Click to enlargeBeautiful Savior (trombone duet)

This hymn, also known as Fairest Lord Jesus or Crusader's Hymn, has been around for perhaps as long as 800 years, but the first written version was from the 1600s in Germany. The source is unknown, but regardless who wrote it or when, it continues to be a favorite to this day.

In modern hymnals, this tune appears in 4/4 time, but this duet is written mostly in 6/4 and has a strong feel slow 3 beat.

Written for young players, this piece is just challenging enough to be interesting for all. It should work equally well with two cellos, two bassoons, or two euphoniums.

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

BEAUTIFUL SAVIOR, arranged by Tom Kirkland for two trombones without accompaniment, comes in a pdf file of 155K, with two pages of music and a license page, three pages in all. Performance time should be about 1:50.

The majority of our sheet music pieces use electronically-produced demos on the item pages. We would much prefer to use actual recordings, so if you email us a digital recording or link to an online video and we end up using it as a demo on our site (fully credited), we will send you a coupon code good for US$25 toward your next purchase from our site.

Many of our sheet music licenses state that the purchaser does not have the right to record the work. We have modified our policy on this, and unless the license page states that you must obtain permission from a party other than to record the work, we will allow a small number (less than 50) of copies of an audio or video recording of a live performance to be made and distributed and/or posted to a free web site for viewing/listening, so long as, the composer, arranger, and lyricist are credited.


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