ST PATRICK'S BREASTPLATE (I bind unto myself today) - arrangement & descant

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For 3 trumpets, timpani, [optional flute & harp], organ, SATB choir and congregation, as scored for a BBC Radio 2 broadcast.

A setting of the hymn commonly known as St Patrick’s Breastplate. The melody comes from the 1903 Petrie collection of Irish Music, as edited by Charles Villiers Stanford. The organ part for the last verse uses some of Stanford’s material.

The mp3 file is from the broadcast, featuring the Choir, students and staff of Framlingham College, with the arranger as organist and also a brass ensemble.

Purchasers are politely reminded to seek permission before performance by emailing, and that purchasers must buy a copy per performer.

Score ID
Year of composition
St Patrick
Moderate (Grades 4-6)
7 minutes
Classical music

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