Click to enlargeCome, Ye Disconsolate (brass quintet)

Same piece arranged for brass quartet.

Samuel Webbe's hymn tune, CONSOLATOR, is about 200 years old now, but it is still fresh and moving.

The common lyrics are by Thomas Moore (Stanzas 1 and 2) and Thomas Hastings (stanza 3). It seems at once to be both a communion hymn and a funeral hymn, with its description of heaven and its consolation theme.

The hymn tune is played through three times, first with the trombone in the lead in Eb, then with the horn in the lead in concert G, then with the first trumpet in the lead in concert Db. This was done as much for texture change as for playing range.

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Come, ye disconsolate, where e're ye languish,
Come to the mercy seat, fervently kneel.
Here bring your wounded hearts, here bring your anguish,
Earth has no sorrow that heaven cannot heal.

Joy of the desolate, light of the straying,
Hope of the penitent, fadeless and pure!
Here speaks the comforter, tenderly saying,
"Earth has no sorrow, that heaven cannot cure."

Here see the bread of life, see the waters flowing
Forth from the throne of God, pure from above;
Come to the feast of love-- come ever knowing
Earth has no sorrow but heaven can remove.

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

COME, YE DISCONSOLATE, a hymn tune by Samuel Webbe, arranged by Tom Kirkland for brass quintet consisting of two trumpets, F horn, trombone, and tuba, comes in a pdf file of 742k, with a four-page score, five two-page parts, and a license page, fifteen pages in all. Performance time should be just under three minutes.

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