Christ the Lord “Has Risen Today”- Trumpet Quintet

Instrumentation- Trumpet quartet (4th part optional)
Composer- Robert Williams-arr.Chidester
Length- 4:06
Difficulty- M
Range – Low A to Bb just above staff (Bb trumpets)
Endurance- 2
Finger technique- 2
Counting ability- 2
Ensemble difficulty-2+

Important- We offer two arrangements which have similar titles (Christ The Lord “Has Risen Today” and Christ The Lord “Is Risen Today”). Make sure you are ordering the correct Hymn .

This is not your usual Easter version. The first half of the arrangement features the trumpets and the organ servers a supportive roll. When the congregation is to sing, the organ leads and the trumpets play an “in and out” roll to the end. Each of the upper three players take turns at the melody and the fourth part is there for support. This arrangement can be performed equally well with three or four players. The modulation into the last verse is so strong that even the most tone deaf, tin eared singer in your church can understand. I wrote this version with the intent to give the congregation a mini concert before the hymn is to be sung and I feel that it works well. Give yourself a break this Easter and perform something new, not just what the organist has in the library. You and everyone in your church will be praising this arrangement Easter morning, as well as the real reason you are there.

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