Descant to ’St Stephen’ (The Lord will come and not be slow)

Composer
William Jones
Year of composition
1999
Lyricist
Milton
Difficulty
Moderate (Grades 4-6)
Duration
1 minute
Genre
Classical music
Instrumentation
Choir + keyboard
Instrumental parts
Not available
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It is possible to perform this arrangement in two ways:

Either/

with the sopranos singing the descant, the rest of the choir and the congregation singing the melody, and the organ playing the accompaniment

Or/

with all the singers singing the melody and the organ playing the accompaniment.

If you use it, please be so kind as to let me know by email as I like to keep a track of where my works are performed.

Do have a look at my other hymn arrangements on this site. I welcome commissions for arrangements, as well as for original compositions.

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