Lo, How a Rose E'er Blooming (piano)

A Meditation for Piano

Michael Praetorius
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Alf Houkom wrote a beautiful arrangement of Lo, How a Rose E'er Blooming which he published in 1975. He scored it for choir, organ and oboe, and I had the privilege of playing the oboe part for several performances. Unfortunately, his work is no longer in print and I do not have a copy. I wrote this arrangement with memories of Alf's ideas still floating through my mind. This is, consequently, not a reorchestration of his original but rather a new work that has been influenced by his approach.

In order to capture the contemplative mood, the tempos are slower than those for normal carol singing.

Score: 3 pages

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Michael Praetorius
Year of composition
Year of arrangement
Easy (Grades 1-3)
3 minutes
Solo instrument (Piano)
Classical music

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