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Descant to ’St Peter’ (As now the sun’s declining rays/How sweet the name of Jesus sounds)

Composer
Alexander Reinagle
Year of composition
2008
Lyricist
Coffin/Newton
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

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

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