1st Trumpet in C part from Antioch (Joy to the world) (Choir, 2 Trumpets) 4/4 version

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Melody in Voce di Melodia (c.1834) adapted by Lowell Mason (1792-1872)
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The music for this Christmas hymn has been credited to Handel, adapted by Lowell Mason, but it seems that Mason adapted a melody found in William Holford's "Voce di Melodia" (c.1834). Perhaps the Handel reference came from the tune's resemblance to "Lift up your heads" in "Messiah".

The hymn is most commonly found in 4/4 time, but many hymnals give it in 2/4, allowing the length of the last note of the first phrase to be shortened. The present arrangement for 2 Trumpets, Choir/Congregation and Organ is available in both time signatures.

Parts for both Bb and C trumpets are included.

The words can vary in details from one hymnal to another. If you want to use my arrangement but its words are different from your needs please contact me johnross@dunelm.org.uk and I will email you an amended PDF.


Composer
Melody in Voce di Melodia (c.1834) adapted by Lowell Mason (1792-1872)
Duration
1 minute
Genre
Other
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