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May Jesus Christ be Praised! (trombone quintet)

Also known by its first line, "When morning guilds the skies," this wonderful hymn tune by Joseph Barnby is known throughout the English-speaking world paired with lyrics translated from the original German by Edward Caswall.

Here it is presented for trombone quintet consisting of one soprano trombone (slide trumpet), three tenor trombones, and one bass trombone. If a soprano slide trombone is not available, the part can be played on a standard soprano valve trombone (trumpet). The soprano part is written transposed for a Bb instrument, while the other parts are written in concert key.

MP3 sound sample: entire piece (synthesizer/midi).

MAY JESUS CHRIST BE PRAISED by Joseph Barnby, arranged by Tom Kirkland for trombone quintet consisting of one soprano, three tenors and one bass trombone, comes in a pdf file of 236K, with a five-page score, five two-page parts, and a license page, sixteen pages in all. Performance time should be about three minutes.

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Last update: 28 February 2019