The Georgetown Collection

Hymns arranged for 2 trumpets, organ and congregation

by

Richard Webster

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Advent Press is pleased to announce the release of The Georgetown Collection -- 7 Christmas and 7 Easter hymns arranged for 2 trumpets, organ and congregation. Commissioned by Christ Church, Georgetown, Washington, D.C., these exciting and practical new hymn settings are essential for church musicians looking to enliven Christmas and Easter worship. Published in 2 volumes (Vol. I Christmas; Vol. II Easter), a full score and set of trumpet parts are included. Each volume sells for $150, or $250 for both volumes, and includes a complimentary compact disk or digital file (please specify).

This new recording of The Georgetown Collection features two superb trumpeters from the United States Navy Band; the all-professional Choir of Christ Church, Georgetown; Thomas Smith, organ; and Richard Webster, conductor.

 Volume I: CHRISTMAS

   

ADESTE FIDELES O come, all ye faithful
ANTIOCH     Joy to the world! 
EST IST EIN ROS  Lo, how a Rose e’er blooming
GLORIA Angels we have heard on high
MENDELSSOHN Hark! The herald angels sing
REGENT SQUARE    Angels from the realms of glory
STILLE NACHT  Silent night 

                                                            

Volume II: EASTER

EASTER HYMN Jesus Christ is risen today
ELLACOMBE The day of resurrection!
FORTUNATUS Welcome, happy morning
LUX EOI Alleluia! Hearts and voices
ST. KEVIN Come, ye faithful
UNSER HERRSCHER  He is risen!
VICTORY Alleluia! The strife is o’er

 

 

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At Christmas and Easter our churches are filled with those who long for the promise of the Incarnation and the hope of the Resurrection. From the most faithful churchgoer to the twice a year reluctant worshipper, these people want to sing, even if they don’t know it. This collection offers arrangements of beloved classic hymns for the two highest days in the liturgical year. The dazzling exuberance of two trumpets, the tender intimacy of a pair of flugelhorns (umlaut on the u), the majestic grandeur of the organ, the energetic leadership of a choir, the soaring flight of a descant and the sheer joy of robust congregational singing combine to lift us to behold the face of the baby Jesus or to touch the wounded hands of the risen Christ.

I am profoundly grateful to Thomas Smith, Organist and Choirmaster of Christ Church, Georgetown, Washington, D.C., for commissioning this collection. May these arrangements heighten our worship so that, in glimpsing God’s beauty, we may become Christ’s ambassadors on earth.  – Richard Webster

Christ Church, Georgetown, is blessed with a beautiful, historic space in which to worship; truly gifted clergy; a large and committed congregation; and a choral tradition of exceptional quality. As in many churches, however, the gift of space, particularly in the Choir/Chancel, is sorely lacking. I trust that these brilliant arrangements, skillfully crafted by Richard Webster, will fulfill a need in places where spatial and/or fiscal imitations serve as a roadblock to the use of larger brass ensembles at Christmas and Easter. Soli Deo Gloria. – Thomas P. Smith