Christmas in the Peaks

T. Jarman
Moderate (Grades 4-6)
3 minutes
Concert band / wind band
Instrumental parts
Not available

This a selection of 3 tunes. First is T. Jarman's tune "Lyngham" (or Nativity) which is usually used with Wesley's words "O for a thousand tongues to sing My Redeemer's praise .." The second tune is known in Derbyshire as "Hark What means" and is a carol from the Eyam area. It is believed to have been composed by the American William Batchelder Banbury (1816-1868):

"Hark, what means those holy voices sweetly sounding through the skies? Lo! th'angelic host rejoices, Heavenly hallelujahs rise. Hear them tell the wondrous story, Hear them chant their hymns of joy! Glory in the highest, glory, Glory to the God most high."

Finally is another Derbsyhire tune "Curly Hark" to which the words of Hark the Herald Angels Sing are used. The composer is unknown though, again, the tune originated in the Eyam area. At rehearsal mark D various parts are cued in. This will enable to band to get different players involved.

If desired the tunes could be played separately.

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