Descant to ’Rockingham’ (When I survey the wondrous Cross) (Eb major)

Composer
Edward Miller
Year of composition
2008
Lyricist
Isaac Watts
Difficulty
Moderate (Grades 4-6)
Duration
1 minute
Genre
Classical music
Instrumentation
Choir + keyboard
Instrumental parts
Not available
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Descant to ’Praise, my soul’ (Praise, my soul, the King of heaven), Descant to ’Richmond’ (City of God, how broad and far / Fill thou my life, O Lord my God), Descant to ’Quem Pastores’ (Jesus, good above all other), Newton West Kirby (Stars of the morning, so gloriously bright) NEH 193, Sancta Maria Magdalena (Mary, weep not, weep no longer) EASTER HYMN, Descant to ’Westminster Abbey’ (Blessed city, heavenly Salem/Christ is made the sure foundation) HAMR 620, AMNS 332, NEH 204-205, Descant to ’St Clement’ (The day thou gavest, Lord, is ended) (G major), Descant to ’St Gabriel’ (The radiant morn hath passed away), Descant to ’Breslau’ (Take up thy cross the Saviour said), Descant to ’See, amid the winter’s snow’, Descant to ’St Peter’ (As now the sun’s declining rays/How sweet the name of Jesus sounds), Acton Park (The Son of God proclaim), Woodbury (From Heaven’s bounty, Jesus blest), Descant to ’Crimond’ (The Lord’s my shepherd, I’ll not want), Descant to ’St Stephen’ (The Lord will come and not be slow), Descant to ’Noel’ (It came upon the midnight clear), Descant to ’The Old 120th’ (Hail to the Lord who comes/O thou not made with hands), Three Hymns to Our Lady (3): Mirfield (Hail, O Star that pointest), Three Hymns to Our Lady (2): Glan Ely (Shall we not love thee, Mother dear?) NOW WITH DESCANT, Mackintosh (Light of the minds that know him), St Teilo (Lord of beauty, thine the splendour), Three Hymns to Our Lady (1): Cathays (O Glorious Maid, exalted far) and Descant to ’Aberystwyth’ (Jesu, lover of my soul)

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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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