Come Down O Love Divine (Instrumental Parts)


Scored for: Mixed Choir & Piano (optional jazz ensemble)
Level: Medium
Duration: 3 minutes 30

Other Info: Come Down O Love Divine, available in the publication Three Jazz Hymns, is an arrangement of the Ralph Vaughan Williams' tune Down Ampney for SATB with piano (plus optional alto saxophone and bass parts) and was commissioned by Andrew Earis, for the Choir of St Martin-in-the-Fields, in 2010. 

The setting of Come down, O Love divine supplies some new harmonic moves to Vaughan Williams’ lovely tune Down Ampney, gradually adding vocal harmony through the verses, with a short descant section in the final verse.

Come Down, O Love Divine has been recorded by The Wellensian Consort, conducted by Christopher Finch, and is included on the album Footprints.

1. Come down, O Love divine (Down Ampney)
2. God is Love/Love Divine (Blaenwern)
3. Let all mortal flesh keep silence (Picardy)

These jazz arrangements of well-known hymns were written for Andrew Earis and choirs of St Martin-in-the-Fields, London for various services and BBC broadcasts from that church.

Performers of these hymns should feel free to include the congregation or audience in imaginative ways.

Additional information


Instrumental Parts: ISMN 9790060137419
Catalogue Number: BH DIGITAL-40183
Instrumentation: asax, pno,bgtr

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