Your Favorite Easter Hymns
Arranged by Colin Kirkpatrick

Essential Easter Music For Schools, Churches, Bands and Ensembles

The many Easter hymns on this website have now migrated to Sheet Music Plus, from which you can download what you need instantly. They have been arranged into four different books which contain the same hymns but arranged for different combinations of instruments. Contents of all books: Amazing Grace (trad); And Can it Be? (Sagina); At the Lamb’s High Feast We Sing (Salzburg); Christ the Lord is Risen Again! (Würtemburg); Crown Him with Many Crowns (Diademata); Jesus Christ is Risen Today (Easter Hymn); Jesus Lives! (St. Albinus); Love’s Redeeming Work is Done (Savannah); Low in the Grave He Lay (Lowry); There is a Green Hill Far Away (Horsley); Near the Cross (Doane); O Sacred Head Now Wounded (Passion Chorale);The Day of Resurrection (Ellacombe); The Strife is O'er, the Battle Won (Victory); Rock of Ages (Toplady); Thine be the Glory (Maccabæus); This Joyful Eastertide (Easter-tide); To God be the Glory! (Doane); When I Survey the Wondrous Cross (Hamburg); When I Survey the Wondrous Cross (Rockingham); Were You There When They Crucified my Lord? (trad); Ye Choirs of New Jerusalem (St.Fulbert).



Your Favorite Easter Hymns for Brass

The same hymns are arranged here for brass quartet, brass quintet or small brass ensemble. The publication consists of full scores for each hymn plus parts for 1st trumpet in B flat, 2nd trumpet in B flat, horn in F (or E flat), trombone and tuba. The tuba part is optional because it either doubles the trombone part or plays an octave below. Both parts appear on a single staff in the bass clef. There’s a piano part too, so you can also use the arrangements as solos, duets or trios. All the partsare contained in a single 91-page PDF file.



Your Favorite Easter Hymns for Clarinet Choir

In this version, the hymns are arranged for virtually any combination or number of clarinets. The publication consists of full scores for each hymn plus parts for 1st clarinet in B flat, 2nd clarinet in B flat, 3rd clarinet in B flat and bass clarinet in B flat. The 1st clarinet and 3rd clarinets have duplicate parts for E flat clarinet and E flat alto clarinet respectively. You could of course include alto and tenor saxophones if necessary. There’s a piano part too, so you can also use the arrangements as solos, duets or trios. All the parts are contained in a single 100-page PDF file.



Your Favorite Easter Hymns for Strings

In this version the hymns are arranged for string quartet, string quintet or string orchestra. The double bass is optional, because it doubles the cello part throughout. There’s a piano part too, so you can also use the arrangements as string solos, duets or trios. The music has beenset in string-friendly keys and leans towards G major, D major and C major. In a string orchestra, you can brighten the sound by instructing a few of the more advanced violin players to play an octave higher in both 1st and 2nd violin parts. The string version is not intended to be compatible with the others because it's arranged in string-friendly keys. In this way the music is accessible to less experienced string players.



Your Favorite Easter Hymns for Wind Instruments

This version consists of four-stave scores for each hymn plus: Part 1 in B flat (clarinet, trumpet, cornet, soprano sax); Part 1 in C (8ve higher for piccolo, flute, oboe); Part 1 in E flat (alto saxophone, E flat clarinet); Part 2 in B flat (clarinet, trumpet, cornet, flugelhorn); Part 2 in C (8ve higher for flute, oboe); Part 2 in E flat (alto saxophone); Part 3 in B flat (tenor saxophone, B flat baritone); Part 3 in C (bass clef for trombone, bassoon); Part 3 in E flat (E flat tenor horn, alto saxophone, alto clarinet); Part 3 in F (French horn in F); Part 3a in B flat (8ve below score pitch for 3rd clarinet); Part 4 in B flat (B flat bass clarinet, B flat bass); Part 4 in C (bass clef for trombone, bass trombone,bassoon, tuba); Part 4 in E flat (E flat baritone saxophone, E flat bass).

There’s a piano part too, so you can also use thearrangements as solos, duets or trios. All the parts are contained in a single 182-page PDF file. They are intended either as stand-alone pieces that could be used as interludes in an Easter service, or they could be used to accompany solo, choral or congregational singing. The music has been set in brass and woodwind-friendly keys so they are not compatible with the string collection of the same name. The piano part has been written for with the early intermediate pianist in mind, though some hymns are actually quite easy.























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