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1st Book of Hymn Tunes
Product Code: 4100203084
It is believed that this publication will meet an important need: providing a wide range of sacred and holiday music that is playable by our least experienced instrumentalist. To this end, FIRST BOOK OF HYMN TUNES is intended to be a supplement to any accepted instructional method.
Once a rudimentary knowledge of playing has been taught and established, beginning brass groups will be able to perform music appropriate for a Sunday and other worship services. Indeed, all of the tune arrangements are appropriate to accompany congregational singing (although a few melodies will be pitched somewhat lower than the accustomed singing keys — such as "Above the Rest," "Duke Street," "I am so glad," "O Come All Ye Faithful" and "Wide as the Ocean.")
All music in this publication will sound complete with only three players. All parts are written with two staves. The top line in all parts contains the melody while the second line contains a harmony part. (Part 2 is the alto harmony, Part 3 is the bass harmony.) A list of part books and their appropriate instrumentation is as follows:
Part 1-2 Bb Cornet Part 1-2 Eb Eb Horn, Soprano Cornet Part 1-3 Bb Baritone, Trombone, Euphonium, Bb Bass Part 1-3 Eb Eb Bass Percussion Bells (or any other C melody part), Snare Drum, Bass Drum, Utility Percussion