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We Three Kings (O Star of Wonder)

John Henry Hopkins, Jr.
Year of composition
Year of arrangement
John Henry Hopkins, Jr.
Moderate (Grades 4-6)
5 minutes
Other and Classical music
Solo instrument + piano
Instrumental parts
Not available

Here’s a full-length recital arrangement of the popular Christmas/Epiphany carol "We Three Kings" for instrumental solo piano (and my most ambitious Christmas score thus far). I started work on this arrangement in 2011 and finally brought it to completion in 2016. My goal was to make this arrangement a thoroughly enjoyable experience–a delight to listen to as well as fun to play for pianists at the upper intermediate to lower advanced levels. Its refined, generally upbeat style and steady rhythm reflect the influence of Mannheim Steamroller.

This instrumental show piece actually grew out of a simpler arrangement I wrote in 2011 for recording and sing along (please click on "We Three Kings" in the related scores above to view that much easier arrangement). Although this particular score is not meant to be sung, the full original lyrics are included for the pianist’s own reflection and inspiration, as well as to demonstrate how the music is based on and grew out of the words.

Please feel free to email me with any questions or comments regarding this or any of my other published scores. Thanks for taking a look, and may God bless your Christmas season.

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