O Come, All Ye Faithful (Adeste Fidelis)

Composer
John F. Wade
Year of composition
1751
Arranger
Difficulty
Easy (Grades 1-3)
Duration
2 minutes
Genre
Other
Instrumentation
String quartet
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This carol is among the most recognizable Christmas tunes in existence. Although its origins are not known, both the tune and several of its Latin verses were recorded by an eighteenth-century scribe named John Francis Wade, who is known to have been employed by various institutions of the Catholic Church. The tune also appears in a French manuscript, from which Wade may have adapted his version.

This arrangement features a beginners' third violin part, and an optional bass part for use with string orchestra.

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