Click to enlargeCome Ye Disconsolate (brass band)

David Hepburn is a retired minister-of-music, choir director, band director, missionary, teacher, and school president, and a fine tenor and trumpeter. His many compositions are a testament to the works of Jesus he has seen in the lives of others and in his own life.

The son of Samuel Hepburn, David was long associated with the Salvation Army, and played in their brass bands from a very early age. This piece was originally written for the system the Salvation Army adapted from the old European brass band system, utilizing Eb horns and an Eb tuba, with all parts written in the natural key of the instruments in treble clef.

We have preserved that original voicing in one of the scores provided in this selection. The other score shows parts that are written for the "modern" brass band. All of the necessary parts for both approaches are included, which allows for various mix-and-match scenarios.

"Salvation Army" voicing:
Solo Cornet
Cornet 1
Cornet 2 & 3
Eb Horn 1 & 2
Eb Horn 3
Trombone 1 (TC)
Trombone 2 & 3 (TC)
Baritone 1 & 2 (TC)
Solo Euphonium (TC)
Eb Tuba (TC)
Bb Tuba (TC)
Percussion (snare drum and cymbal)

"Modern" Brass Band voicing:
Solo Cornet
Cornet 1
Cornet 2 & 3
F Horn 1 & 2
F Horn 3
Trombone 1
Trombone 2 & 3
Baritone 1 & 2
Solo Euphonium
Tuba 1
Tuba 2
Percussion (snare drum and cymbal)

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

COME YE DISCONSOLATE by Webbe, arranged for brass band by David Hepburn, comes in a pdf file of 507K, two scores: one fifteen pages long, the other sixteen pages, twenty one-page instrumental parts, and a license page, fifty-two pages in all. Performance time should be approximately 2:45.

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