Accompaniment for the Hymns (Order No. 03-1173), and the keyboardist should play from that book.
Lo! He Comes with Clouds Descending; Hark! A Thrilling Voice Is Sounding; Go, My Children, with My Blessing; We Praise You and Acknowledge You, O God; Angels from the Realms of Glory; Lord, Dismiss Us with Your Blessing; Angels We Have Heard on High; See amid the Winter’s Snow; Once in Royal David’s City; O Come, All Ye Faithful; Songs of Thankfulness and Praise; Come, Ye Thankful People, Come; O Morning Star, How Fair and Bright; He Is Arisen! Glorious Word; O Holy Spirit, Enter In; As with Gladness Men of Old; Alleluia, Song of Gladness; Praise, My Soul, the King of Heaven; Hosanna, Loud Hosanna; Jesus Christ Is Risen Today; Christ Jesus Lay in Death’s Strong Bands; I Know That My Redeemer Lives; Jesus Shall Reign; Christ the Lord Is Risen Today, Alleluia; Now All the Vault of Heaven Resounds; Ye Watchers and Ye Holy Ones; Christ Has Arisen, Alleluia; Christ the Lord Is Risen Today; The Day of Resurrection; Scatter the Darkness, Break the Gloom; This Joyful Eastertide; Hail Thee, Festival Day; O Day Full of Grace; Sing Praise to the God of Israel; Wake, Awake, for Night Is Flying; Rise! To Arms! With Prayer Employ You; Jerusalem the Golden; For All the Saints; Rejoice, O Pilgrim Throng; Alleluia! Sing to Jesus; Lord of Glory, You Have Bought Us; Now Thank We All Our God; The Lord, My God, Be Praised; Guide Me, O Thou Great Redeemer
HELMSLEY; MERTON; REGENT SQUARE; GLORIA; HUMILITY; IRBY; ADESTE FIDELES; ST. GEORGE’S, WINDSOR; WIE SCHÖN LEUCHTET; DIX; LAUDA ANIMA; ELLACOMBE; EASTER HYMN; CHRIST LAG IN TODESBANDEN; DUKE STREET; LLANFAIR; LASST UNS ERFREUEN; MFURAHINI HALELUYA; ORIENTIS PARTIBUS; LANCASHIRE; BESANÇON; VRUECHTEN; SALVE FESTA DIES; DEN SIGNEDE DAG; WACHET AUF; EWING; SINE NOMINE; MARION; HYFRYDOL; NUN DANKET ALLE GOTT; CWM RHONDDA; AR HYD Y NOS; THAXTED
Advent, All Saints' Day, Ascension, Beginning of Service, Canticle, Christmas, Church Militant, Church Triumphant, Close of Service, Easter, End Times, Epiphany, Evening, Funeral, Holy Week, Mission and Witness, Palm Sunday, Pentecost, Praise and Adoration, Sanctification, Society, Thanksgiving and Harvest, Transfiguration, Wedding
Henry T. Smart; John F. Wade; Thomas Olivers; William H. Monk; John Goss; Henry J. Gauntlett; George J. Elvey; Philipp Nicolai; Conrad Kocher; Johann Walter; John C. Hatton; Robert Williams; Ralph Vaughan Williams; Christoph E. F. Weyse; Alexander C. Ewing; Arthur H. Messiter; Rowland H. Prichard; Johann Crüger; John Hughes; Gustav Holst